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Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by bclaire » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:38 pm

This sticky refers to the tube/valve optimization device, the Orange OV4 TubeSync. I'm going to try to put all of the information available in this sticky to help you.

One very important consideration: you will probably have to remove the chassis (slide it out) to fit the DIVO tube/valve sockets and tubes/valves in. There is very little clearance between the top of the tubes/valves and the head sleeve. I was able to fit the tubes/valves into the DIVO socket and then angled them in on my OR80M because it has slightly more space than recent amps. I'm talking 3/8 of an inch.

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Remember, amplifiers contain voltages that could kill you so be careful not to touch anything inside the amp.

Manuals can be found here:

DIVO OV 4 Manual
DIVO Installation Guide

Bias Runner Information card

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Software is available for both PC and Mac. Contact Orange if you need the Mac version.
It is vitally important that you do not have the amp on or plugged in when you hook up your computer to the DIVO.

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Here's what they look like installed on the back of an OR80M and an AD140TC:

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by rocaste1 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:52 am

Hi, i have, unsuccessfully, been trying to find online one of these ov4. Can anyone recommend me where to look.

Thanks.

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by bclaire » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:07 pm

rocaste1 wrote:Hi, i have, unsuccessfully, been trying to find online one of these ov4. Can anyone recommend me where to look.

Thanks.
Where are you? If you're in the USA, I would contact Humbucker Music....

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by Jondog » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:26 am

If your in Canada
http://www.axemusic.com/store/search.asp,
http://www.tundramusic.com/search.php?s ... vo&x=0&y=0
Any Authorized Orange Dealer should be able to get you one.
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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by sq5be » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:34 pm

Hi, can I use OV4 with amplifier which has 2 tubes at output stage only.

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by Bensnake » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:20 pm

sq5be wrote:Hi, can I use OV4 with amplifier which has 2 tubes at output stage only.
Yes you can. There's a model for 2 tube amps. MikeD here on the forum has one installed in his RV50MKll.
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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by bclaire » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:26 pm

And one of my amps in the first pictures is a two tube model. Same product but different two tube connector.

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by sq5be » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:08 am

Yes, I know about OV2 but OV4 is, in my opinion, more versatile. Does anyone know how this equipment regulate bias. How OV4 affects the bias of the tube?

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by Bensnake » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:33 pm

There's no OV2. It's the OV4 with a different tube connector (as bclaire said).
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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by sq5be » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:43 pm

Propably "true" OV2 is EOL, and OV4 with 2 adapters is replacement of OV2. Image

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by Bensnake » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:47 pm

Oh, never seen that! I know MikeD's unit had 'OV4' written on the original package.
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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by MikeD » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:52 pm

Bensnake wrote:Oh, never seen that! I know MikeD's unit had 'OV4' written on the original package.
not only on the package :-)
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the only difference was that it had "2 valve model" ticked in on the box and there were only 2 connectors
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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by bclaire » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:28 pm

Right - as far as I am aware, the only difference is a different connector and markings on the box and maybe a label.

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Re: Getting started with DIVO TubeSync

Post by sq5be » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:04 am

I checked, OV4 does not work properly with 2 tube amp. It detects fault and disables BIAS.

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