ISP Technologies Introduces the Vector FS8

A cabinet that combines a powered guitar cabinet with the Full Spectrum Guitar cabinet/floor monitor.

Waterford, MI (July 23, 2018) -- The Vector FS8 is a novel cabinet combining a powered guitar cabinet with the Full Spectrum Guitar cabinet/floor monitor. Small and light weight (23 pounds), the FS8 has a 175 watt true RMS (350 watt peak) bi-amplified power section. The FS8 is designed for dual use providing amazing tone for players using a digital guitar processor that incorporates a Speaker Sim output, or, with the flip of a switch, the FS8 becomes a guitar cabinet for players who prefer using a pedal board or guitar preamp. In guitar cabinet mode, connect the output of your favorite pedal board or preamp direct to the FS8 for better tone than a standard 4x12 cab. No biting shrill top end! You can mic the FS8 and have excellent tone when fed to the FOH sound system as well. For the players using a full range guitar processor with a speaker simulation output (like the ISP Theta Pro DSP), switch the Vector FS8 to Full Spectrum mode and enjoy one of the most amazing small format guitar monitor available!

The cabinet has a 40 degree up tilt so the sound is directed at the player as a monitor rather than at the audience like a typical guitar cabinet and is tuned to provide deeper bass response and smoother high frequency response than a 4x12 cab. The 8" Beyma woofer provides excellent midrange clarity and low end distortion and a 1 inch silk dome tweeter is used in a coaxial configuration for accurate HF response at all angles. The built in power amplifier is based on ISP's patented DAA (Dynamic Adaptive Amplifier) technology providing excellent tone even under clipping conditions, unlike the common Class D amplifiers which are non musical and harsher in tone. With 175 watts true RMS and the ability to deliver up to 122db SPL peak output level, the Vector FS8 has the power for the most demanding stage performance.

Built in the USA from 15 mm Baltic Birch with a Polyuera spray-on finish, the Vector FS8 is tough enough to travel to all your gigs. The 20" x 14.5" x 13.5" footprint and the minimal 23 pounds, makes this the perfect cabinet for any setting.

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