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VHT Amplification (AXL) Special 12/20RT
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The VHT Special 12/20RT adds tube-driven spring reverb and tube tremolo to the Special 12/20 platform.

The 12/20RT features two power ranges with an adjustable Watts control plus a Pentode/Triode switch, a preamp designed to work well with pedals, and an all-tube buffered effects loop with send and return level controls. It also features VHT’s Depth and Texture controls, a built-in 9-volt DC pedal power supply, and an international mains voltage selector switch.


The VHT Special 12/20RT offers two output-power ranges.  A special voltage range switch located behind the rear panel provides the proper voltages for 6V6 or EL84 output tubes (in 12-watt low-voltage/low-power mode). The high voltage 20-watt setting provides the right voltages for higher-power 6L6 or EL34 output tubes. The 12/20RT ships with a pair of 6V6 output tubes (VHT 6V6-to-EL84 socket adapters are required for operation with EL84 tubes). In addition, the 12/20RT’s variable Watts control are designed to reduce the maximum output power to less than one watt.


Thanks to its variable send and return level controls, the 12/20RT’s effects loop can accommodate a range of pedal or rack effect, VHT says. The 12/20RT’s Reverb, Tremolo, Depth and Texture controls are post effects loop, so multi-effects users can plug into the effect return and still use the post-effects tube reverb and tremolo.


The Special 12/20RT combo and head share the same chassis, circuit and layout design and configuration. The 12/20RT Combo is loaded with a 12” VHT ChromeBack speaker.



The VHT Special 12/20RT combo has a Street price of $749.99; the Special 12/20RT head has a Street price of $649.99.

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