I have an interesting observation to share about the RV300. I'm running an SMS Classic Preamp into my RV300 into a Sound Scaper Production Jerry 2X12 with a Jensen Neo and a Weber Neomag, each of which are independently driven by 1/2 of the RV300. As they're 8 ohm speakers, that's 75W/speaker. If you've ever A-B'd the two speakers, you know they're quite different sounding. Anyway, using the RV300's Reactance and Definition controls (each channel has its own pair), I experimented today as to how close I could get the two speakers to sound to each other and was surprised to learn it's very close indeed. I mention this because I'm really impressed at how well the controls work for tone shaping. The way they work, it's not at all like a typical preamp tone stack. Hard to explain but if pressed I'd say the Reactance control is boosting the upper bass and lower mids and the Definition control is adding high upper mids and presence but that's just the best approximation I can come up with.
Last edited by Jon S. on Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
“[P]ersonally I disagree with the general philosophy of ‘genre equals gear’ at anything beyond a cosmetic level. I think the right idea is to find the right amp for you, and then play whatever kind of music you like. The “Jerry Thing” was just Jerry. It wouldn’t have mattered what he used and he used a lot of stuff.” Steve Kimock (The Gear Page 04/08/18)