This Is More Than A Sound – It’s A Feeling…
THR10C takes the personal-amp concept to a new level of audio fidelity. The finest tube amps respond to a player’s every touch – with picking dynamics and playing style adding as much to the tone as your guitar and pickups. Using Yamaha’s exclusive VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modelling) technology, THR10C perfectly recreates the unmistakable response and dynamics that only a boutique tube combo can provide.
Most of THR's effects feature VCM effects processors. Based on the technology used in Yamaha's professional audio mixers, VCM effects give unsurpassed realism and quality.
VCM effects are capable of capturing subtleties that simple digital simulations cannot even approach, going beyond simple simulation and delivering the truly musical performance that makes classic analog gear invaluable even in today's digital production environment.
Perfectly complementing the low-gain audiophile amp models, THR10C features an all-new TAPE ECHO effect that captures the detail of an analogue machine, right down to the wow and flutter of the repeats.
YAMAHA Hi-Fi Audio Technology
THR was developed with Yamaha's award-winning AV division to offer true hi-fi stereo sound and a new experience in guitar amplifiers. The exclusive, specially designed speaker enclosure is optimised to handle both guitar and stereo playback sounds making THR uniquely capable of giving you amazing tone for both your guitar and your track from a compact, portable amp.
New Extended Stereo Technology
THR incorporates Yamaha's new Extended Stereo Technology to create an incredibly wide, spacious audio image. Stereo tracks and studio quality reverb take on a depth unimaginable from such a small enclosure.
Battery Powered or AC Powered
THR's two-way power supply lets the unit operate on AC (PSU supplied) or battery power.
THR is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application that offers full-fledged recording and editing.
The THR Editor, available for download from http://download.yamaha.com, offers deep editing of amp and effect parameters using a computer. Additional in-depth controls include compressor and noise gate functions.
THR's design provides stereo playback from your smartphone or other device through its AUX jack or direct from your computer via the USB connection.
User memory function lets you save up to five amp settings of all controller and switch settings for quick recall.
Tap Tempo & In Built Tuner
Tap tempo function to quickly set delay time.The built-in chromatic tuner features accurate, stable tuning and an easy to read display.
Virtual Tube Illumination
THR's Virtual Tube Illumination includes a simulated orange tube glow from the metal speaker grille.
- Amp Type DELUXE, CLASS A, US BLUES, BRIT BLUES, MINI, BASS, ACO*, FLAT (*Mic simulation)
- Effects CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO, TAPE ECHO, ECHO/REVERB, SPRING REVERB, HALL REVERB, *COMPRESSOR, *NOISE GATE (*only available in the THR Editor)
- Controller/Switch AMP, GAIN, MASTER, BASS, MIDDLE, TREBLE, EFFECT, DLY/REV, GUITAR OUTPUT, USB/AUX OUTPUT, USER MEMORY Switch x 5, TAP/TUNER Switch
- Connections INPUT (Standard Mono Phone), PHONES (Standard Stereo Phone), AUX IN (Stereo Mini), USB
- Speakers 8cm Full Range x 2
- Rated Output 10W (5W + 5W)
- AC Adaptor EADP-38EB A or UIB345-1530 (Included)
- AA alkaline batteries (approx. 6 hours) or Nickel-hydride batteries (approx. 7 hours) * Depending upon usage and conditions
- Width 360mm
- Height 183.5mm
- Depth 140mm
- Weight 2.8kg
- AC Adapter, USB Cable, Stereo Mini Cable, Owner’s Manual, Cubase AI DVD-ROM
Please note that we deliver within the United Kingdom only
Questions & Answers
Question: I'm interested in either the Yamaha THR5A or the THR10C. Can I use either for both electro-acoustic and electric guitars (say with a bit of reverb/chorus)? I see the THR5A has the 'EG CLN' mode - is this for electric guitar? The THR10C has an 'ACO' mode - is this a setting for acoustic guitar?
Can I use normal guitar pedals with the THR amps?
Is the THR5A a better choice if acoustic/clean sound is the primary goal?
That's right; the THR10C focuses on tube amp modelling but does include the 'ACO' setting - this simulates the tone from a studio microphone (either with an electro-acoustic or electric guitar) through an acoustic amp. The 'EG CLN' setting on THR5A models a low-gain, clean tube amp sound (which can be used with electro-acoustic or electric guitar).
It's fine to use pedals with the THR Series (though you do have high quality effects built into each model).
We think that if you're after an amplifier for an electro-acoustic guitar (or an electric guitar always played with a clean tone), the THR5A is your best option.
If you're looking for a good all-round model for both electric and electro-acoustic guitars, try the THR10 v2 - this has a variety of tube amp models as well as clean, acoustic and bass modes.