Synergy SYN-2 Rack Mount Preamp Dock, Two Module Slots

Be versatile and unlock the full potential of your tone with Synergy! The Synergy SYN-2 rack mount pumps your tone through a 12AX7 tube preamp section.

Unlock the full potential of your Synergy preamp modules with the powerful SYN-2 Dual Module Tube Preamp. The SYN-2 unleashes your boutique tube tone in three extremely useful ways. The cabinet-simulated direct output sends your 12AX7-driven tone direct to your recording console with the exact sound and feel of a high-end tube amp. Thanks to its ability to replace an amp's onboard preamp and convenient rack-mounted design, harnessing fantastic tone onstage and on the road has never been easier. And for those of you who want to add a dose of flexibility to your current rig, the SYN-2 will integrate with your amplifier and effects, adding four more footswitchable channels to any amp with a series effects loop. Whether at home, in the studio, or onstage, rely on your Synergy SYN-2 Dual Module Preamp for harmonically rich tube tone.

Going Direct:

By taking advantage of the SYN-2's direct recording and performance capabilities, you'll send the real sound and feel of some of the world's most iconic tube amplifiers right to your track or front-of-house. The SYN-2's direct XLR output boasts a cabinet simulation that is second to none, offering you a studio-grade tone that is as effortless to attain as hooking up an XLR cable. Do you have your own impulse response that you'd rather use? No problem. Simply bypass the cab sim on the back of the unit. And to further dial in your tube-amp experience, we worked hand in hand with legendary amp designer, Steven Fryette to outfit the SYN-2 read more with a front-mounted Sag control, supplying you with the feel and response that only a great tube amp can give.

- Intuitive and fast way to record great tube tone
- Balanced XLR output offers cab simulation with bypass
- Licensed Fryette Sag control lets you dial in the preamp's feel and response
- Onboard effects loop for use with your rack and floor-based effects
- Ground lift eliminates unwanted signal noise

Turns Any Amp "Boutique":

Whether you're a touring musician who relies heavily on rented amps or are just unhappy with the tone of your current rig, the SYN-2 is an answered prayer. Simply run your guitar into this preamp and plug the unit into your amplifier's series effects loop return or power amp input. You've now bypassed the amplifier's preamp, giving complete tonal control to the SYN-2. Imagine it, consistent all-tube tone on the road, night after night. With the simple swap of a module you can turn your current amp into a Diezel VH4, a Friedman BE, a Morgan AC40, or any other of the top-tier amp models represented in the Synergy line. And because each module boasts two footswitchable channels and an effects loop, you're able to effortlessly call up new tones on the fly.

- Harness the tones of top-tier amp builders through any series effects loop-equipped amplifier
- Replace an amp's preamp section with the tube-driven module of your choice
- Offers convenient and consistent tube tone for players relying on rental gear
- Instantly upgrades your amp with the tones and feel of various iconic tube amplifiers

Add Channels to Your Existing Amp:

One of the most powerful ways to utilize your Synergy SYN-2 Dual Module Tube Preamp is to add channels to the amplifier you already have. By hooking the unit to your amp's series effects loop with a straight-forward 3-cable method, you're able to footswitch between the channels on both of the installed Synergy preamp modules and your amp's built in channel(s). With the stomp of the programmable 5-button Synergy 5F footswitch you can take your amp from its own crystal cleans to your modules' fire-breathing gain. Best of all, with the SYN-2's onboard effects loop, you still have the ability to run your favorite rack and stompbox effects before or after the preamp section.

- Add two additional channels to any series effects loop equipped amp
- Select between your module's channels and your amp's internal tone on the fly

Modules not included
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SYN-2

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-277-4100

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 29, 2023 by Brent B in Plano, TX

"This is the way"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've always been a huge fan of the "boutique" hi gain tones from the all of the big names that we have known and loved. Like many others I also don't have the budget to spend upwards of $4k on an amp head that, let's face it, will not get to unleash all 100 watts very often. The only real accessible solution was amp modeling, but I personally think that plugging a guitar into software is about the least metal thing you can do. I can never really get the dynamics or feel when using amp modeling. They are good and have come a long way, but it's not the same as an actual amp.The Syn 2 and the entire Synergy ecosystem, gives us everyday rockstars the opportunity to own and explore some VERY high end boutique tones in a modular setup that comes in waaaay under what even just one of the amps the each module is based on costs.The best part is this is NOT a modeling/emulation/interpretation of the amps these pre-amp modules are based on. Mike Soldano, Peter Engl, Bogner, Joe Morgan, Steven Fryette, etc literally sent the schematics for the pre-amp of the amp the module is based on and they re-organized the circuits to fit into a standardized Synergy module design. They, like the actual amps, use a series of 12AX7 tubes to create the gain stages that are exactly the same as the real deal. If you are at all familiar with tube amps than you know that 90% of the amps tone is from the pre-amp section. This is where all the mojo is, so by having the exact same pre-amp section as the real amp, read more you essentially have 90% of what makes that amp what it is in your hands.The Syn 2 is perfect for directly recording into a DAW with its stereo DI outs, but I personally prefer to use the 4 cable method of connection to one of my existing amps with an effects loop. By using the 4 cable method, you can link your Syn 2 into another amp heads effects loop. When the Syn 2 module channels are engaged the host amps pre-amp is bypassed and you have 4 channels from two modules taking its places, running directly into the power amp of the host amp. When you choose bypass on the Syn 2, the guitar input is routed through the the Syn 2 bypass into the host amps input allowing you to use the amps pre-amp channels as normal.Overall it's a high value addition to any guitar rig, and the tones are legit. No emulation, just sweet sweet tube drive.

The modules for the Syn 2 and Synergy system are literal copies of the pre-amp sections from the amps they are based off of. They are also authorized and designed by the engineers of the companies that make the amps they are based off of.

The ability to add up to 4 additional channels to any amp with an effects loop! Also very easy to directly record with.

Ease of Use
Pick a module from an amp you like an rock out as one does.

It is very high quality, American made and feels solid.

Totally worth every penny

Manufacturer Support
The guys that make up the synergy product dev team are literally some of the most well known and famous amp designers on planet earth.

The Wow Factor
If you like boutique tones but don't like to pay boutique price......this might be for you

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