Prior to receiving the PS2 I had been using FX loop on my Marshall JVM 410H with pretty good results. I chose this head over others that I own because of the presence and depth controls, which IMHO are absolutely necessary in getting the right girth and grunt from the Synergy stuff.
I had no complaints with this setup, but also nothing to compare it to in order to determine if I was getting the most out of it.
I settled on the PS2 because:
- 50 watts is the perfect amount of power for stage and studio
- Presence and Depth Controls
- Ridiculous amount of functionality at this or any price point (attenuator, power amp, fine tune controls, fx loop, etc)
- Amazing build quality...it is a tank
I really don't know the specs on the JVM's FX loop or if I might have gotten better results with a different amp/fx loop combination, but I am sold on the Fryette PS2 for a preamp based rig. Next up to try is my Engl 530 and my Darkglass Alpha/Omega.
If you have been considering this unit for your Synergy setup, don't hesitate!