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Re: Please help with the preamp on the fritz (Art Powerplant)

Postby Wonks » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:36 am

Great news!

And it's always fine to recommend places that give good service. It's just self-promotion that's frowned upon.
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Re: Please help with the preamp on the fritz (Art Powerplant)

Postby DC-Choppah » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:53 pm

The preamp is back in my rack.

Tech fixed the green light problem. That was burned out probably from the connector issue you guys found.

He repaired solder joints on the cracked PC board and redid the hardware for the rear jacks.

Looks like the lack of those jack nuts put force on the PC board that cracked it.

The preamp sounds great.

No noise, no hum, very clean and powerful clean channel, and the dirty channel is the most rocking thing around.

It has pro line level output ('To Pwer Amp') that drive stereo studio effects in the rack, and instrument level signals for the FX loop that drives the send FX foot pedals.

I know they have digitally modelling amps that do the Marshal Stack thing, but they are not as inspiring and sound processed and smoothed out. This thing I guess is 'analog modelling'. A lost Art perhaps.
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Re: Please help with the preamp on the fritz (Art Powerplant)

Postby Wonks » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:41 pm

Great you've got it all working again. :thumbup:
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Re: Please help with the preamp on the fritz (Art Powerplant)

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:25 pm

Hi DC-Choppah!

Great news indeed, and your glowing praise of the ART Powerplant inspired me to look it up:

https://artproaudio.com/product/power-p ... ar-preamp/

It's certainly a versatile piece of gear (great shame it's discontinued), but this forum post has got some great data as to why it sounds so good, complete with graphs:

http://jvmforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=8907


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