Pack the Pedals. Leave the Mic and Amp.
Love your pedals, but hate hauling an amp to practice or play out? The pedal-sized Strymon Iridium gives you the tube staging, tone stack, and touch response of three iconic amplifiers, each with three corresponding cabinet choices, all in a line-level stereo output which you can send straight to FOH. No amp required. Iridium's Class A JFET preamp handles your guitar and stomps just like a true tube amp. Its analog front end feeds a powerful 2-stage DSP processor which carefully approximates the tube bias, harmonic breakup, cone compression, and EQ interaction of some of your favourite front ends. Whether you're playing the blues through chunky American 1x12 or raising the roof through a dimed British high-watt, the Strymon feels and handles much like your favourite stacks and combos. A preset switch gives the Iridium the functionality of a 2-channel amp for clean/dirty applications, with an additional 300 accessible via MIDI switch. Meanwhile, a front headphone jack lets you monitor yourself directly from the stage — no in-ears required.
3 essential tube amps
Strymon's Matrix Modeling technology brings you compelling virtualisations of three iconic tube amps. Round Amp based on Fender Amps, Chime Amp based on Vox's AC series and Punch Amp based on Marshall Amps.
9 onboard speaker cabs
The Strymon Iridium comes stock with nine choice speaker cabinet impulse responses (IRs) from leading third-party manufacturers like OwnHammer and Celestion Digital. These are all a great starting point for each of the onboard amps, with very little need to modify. Even so, if you've got a collection of custom or homemade cab IRs you're picky about, the Iridium lets you load them in over USB using the free Strymon Impulse Manager, with support for mono/stereo files up to 500ms in 24/96 quality.
Onboard room reverb
To further sell that amp-in-a-room vibe, the Strymon Iridium gives you four mesmerizing stereo room convolution reverbs in a simple one-knob interface. Dial up to add some space to solos, or pull back for a more intimate, focused feel.
Stereo ins and outs
The Strymon Iridium supports either mono or stereo pedal setups. So whether you run a one-pedal ship or a whole fleet or stereo Strymon chorus and reverb pedals, Iridium has the I/O to suit your setup.
Hybrid analog/digital signal path
The key to the Iridium's amp-like response is its Class A JFET preamp circuit, which gives you familiar touch dynamics and 20dB of pure analog gain to boost and saturate your input.
Strymon pedals are known for their powerful SHARC processors, and in this way, the Iridium is no different. But what is unique is how it handles the heavy lifting of BOTH an amp modeler and a 500ms stereo IR convolver. An ARM co-processor that's optimized for high-speed communication between the SHARC ADSP-21375 gives Iridium the seamless response of analog pedal, whether you're toggling between Favorites or spinning knobs, along with 32-bit floating-point approximations of some beautifully modeled amps, cabs, and room reverbs.
Strymon Iridium Amp & IR Cab Pedal Features:
- 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, 24/96) 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
- Selectable true bypass/analog buffered bypass switching
- 9V DC power supply included
- Proudly built in the USA