New 2 Channel Rectifier? - Badlander

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  1. MaxOfMetal

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    I'm not sure about that.

    The RRP is really just meant to sit in a studio rack (as the name implies), it doesn't really have the I/O or switching schemes that would make it useful for a live rig baked in.

    A lot of the really nifty Recto features come from the switching and modes between the pre and power section aren't available on the RRP.

    Not to mention it's always been more expensive, being a more limited piece, and full Rectos have pretty much always been really cheap.

    Why buy an RRP to mate up to a 2:100, when a Dual is half the price, two thirds the weight, and won't need hundreds of dollars in outboard gear?

    If you need a rack mount solution, Racktos come up often enough and cheap enough.
     
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    Different OT
     
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    This can’t be understated. You OT had a HUGE effect on how an amp sounds/responds.
     
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    Exactly, simple explanation is that OT is wound specifically for set amount of tubes in power amp section where it will be used. When you switch off two tubes out of four, they'll have different load on output transformer and that will result in different sound and feel, than 50W amp with OT wound specifically for two power tubes. It's safe "mismatch" - it's not ideal, but it'll work with no harm to the amp...and people want it to have
     
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    I don't buy into the output transformer juju quite as much as some others... but Mesa does say straight up in the instruction manual that the 50 watt mode will sound different once you match the volume. 20 watt even more so.

    I would assume the 50 watt running full power sounds a bit more like the 100 watt running full power, but quieter, and would be a little tighter tracking and more modern sounding than the 100 watt running in 50 watt mode
     
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    No, it isn’t. While that may have been true almost thirty years ago, they’re completely different now.
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Aham, so something that has been accurate for 30 years suddendly isn't? :lol:
     
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    Sounds fucking mean here.
     
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    You know the design has changed multiple times over the years, right?
     
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    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Yeah, same as Marshalls with their JVM line. yet still anyhting you plug into their poweramp sounds like a Marshall. Poweramp has always been a huge part of the recto sound.

    Anyway, looks like we agree to disagree.
     
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    Best vid so far for my tastes.
     
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    That Crunch channel is better than EVH Blue. Very nice.
     
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    Yea, honestly I'm hearing it more like a competitor for the 5150 than for a recto.
     
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    ::sigh::



    I blame Stevie T.
     
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    There's definitely some Marshall DNA in the tone. Not in a bad way. It still sounds like a Recto too. Doug has really good ears BTW. I be he helped with setting the tones in that video.
     
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    I can't tell what it is but Reza has a way of making everything grind super hard, and I dig it. Not sure if its hands, pickups, speakers or what but his demos all sound great to me.

    After listening to all the current demos, I honestly don't think this is for me. It sounds awesome, but I think I like the more "normal" Recto sound.
     
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    Eeeeeeh, other amps he's had on the channel have sounded better IMO. Seems like he needs to dial back the presence knob.

    The MI Megalith he had sounded much better IMO

     
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    Are you sure that guy hasn't got a Metal Zone off camera to record that :erk:
     
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    That sounds tons better.
    His Recto vid sounds incredibly harsh in the highs, and has this weird pattern of noise where the mids should be (that's the only way i can describe it). It doesn't really seem to have any normal mids to my ear.
    Eh, maybe Rectos really aren't for me after all.
     

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