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NAMM: Orange Amplification Launches Revolutionary Valve Tester VT1000
Old 24th January 2013
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Hardware NAMM: Orange Amplification Launches Revolutionary Valve Tester VT1000



Orange Amplification are proud to launch at NAMM a pioneering new technology to match, test and grade valves - the Orange DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester. This ground breaking new product will help every guitarist, rental company, valve amp manufacturer, guitar tech and guitar / hi-fi store across the planet.

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.

The VT1000 will be available in march, price retails at $499

Link : VT1000 - Orange AmplificationOrange Amplification
Old 24th January 2013
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MSRP or street $$?
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Originally Posted by mlange ➡️
MSRP or street $$?
Just googled it now and ive found $499 listed as the retail price.

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Old 25th January 2013
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Old 8th January 2014
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Orange VT1000 tube tester/matcher/grader

Edit: Never mind, I guess this has been out for a while! New to me.
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It's new to me though.
Did a quick search based on your heads up here. I recently bought an AC30, so I figured having a little tube tester kicking around would be handy. I figured it'd be worth it to spend $70-$120 on tool like this.

But $500 street price? What could be in that box for that price to cost that much?

Bad decision on Oranges part. They'd have sold one to pretty much everyone wih a tube amp if they kept the price around $100. At what they are asking they'll mainly only get techs buying these. Too bad.
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