Audity One Recording Amplifier

There are five build slots remaining for 2024, claim yours today!

With 8W of Class A, single-ended tube tone, a hand-built solid wood cabinet, and a made in USA Weber AlNiCo speaker, the Curious Audity One sounds great, looks cool, and has a ton of functionality for recording, including an unbalanced input for guitar or bass, a transformer-balanced line level input for synths or reamping tracks, a speaker off switch, tone circuitry bypass, and a transformer-balanced line level out. It's a recording amplifier for everywhere from your control room to your bedroom. Configure it how you want – choose custom colors and hardware to make it your own!

This listing is for a NEW BUILD Audity One, built to your specifications. Please check our main product page to see if we have any amps already on hand and ready to ship.

+ Choose Your Speaker *

[select speaker by image below]
Sig10A Straight 10" cone: Warm, crunchy, early breakup, aggressive, compressed at high volume. Sig10A-S Ribbed 10" cone: Brighter, smoother, later breakup, aggressive, compressed at high volume. 10A100 (+ $30) Straight cone: Warm, crunchy, early breakup, aggressive, compressed/fattened at high volume; vintage Tweed Jensen/Oxford style. 10A100T (+ $30) Ribbed cone: Bright, articulate, airy, later breakup, aggressive, compressed at high volume; vintage Tweed Jensen/Oxford style. Sig12A (+ $100) Straight 12" cone: Warm, crunchy, early breakup, aggressive, compressed at high volume. Sig12A-S (+ $100) Ribbed 12" cone: Brighter, smoother, later breakup, aggressive, compressed at high volume. 15A100 (+ $150) Smooth 15" cone: Loud, early breakup, vintage tweed tone, compresses at higher volumes; vintage Tweed Jensen style. 15A100A (+ $150) Ribbed 15" cone: Bright and articulate, Woody, reedy, early 60’s Fender tone. Tight low end, detailed high end. Compressed and fattened at higher volumes; vintage Tweed Jensen style.

+ Choose Chassis Color *

[select color by image below]Standard Colors Choose from Green, Red, Blue, White, Black, or Steel for no extra charge. Custom Colors Choose any of our custom colors for an extra charge. Currently available (click color name to view): Sea Foam Green, Orange, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Powder Blue, Dark Blue, Burgundy, Vintage White, Turquoise, Guava, Plum Wine, Grey. Please add custom color choice to your order note.

+ Choose Knob Color *

+ Choose Jewel Color *

+ Choose Speaker Cloth *

$1,249.00

Build Slots: 5Amps are built to order.
If number of build slots is zero we are back-ordered for more than 3 months.

If you order today, your amp will be built in April, and shipped immediately upon completion and full payment of any remaining balance.

Description

There are five build slots remaining for 2024, claim yours today!

An Amp For All Spaces

People create and record music everywhere these days – in studios, apartments, even bedrooms. A lot of those places aren’t great for big amps; they take up a lot of space and only sound really good when you crank ’em up loud. Small amps have been used to great effect to get unquestionably distinctive guitar tones in sessions by Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Eric Clapton, and Frank Zappa. The Audity One takes that idea, and lets you configure your amp around it.

Made For Recording. . .

Everything about this amplifier, from the tube placement to the power connector, was carefully considered to serve the purpose of creating a truly useful amplifier for just about any recording environment. The Audity One is an ideal control room amplifier – with a wide tonal palette and versatile options for recording that help to quickly get ideas flowing for overdubs and in-session songwriting. And it doesn’t hurt that it looks amazing as well. If your bedroom is your studio, the Audity One fits your space better, and fills it with trackable tones from sweet and clean to down and dirty, at levels you can manage. Not a good time to make noise? Turn the speaker off, plug it into your audio interface via the transformer-balanced line output, and keep playing till dawn. Or plug headphones right into the line out jack if you want.

. . .But Not Just For Guitars

The Audity One is both an instrument-level and line-level tube preamp/DI, with a dedicated balanced line-in transformer. Use it in the studio to record bass, mono synths, re-amp tracks, run it as a tube overdrive effect, switch to unbalanced output and use the Audity to drive a bigger amp, and much more. Bypass the tone circuit for pure tube preamplification (and a bit of a gain boost). Upgrade to a 12″ or 15″ speaker to get more low end for basses and synths. Use it in small or medium-sized venues with a mic on the speaker, or use the line output as a tube DI to the live mix and use the speaker to monitor yourself on stage.

From Clean to Saturate

The normal channel on the Audity One will give you a range of tones from clean to tube overdriven. Switch on the ‘od’ channel – for overdrive – and get another level of gain entirely. Push past overdrive to distortion and even further into saturation, if that’s your thing. Send the output to another amp and use it like a real tube overdrive pedal, mic both amps – perhaps you can see the endless amount of tonal choices you might have here.

The Most Important Part: Quality

Our amps are hand-built in Newburgh, Indiana, USA. Everything is wired point-to-point, using 1% tolerance metal film resistors and 5% tolerance Orange Drop® capacitors in the audio path. The cabinet is solid wood construction, loaded up with your choice from multiple styles of made in USA Weber 10″, 12″, or 15″ AlNiCo speakers. The power supply transformer is custom wound to our exact specifications. The IEC connector that connects the AC plug has EMI and RF filtering built into it. We check the operating voltages and give every amp our 24-hour performance test before it leaves the shop.

You Want Orange Knobs? We Got Orange Knobs

Yes, you can customize the look of your Audity One, down to the knobs. Standard choices include multiple chassis colors, knob colors, jewel colors, and speaker cloth styles. Match the vibe in your studio with a control room amp that fits the decor. Or, get a recording amp that looks good in your apartment and isn’t something you have to put away when guests come by.

An Amp You Can Roll With In More Ways Than One

The size of the Audity One Recording Amplifier makes it easy to transport to your next session. It also leaves you room to bring along more tubes and try some extreme tube rolling. Our custom wired power transformer makes it possible to try not just different makes of the same type of tube, but actual different tube types in the preamp, power tube, and rectifier socket. You can roll tubes until you dial in the exact tone and sensitivity you need. Instead of a 12AX7, dial back the gain with a 12AT7 or even 12AU7 in the preamp. Switch the 6BQ5 for an 8BQ5 as the power tube for a darker tone, or expand the headroom with a 7189. Our durable power supply works with current-production 6CA4 rectifier tubes (and of course new old stock 6CA4s and also 6V4s), so rectifier tubes are inexpensive and easy to find. All-in-all, the organic tonal possibilities are well beyond what you would normally expect from just about any instrument amplifier.

The Curious Audity One sounds great, looks cool, and has a ton of functionality. It’s a recording amplifier for everywhere from your control room to your bedroom.

This listing is for a NEW BUILD Audity One, built to your specifications. Please check our main product page to see if we have any amps already on hand and ready to ship.

Additional information

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 24 x 18 x 12 in
Tube Complement

[12AX7] – [12AX7] – [6BQ5] – [6CA4]
preamp* – tremolo – power* – rectifier*

* preamp, power, and rectifier tube substitutions:
Preamp [12AX7] – 12AU7, 12BH7, 12DW7, 12AY7, 6072, 12AT7, 6201, 12AZ7, 5751, 12AD7, & 12BZ7
Power [6BQ5] – 8BQ5 (XL84) or 7189
Rectifier [6CA4] – 6V4 (EZ80)

Controls

Front: (V) Volume, (T) Tone, (S) Tremolo Speed
Left Side: (SPK) Speaker on/off, (BAL) Line output balanced/unbalanced

Features

All tube, single-ended (Class A), Solid-wood cabinet, Switchable gain modes, Transformer-balanced line out, Speaker off switch, Tone bypass, Custom wound power transformer, Tremolo