The MeteOR from Joyo’s BantamP series is a very compact and portable 20 Watt head.
It gives you a modern high gain sound with a lot of dirt and bite. Based on a more modern British approach to heavy sounds, it excels in a variety of genres. It was the punk and indie scene that introduced those sounds to the world, but today, due to an increase in gain, also the metal players enjoy this alternative British flavor. The Meteor can give you those sounds in a tiny package and deliver a hefty punch of gain and bottom end.
The amp operates with a single 12AX7 tube in the preamp and uses a solid state power amp. The FX loop enables you to put your time based effects (or Phasers, Flangers and Choruses) behind the drive section and keep the effects sharp and not prevent them from being too muddy.
The amp also has a CLEAN channel that can take pedals really well, which makes it flexible and a great little companion for many situations where your “big” head is just not sensible.
The amp has a speaker out rated at 8Ω, but can also be operated at 16Ω with less power.
Careful, the amp is small, but loud… its 20 Watts can be quite a handful. If you want to practice quietly, use the built in headphone out with speaker emulation.
The icing on the cake is the BLUETOOTH connectivity. Easily connect with your BLUETOOTH enabled device and play music through the BantamP. This is great to practice with PlayAlongs or to learn songs.
Preamp circuit: JFET+ 1 x 12AX7
Power amp: CLASS D
Channel mode: CLEAN / OD
Amp power: 20W(RMS)
Aux in function: Bluetooth music playing
Bluetooth version: 4.0