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NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« on: March 03, 2012, 04:13:39 PM »
I don't usually 'review' anything until I'm sure I've gotten past the honeymoon period, but - WOW. I got a Winfield Cyclone today and it's just plain amazing.

I'd never played one before and it goes way beyond my expectations. I searched up and down for a DC-30/Stangray style amp in the 18-watt range and this really nails it.

The cleans are huge and lush with amazing clarity. It doesn't get the really aggressive high gain sounds, but it has a Huge range of breakup. I can go from Jack Johnson to Keef with a flick of the pickup switch.

The gain situation is no problem, because this thing absolutely LOVES dirt pedals; even the ones I built and didn't get along with that were living in the closet have a whole new life.

I'm just blown away and had to give some love to Winnie.

"If you put all the knobs on your amplifier on 10 you can get a much higher reaction-to-effort ratio with an electric guitar than you can with an acoustic."
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Re: NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 04:47:54 PM »
... had to give some love to Winnie.



Couldn't help myself ;)
Happy NAD, looks tasty!

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Re: NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 10:36:31 AM »
So have the neighbors revolted yet?
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Re: NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 10:59:44 AM »
nice amp! you could always try an attenuator or isolation cabinet

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Re: NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 11:24:35 AM »
It's not that big of a deal. Of course the day I got it I had to put it through its paces to see what it can do. Since then I just keep it turned down to about my usual volume. It still sounds fantastic - maybe louder to the ears than to the physicist because of the frequency response.

I only play in the early afternoon, haven't gotten yelled at, and I don't even feel that guilty since my neighbors play their stereo pretty loud just about every day.

I have a Mini-Mass I haven't used in about two years. Need to drag it out and see how it handles.
"If you put all the knobs on your amplifier on 10 you can get a much higher reaction-to-effort ratio with an electric guitar than you can with an acoustic."
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Re: NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 03:41:09 PM »
Do you like that Minimass? I've almost pulled the trigger on that thing multiple times.
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Re: NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 04:37:39 PM »
Do you like that Minimass? I've almost pulled the trigger on that thing multiple times.

I haven't tried any other attenuators (z-brake, etc) so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it worked really well when I used it with a Blackheart Little Giant (no master volume). I have the version with the treble boost switches, which did a great job restoring the lost highs.

I haven't tried it with the Cyclone yet, but if I don't feel like I'll need it after some testing, I'd be open to selling or trading it.
"If you put all the knobs on your amplifier on 10 you can get a much higher reaction-to-effort ratio with an electric guitar than you can with an acoustic."
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Re: NAD - Some seriously PO'd neighbors
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 09:06:53 AM »
I had originally wanted an attenuator for my Fender HRD. Can't crank that thing up in a 10x12 room. But then I got into building pedals and spent all my money there  ;D I need to bring my Fender in to the shop for an issue and to rebias some tubes. I have yet to decide if I will sell that thing or keep it. If I keep it long term I may hit you up down the line on your mini if you would be interested in selling. I have to figure out what I want to do but first I need to get that amp working right.
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