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Why does the Erica Fusion Mixer V3 have one tube, but two mixers?
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Why does the Erica Fusion Mixer V3 have one tube, but two mixers?

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I recently was wondering how the Erica Fusion Mixer V3 has only one tube but two mixers that can be used independently? How can two independent gain stages share one tube?

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left side and right side of the tube are independent.
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Thanks for the replies!
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It's on my when-I-score-that-big-hit-and-make-heaps-of-money list. It's a little expensive for what it is IMHO (two passive resistor networks into a tube amp) but unique and it really sounds the business. If I remember correctly, it uses 12AU7 (ECC82) tubes and there's NOS of those available. So you could pop another in and get different distortion characteristic when overdriving it. mmmm

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it uses 12AU7 (ECC82) tubes and there's NOS of those available.
They're still in production actually so you can get NN (new new) ones.
Which is kinda astonishing since it's over 70 year old tech.
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They're still in production actually so you can get NN (new new) ones.
Which is kinda astonishing since it's over 70 year old tech.
Yeah but for some sound, I'd rather have an old Telefunken smooth plate or a Mullard than a brandnew chinese or russian tube. The new ones generally sound more "hi-fi" and the old ones more "natural" with a stronger midrange and bass. But when I have this module, I'll experiment and report. Maybe, with the lower voltages, the difference isn't worth it. I do notice it on my SPL gear using ECC83 (12AX7), totally different sound, but those are high voltage circuits.
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