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Best Tube Amps - Comparison Test 3

Side-by-side comparison of the Marshall 2525C Mini Silver Jubilee and the Peavey Valve King II Micro-Head

Today Music Critic will be comparing the Marshall 2525C Mini Silver Jubilee to the Peavey Valve King II Micro-Head. The team take this task very seriously - two products enter, but only one can leave. This article is part of a series called 10 Best Tube Amps of 2019

Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Marshall 2525C Mini Silver Jubilee. This unbelievable mini version of the sought after Silver Jubilee with its signature sound. The Silver Jubilee was first produced as a product to celebrate 25 years of amplification and 50 years of Jim Marshall working in the music industry. Inspired by its predecessors it contains classic pre-amp features in a low power amplifier under 25 watts of power, it contains 3 12AX7 pre-amps, two EL34 (power amps), standard 3-band EQ, as well as presence, gain, volume FX loop controls. The product dimensions are 27.4-inch x 14.9-inch x 23.9 inch constructed to the highest possible standards at the Marshall factory in the UK and not outsourced parts. This power amplifier shares many original Jubilee Series features and delivers acclaimed quality amp tones.

Next let's have a look at the Peavey Valve King II Micro-Head. The Peavey ValveKing II Micro-head is an ultra-compact all-tube electric guitar amplifier head. This amp features hot-rodded amp tones with Peaveys notorious reliability. Well researched designed and constructed this Micro-head delivers everything great tube tone for stage and studio use. Containing state of the art all-tube circuitry and powered by a pair of quality EL84 power tubes. Featuring all the standard controls such as a 3-band EQ and reverb along with variable tube power outputs. You can switch between 20, 5, or even just 1 Watt. As with other guitar heads it is superb paired with an addition Cabinet but by its self it is a monster of a mini amp that won’t disturb the neighbors. Big tones in a small but legendary Peavey package!

Marshall 2525C Mini Silver Jubilee Peavey Valve King II Micro-Head
+ DI output.
+ Foot switch included.
+ High/Low output switching feature (from 20W to 5W)

+ USB recording output
+ A mic-simulated direct out
+ 'Vari-Class' emulation function (from Class A to Class A/B )

It is an expertly crafted tube amp from a reputable brand who have years of experience in the products they are designing and engineering, making it one of the best tube amps for electric guitar on the current market, though a little pricier. It is an outstanding tube amplifier and also has useful TSI tube-monitoring indicator that informs you of the health status of your power tubes.

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