Synergy Amps Reliability and Quality Control

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Synergy Amps Reliability and Quality Control

Post by faisalbaig303 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 am

Had lost interest, but intrigued again by the idea of a modular rig.
Can't remember where but i think i read some major concerns about reliability and quality control issues.
Have these been sorted ?
I am thinking of a full synergy rack based solution or even the two slot head.
Any thoughts guys ?


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Re: Synergy Amps Reliability and Quality Control

Post by JKD » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:52 pm

I had some teething troubles with a Synergy VH4 module but everything else (SYN2, SYN1, SYN50 and 8 other modules have been flawless from day 1.

The Synergy production stands head and shoulders above Randall, which was somewhat notorious for arc'ing issues in early revs of amp and wrong component values.

I love my Synergy gear, wish it wasn't so darn pricey or they offered bundle deals, but is a worthy successor to you'd expect since Bruce had his hand in the designs.
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Re: Synergy Amps Reliability and Quality Control

Post by crankyrayhanky » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:27 am

I kind of remember something about syn 1 being a better choice over syn2 based on something on the build quality- is there anything there? Or is a syn2 solid?

Also curious about the syn50. I may jump during the next MFriend sale.

I wish the syn30 had depth control or that would be my clear choice. Any feedback from syn30 users- is that lack of depth annoying/thin? Hi gain brootz applications

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Re: Synergy Amps Reliability and Quality Control

Post by chadprsman » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:51 pm

I don't have a problem with syn30 not having depth control. The modules tone controls are pretty responsive, I do crank the bass pretty high on most modules. The high gainers rock to me... even at reasonable volumes.
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Re: Synergy Amps Reliability and Quality Control

Post by tnjazz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:14 pm

I don’t do true high gain stuff (all I have is the Plexi these days), but my Syn30 does not disappoint me at all in any way. Not the best amp I own, but it does sound great and is a ton of fun to play.
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