Power Attenuator for Express 5.25 Plus

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The Pig
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Power Attenuator for Express 5.25 Plus

Post by The Pig » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:54 am

Hi there,

I just bought an Express 5.25 Plus. I am really very happy with the amp. I love all the sounds in the two modes of each channel.
The only issue is the high volume for practice in the night. The 5 watts option is still too loud, so I've been thinking to get an Attenuator.
After some research I found this two that are under my budget. They have good references for what I've seen.
-JHS Little Black Amp Box
-Swart Night Light Attenuator & Stereo Drive
I know that the JHS is a line level attenuator that allows me to drive only the preamp section, and the Swart Night is a power level unit that is plugged after the power tubes section, so it allows to drive the power tubes too.
So, the question is: did anybody have experience with the two units? is it worth to go with Swart Night in terms of sound quality?

Thanks everybody

Best,
Diego

Krek13
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Re: Power Attenuator for Express 5.25 Plus

Post by Krek13 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:31 pm

I don't know about those but I've been using a Weber mass lite for years now...you can find it used cheap...

you can listen to it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipPNoGjyAYQ

using it's line out to record...

The Pig
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Re: Power Attenuator for Express 5.25 Plus

Post by The Pig » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:23 pm

Thanks Krek13. I will take it into account.

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