Modeling amps have changed a whole lot since the first models came out. The VYPYR 30 is perfect evidence of this. It includes a 266MHz SHARC processor and has two cores for double the processing speed. If you are not sure why processing speed is important, imagine a time when you were running a ton of amp models, stompbox effects and rack effects at once. Were you waiting a long time for your modeling amp to deliver? A fast processor can deliver all the effects in seconds in incredible detail. The VYPYR 30 also includes patented "trans tube" technology to make tones even more realistic, and it has encoder knobs so you can quickly tweak your sound from the moment you plug in your guitar. All of this together makes this model amp the perfect companion to the modern guitarist.