Groove Tubes was showing their new SFX Spacestation at the Winter NAMM show. The SFX Spacestation is a compact powered stereo monitor that implements Groove Tubes' patented SXF (Stereo Field Expansion) 300-degree stereo sound field technology. SFX is a registered Trademark of Fender Musical Instrument and the technology behind the Fender Acoustisonic amp.
The SFX Spacestation measures only 17" high, 10" wide and deep and is lightweight for a self-powered (40 watts RMS per channel) stereo monitor. The SXF Spacestation was designed for personal amplification in live sound applications. The product is available in two models: the SFX Spacestation-G for guitarists ($695 MSRP) and the SFX Spacestation-K for keyboards, vocal and all full range musical applications ($795 MSRP). Despite its small size, the SFX Spacestation offers the same 300-degree surround sound image of our larger SFX models. This small size factor makes it perfect for solo and small group performers in small to medium venues that want a room-filling sound without cluttering the area with large amplifiers or PA systems. Guitarists can take the output of their favorite effects/modeling device (i.e., Line 6 Pod or Korg Toneworks) and run it directly into the SFX Spacestation-G with no other equipment needed. Keyboardists can plug directly into the SFX Spacestation-K and enjoy full-range sound that reproduces every nuance of their instrument with a realism that previously was only possible with stereo headphones. The SFX Spacestation-K can also be used as a small PA system for acoustic electric guitars and/or vocals, with its SFX technology creating a psychoacoustic sense of being enveloped in sound from a single source, regardless of audience position from front row to back corner.
Both new SFX Spacestation models offer a control to vary the width of the stereo sound field, as well as an overall level control. In its lowest position, the SFX Spacestation performs as a clean, quiet amp device. Put the SFX control at its highest, and sound output will seem to emanate from throughout the room. The SFX Spacestation is coated in a similar material that used for bed liners of trucks, making it rugged and roadworthy.
For more information, visit their web site at www.groovetubes.com