How are the reborn rectos at bedroom volumes?

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  1. sevenfoxes

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    I've owned rectos in the past, including the single, but they all sounded too fizzy at lower volumes. Are the reborn rectos any better?
     
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    Yes. But you need to use some pretty extreme settings... presence almost all the way up 3-4:00pm... treble up around the same... and bass down around 9:00am... depending on your bedroom volume limits. Mids somewhere between 9:00-12:00 depending on taste. Really all around the best sounding Rectifier Mesa has made.
     
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    Google hasn't explained it to me. What is a reborn recto? Latest version?
     
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    They are the multi-watt Dual & Triple Rectifiers released sometime in 2010. They have a small 100-50W or 150-50W switch respectively on the front panel near each channel's treble knobs.

    They are also voiced differently from all the previous versions: brighter, tighter, and more present sounding. They cut better in a mix too. I still like to boost them with an od pedal though.
     
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    Doesn't turning the presence and treble up bring about the hiss though?
     
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    Yes... but it's volume dependent (less presence the more volume added) and also depends on the treble setting too. You're going to need some extra presence to get any sort of focus or note articulation at low volumes. It's all about balance here. Also cheap, low quality preamp tubes will add to this too.
     
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    Thanks for that explaination! Do you have any tube recommendations?
     
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    Ruby 12AX7C5HG and/or Tung-Sol 12AX7s. JJs will only make it harder, if not impossible to get a decent sound at low volumes.
     
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    I've got a dual. Always on full power cos it just sounds fuller and i have the bass almost off as it's got no shortage. It is very loud but manageable for just mucking around my house. I just be mindful of the neighbours ie not too late etc and everyone lives
     
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    I run similar settings on my rev. G when playing at lower volumes, I think it sounds really good!
     

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