NAMM 2014 Bugera G5 INFINIUM

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INFINIUM_imgAt NAMM 2014 Bugera released the G5 Infinium 5-Watt Class-A Tube Amplifier with INFINIUM Tube Life Multiplier, MORPH EQ, Reverb and Power Attenuator. TheToneKing.com had a chance to give it a listen, and Bugera’s G5 definitely makes our Best of NAMM 2014 list.

TheToneKing.com has been covering Bugera’s INFINIUM technology ever since the beginning. If you’re still new to Bugera’s INFINIUM Tube Technology, here’s the low down:

Believe it or not, tubes go bad. And, when a tube goes bad, it’s not as simple as just popping a new tube into your amp and going about your merry way. At least, it wasn’t that simple until Bugera’s INFINIUM came along.

Besides for extending the lifespan of output tubes up to 20 times, INFINIUM lets players know when their tubes have reached the end of their lifespan before the tube fails. Gone are the days of your amp crashing out during a killer solo. INFINIUM also evenly distributes the load in the tube, giving you roaring crunch with more even harmonics, smoother tone, and more resonance. And, when you’re ready to replace your tube, you don’t have to pay some dude to bias the amp for you. Why? Because INFINIUM has a thing called auto-biasing. And auto-anything is kick ass. But auto-biasing? That shit’s the bomb!

 

Here are the specs for Bugera’s G5 INFINIUM.

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  • Hand-built 5-Watt Class-A amplifier driven by 1. ECC83 and 12BH7 tubes
  • Revolutionary INFINIUM Tube Life Multiplier technology:
    - Extends the life of your amplifier’s expensive power tubes up to 20 times
    - Provides incredible reliability and consistent tone over the complete lifespan of your tubes
    - Monitors performance of each power tube continuously and displays defective tubes to allow for easy and individual replacement
  • Revolutionary MORPH EQ to seamlessly sweep between USA and British EQ-style tone
  • Amazing classic push-pull power amp design for vintage tonal character

 

  • High-definition reverb with dedicated Reverb control
  • Heavy-duty footswitch for Channel / Reverb selection included
  • Built-in 2-way Power Attenuator forultimate sound at any volume
  • Speaker-emulated output with 1 x 12 or 4 x 12 voicing option
  • Effects loop with effects level switch
  • Modern-style look and feel
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • 3-Year Warranty Program
  • Designed and engineered by BUGERA Germany

What else can you expect from a company that’s part of the Uli Behringer network of awesomeness? Uli has been at the forefront of live audio since 1989. And with the G5 INFINIUM, it’s obvious that Bugera Amps is quickly making headway as an industry leader.

 

 

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  1. andy vanegas says:

    Hello Tone King. Thanks for all the usefull information you give as trough your videos and webpage. I’d like to know if you have and can share a list of the amplifiers that buguera inspired in to do their own. Thanks in advance.

  2. Mark Stanford says:

    I have the V5 and love it. This amp is my next purchase for sure.
    Does anyone know the expected release date? All my sources don’t have it as being available.
    Thanks for the review.

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