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YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW THR-II DESKTOP AMPS

Yamaha Music has expanded upon their THR series of desktop amps with the THR-II series, which now feature wireless capability and 15 new amp tones.

The Third Amp!
Guitarists are familiar with the tube amp stacks that sound amazing when turned up loud on a big stage, and with combo amps that are a perfect fit for smaller venues and rehearsal. THR ignored the convention that a practice amp should simply be a smaller version of a larger amp, creating a new “third amp” category designed around what players need when they’re playing at home.

Fully-Wireless Experience
All THR-II models feature Bluetooth connectivity for audio playback, the “THR Remote” mobile editor app, and third-party footswitch support.

THR10II Wireless and THR30II Wireless also feature a built-in rechargeable battery and Line 6 wireless receiver. Just grab your THR, your guitar and a Line 6 Relay G10T transmitter (sold separately), and play anywhere your music takes you.

The Sound
Virtual Circuitry Modeling
Yamaha’s patented Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology simulates each circuit down to the component level. By modeling these components and the interactions between them, VCM realistically recreates the nuances that give boutique tube amplifiers their unique sound and feel.

Hi-Fi Audio Technology
 The THR guitar amps were developed with Yamaha’s award-winning AV division to offer true hi-fi stereo sound. The exclusive, specially-designed speaker enclosure is optimized to handle both guitar and audio playback sound, making the THR uniquely capable of giving you amazing tone for both your guitar and your favorite music from a compact, portable amp.

15 Guitar Amp Models + 8 Effects
 Three banks of five guitar amp models offer everything from shimmering cleans through bluesy overdrive and crushing high gain. Each bank also features a unique bass amp model, mic model for electric-acoustics, and a flat voicing without any modeling, for anything else you might want to connect. In addition, THR features dual circuits providing 8 natural, ultra-musical effects. One circuit handles stompbox-style modulation effects while the other provides delays and reverbs. A compressor and noise gate are also available via the THR Remote editor software.

Extended Stereo Technology
HR incorporates Yamaha’s new Extended Stereo Technology to create a wide, spacious stereo audio image. Stereo tracks and studio-quality reverb combine to add a depth to your sound that belies such a small enclosure.

All THR-II models are bundled with Cubase® AI and Cubasis LE. Cubase AI is Steinberg’s professional music production application that offers full-fledged recording and editing. Cubasis LE is a multi-touch compatible DAW application that allows for music production on the iPad®.

The Yamaha THR10II, THR10II Wireless and THR30II Wireless desktop amplifiers will be available later in 2019.