VR204H - "Shiny Diamond"
The Custom SD amp was created in response to the high demand for a lower-powered VR504 amplifier with added features for the modern player: EFFECTS LOOP and LINE OUTPUT. The Custom SD amp produces even harmonics but with more attack and clarity. It is hand-wired in our Custom Shop, point-to-point with meticulous original wiring. This 20W Head is made in England with the best available components for those guitar players who are looking for a classic British sounding amp based on the early 70’s models.
Hylight Electronics made high quality amps during the 60's, along with other well known manufactures of the period, that were largely responsible for shaping the sound of British rock during the 60's, 70's and beyond. Bands such as Pink Floyd, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, and The Who have all used Hylight made amps to help create their legendary sounds. With their military-spec chassis, point-to-point wiring, and marine-grade cabinets, Hylight amps are also known for being very solidly built.
The Hylight VR204 model is based on the VR504 amplifier configuration. This amp is powered by 2xEL84 in the power stage, with 3xECC83 in the pre-amp, giving a classic Floyd sound. Now you can rock out with a delicate sound of thunder. This model truly shines like a diamond! The amp features 4 inputs, normal, and brilliant with high and low impedances. The 2 channels can be cross-patched which allows users to blend the tone of the normal and brilliant channels. Add your favourite pedals to create your own personalised sound.
The Hylight VR204H can be paired with a VE112F/C or VE212F/C cabinets; also available as a 1x12 Combo (VR204C-112F/C) and a 2x12 Combo (VR204C-212F/C) – see other listings. It is perfect for home, studio and live use and is still incredibly good looking. There is simply no better sounding, looking or engineered small head/combo amplifier in the world! This amplifier will last a lifetime!
Front Panel Controls: MAINS SWITCH, STANDBY/WATTAGE SWITCH, MASTER VOLUME NORMAL, PRESENCE, MIDDLE, TREBLE, BASS, BRIGHT VOL, NORMAL VOL, BRILL HI INPUT, BRILL LOW INPUT, NORMAL HI INPUT, NORMAL LOW INPUT,
Back Panel Features: 16/8/4 OHM IMPEDANCE SPEAKER OUTPUTS, LINE OUT, EFFECTS LOOP SEND & RETURN
Output Power: 20/0.5W Switchable
Valves: 2 x EL84’s, 3 x ECC83/12AX7’s
Dimensions (Unboxed) L x H x D – Head: 50 x 25 x 25 cm
Weight (Unboxed) Head: 11 kg
Colour Options: custom colours are available on request: White, Wine Red, Racing Green, Dark Brown and others.
Options (Sold Separately): External Cabinets VE112F/C; VE212F/C. F=Fane Loaded Cabinet. C=Celestion Loaded Cabinet. (Fanes & Celestions are manufactured in England).
UK RRP: £1999 (incl. VAT)
EU RRP: €1920 (ex. VAT)
US RRP: $2249 (ex. Tax)