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Koch Amps Studiotone XL Combo

Guitar Tube ComboThe amps of the Dutch company Koch are no longer an insider tip. Nice tube sound, at the same time flexible and settled in a fair price class - these are the most important infos in advance. The Studiotone XL Combo could attract all guitarists who want to use the warmth and distortion of a power amplifier at tolerable volumes. On the other hand, the XL version with its 40 W also has clean reserves, which should be sufficient in most cases.

Which brings us to the clean channel, which has quite Fender-like qualities: You can choose from fat to sparkling sounds here, with 2 voicing switches (2x for mid, 3x for treble), which effectively modify the sound. The overdrive channel on the other hand really takes off - strong, warm tube sound located between the rough British and settled American sound. The gain will be enough for most people. The Overdrive Boost channel, boosts the same sound even stronger and thus also hi-gain applications are covered. The 3 sounds share one equalizer - in the studio no problem anyway. But also for live applications it is no problem, because the gain staging between clean and overdrive is already set.

The 12" VG12 Koch loudspeaker installed here is built in cooperation with Jensen and it fits perfectly to this small power cube. A highlight not only in the studio, but also when you have a quite delicate situation with the volume live: A Recording-Out with two simulated speaker types and microphone positions is located at the back. If you have to play silently, one can switch on the power soak and send the signal directly to the mixer - completely without any noise. Excellent tube sound with many useful features - not just for the studio!

  • Tubes: 4x EL 84 Class A
  • Power: 40 W
  • 3 Channel
  • Clean - overdrive - overdrive boost; all with their own volume knob
  • Passive bass - mid - treble equalizer
  • 2 Vocing switches: Mid shift (2-way), bright (3-way)
  • Equipped with: 1x 12" VG12-60 Koch loudspeaker
  • Separate loudspeaker outputs (4-8-16 Ω)
  • Speaker on/ off switch
  • Recording output
  • Effect loop
  • Reverb
  • Headphone output
  • Dimensions: 50 x 47 x 28 cm
  • Weight: approx. 20 kg
  • Incl. FS2-ST foot switch
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Power 40 W
Speaker size 1x 12"
Power Amp Tubes EL84
Channels 3
Reverb Yes
External FX Loop Yes
Recording Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker Yes
Headphone connection Yes
Footswitch Yes
Incl. Footswitch Yes
Weight 20,0 kg
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An outstanding performance combo

18.08.2016
After a long deliberation and these basic tests, I had decided to buy the StudiotoneXL Combo. He serves me for the exercise room and the performance. The 40 watts are enough. The delivery by Thomann took place promptly and smoothly. The amp came in a perfect condition. The processing of the amp is exemplary and can be described as solid. The four tubes perform exemplary work and create an incomparable sound spectrum. The sound variation possibilities are super, reverb and the two gain stages perfect. Before the purchase, it should be remembered that the reverb can not be influenced or switched on or off by means of a foot switch. The proximity of the guitarist to the amp is therefore important. Anyone who knows. Has a perfect amp. The price / performance ratio is coherent.
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Peter514, 12.09.2012
After some serious musicians and studios have recommended this amp to me, I just ordered it. Since I play Jazziges and Bluesiges, I need an amp with good Cleansound and something "Zerre". The cleansound is exactly what I was looking for: claen and warm but not sterile. All possible other sounds (from Marshall Crunch to VOX - "ring"). Are also easy to generate. I regret nothing!!!
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