NAD - Morris Perplex’d JR 15AC

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  1. ItJustRocks

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    Jim, I'm curious to hear more about what speakers you've tried with yours.
     
  2. jguitarslim

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    Have ran it thru 212 w V30/Scum M75 mix.

    112 with ASW Crossroads and also G12-35XC

    Dig em all
     
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    I think I’ll be fine theoretically. For the clean channel...how far up the knob before it starts to break up just a little?
     
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    3/4s volume here. After starting with a DiMarzio Twang King bridge it is switched to a lower output vintage Tele neck pup.

    Though this was the first 15AC built and was a bit hotter on the clean channel but is all good as jguitarslim loves it. Don't forget recordings sound more distorted.

    I recall it starting to have light breakup with volume at 3/4s.

    It is a clean channel that blends well when channel switching and is the best it can possibly be in a circuit that was originally designed as a single channel M style for Plexi gain to hot-rodded 800. Clean channel has Vox tone controls and Class A output helps say it is Vox but this is a great M style amp first and a nice Added Clean (AC) channel 2nd.

    You can also listen to all videos of the single channel Perplex'd Jr 15 to hear the distortion channel of the Jr 15AC. However the lower gain 1 position of the 15AC was changed to have a bit less gain. Gain 2 position is the same.
     
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    I use a Mojotone Select 2x12 with a G12M Greenback and G12H30 Anniversary with an older Morris Classic head. It works great with the Perplex'd Jr too but then I prefer the cab vertically with the Greenback on top so I might like two Greenbacks horizontally.
     
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    That's fine....I'm looking at this first and foremost as a Marshall, just good to have AC cleans as most amps that try to mix it up opt for Fendery type ones.
     
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    I like the voicing of Glen's clean channel. It sounds like it belongs with the amp, as opposed to a separate fender amp. However, I don't think the clean channel, while nice, is the best feature of the amp. The amp is so dynamic and cleans up so well I find myself not using the clean channel a lot.
     
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  8. Always-Ben

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    Does the full version of the Perplex'd Signature have a different kind of clean then?
     
  9. filmosound

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    Perplex'd Signature 3 ch, GCM 40, and Perplex'd Jr 15AC all have a similar British clean channel preamp but the 15AC output stage is Class A with no negative feedback.
     
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    Ahhh...no negative feedback generally means looser feel and slightly more dynamic right?
     
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    I have 6 amps right now and the Perplex'd Jr is one of them. I don't think I've played a better feeling amp than the Morris. With all the talk of IR's, digital, amp sims, etc (nothing wrong with any of that) I see something like the Perplex'd Jr as something that is at the top of the heap. The feel, tone, dynamics, and workmanship are so good.

    Who else has one of these? With all the rage on the small friedmans and Suhr PT15 I thing someone is nuts not to give a hard look to the Morris as well.
     
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    I’ve got a Perplex’d jr. and it’s the only amp I’m using these days. It’s an older single channel version. Super fun amp to play. I’ve got it connected to a 4x12 Marshall cab loaded with greenbacks. This amp provides the overdrive-distortion sound I’ve been searching for... at comfortable volumes too, and no pedals required. Loads of articulation and overtones happening. As I said , overdrive pedals are not required but l have been having a blast running a treble booster into it!

    The effects loop works flawlessly, perfect for adding delay/reverb.

    The added clean channel that Glen has on these now has certainly caught my attention......
     
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    I thought about trying a Princeton or deluxe reverb next to the Jr for a killer A-B setup.
     
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    ^ that would be a killer setup
     
  15. jguitarslim

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    This amp blows away every other lower wattage amp I’ve had. Overdrive channel is world class for many reasons already stated above. Then you add the clean channel really takes this over the top. May not find all bells & whistles on Morris amps that many other amps have, but tough to beat the organic feel/responsiveness.

    Never been a vox guy, but really digging the clean side on this....

     
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    YMMV but other than minimal cost differences, I cannot see why anyone would want the Perplex'd at anything under the sig 3 level. It is glorious and has no limitations nor compromises.
     
  17. Always-Ben

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    Weight. I believe 45lbs vs 28 lbs can make a difference for grab and go.
     
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    @Always-Ben I heard from someone with a GCM-008 (now the Perplex’d S2) that there was hardly a difference in weight between the Jr and the 008... so I guess more like 28 lbs vs 35. Maybe more importantly is the difference in headbox width — 21” Jr vs 26” S2/S3 makes a difference in the cabinet it fits on top of... custom Morris 1x12 minimum recommendation for the Jr.
     
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  19. filmosound

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    More new videos...

    Strat cleans with a vintage lead tone...



    Shows the difference between Gain 1 and Gain 2...

     
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