Peavey Invective Mini 20W Head Overview
In a second collaboration with guitarist, Misha Mansoor, the Invective.MH amplifier packs all of the best tones from its 120 W big brother into a much more portable 20W mini head format. At the heart of this little monster is a pair of EL84 power tubes shaped by three 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tubes, providing everything from pristine cleans to the infinitely chunky gated djent destruction.
The many features of the Invective MH will satisfy even the most discerning of gear heads. The onboard TSI (Tube Status Indication) circuit helps the user diagnose a problem with the power tubes. The bias adjustment pot is located on the top of chassis. Additionally, foot switches allow the Invective MH to engage or disengage the Tight voicing and any combination of Gate and Boost on the Lead channel, respectively. There’s also an independently foot-switchable buffered effects loop.
No matter the venue, this mini amplifier has plenty of oomph for small-to-medium sized gigs and can even work as a backline stage monitor with its attenuator switch directing power at 20W, 5W, or 1W to suit the need. On the clean channel, adaptive low and high EQ help find the sweet spot with ease. The lead channel provides a three-band EQ. Master Resonance and Master Presence pots help shape the tone. In addition to its new sounds, the Invective MH has all of the recording hooks and flexibility of the other Peavey MH amplifiers, including MSDI (Microphone Simulated Direct Interface) Output with XLR and ground lift switch, speaker-simulated USB, speaker defeat switch, power attenuator, headphone out, and more. Dual quarter-inch TRS footswitch jacks allow for ease of MIDI control.
Invective MH weighs just over 16.5 pounds unpacked. Pack it up for the trunk or backseat, and it’s approximately 14 inches wide by 7.5 inches tall, with a depth of just over 12 inches.
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