Synergy modular thread

Discussion in 'The Rack Space' started by OAJ73, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Serious Poo

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    Syn 5050 is not that great of a power amp, I’d go with literally anything else. I have both a Mesa 2020 and Mesa 2:90 in my rig, and have zero headroom issues.
     
  2. Blix

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    I think I will give the 5050 a chance. I see Steve Vai are using them exclusively now. Recent live stuff sounds as good as ever.
     
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    Agreed. Seems like there are a lot of people who like the 5050 PA too.

    The mids in my 295 is vastly different the pa in my caa od50.
    The 295 gives a little more Bonamassa-ish mids, compared to the od50.
    The OD50 sounds more bad@ss imho.. The plexi sounded more Marshall and even more in the modded Marshall vain, when gained up. I like both for different reasons though.

    The 5050 is probably much flatter and therefore may give a better result for a lot of people.
     
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    He recently got the Fryette 2/50/2 and 2/90/2 amps, too, but he's using the 5050. Guess he likes it.
     
  5. Blix

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    Yup, two 5050's in his live rig now. :)
     
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    It's interesting that Steve is running his SYN-2s right on top of each other. I have a 1/2 space gap between mine. They run quite hot. Mine have functioned perfectly, and I assume that Steve's have too, so it probably doesn't matter. So, it must be: Hot = Rock.

     
  7. Serious Poo

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    Or...

    Has both a relationship with vendor + a fantastic guitar tech at his disposal. Things us mere mortals can only aspire to.

    FWIW, I have a 2 space rack fan on the back rails blowing air over my Syn2’s.
     
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    Smart, Serious and Poo! Makes for a cool(ing) combination.
     
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  9. hdiddy

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    Have you guys messed around much with the cathode switch and noticed a difference? I haven't touched mine and I have a few modules
     
  10. Serious Poo

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    Nope. Haven't felt a need to tweak them.
     
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    It makes a difference.
     

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