Our patented Progressive Linkage™ provides five different all-tube power amplifiers which you can harness in any combination to the King’s four preamp channels to create – not a cyber mock-up, but the real, authentic circuits found in those classic amplifiers.
Once in a while a product comes along that redefines its genre, changing the way we think, and ushering in a new era. The Road King does just that.
This seriously over-the-top Recto® offers four discreet channels that each house an incredible three modes of hyper-tuned pre-amp expression. Yet as if all this shaping power wasn’t enough, the Road King goes on to revolutionize amplifier design by offering a unique dimension in channel switching: Progressive Linkage.This simple yet powerful concept allows you to assign different power amplifiers to each pre-amp channel …and footswitch between them. You can match any power amp to each channel and create your own fleet of dedicated, all-tube amplifiers from input jack to speaker, from 30 watts to 120. The Road King even lets you assign a choice of speaker cabs per channel!
Colored LEDs on the front panel keep you informed of your channel selection and power combinations. But there’s more to power than wattage and tube types alone. It’s all about the feel. And part of providing a perfect power response is selecting the proper rectifier. This is the device that converts high voltage AC into Direct Current for the power tubes. And two of the Road King’s eight patents cover the rectifier choices available and the way they track.
Channel Assignable Progressive Linkage power section featuring 4x6L6 & 2xEL34 - allows selection of either 2x6L6, 2xEL34, 2x6L6+2xEL34, 4x6L6 or 4x6L6+2xEL34 for Power Ratings of 50, 100 & 120 Watts! / 5x12AX7, 2x5U4
Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance
4 Fully Independent Channels with 12 Modes (Channel 1=Clean, Fat or Tweed; Channel 2= Clean, Fat or Brit; Channels 3 & 4=Raw, Vintage High Gain or Modern High Gain)
Each Channel features Independent Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Reverb, 5 Position Progressive Linkage Power Tube Select (choices listed above), Rectifier Select (Tube or Silicon Diodes), Speaker Output Select (Speaker Out A, B or A+B), FX Loop 1 Select (Series Loop On/Off Switch per Channel or Footswitch Assignable) and FX Loop 2 Select (Parallel Loop On/Off Switch & Mix Control per Channel, plus Separate Footswitchable Mix Control)
Output Level Control (over all channels when activated)
Solo Level Control (over all channels when activated)
Bold/Spongy “Variac” Switch
Pentode/Triode Switch for EL34s
FX Loop Bypass Switch
Slave Out w/Level Control
External Switching Jacks for Channels 1,2 3, 4, Solo, Reverb, Loop 1 & Loop 2 compatible with Latched or Pulsed Triggers
9 Button Footswitch (Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 3, Channel 4, External Trigger, Reverb, Loop 1, Loop 2 & Solo)
Head (Width 27-3/4 inches)
Head with Diamond Plate Front Panel
2x12 Combo • C90 Speakers • Casters (Width 28-1/2 inches)
NB : Please note that the picture above shows the head on top of the cabinet. The price is for the head on it's own. The alternate larger picture shows the reverse side of the cabinet below a slightly larger picture of the one shown above.