The MeteOR from Joyo’s BantamP series is a very compact and portable 20 Watt head. Small in size but gives you a modern distortion sound with a lot of dirt and plenty of bite.
Based on a more modern British approach to heavy sounds, it excels in a variety of genres of music. It was most familiarly the punk and indie scene that introduced the dirty grit sounds to the world, but today, due to an increase in gain, metal players can enjoy this alternative British flavour to their guitar tone. The Meteor can give you those sounds in a tiny package and deliver a hefty punch of gain and bottom end.
The amp operates with a single 12AX7 tube in the preamp and uses a solid state power amp, a hybrid amp. The FX loop enables you to put your time based effects (Phasers, Flangers and Chorus, delay & reverb) behind the drive section if you want, using these modulation FX in the loop, keep the effects sounding sharp when using after the original signal is Distorted. Of course you can do what you like, but the option is there.
The amp also has a CLEAN channel that can take pedals perfectly, the amp makes it flexible and a great little companion for many situations where your “big” head cannot get through the door.
The amp has a speaker out rated at 8Ω, but can also be operated at 16Ω with less power.
Careful, the amp is small, but loud… its 20 Watts can be quite a handful. If you want to practice quietly, use the built in headphone out with speaker /cab emulation.
The icing on the cake is the BLUETOOTH connectivity. Easily connect with your BLUETOOTH enabled device and play music through the BantamP. This is great to practice with you tube videos or apps that can help play along or to learn new songs.
Preamp circuit: JFET+ 1 x 12AX7
Power amp: Class D
Channel mode: Clean / Overdrive
Amp power: 20W(RMS)
Aux in function: Bluetooth music playing
Bluetooth version: 4.0
1 x 12AX7 Preamp tube
Built in Cab Speaker Amp Simulation
Rated power： 20W / 8Ω
Speaker impedance： 8Ω/16Ω
Size : 163mm x 110mm x 140mm
Weight : 1.2kg or 1200g..
Power :Connect with UK 18v/2.5a power adapter as supplied.