3 amps and 9 speaker cabs in a familiar pedal format
Powerful SHARC/ARM DSP processors
Onboard reverb sells the amp-in-a-room response
Matrix Modeling captures the tube response and interactive tone stacks of 3 highly coveted amps — American clean to British high gain
Cab IRs from OwnHammer and Celestion give the Iridium a performance-ready response
Can also import IRs (mono/stereo, 500ms, 24-bit/96kHz) over USB
TRS expression pedal input unlocks hands-free volume swells and level control
Access up to 300 favorites using a Strymon MIDI EXP cable and MIDI controller
Buffered bypass switching
9-volt DC power supply included
Proudly built in the USA
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Three essential tube amps
Strymon’s Matrix Modeling technology brings you compelling virtualizations of three iconic tube amps. Here’s what’s inside:
Round — The Normal channel of a classic American 1 x 12″ is the basis for the Round amp’s mid-scooped, high-headroom character and gentle tube breakup. Unique to the circuit is the Iridium’s midrange control: at noon, you get all the chunk and quack of the original tone stack. At higher values, Tweed-era tones start to appear. Additional gain on the top end gives the Iridium a velvety crunch you’d never be able to coax out of the genuine article.
Chime — The British Invasion owes more to the TB channel of this particular 30-watt combo than any other in history. At lower gain, the Chime channel is jangly and present, with great touch dynamics and a sweet harmonic breakup. Run it hot, and you get all the gain of the dimed original and beyond, with a frequency-shaped front-end boost implemented toward the top of the gain range to saturate and tighten up those crunch tones. As with the combo, the Iridium’s Middle control acts as a Tone Cut to roll off treble just before you hit those virtual power tubes.
Punch — When meaty cleans and knobs-at-11 high gain are what you’re after, Iridium’s Punch amp preset is the option for you. It’s modeled after a particularly coveted British hundred-watter. Gain settings at 2:00 on the Iridium gets you that classic Plexiglas-paneled snarl and growl. Opening up the throttle moves you well into hot-rodded Van Halen territory and beyond.