The amp that Retro Channel emulated was known for it’s incredible harmonic content, unmatched touch sensitivity and beautiful tone. That incredibly rare amp is no longer in production and examples of this amplifier fetch upwards of $40,000 in the used market.
High-end boutique amps are generally very preamp tube dependant. Changing the preamp tubes in this type of circuit changes the tone and feel of the amp. Retro Channel feels they have eliminated that variable.
Retro Channel provides the best possible touch-sensitive tube tone with their proprietary solid state chip set and the player can now enjoy a lifetime of consistent high quality performance, with zero maintenance.