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Soldano Astro-20 20 Watt Amplifier Head with 1×12 Closed Back Cab

$2,699.98

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Description

From Soldano:

SOLDANO ASTRO-20

3 Channel All-Tube Head – 20 Watts – 4 Galaxy – IR Equipped

The ASTRO-20 is a 3-channel, 4-Galaxy, Built-In-USA head that combines authentic all-tube tone with features ideal for today’s modern guitarist. Mike Soldano designed this sonic powerhouse to be a fully featured versatile 20w guitar amplifier.  The ASTRO-20 can also be used as a stand-alone cab-less amplifier ideal for live sound, rehearsal and studio recording sessions, thanks to the DSP powered IR cabinet simulation.

The simple front panel design of the ASTRO-20 lets you save any combination of the channels, Galaxies, and IRs and quickly recall them with the included 4-button MIDI footswitch. The free downloadable Soldano Editor Software makes organizing presets and integrating your own IRs fast and easy.

3-Channels of All-tube Tone

Despite its incredible onboard control, the ASTRO-20 is a straightforward, all-tube amplifier that is powered by two 6V6 power tubes and four 12AX7 pre-amp tubes.  There are three channels to select: Clean, Overdrive 1 or Overdrive 2.

The Clean/Green Galaxy is a high-headroom circuit reminiscent of classic American combo amps.  It ranges from crystal clean to slightly pushed crunchy tones dialed in with a single Tone knob and a 3-way Bright switch.

Overdrive 1 and Overdrive 2 include independent Volume and Gain with a shared 3-band EQ.  The Blue, Purple, and Red Galaxies can be assigned independently to each of the Overdrive channels via the Galaxy select switch.

The Galaxies

The Blue Galaxy ranges from bluesy cleans to fat and sparkly hard rock tones.  The Purple Galaxy takes over where Blue leaves off, delivering higher gain and a tighter response.

The Red Galaxy takes you on a journey starting from Soldano’s iconic lead tones to a new phenomenal high-gain universe.  The Blue, Purple and Red Galaxies can be assigned to Overdrive 1 or Overdrive 2 independently and saved for instant recall.

The ASTRO-20 lets you customize the overdrive channels to YOUR needs. For example, you can select the Red Galaxy for both OD 1 and OD 2 (and set the Volume and Gain differently on each channel), or OD1 as Blue and OD2 as Red, or OD1 as Purple and OD2 as Red – the combinations are endless.

Impulse Responses – Assignable Per Channel/Galaxy

Impulse response cabinet simulation is an essential tool for modern guitarists.  The ASTRO-20 offers six onboard IR slots to choose from.  Each expertly recorded IR can be assigned to each channel/galaxy independently, ensuring you get the perfect tone and speaker response, whether running direct onstage, recording, or utilizing the amp’s headphone output for silent at-home practice.  Add and manage your own IRs using the included Soldano Editor Software.

The STAR Display

All features of the ASTRO-20 are controlled right from the front panel, making it convenient and versatile.  The innovative STAR display indicates which Galaxy is being played (Green, Blue, Purple or Red), while the 6 “planets” around the star indicate the current IR preset.  The planet indicator will turn OFF in CAB BYPASS mode.

Soldano Editor Software

The Soldano Editor Software features an intuitive user interface, allowing you to easily assign Galaxies to the Overdrive channels, select different IRs for all three channels, load and organize your IR library, and save up to 128 MIDI presets.

4-Button Midi Footswitch – Expanded MIDI Control

An included 4-button MIDI footswitch lets you save and access any combination of channels, Galaxies, and onboard IRs. The amp also accepts external MIDI switchers and controllers, giving you up to 128 user-created presets. You can assign and organize your presets with the included Soldano Editor Software.

Master Controls

The wide range master Presence control takes you from a tight and mid-focused response to an open, three-dimensional feel.  The 3-position Depth switch fine-tunes the power amp’s bass response.  You can boost or cut the bass using this switch.  Depth cut is ideal for extended range, low-tuned guitars, allowing you to cut through the mix.  Depth boost beefs up single-coil guitars and at lower volumes enriches the bass response.

Cabless Operation

The ASTRO-20 allows you safely go to the front of house, a recording device, or use your headphones without connecting to a speaker cabinet.

If you want authentic Soldano tube tone with the modern flexibility of digital control, the Soldano Astro-20 is the amp for you.

Features

  • 20W lightweight all-tube guitar amplifier
  • Cascading-gain preamp design
  • Tubes:
    • 2 x 6V6
    • 4 x 12AX7
  • 3 Independent Channels
  • Master
    • VOLUME, PRESENCE and 3 position DEPTH switch
  • Clean Channel – the Green Galaxy
    • VOLUME, TONE and a 3-way BRIGHT switch
    • Ranges from crystal clean to pushed crunchy tones
  • Overdrive Channels
    • Independent GAIN and VOLUME per channel
    • Shared BASS, MIDDLE and TREBLE controls
    • Overdrive 1 and Overdrive 2 can be independently programmed to the BLUE, PURPLE or RED galaxies.
  • Overdrive Galaxies
    • BLUE Galaxy ranges from bluesy cleans to fat and sparkly hard rock tones
    • PURPLE Galaxy ranges from hard rock to punchy high gain drive with a tighter response
    • RED Galaxy with the famous sought after SOLDANO lead overdrive tone
  • Low Latency IR Cabinet simulation (bypassable)
  • 6 IR presets, individually programmable per channel – these are the planets around the star.
    • Load your own IRs via the Software Editor
  • Included 4 button programmable MIDI foot switch pedal
    • 7-Pin MIDI Cable Included
  • Ultra-transparent series FX loop
  • XLR Balanced Output with Ground Lift
  • Cab-less operation
  • Headphone Output with dedicated VOLUME control
  • MIDI programmable (up to 128 presets)
  • MIDI/Footswitch Input
  • 1×16 ohm, 2 x 8ohm (parallel) and 2×4 ohm (parallel) speaker connectors
  • USB Software Editor
    • Includes a 6’ USB Cable
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Dimensions: 19” (W) x 9.75” (D) x 9” (H)
  • Weight: 26 lbs.

The Soldano 1×12″ Closed Back Cabinet brings Soldano and Celestion power to even the smallest stages. This made in the USA, Baltic birch cabinet is loaded with the legendary Celestion Vintage 30 12″ speaker. The cabinet’s closed-back design offers all the cutting midrange, articulate high-end, and tight lows that have made the speaker an industry icon. It’s compact design delivers an incredible Soldano tone allowing you to leave your larger cabs at home.

Built using Baltic birch and loaded with 12” Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, each cabinet is built with as much attention to detail and quality as the Soldano amplifiers that power them. So whether you play Soldano amplifiers or not, you can count on the Soldano 1×12” speaker cabinet to deliver the quality of tone and rugged reliability that the Soldano built its name on.

SPEAKER

Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker

Celestion’s Vintage 30 sits high among the world’s most revered electric guitar speakers. Originally crafted to deliver the sound of the company’s first alnico-based guitar speakers, they instead delivered a new, signature sound that quickly made them a tonal standard for the decades to come. Today, their vocal midrange, detailed top end, and tight lows are indispensable for thousands of players in every genre imaginable. They are the bedrock of the Soldano sound.

Soldano cabinets are handcrafted with pride in the U.S.A. using multi-layered Baltic birch and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Heavy-duty 12-gauge speaker wire is soldered between the speaker and terminal, assuring that you capture every ounce of valuable tone.

CABINET

Features

  • 1×12″ closed-back guitar speaker cabinet
  • Celestion Vintage 30 guitar speaker
  • Baltic Birch construction
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Built in the U.S.A.
  • Wattage: 60 Watts
  • Nominal impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 20.75” (W) x 11.75” (D) x 20.5” (H)
  • Weight: 40 lbs.

Shipping & Returns

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Returns

We want you to be completely happy with your purchase, so we offer a 48 hour approval period on most purchases (see exclusions below). The 48 hour approval period begins when your purchased item is delivered to your door. If after 48 hours you’re not happy with the item, just contact us via phone, email or live chat on our website to arrange for a return authorization (RA#) and return shipping instructions. Any package sent back without prior authorization will be refused.

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Refunds will be issued minus all related shipping expenses, if free shipping was initially given, the cost we incurred to get the item to you will be deducted from your refund. A 10% restock fee will also be deducted from your refund. Restock fees will be waived for full value exchanges.

Here are exceptions to our return policy.

  • Custom orders of any kind are non returnable and non refundable. We often charge a deposit before we will place a custom or special order. All special order deposits are NON REFUNDABLE, no exceptions.
  • Microphones, Harmonicas, In-Ear Systems and any other items that come into contact with your mouth or ears.
  • Items labeled as BLOWOUT, are non-returnable. These are often being sold below cost and are considered “all sales final”.
  • Software (this may also include hardware that includes software), unless still in shrink wrap with barcode affixed.
  • Guitar strings, blank media, and other disposable merchandise.
  • Guitar or bass pickups that have been installed or used in any way.
  • Any item advertised as “USED” is non returnable.

*Payments for music lessons are non refundable, no exceptions.

View our detailed Return Policy here.

Early Order Cancellation

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Damaged Merchandise

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