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Synergy VS Egnater : cathode switch
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max44
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder too, my later dual channel M4 has indeed 2 tubes : one 12AX7 and one 12AT7 ...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

max44 wrote:
I wonder too, my later dual channel M4 has indeed 2 tubes : one 12AX7 and one 12AT7 ...


I believe V2 is the output buffer on the dual M4. Synergy probably didn't go for a tube driven buffer to save some space?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok,
And do you know which one is V1 ?

Top/right tube emplacement is labelled 12AT7
Bottom/left tube emplacement is labelled 12AX7
But actually both tubes were the same (12AX7) and the same model as in all of my modules (stock and mods) : Sovtek 7025 / 12AX7WA

I tried different tubes in both emplacements :
- Electro-Harmonix 12AX7EH : they give more gain overall ... good for hi-gain modules
- TAD 12AX7 A-C : I like these as they seem to "open" every module, and specially the low/mid gain modules for blues sounds (T/D - COD ...)
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maxxstock
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bottom/left tube emplacement is labelled 12AX7 is V1

12AT7- is buffer
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rob!

Any chance you know what the new Synergy Sag control is doing (browning out B+, or?)?
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