BluGuitar Amp 1 Iridium "metal edition" is coming

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  1. laxu

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    I've measured my Mercury Edition to put out something like 120 dB @ 1m through a 1x12 cab with a 100 dB sensitivity speaker. That was painfully loud.

    The poweramp is 100W RMS, 150W peak.
     
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    I have never heard the fan to be audible on mine.
     
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    @laxu how are the switches on it? Looking at the Ola video, they kinda look... cheap, at least compared to the solid metal stomp switches I'm used to.
     
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    Honestly I have zero complaints about the switches. They have worked perfectly so far. Initially my Mercury Edition had scratchy mini pots on the side but that seems to have gone away with use. The mini pots do feel a bit flimsy and I wish they had just used slightly larger pots and spaced them a bit further apart. But they are set and forget type controls that you tend to tweak when you get the unit and then leave alone.
     
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    Have you tried using DeOxIt cleaner on them?
     
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    Can this juse be used as a pedal power amp too for people with say AX8s, Helixs, Kemper stages etc?
     
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    I’m pretty sure it has an effects loop which means you can bypass the preamp and just use the poweramp.
     
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    Then its worth every bit of its price. Unreal value for money given how amazing it sounds and how loud it appears to go.

    Would love someone trying it as a glorified poweramp too just out interest
     
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    I thought they were kind of expensive, but didn't realize they had a built-in poweramp.

    Ola's video does sound excellent. Tight and chunky.
     
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    I love that the gain structure is actually crunchy/crispy/aggressive. I feel like a lot of portable “metal” solutions fall into the smoother Marshall-style gain structure and lack bite. But, this thing sounds like something in the 6505 ballpark at certain points of that Ola vid. Very cool
     
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    Saw Ola's demo earlier today, the Iridium sounds AMAZING! Any info when it'll become available? Arnolds' video was during summer Namm.
     
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    I hope you weren’t in the room or using hearing protection.
     
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    *Amacing
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    According to Blug in the video in the first post, it's actually going to be 150 watts.
     
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    Damn! The future is looking good
     
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    what if that nanotube dies?
     
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    After watching the John Browne review, i believe it's a simple matter of procuring a Russian missile and salvaging one from that.
     
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    Edit: delete this post. Nvm
     
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    It's soldered in place. There is no socket.
     
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    That “fan” noise was an actual fan in my room that I had on. The unit itself does not have an idle sound or anything like that!
     
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