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Fryette Amplification Two Fifty Two Black Beauty
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«  Or almost perfect »

Publié le 02/22/12 à 22:18
It is a tube power amp (no jokes). It is stereo with two completely independent channels.
The lamps are 8 in number 4 for the power section. On each channel there are
- 1 12AX7AC: input stage / phase inverter
- 1 12AU7AC: Voltage amp / driver training
- 2 6L6: power amp

It is rather heavy and takes up space in the rack:
Dimensions: 42.5cm X 32.5cm X 9.4cm size 19 '2UI
Weight: 15 kg
Frankly, the weight is painful when you have to lug the gear for concerts. Especially since he is not alone in the rack, and so we reached quite easily 45-50 kg on arrival.

Ultra simple connectivity:
On each channel we have:
SPEAKER OUTPUTS - 2 outputs per channel to HP
IMPEDANCE SELECTOR - 4, 8, or 16 Ohm. It must cover all needs.
INPUT - an input from channel
No surprise, but all needs are covered. If your input string is mono, you can get in and mono out in stereo on both channels. If your cab has only one entry, you can go out on a single output with the power of both channels.

The power output is 2 x 50 W class A and 2 x 65 W class A / B. That is enough for any use, including whether we play hard which is my case. In fact it sounds like a 100W head (I compared with my powerball).

Level settings, it is both complete. It was, again, for each channel:
- Volume - Volume control potentiometer with a truly progressive race.
- LEVEL - button push-pull volume reduction (=-10dB Out, In = 0dB) to mitigate the sound when playing at home with neighbors more or less understanding.
- PRESENCE - potentiometer which acts on the high frequencies.
- VOICING - Button Push-Pull high-frequency extension and mid-bass.
- DEPTH - potentiometer which acts on the lower frequencies.
- CLASS A / AB - switch selection class A or A / B.

The construction is well thought out. It has direct access to all fuses (it's cool in case of failure) and it features a fan to prevent overheating in the rack.

In summary, I see what you can not ask for a power amp. Only downside: the weight, but also a guarantee of quality.

UTILIZATION

Configuration is very simple, huge sound immediately, and the manual unnecessary and virtually non-existent.
All settings are effective and progressive and can adapt to the channel that puts him as a starter.
on the other hand, the switch is-10dB, for me, pretty useless. Once activated, the dynamic is quite crushed and lose clarity and precision without really afford to do more work output stage (more than one quarter in an apartment if it is the police for sure) .

SOUNDS

This Poweramp suitable for all styles of music. It sublime sound of the preamp and has a remarkable dynamic in all frequency ranges.
In short, the perfect sound.
My current configuration:
MESA correct recording preamp -> TC G-MAJOR E -> VHT 2502 -> OUR 4X12 V30
and dislocated it hard for all styles.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years now and it has never disappointed me. By buying used it for 800 € worth.
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