“A powerful and portable guitar rig for any sized stage or studio”: Barefaced Audio’s Activier turns its guitar cabs into modeling-friendly power amp combos

Barefaced Audio Activier
(Image credit: Barefaced Audio)

UK cab firm Barefaced Audio has unveiled a new addition to the burgeoning list of amp modeler speaker solutions that actually look nice... the Activier amp.

What separates Barefaced’s option from the pack is that, instead of creating a new full-range, full-frequency speaker in the style of a cab, it’s actually a high-headroom preamp that can be installed in its existing AVD cab range – effectively creating a powered speaker, in the process.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.