NAD: Lil Metal Lunchbox from China Joyo Mjolnir

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  1. emoslay

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    This just came in at my workplace so i decided to bring it back home to have a go. Still need to find time to record some clips. But so far i'm loving what i hear. Its kinda in between the Mini Recto and the Engl Ironball imo. But i've read online about people saying it sounds more like a Ironball than a Recto and I kinda agree about that. It's kinda like a Ironball with seperate EQs for the 2 channels. And this thing is hella loud! Oh ya.. 1 more thing i forgot to say. THIS AMP'S CLEAN CHANNEL IS AMAZING! Its a metal amp but the clean channel is Freaking good. Way better than the 5150 and some other amps that i've played.
    Here are some of the specs:

    Dual Channel(Clean/Distortion) switchable
    tube: ECC83*4,EL84*2
    independent 3 band EQ for each channel
    independent Volume control for each channel
    Boost funtion
    Vintage/MOD distortion mode switchable
    send and return effect loop with loop bypass funtion
    speaker output: 4/8/16Ω switchable
    rated power: 15W(RMS)

    And finally here's some pics of the amp.

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    Looks sweet! Love the lunchbox amps!

    Hell of a lot of tweaking options two, dual channel EQ, switches all over the place! 4 ohm speaker capability too, nice!
     
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    If active eq I would be all over that.
     
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    Didn't know of this one, looked it up on utube, sounds quite good from such a brief test.
    Shouldn't be too difficult to mod the front switches to be hooked to rear-mounted control jacks, for more full remote control of switchings (seems the remote switch only does one action), either via more floor pedals or via a MIDI switcher.

    You will of course need matching Mjolnir props to boot ;)
     
  6. emoslay

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    This thing should retail around 399-499 i think. no idea yet since this is just a unit i ordered in to see whats the fuss is all about

    I would love to see someone do a midi mod on one of these! would definitely send mine out to get it modded if someone is willing to do it in the future! Oh ya it comes with a single button footswitch to toggle between channels
     
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    I love how the arrow points to distortion, it's all "nah bro don't even bother with clean".
     
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    Oh ya.. 1 more thing i forgot to say. THIS AMP'S CLEAN CHANNEL IS AMAZING!
     
  9. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g8wlmxHVWEc

    Really tempted to get this puppy! It almpst looks to good to be true. This demo is pretty meh... An out of tune les paul with a poorly miced cab to demonstrate a HIGH GAIN amp xD
    It sound pretty good so i can only imagine how it would sound through a good miced cab with a 7 and perhaps a od as boost! Cant wait to ser it released!
     
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    Warg Master Weeping strings...

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    looks sweet. the clips I've found sound pretty good.. HNAD! Enjoy it!
     
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    Just listened to the demo and this amp showcases why el84s are poor choice for high gain. No punch, its a greasy sound without dynamics and little bass extension. Reminds me of a pv classic 50 50 I owned.

    Preamp section is ok and it looks nice. Would make sense if priced around 350.
     
  12. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Does sound a lot like the Mini Recto in that clip. For $400, seems like a pretty good deal, even from the meh demo.
     
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    Its amazing how quick China can churn out copies. What used to take years now takes months.
     
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    Spending that much for a Joyo anything.... Ehhhh....
     
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    I was thinking of simply adding some miniature electronic relays across the manual (front) switches, and operate those relays via an external on/off switcher with MIDI in it.

    I've been using an old Scholtz/Rockman Octopus for such things ;)
    MIDI-in only, for controlling eight on/off jacks.

    Hmnn.. as others have commented, maybe it's a Bit on the expensive side..
     
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    Interesting amp. Give a full review once you have had enough time playing with it.
     
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    dedsouth333 That one dude...

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    I must have it...
     
  19. monkeybike

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    That's pretty cool, I have their nano heart attack amp and it's a neat little unit. Seems well constructed. I'd be interested in one of these.
     
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    Pretty cool....but gain channel sounds a little fluffy:ugh:
     

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