Introducing The Sage™ by Third Eye™…
Guitarists and studio engineers have known for many years that the best system for combining a valve amplifier and time based effects (delay, chorus, reverb) is by using a Wet/Dry/Wet system of routing. Delay run in front of a cranked valve amp will give you a pretty awful karaoke machine echo, but when run after the amp the tone is massive and pure sonic nirvana; the “holy grail” of guitar tones as heard on countless recordings.
This has typically involved having one amp and cab for the centre “dry” sound as well as a separate stereo amp (or even two mono ones!) dedicated to amplifying time based effects with outputs to left and right “wet” cabinets. Thus, the modern rack system was born and used to great effect on live concert stages around the world. However, for the usual working musician doing gigs without a team of roadies and a sizeable enough vehicle to haul two or three amps (or a rack) and three cabinets to shows, the W/D/W system was a cumbersome hassle best left to rock stars and their crews; until now.
The Sage™ is a three speaker powered cabinet utilising two ten inch speakers for left and right “Wet” signals, one twelve inch speaker for the center “Dry” signal, and a 100 watt stereo power amplifier, all integrated within one enclosure. The Sage™’s speakers are orientated in reverse to those of The Seer™ (10in speakers on top, see diagram/pics). The Sage™ is then “stacked” on top of an unloaded (amp out) Seer™ cabinet to create the ultimate, six speaker, Wet/Dry/Wet setup. The speakers may also be orientated in the opposite configuration by placing a loaded Seer™ cabinet on top of an unloaded Sage™ cabinet if preferred.
The materials and construction are of the highest quality throughout. The cabinet itself is made from 15mm birch ply by award winning Zilla Cabs, and wired completely with Evidence Audio Siren II™ speaker wire and TRT Wonder Solder Signature™ for the best in sonic quality and clarity.
The standard speakers for a stack are two 12″ Celestion Vintage 30 (60 watts) and four 10″ Eminence Ramrods (75 watts each), while the standard power amp is the excellent ART SLA-1 for 100 watts of clean power. Many other options of speakers and power amps are available upon request, as well as custom coverings and grille cloth to match virtually any amp head. The standard cabinet is closed backed, with an optional open back or “convert-able” three piece back also available.
There is a removable wooden panel on the front of the cabinet in order to access the power amp on/off switch and volume controls. The panel is secured with heavy duty velcro and has a small pull tab attached to it. The power amp indicator light shines through a hole in the front to indicate it is on.
The back of the stereo amp shelf area has an oval cut-out for access to the power amp “wet” inputs and kettle lead power input. The jack plate on the rear of each cabinet has three jacks (see “diagrams”): one jack is the input for the center “dry” valve amp speaker out signal, while the two L/R “wet” powered stereo output jacks are for driving the two L/R speaker inputs of the other cabinet. All inputs and outputs are at an impedance of 8Ω. There are two heavy duty carry handles on either side of the cabinet and removable caster wheels for the base.
EACH CABINET IS MADE TO ORDER IN THE UK.
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 3 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY.
Handmade in England
Dimensions (cm): 75w X 130h X 31d