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The compact and extremely easy to use VT1000 is a fully automatic valve tester, which performs a wide range of tests quickly and accurately. The benefits of using the VT1000 are clear and wide reaching; users can quickly and simply match and test valves, plus receive a reliable health check as to whether their valves are good, bad or worn.
Orange Amps developed the world's first fully automatic, portable, digital valve tester, the VT1000, to make it easy to test amp valves. Until now testing valves with little or no knowledge of valve theory was difficult, expensive and often unreliable. This new product will test all popular power and pre-amp valves. Its ease of use will appeal to all valve users whether amateur, professional or in the music retail trade.
The unit has one octal and two nine pin valve sockets for different valve types; simply insert the valve to be tested into the correct socket, select the valve type from the list on the unit and press START to test. The results are displayed clearly and concisely using LEDs and will test for a wide range of fault conditions, which could easily cause damage to other components. The simplicity of operation belies what is going on inside the box, where a CPU controlled testing system is in operation, allowing full control over all inter-electrode switching and measurement operations.
The VT1000 really opens the door to everyone to have an extremely simple, portable, reliable, inexpensive and safe way to test valves.
Reviews and Awards
The VT1000 won the 2013 Music & Sound Award for Best Accessory.
"The first and possibly only valve tester that anyone can use without any specialist knowledge." Music Radar - 4 stars
"If your interest in valve amplifiers goes beyond merely playing through them, it's a wonderful tool to have and scored it ninety-one out of a possible one hundred." Guitar and Bass
"Orange's VT1000 saves time and money - and helps get your amplifier working it's best, the way you need it." Michael Kaye (The Who, Paul Simon, Shania Twain)
"The Orange VT1000 valve tester will become an essential piece of kit for the professional guitar/amp technician's workbench. In both the workshop and out on the road. The VT1000 is going to make life a lot easier from now on!" Mike Clement (Tony Iommi, David Gilmour Band, Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Jeff Beck Band)
"It has already paid for itself in tube matching fees and tubes that I would have simply ended up getting rid of because I didn't know if they were any good or not." Drew Foppe (Fleetwood Mac, Deftones)