Iridium - Amp & IR Cab

$399.00

Availability: In stock.
Ships same day, or next business day.

Iridium

$399.00

Availability: In stock.
Ships same day, or next business day.

Leave Your Amp At Home.

Nothing reveals the true nature of your guitar and your playing like a world-class tube amp driving a perfectly matched speaker cabinet in a great sounding room. Now there is a pedal that truly delivers that sound and feel, with simple controls for effortlessly dialing in the perfect amp tone when going direct. Discover inspiring tube amp responsiveness, unprecedented impulse response speaker cabinet realism, and controllable natural sounding room ambience.

Go Direct With Gorgeous Tone.

Iridium gives you three iconic amplifiers, with a total of nine impulse response speaker cabinets that complement the tonality of the amp. Skip the hassle of lugging around or miking amps. Place Iridium on your pedalboard and send gorgeous stereo amplifier tones, stunningly realistic cabs, and lush room ambience direct to a recording interface or PA system. With Iridium, it’s a snap to dial in a direct tone that will truly inspire and sound great whether you are monitoring through in-ears, floor wedges, reference monitors, or studio headphones.

Strymon Iridium amp & IR cab

Three Iconic Amplifiers

Our Matrix Modeling™ process captures all the subtleties and unique tonal qualities of each amplifier. We’ve taken three iconic tube amps with distinct characters and mathematically modeled every aspect of their circuitry with absolute precision to deliver the response, feel, and inspiring experience of playing through the original amps at their best. Taking the process a step further, we’ve hot-rodded each amp to provide an extended range of tonal options beyond what was available from the original designs.

Nine Stereo IR Cabinets

Iridium’s speaker cabinets offer a level of realism and responsiveness unprecedented in outboard effects. Iridium delivers full stereo 24bit 96kHz resolution for the entire 500 milliseconds of its speaker cabinet impulse responses. Until now, IRs of this resolution have only been available for use within studio recording software. Iridium’s breakthrough technology means you can use the very best impulse responses available, bringing maximum realism to your pedalboard.

Adjustable Room Ambience

Iridium’s hybrid room reverb combines a 256 millisecond stereo impulse response with Strymon’s reverb tank algorithm for extended decay. This combination places your amp and cab in a natural sounding room (small, medium, or large), creating a space for your amp to open up and breathe.

The Amps We've Always Wanted.

Round Amp

Based on* a Fender® Deluxe Reverb

The Deluxe is one of the most recorded amps in history for good reason. This amp is clean, bright, and mid-scooped, with plenty of headroom. At higher Drive settings it delivers an overdriven sound unique to its architecture. We chose the Deluxe’s Normal channel for its round tone that plays well with pedals. While preserving access to all the tones originally available with this channel, our model gives you something extra: a midrange control. With the midrange at noon, you get the original fixed-resistor value and standard tonal characteristics of the Deluxe. Turn down the midrange for a more scooped sound, or turn it up for tweed-era tones.

Chime Amp

Based on* the Brilliant channel of a Vox® AC30TB

The amp that defined the guitar sound of the British Invasion. Our model of the AC30TB Brilliant channel is jangly, bright, and chimey, providing air for subtle passages with a light touch, and bite when you want to dig in. For this amp, the Middle knob acts a Tone Cut knob, providing high-end roll-off just before the power tubes, per the original AC30 design. In addition to the full available gain of the original amp, toward the top end of the Drive knob’s range of travel, we’ve added a frequency-shaped front end boost to tighten the low end while driving the amp further into saturation.

Punch Amp

Based on* a Marshall® Plexi (Super Lead model number 1959)

This powerful amp is meatier, with higher gain than the other two amps, and has a powerful midrange response. This amp features a buttery, smooth overdrive. At higher Drive settings it will deliver all the high gain distortion and growl this amp is known for, and then some. Setting the Drive control at around 2 o’clock gets you the maximum gain the original Plexi design allowed. Beyond that, our model has some additional gain on tap, giving you access to custom hot-rodded Plexi high gain tones.

More Examples

More Audio Examples

In this video, the people who work at Strymon get out their instruments and play through Iridium! From customer support, to marketing, to engineering, this video features Strymon employees playing through Iridium by itself as well as in combination with other pedals.

A Carefully Curated Cabinet Collection.

Where Can I Use Iridium?

Videos

Direct Tone That Inspires.

With Iridium, it’s easy to dial in a direct guitar tone that will truly inspire and sound great whether you are monitoring through in-ears, floor wedges, reference monitors, or studio headphones. In this video, we take a look at the direct environments where Iridium shines.

In-Depth Tour

In this video, Strymon sound designer and DSP engineer Pete Celi takes us on an in-depth tour of Iridium amps and cabs.

Tone Adjustment and Shaping

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Front Panel

Strymon Iridium amp & IR cab
  • Drive adjusts the amount of gain applied to the incoming signal. The character and response of the Drive setting is different for each amp type.
  • Level controls the output volume when the pedal is on. Applies to left and right outputs as well as the headphone output. Secondary function provides Level Trim function, temporarily scaling the output level for headphone use.
  • Amp – Selects one of three different amp types. The amp selection will alter the response of the Drive, Bass, Middle, and Treble knobs.
  • Cab – Selects one of three complimentary cabs for each amp type. Each cab contains two IRs (left and right). IRs can be replaced using Strymon Impulse Manager software.
  • Bass adjusts the tone stack of the selected amp type to highlight the low frequencies.
  • Room controls the level of natural room ambience. Secondary function allows toggling between three room sizes (small, medium, large).
  • Middle adjusts the tone stack of the Round and Punch amp types to highlight the middle frequencies. Rolls off high frequencies as the knob is turned up for the Chime amp type.
  • Treble adjusts the tone stack of the selected amp type to highlight the high frequencies.
  • FAV recalls a stored Favorite setting. Includes all knob and switch settings. Press and hold until the FAV LED blinks to save a new Favorite preset.
  • ON activates amp, cab, and room processing. RED LED indicates that the pedal is engaged.

Side Panel

Strymon Iridium amp & IR cab
  • Headphone Output – Stereo 1/8 inch headphone output. LEVEL knob adjusts volume.

Rear Panel

Strymon Iridium amp & IR cab
  • In – Plug your instrument in here. Instrument (default) or Line level input. TRS adapter cable required for stereo use.
  • Out L – Left audio output. Use OUT L for mono output.
  • Audio Input Selector – Selects input/output configuration modes.
    • MONO: Use with a mono input signal such as a guitar. Output is stereo.
    • STEREO: Use with a stereo input signal. Output is stereo.
    • SUM: For a stereo input that is summed to MONO and sent out the OUT L jack.
  • USB – Used to load IR files via computer.
  • Out R – Right audio output.
  • EXP – Multi-function communication jack for external control of Iridium’s features and functions. Use a standard TRS expression pedal to act as a volume pedal before the amp. Can also be used to connect a Strymon MiniSwitch, MultiSwitch Plus, or MIDI EXP cable for remote preset selection and MIDI automation.
  • Power – Use the included power supply or an adapter with the following rating: 9VDC center negative, 500mA minimum.

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*All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Strymon. These product names, descriptions and images are provided for the sole purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Strymon’s sound design process. Fender®, Deluxe Reverb®, Blues Junior®, and Vibrolux® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Vox® is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Marshall® is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Mesa/Boogie®, Half-Back®, and Black Shadow® are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie, Ltd. Celestion® is a registered trademark of Rola Celestion, Ltd. Electro-Voice® is a registered trademark of Robert Bosch, GmbH. Jensen® is a registered trademark of Sica Altoparlanti S.R.L.