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XLR vs 1/4" and SVP-Pro VS CL

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by babyhuey, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. babyhuey


    Sep 16, 2005
    I want to use an SVP-PRO or SVP-CL preamp with a QSC Pro Amp.
    Should I connect them with XLR out or the 1/4" output?
    Also while we're at it, SVP-Pro vs SVP-CL?
    I'm leaning towards the Pro just because of the Drive funtion for a bit of distortion and the reassuring fact it has more tubes than the CL. What are your thoughts?
  2. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

    Nov 14, 2003
    St Louis
    Use the 1/4". The XLR is the DI out..... and is pre-master.

    The number of tubes isn't all there is..... there is a matter of sound.

    For instance the SVP-CL is really the 70's SVT pre in a rack case, with a couple enhancements that can be switched in (but are NOT there if you don't want them). Less preamp growl, its actually a rather low gain pre, but old-time tonality.

    The SVP-PRO is rather farther from the old SVT, and is more related to the SVT-4PRO preamp. More gain, preamp distortion, graphic etc, but a "recent Ampeg" tone by comparison.