Studio2 EAST Amplification
One of the results of his vision, the new EAST
Amplification Studio2, is impressive. Because
the Studio2 does more than just sound like
a little amp making a big sound—it pulls off
the illusion of a big amp making a big sound.
It’s an ingenious bit of aural deception that
could indeed make the Studio2 an invaluable
recording session fixture.
Built to Dial up Big
The 2-watt Studio2 is built around a circuit
that’s quite unique among low-wattage
amps. There’s a fairly standard set of three
12AX7 tubes in the preamp section, as well
as a 5U4 rectifier tube. The power output section, however, is built around two
12AT7s (a low-noise tube that’s often used
in high-end studio preamps, among other
applications) in a push/pull configuration.
This unique type of output stage builds in a
bit more headroom than the typical single-ended output stage of most low-power
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