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Old 24th October 2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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I am building a clone of the Fender Princeton guitar amp. I was just wondering if it would be suitable for listening to recorded audio with, or will it not be "tuned" for that?
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Old 24th October 2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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Guitar amps do often have OPTs that rolls off higher in frequency than normal stereo equipment. And more important: the usual tone controls of these amps are not very suitable for Hi-Fi...
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Old 24th October 2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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I am building a clone of the Fender Princeton guitar amp. I was just wondering if it would be suitable for listening to recorded audio with, or will it not be "tuned" for that?

Whew... no man. They are great sounding little guitar amps, but the freq response on those is purposely limites to 150Hz - 15kHz, with lots of purposefill non linear stages and midrange coloration. On the other hand, slap a TMB guitar tone stack on a hi-fi amp...like an old Citation for example... and you can get some great sparkly clean tones.
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Old 24th October 2005, 06:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, that's exactly what I expected to hear...
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Old 25th October 2005, 04:15 AM   #5
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Remember that a stereo is there to REproduce sound, while a guitar amp is there to PROduce sound. The guitar amp is part of the instrument, that is why you select an Fender or a MArshall or whatever depending on the tone you want. It is anything but flat.
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Old 25th October 2005, 04:25 PM   #6
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Seriously though, 1 channel A dynaco St-70 is not too much more involved than a Princeton, and they don't sound too bad for clean guitar or as a monoblock... nice and warm.
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Guitar amps are built for some distortion & limited frequency response. Home entertainment amps are built to accurately reproduce the audio recording with full frequency response & low distortion. Just are two different animals.
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