Built upon the heart of our taf-14R 6V6-powered head, the 14R/12C packages our most popular amplifier with an efficient single 12" speaker, to create one of our most versatile and successful products ever.
The impressive palatte of tone is controlled by the same responsive two-knob tone control and switchable FAT and clean modes on the top panel, while the bottom panel offers a detachable speaker lead that leaves a speaker output jack for any 4, 8, or 16 Ohm speakers. Also on board is the same integrated digital reverb module found in our other amps, which can provide some needed fullness in rooms with less than ideal acoustics. All this makes the taf-14R/12C an ideal amp for practicing at home, or even performing in smaller venues. The 14 watts of clean 6V6 tube power on tap, this luggable combo can generate plenty of volume to hang with bigger amps and larger spaces, yet doesn't necessitate a master volume bypass to keep it from blowing your head off during practice sessions.
As with everything we make, the taf-14R/12C is completely made by hand. Aside from the reverb module and an extremely special power supply circuit, the amplifier is 100% point-to-point wiring, soldered by hand. In fact, the power supply circuit in the 14R/12C includes a special DC power circuit for the preamp filaments, further eliminating noise and hum and making this one of the most transparent tube amp circuits on the market. These are some of the reasons that the taf-14R/12C is our most popular product.
EFFICIENT SINGLE 12" SPEAKER WITH EXTERNAL SPEAKER JACK
Paired with the heart of our taf-14R amplifier head, the 14R/12C features an efficient 12 inch speaker which can be disconnected, allowing you to use the 14 watt amplifier with any 4, 8, or 16 Ohm speaker via a custom switchable output transformer.
HAND SOLDERED POINT TO POINT WIRING
Like every Tube Amp Factory product, the 14R 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.
UNIQUE, BLACK MAGIC DC PREAMP FILAMENT POWER
As a bonus with the integrated digital reverb, the preamp tubes of the 14R receive their filament power in the form of clean, steady DC current from our very special custom handmade power supply circuit. The result is the elimination of another potential source of noise and hum pickup at one of the most sensitive, high-amplification stages of the circuit. The result is that, without an instrument plugged in, this amp can be hooked up to a speaker, and have the volume knob cranked all the way to 10 without creating massive amounts of hum you could expect with other amps. It's a little thing, but it's pretty cool, trust us.
HIGH QUALITY INTEGRATED REVERB
The 14R benefits from one of the best solid state reverb modules available. Why solid state? Several reasons. First, we wanted to be able to integrate a great sounding reverb into all of our amps, including the heads, without making them big, heavy, and cumbersome. Second, reverb wasn't initially something we planned on including in any of our amps, because simple was the entire name of the game at first, and adding bells and whistles just wasn't in the plan. After receiving enough requests for reverb, though, we exhaustively tested many different options, spring tanks and digital modules alike. The solution we found and liked the most came in the form of a board developed for electric organs (the original application of reverb effects in general), and it just worked out the way we wanted it to. Thus, all of our reverb-equipped models utilize the same tough, resilient, compact, lightweight, great-sounding digital reverb.
FAT MODE, FOR THOSE WHO LIKE THEIR AMP TO MISBEHAVE A LITTLE
Within the preamp circuit, the taf-14R 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 6V6 power stage to generate healthy amounts of classic, vintage tube distortion when the volume knob is turned up high.
|Output Power||14 watts (clean mode)|
|Output Impedance||4, 8, or 16 Ohms (selectable)|
|Preamp||1 x 12AX7|
|Inverter/Driver||1 x 12AU7|
|Power Stage||2 x 6V6|
|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||15.5" x 10" x 22.5"|