3RD POWER's amplifiers are hand-built utilizing FR4 flame-proof eigth-inch turret board construction. Jamie Scott, founder/designer, play tests each amplifier to insure that it's at peak performance prior to shipping. Some of the other things that make 3RD POWER's products so remarkable are actually hidden under the hood so read on to find out more...
3RD POWER's radically new patent-pending technologies are the result of our never-ending pursuit of extraordinary tone. We break these down into the following two general categories:
This is where we create some serious vacuum tube mojo by way of our patent-pending analog circuitry. We've developed numerous new approaches to vacuum tube circuitry that provides our amplifiers with a "mastered record" sound quality. Whether you're creating new sounds or faithfully reproducing classic, signature amplifier tones, you can be confident that our amplifiers will take you all the way there.
This is where we deliver your sound with a smooth, wide dispersion by way of our patent-pending speaker enclosure designs. We've developed a radical new approach to guitar speaker cabinet design in order to provide a refined guitar tone experience.
The following segments highlight several of our technologies to help you determine which of our products is right for you.
This is our proprietary real-time volume management technology that is designed to easily reduce the perceived sound level of vacuum tube based guitar amplifiers without adversely affecting the tone. This technology is currently available exclusively on our Dream Series amplifiers. Read more about this breakthrough technology here.
This is our wide dynamic range preamplifier circuitry capable of delivering vintage cleans all the way up to high-gain saturation accessed via a single knob. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER on our flagship High Definition HD100.
This is our multi-channel analog summing process that mixes the multiple signals of our dual channel amplifiers and prepares them for further amplification. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER on our Dream Series amplifiers.
This is our analog "mastering EQ" algorithm that selectively applies a set of corrective EQ filters to the standard FMV tone stack delivering a studio-quality frequency response to your sound. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER on our flagship High Definition HD100.
This is our analog noise reduction algorithm that radically reduces the annoying noise and hiss associated with typical vacuum tube circuitry. This technology is available only from 3RD POWER and comes standard in all of our guitar amplifiers.
This is our unique triangular speaker chamber design that drastically reduces comb-filtering due to early reflections and potential standing waves contained within the cabinet resulting in a smooth, wide frequency range with an extended yet tight low-end response. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER and comes standard in all of our guitar combos and extension cabinets.
This is our proprietary ratio of cubic volume for each speaker cabinet we design. After studying the sound quality and physical attributes of some of the most desireable 412 speaker enclosures known, we developed a proprietary ratio that takes into account several design elements including the speaker cone diameter and depth and number of drivers loaded into the enclosure resulting in a guitar tone that sounds and feels much larger than it's true physical dimensions. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER and comes standard in all of our guitar combos and extension cabinets.
This is our unique tri-array speaker arrangement that dramatically reduces the phase collision and comb-filtering of standard 412 cabs creating a sound dispersion experience that is far wider than the physical dimensions of the enclosure. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER on our HLH312 and SwitchBACK 312 cabinets.
This is our computer-tuned port technology that allows you to operate your cabinet in open- or closed-back configurations thus doubling the sound potential of any connected amplifier. Operating the cabinet in "open-back" mode provides a more room-filling sound with a balanced extension of the lower frequencies. Operating in "closed-back" mode provides a tighter, more punchy response. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER on our SwitchBACK Series cabinets and Dream Series combo amplifiers.
This is our unique triangular speaker chamber design created specifically for our Dream Solo Series self-contained 112 combo amplifiers. With it's internal proprietary deflection panel, FlexCAB technology drastically reduces comb-filtering due to early reflections and potential standing waves contained within the cabinet resulting in a smooth, wide frequency range with an extended yet tight low-end response. This technology is only available from 3RD POWER and comes standard in all of our Dream Solo combo amplifiers.