All Analog, All Tube, Multiple Paths
For years, the digital community has tried to bring us flexible amplifiers that use software to model the behavior of tube amps. The technology is getting better and less and less distinguishable from “the real thing”, but sadly, it is not real tubes, real analog signal paths. And there is no physical interaction between the amp and the player.
To many players the difference is still very apparent and they still love their all tube amps. Those amps sound great, but they don’t offer you the choice of different amps on stage or in the studio, unless you bring many of them. It is that convenience that drives us to look into the digital world.
The design aesthetic is clean and unique. We collaborated with german designer Mo Stuebig to bring you a look that is unmistakably Joyo while maintaining the feel of a classic vintage amp with a very clean and simple control panel.
2 very different channels - thousands of possibilities
Imagine you had the circuits of some of the most iconic amps all on one circuit
board and you could use relays to switch between them. You’ll get the drive
behavior, the breakup, the compression, everything just like those amps you
always dreamed of having in your collection.
Now imagine you can switch between them with a phone or tablet by using an
app. Or using a simple USB connection, or even MIDI for live applications.
The DUALKLONZ can bring you this convenience and still be 100% all tube.
Don’t imagine. It’s here.
The JOYO“DUALKLONZ”features a Vintage channel, with some of the most
iconic amp circuits of the last 60 years, and a Modern channel that can give you
the tones of the amps that came after them. Here you can find some of your
rock and metal favorites and high-gain lead sounds from amplifiers that made
history, but also more modern voiced low gain sounds.
Super flexible Power Amp
Oh, did we mention that the power amp also features all the circuits of those
classic amps? Yes, it does. All you have to do to get closer to the original is follow
the tube guide in the app, turn off the amp, change the tubes (no need for
matched pairs tubes or biasing) and enjoy a different side of the DUALKLONZ
The amp accepts EL84, EL34, 6L6, 5881, 6V6, KT66, KT88 and many more.
We encourage you to experiment. One amp’s preamp with another type of power
amp circuit and tubes that have never been used in that configuration. You might
just find the amp you’ve always been looking for, the one that no one has built
As a special treat, we don’t ask you to go out and buy your own power tubes like other companies. No, we deliver the most common tubes right there in the box with the amp, carefully picked amongst many brands to deliver the best sound for the tube type. This enables you to get the most authentic sounds right out of the box without ordering more stuff when you get the amp. The amp comes loaded with 6L6 tubes and a set of EL34 and a set of EL84 are in our included tube kit!
Switch Circuits with the APP or with MIDI
The iOS or Android App we have is the easiest way to switch between circuits and you need it to really unlock the potential of the DUALKLONZ.
If you hate fiddling around with Bluetooth connections, don’t worry. You turn on the app and as long as the amp is on, it will connect automatically within seconds and you are good to go.
Now you can easily hold down on a VINTAGE or MODERN circuit and and you will hear the amp switch the relays. The app will show you which circuit is selected in GREEN (vintage channel) or in RED (modern channel). If a circuit is greyed out it means that it is using the power amp section of the currently colored circuit. (for more on that, please watch the video above)
For more creative control, you can switch the power amp independently of the preamps and create unique combinations. If you want to go nuts, you can get control over every single relays and build thousands of unique circuits.
Another page in the app shows you the MIDI PROGRAM CHANGE numbers in case you want to switch a circuit with your MIDI controller.
USB is used for Firmware updates.
The development started in Italy at Klonz Labs. Here the brilliant engineers Andrea Fiorini and Fabrizio Brenchio worked for two years on their idea and came up with a single and dual channel version of their unique amp.
From here they needed help to develop it further and make it compatible for mass production and be able to offer it to a big audience. Together with the Joyo engineering team in china, they streamlined the process of building this amp with the best components, just like their first prototypes. The new chassis design had to be worked out and all of it needed to be compatible with an amp that could be built in a factory in large numbers.
After several trips to china and many many months of collaboration, the final prototypes were shown at Music China in Shanghai in October 2016.
Now, a few months later, the amps are shipping and ready to blow guitar players’ minds around the world.
It is great to see how a small idea, born in Italy, can grow and be developed and then travel around the world and involve many people from many countries to make it a reality. When it comes to great tone and great innovation, borders don’t seem to matter!
(all the pictures are showing the development, not the final product!)
Included Footswitch for CHANNEL, CAB select and LOW GAIN mode
YES, you can run two different cabs with the DUALKLONZ and switch between them.
Side Mounted Strat-Style Input
Global Presence and Cut
Vintage Preamp Tubes: 1X12AX7, 1X12AY7
Modern Preamp: 3X12AX7
Power Amp Tubes: 1X12AX7, 2X6L6 (2XEL34 & 2XEL84 also included)
Wattage: 15-25 Watts, depending on tube configuration
100V – 240V operation
Serial FX Loop with Level Control
Dimensions: 60 cm L, 25 cm W, 31 cm H
Weight: 14.63 kg
Street Price: 1599 Euro
...let's hear some sounds