NAD: Studio Vintage SV20H

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  1. C-Martin

    C-Martin Member

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    Here’s a crappy cell phone pic of it with the cab :D

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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    Looks great and I’m jealous.

    Congratulations and enjoy that amp.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah that looks kick ass man!

    The aesthetics of that combination is gorgeous.


    That pic reminds me of our brother @tce63 SV and cab.
     
  4. marshallmellowed

    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    I'd keep an eye out for a used Bad Cat Unleash. It can not only provide more volume (or less), but is very useful as a solo volume boost (has 2 foot-switchable level controls).
     
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    purpleplexi Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. You're the first person that has said it's not loud enough. What impedance is your cab?
     
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  6. C-Martin

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    Kind of funny to be congratulated for that :lol:

    The cab is 16ohm. Does it make a difference?
     
  7. C-Martin

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    I’m looking that up, sounds like a cool product. A lead boost is exactly why I would want a few extra db, or for clean parts, the cranked volume works well for most riffing.
     
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    Georgiatec Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Wow....mine's loud enough for rehearsals in low power mode.
     
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    I`m surprised that you don`t have one yet? Maybe you have the SC20 [the JCM 20w model] instead.
     
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    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

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    I was actually looking for a SV20 when I found a floor model Origin-50 combo for $350. I could not pass up the Origin for that price. I’m enjoying using the Origin for now.

    I’ll probably eventually give the Origin to my son and then pick up a SV20H sometime next year.
     
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    wntbtw Well-Known Member

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    Nice purchase! And I`ve read nothing but great things here [and elsewhere] about the SV20 [except that it`s louder than expected]. I have the SC20 [the JCM 800 20w version] & like mine alot--very versatile w/ the MV and the PreAmp Volume which allows for different 'gain tones' as I`m sure you know very well already! The 5 watt mode is pretty awesome too!
     
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  12. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    I had the same impression the first few times i used mine. It was about right volume wise but it had nothing left. That impression bugged me so finally i asked one of them without leading the question. "You coulda been louder" was the honest answer. And like you, my SV was almost a 1987X.

    It's a tough point to get across on forums because of so many variables in player's situations. Maybe loud isn't so much the thing as body and headroom was what i missed. The Studios were new ground for me in the expectation I could crank it and that was the case. I'm just way more used to the big amps but all mine were MV's. Now, i finally get a Plexi SV after all these years and the damn thing has ruined me for anything else but i miss the power in reserve. It's the big amp/small amp debate that never goes away.
     

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