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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Larzon, Jul 19, 2005.
What's the difference in the sound between those? Similar?
hard to explain, one is all tube one isnt
SVT II (non Pro) is better
I used an SVT-4 pro for a few years. It has a lot of connectivity on the back that the SVT-II probably doesnt. The tone on it is pretty excellent. It weighs about 40lbs if I remember.
If I could go back in time, I would have gotten and SVT-II instead.
So, the SVT-2 sounds more warmer and tubey?
And the SVT-4 sounds........??
less warm.. less tubey..
it nice, but the SVT-II is the deal..
Im saying SVT II, the old one, not the new pro model
It has less do-dah's, but is the ****ing buisness
(PS, dont look at my thread on whirring noises )
Basically, in my point of view, SVT-II, or even the 2-Pro>SVT 4-Pro in everything except portability.
true, and from what ive heard the 4 pro is pretty good, and all tube isnt for everyone
and it isnt funny my amps making wierd noises!!!
Those two amps actually make a pretty good base for a tube vs SS comparison if you wanna hear the difference...
not a completelly fair comparison id say, with the 4 pro being hybrid
they both have thier seperate applications anyway
I have been using a svt pro 4 for about 2 years now and I love it great sound and more then enough power. When I was going to buy it I was looking at the svt II as well and it sounds great but it came down to do I want to lug a 90 lbs amp around so I want with the svt pro 4 at like 40+lbs
Yeah, it does come down to if your willing to cart the weight about for your sound
and come on, its not a gram over 80lbs
Don't say anything you know nothing about!
The Svt-4 PRO is NOT a typical SS Amp.
this is true, its not just got a tube pre, i forgot it has a mosfet power section, so it reacts more like a tube power section than a normal SS power section
A few questions on this. What is a "normal SS power section" then? Also, in what way does any MOSFET power section react more like a tube power section? I'm quite curious as to how this notion was conceived.
A normal SS power section is what you get in say a peavey max series amp
Jerrold Tiers could probably explain this better than me, the its something along the lines of one of the pre tubes acting kind-of like a driver tube, and leadin on the power section, so the power section has a more dynamic reaction or the like
OK Larzon - please explain?
I think I had a bad day yesterday - Sorry for that.
SVT-4 have 3 x 12AX7 in the preamp, and the sound is warm and punchy.
IMO, SS amps in most cases have a sterile sound, and the SVT-4 is definitely not sterile sounding.
OK, I'm now a happy SVT-4 owner
The difference between Mosfet and "normal SS"? The only other type of SS amp that I'm aware of being used in amps is a Bipolar one. Mosfets weren't around until about the early 90s, and they have much higher potential wattage than Bipolars, which top off at about 200-300 watts. Today, most all bass heads have Mosfets, and while the sound is a bit different from a Bipolar, it does not sound more like tubes. The SVT 4-Pro is a tube preamp with a Mosfet power section. I dunno if there are any tube drivers in it, though I would imagine there are some. That can make the sound a bit warmer, but, in my opinion, while tubes are heavy, nothing sounds quite like em.