ANAHEIM (January 16, 2020) — Yamaha today showcased the THR-II series, comprising the THR10II, THR10II Wireless, and THR30II Wireless desktop guitar amplifiers. Upon the introduction of the original THR series in 2011, Yamaha established the desktop amp as an entirely new category of guitar amplifier. Neither a performance amp nor strictly a practice amp, THR represented a third amp category offering guitarists features they need when they aren’t on stage or rehearsing, in addition to exceptional sound and responsiveness at any volume.
The THR-II series expands upon this concept by delivering three times as many realistically modeled tube-amp sounds as the original THR10, new wireless features, more power, and a refreshed, stylish design that complements any home décor. The THR30II Wireless also includes stereo ¼” line outputs for additional flexibility.
THR-II amplifiers employ Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology to deliver the tone, feel, and expressive nuances characteristic of boutique tube amplifiers. The new amps provide 15 different amp tones, three modeled microphone sounds for acoustic-electric guitars, three bass amp models, and three flat voicings for use with other instruments. Stompbox-style modulation effects and studio-quality reverbs and delays allow players to further enhance their tones. Stereo reverbs and audio playback utilize Extended Stereo Technology (EST), resulting in a more immersive listening experience than standard stereo. A specially-designed speaker enclosure was optimized by the award-winning Yamaha Audio Visual Division to handle both amplified guitar tones and audio playback with hi-fi sound quality.
All three THR-II desktop amplifiers provide Bluetooth support for audio playback and more. The THR30II Wireless and THR10II Wireless also feature a built-in rechargeable battery and an integrated wireless receiver which, when combined with an optional Line 6® Relay® G10T transmitter, offer players a fully cable-free experience. There’s also a USB port for direct recording and playback, and THR amps come bundled with Steinberg software for desktop and mobile recording. The free Yamaha THR Remote editor/librarian app is compatible with Mac®, PC, and mobile devices.
The new Yamaha THR-II desktop amplifiers provide players of all types with a perfect combination of professional-quality tones, convenient wireless operation, and stylish good looks — whether they are practicing, recording, or playing along with their favorite music.
Pricing and Availability
Yamaha THR-II amplifiers are now shipping.
- THR30II Wireless: $790.00 (MSRP)
- THR10II Wireless: $710.00 (MSRP)
- THR10II: $465.00 (MSRP)
For more information, please visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2020 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 16-19, 2020, or https://yamaha.io/THRII