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Stereo rack mount tube power amps?

Post by Burnt Ernie » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:20 am

Any faves on these? I know they come all flavors of power ratings,and tube types. Doing up a stereo cabinet for dry/wet side split, for keyboard/effect
live rig. Thanks!
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Post by hogfish » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:45 am

Mesa Boogie 2:90. A great and reliable choice for a vacuum tube powered stereo amp. Headroom for days. Bulletproof. Heavy. Huge Iron inside. A "YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH"choice.........

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Post by The Real MC » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Many popular tube amp makers made rackmount tube amps. Marshall, Fender, Mesa Boogie...

A friend had a Mesa Boogie 20-20 based on EL84s. While deceptively loud, it was too bright and not pleasant on the ears.

I'm a keyboard player and I like the subtle warmth of tube power amps. I eventually settled on the MosValve MV-962. It is a MOSFET amp designed to emulate power tubes. It is popular with guitar players and I like it with keyboards.

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Post by blunderfonics » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:24 am

I had a Peavey Classic 50/50 for a number of years. It never gave me a problem and always sounded good. It had 8 el84's to make 100 watts bridged or 50 watts a side and had front panel controls for Vol, Resonance and Presence which was nice. Peavey also made the Classic 60/60 and 120/120 around that same time, which used 6l6s, I think.

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Post by biasvoltage » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:23 am

Audio Research and Conrad-Johnson from the audiophile world both make stereo, rack-mountable tube amps.

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Post by The Real MC » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:43 pm

...at audiophile prices

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