Current issue of Australian Guitar magazine includes a nice review of the DV Gen 15.
Here some excerpts:
If you like that whole ‘70s/’80s Fender/Music Man vibe but don’t like the weight, this amp should have you at least a little intrigued.
Variously plugging in a vintage Strat, a Firebird V, an old 335 Dot and a Godin Icon Convertible, the Gen 15 offered up some marvellous sounds
The Gen 15 handled them all without ever producing that gnarly crunch of an overloaded (in a bad way) circuit. In fact, the Gen 15 handled all of these guitars without ever having to compensate tonally for each – there are simply no dud sounds here
The clean sounds are pristine and surprisingly broad thanks to the 12” speaker, but maxing the gain knob with the master volume at midday produced a nice furriness that wasn’t quite distorted but wasn’t really clean. This is actually a really handy tone because it adds density to a ‘clean’ rhythm part and absolutely loves to be pushed by a boost or low-gain drive pedal.
The Gen 15 happily worked with all my pedals without any fizzing or barking.
The Gen 15 seems to handle all manners of gain-based input. The clarity remained consistent from pedal to pedal, no matter which guitar was employed
The interactive tone controls have plenty of range
The gain circuit – while not metal heaven – has more than enough drive for the whole barroom boogie/Aussie rock vibe
Use a pedal – the Gen 15 loves ‘em
I used a vintage Mesa 412 and a custom 212 (with G12-65s) – the Gen 15 filled the room with a seriously big, but controlled tone.
The Gen 15 is simple to understand and operate, and the amp readily delivers high quality tones
Its dynamic, touch-sensitive feel is great, and there’s no missing that Fender-style spank (even with EL84s) when you just want to hear a really clean amp.
Turn up the mids and it’ll go all Vox-y on you
The Gen 15 has plenty of power for home, studio and rehearsals
Even for small gigs, the Gen 15 will provide the kind of proximity level that will work for the player, then mike it up for the room
The Gen 15 is, in its simplicity, a clever little amp that delivers the core of what we want: nice tone, nice gain, appropriate volume, and exceptional portability
Special Thanks to our Australian distributor CMC Music / DV Mark Australia