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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Plain Old Me, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    I was browsing the bay and I found a SVT-300 (rack), which is selling with a preamp (also rack). I've never heard of a SVT-300! What is this? It appears to be a power amp, but I read and it says it also has sevral 12AX7s along with the 6550s. What are preamp tubes doing in a power amp? Anyone play through one of these? :eyebrow:
  2. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Most tube poweramps have preamp tubes in them as well.
  3. they are used as "driver" tubes, i believe?
  4. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    There are two knobs on the SVT-300. The presence I take it is for the pre tubes, and level is for the power tubes. What would "presence" mean?
  5. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

    Nov 14, 2003
    St Louis
    High boost.

    If you want a manual, I can send you a fair quality PDF of it.
  6. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    Please do! Give me a PM, and if that doesn't work I'll give you my e-mail. TY