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Synergy SYN2 Rackmount Preamp Docking Station

Postby surfnorthwest » 04 Feb 2018, 06:22

Back in 2012 I had this idea of Marshall making a preamp that you could plug modules into that would represent every classic Marshall made. I actually discussed this idea with Santiago but Marshall had no interest in making rack gear at that time.

Now Synergy has made exactly what I was thinking of back then.

Basically you can buy a docking station that can accept a single module or a docking station that accepts two modules for stereo. Each module is a preamp replicating a classic amp with two channels. The modules are built by the same companies that make the amp it is duplicating. The pic below show the host preamp (front and back) with two 2 channel JCM800 modules which slide in and out.

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Each Rackmount dual tube preamp module dock has
12ax7 preamp tube ensures rich harmonic performance
Friedman-designed effects loop
Fryette-designed sag control
Cabinet emulated XLR output for recording
Footswitchable channel switching
MIDI-capable switching


The dual docking station is $799 and the single is $499 shown below
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Here you can see what the modules look like. Each module is plug and play and cost $399. Here are some of the ones available right now, many more to come.

Synergy Soldano SLO 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy Morgan AC 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy Friedman HBE 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy Friedman DS 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy Diezel VH4 Module
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Synergy T/DLX 2-channel Preamp Module (Fender Blackface)
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Synergy Metropoulus Metro Plex 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy Friedman BE 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy BMAN 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy 800 2-channel Preamp Module
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Synergy also released a 2Channel all valve power amp to go along with the preamp dock: $1199
2 Total Power: 100W mono, 2 x 50W stereo
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7 Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6
EQ: Presence, Depth

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While the video is long, it is done very well and demonstrates many of the modules very well, even Nick Bowcott does a great job in it.

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Re: Synergy SYN2 Rackmount Preamp Docking Station

Postby skinnyj » 04 Feb 2018, 07:30

I remember Randall and George Lynch doing this sort of thing with his sig amp awhile back...
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Re: Synergy SYN2 Rackmount Preamp Docking Station

Postby Anitoli » 04 Feb 2018, 08:26

These things:
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Re: Synergy SYN2 Rackmount Preamp Docking Station

Postby skinnyj » 04 Feb 2018, 10:05

For the money, at that point, I'd rather just go digital with AXE or Kemper.
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Re: Synergy SYN2 Rackmount Preamp Docking Station

Postby gtrman » 06 Feb 2018, 00:17

skinnyj wrote:For the money, at that point, I'd rather just go digital with AXE or Kemper.


I love the idea and the fact that you get actual tubes here but if you want to get a lot of the modules the cost will be way to high ... The Kemper and Axe will do the job pretty much just as good.
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Re: Synergy SYN2 Rackmount Preamp Docking Station

Postby jeffsmusic4919 » 15 Feb 2018, 13:49

Anitoli wrote:These things:

I believe these modules were designed by Bruce Egnater.

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