OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

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OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by acidvoodoo » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:28 pm

Just got it back yesterday, sounds incredible!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emFkgIVBgG8

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Re: OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by lunchbox » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:39 pm

Very cool!

So how much of a difference did this actually make? Orange seems to have sourced good iron to begin with.

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Re: OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by Tisca » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:54 pm

Read in yt comments that it has less fizz now. Intriguing. Have you tried higher quality tubes also?
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Re: OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by acidvoodoo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:25 pm

lunchbox wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Very cool!

So how much of a difference did this actually make? Orange seems to have sourced good iron to begin with.
Took a good amp to a great amp imo, it just sounds and feels like a much higher end amp. The transformers made the amp more touch sensitive, smoother sounding and definitely reduced the fizz...the tranny upgrade combined with the depth mod has this little beast sounding f'n massive. I'm glad I took the plunge and had the work done, its a keeper for life.
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Re: OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by acidvoodoo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:29 pm

Tisca wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Read in yt comments that it has less fizz now. Intriguing. Have you tried higher quality tubes also?
I did have a set of Gold Lions in it before the mods, they sounded good, reduced the gain quite a bit. But after the transformer swap I felt the stock JJ's sounded better, so thats what I'm currently running.
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Re: OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by lunchbox » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:11 pm

Well, it sounds great! I'm jealous....

I'd like to hear what my CR120H would sound like with an iron upgrade like this.

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Re: OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by Tisca » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:13 pm

lunchbox wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Well, it sounds great! I'm jealous....

I'd like to hear what my CR120H would sound like with an iron upgrade like this.
Solid state amps don't have (don't need) output transformers. I wouldn't bother swapping the power tranny.
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Re: OR15 gets Mercury Transformers & Depth Mod

Post by lunchbox » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:01 pm

I learned something new today!

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