PRS Sonzera 20 Combo Amp

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Clarity & Definition in a Low-Wattage Combo

Sonzera [Portuguese]: from som (sound), meaning a cool and/ or stunning sound (in the sense of music) – a kind of slang.

The Sonzera 20 is a 20-watt combo amplifier with two independently controlled, footswitchable channels designed for maximum versatility and in the spirit of vintage amps that allowed you to control your tone instead of the amp being in control.

The clean channel delivers full, 3D tones reminiscent of American 1960’s and 70’s amplifiers. The lead channel is related to the clean channel circuit-wise, so that it can be set up to act as a boosted clean channel or manipulated to make the channels sound like two completely different amps (the lead channel can be set from slight to very heavy distortion by simply using the volume and master controls). The bright switch on the lead channel has been carefully tailored to deliver familiar high-end snap and is particularly effective on the low strings, neck pickup settings, and with singlecoils, while the low-end response of the lead channel is full, tight, and clear.

Both channels on the Sonzera are designed to maximize note clarity and definition. The global presence control and the tone stack allow players to dial in a variety of tones from bell-like chime to warmer, thicker tones. The Sonzera 20 Combo also features global reverb control that is designed to enhance notes without clouding them. The reverb can be turned on and off via the footswitch. The addition of a built-in effects loop allows players to use all their time-based effects with ease without negatively impacting the overall tone of the amp.

Specifications

Electronics
Wattage (Nominal) 20 Watts
Front Panel Controls
Gain Channel Treble, Middle, Bass, Level, Drive, Bright Switch
Clean Channel Treble, Bass
Global Presence, Reverb
Back Panel Features
Inlet Fused Power Inlet (IEC)
Effects Loop Loop Return, Loop Send
Bias Fixed Bias, Adjustable (bias jacks accessible from back panel)
Extension Speaker Jacks 5, Parallel
Ohm Switching 4 (x2), 8 (x2), 16 Ohms
Channels Gain & Clean
Hardware
Cabinet Material / Construction Poplar Plywood
Covering Stealth
Grill Cloth Black and Cream
Piping Gold
Cabinet Speakers
Speaker(s) 1x12 Celestion V-Type Speaker
Total Impedence 16 Ohms
Tubes
Power Tubes (2) 6L6GCMS
Preamp Tubes (1) JJ ECC83S, (3) 12AX7AC5
Preamp Tube Positions & Functions
V1 12AX7, Common Input Gain Stage
V2 12AX7AC5, Gain Channel
V3 12AX7AC5, Reverb
V4 12AX7AC5, Phase Inverter
Measurements
Amp Width 19.5"
Amp Depth 10.5"
Amp Height 18"
Amp Weight 42 lbs.
Total Impedence 16 Ohms
Accessories
Included Accessories 2-Button Footswitch (Channel Gain/Clean, Reverb On/Off)