The Palmer DREI design is more than just a visual extravaganza - it mirrors the concept and the circuitry. For the purest, most natural distortion only a single-ended design will do.
Single-ended tube circuits are straightforward and simple, providing the most organic, raw tube sounds possible. In contrast to the more powerful push-pull designs the output of single-ended circuits usually does not exceed 5 Watts. That is why single-ended circuits are mostly found in small practice amps preferred by many top-notch players for recording.
Dating back to the first days of vacuum tubes single-ended amplifiers are nothing new. However, the Palmer DREI incorporates THREE of these providing three times the output power of a standard single-ended design! Moreover, it accepts a variety of output tubes which all have their own unmistakable sound characteristics.
The EL84 is bright and “British” sounding with tons of distortion (think Vox amps), the 6V6 provides somewhat darker tones with a smoother “American” distortion flavor (think Fender), and while it is tight and bright at lower volumes the 6L6 becomes progressively darker when driven hard. With the Palmer DREI you can mix and match power tubes from three distinct amplifier tones and thus create your own voice.
The Palmer DREI works with the following power tubes:
Three different single-ended amps in a single unit - that's the Palmer DREI formula!
|Product type:||Guitar Amplifiers|
|Input connectors:||6.3 mm jack|
|Input impedance:||1 M Ohm(s)|
|Output connectors:||6.3 mm jack|
|Output impedance:||16, 4, 8 Ohm(s)|
|Controls:||preamp saturation treble, preamp saturation, tone, Power, standby, master power amp ZWEI, mains voltage selector, master power amp DREI, master power amp EINS|
|Power amp tubes:||6V6, 6L6, EL84|
|Operating voltage:||integrated (115 / 230 V)|
|Power consumption:||100 W|
|Cabinet material:||sheet steel|
|Features:||Compatible with EL84, 6L6, 6V6, KT90, KT77, EL34 power tubes|
Canadian Musician No. 6
Palmer DREI – the three from the petrol station – Product Review from amazona.de
Palmer DREI Triple Single-Ended Amplifier – Test Report by Canadian Musician
Palmer DREI – the power of three tubes – a test report from Delamar.de
Palmer Drei – All good things come in threes – Test Report by Soundcheck
Palmer Drei – Three in one bread bin amplifier – Test Report by gitarist.nl
The Black Keys Guitar Tech Dan Johnson & the Palmer Drei
Palmer DREI – Test Report by fuzz.se
Adam Hall – Barcelona Convention 2012
Palmer DREI – Triple Single Ended Amplifier – Test Report by meetmusic.com
Palmer Drei – a gimmick-free zone – Test Report by bonedo.de
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