The taf-10X is an authentic classic “lunchbox” amp. Designed to deliver a healthy 10 watts of clean tube sound in a super compact, lightweight package. The little brother of the original FB-10 head, this amp uses a pair of oddball 6AQ5 beam power pentode tubes in a class A push pull circuit to generate a healthy dose of warm vacuum tube tone so sought after in low powered amps. In fat mode, the low power circuit translates into loads of classic tube distortion. In the tradition of it’s vintage tube amp forefathers, the 10X eschews gimmicks in favor of simple controls for volume, bass, and treble, with a switch for it’s FAT and clean modes, and a selector for 4, 8, or 16 Ohm speakers around the back. The result is a straight up, vintage style, low power tube amp that has become such a lost art since the rise of cheap and dirty solid state power.
Don’t be fooled, it’s 10 Watts pack a considerable punch and make for an excellent practice or studio recording amplifier. Like all Tube Amp Factory amps, the taf-10X is completely hand-built, and aside from a bespoke power supply circuit, it is entirely point-to-point wired, for minimum hum and extremely low noise pickup.
HAND SOLDERED POINT TO POINT WIRING
Like every Tube Amp Factory product, the 10X is manufactured and assembled completely by hand, and with a 100% point to point amplifier circuit, the result is a very transparent, low noise, low hum output.
EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT PACKAGING
Part of designing an amplifier circuit optimized for point to point wiring is placing the right components in the right places, and keeping everything nice and tightly packed. As a result, the taf-10X is smaller and lighter than a gallon of milk.
FAT MODE, FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THEIR AMP TO MISBEHAVE A LITTLE
Within the preamp circuit, the taf-10X features an inverse feedback stage which uses a filtered, inverted signal from the power stage to clean up much of the distortion created by pushing the power stage. FAT mode cancels this feedback, and allows the the low wattage 6AQ5 power stage to generate massive amounts of classic, vintage tube distortion when the volume knob is turned up high.
|Output Power||10 watts (clean mode)|
|Output Impedance||4, 8, or 16 Ohms (selectable)|
|Preamp||1 x 12AX7|
|Inverter/Driver||1 x 12AU7|
|Power Stage||2 x 6AQ5|
|1 x input jack|
|green LED power indicator|
|120VAC power input|
|2A GMA fuse|
|1 x speaker ouput jack|
|speaker impedence switch|
|Width x Depth x Height||10" x 6.75" x 6.25"|