Louder Than Liftoff Pentode Colour Module vs Soviet Pentode – DIYRE Colour Modules


Soviet Pentode vs Louder Than Liftoff Pentode Colour Module – DIYRE Colour Modules.

Compare both colour modules, pros and cons and find out which colour module is better.

 

Soviet Pentode vs Louder Than Liftoff Pentode Colour Module - DIYRE Colour Modules


 

About the Soviet Pentode | USSR NOS Tube Pentode Colour Module

 

  • Thermionic Valve Saturation Colour Module
  • Class A Operation
  • Pentode / Triode Mode
  • NOS Military Grade USSR Tube
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Low Voltage – Safe to Use
  • On-Board Regulator and Filters
  • Compatible with DIYRE Colour Format
  • Upgrade for Louder Than Liftoff pentode colour module

 

The Soviet Pentode is a true Class A tube saturation Colour Module. The Soviet Pentode is built with sub-miniature, military grade, USSR made, NOS thermionic valve.

The Soviet Pentode can operate in Triode or the Pentode Mode. Each mode offers different Saturation characteristic which results in different tonal results.

The Triode Mode has lower gain, produces mainly second harmonics and the sound is warmer, more mellow.

The Pentode Mode delivers 3dB higher gain, overdrives much quicker, produces more of 3rd and 5th harmonics and the sound is more bright and crisp.

Both Operation Modes add natively occuring tube type compression.

The Module does not use any DC/DC converter and does not contain dangerous high voltage.


Soviet Pentode vs Louder Than Liftoff Pentode Colour Module

The main difference between the Louder Than Liftoff Pentode Colour Module and the Bart HRK Soviet Pentode Colour Module is the type of used valve.

Both colour modules use the pentode tube. The Louder Than Liftoff Pentode Colour Module uses the Raytheon 6418.

The Bart HRK Soviet Pentode Colour Module is built with the USRR made Military grade NOS Pentode.

The Bart HRK Soviet Pentode Colour Module has two modes of operation – Pentode and Triode mode. The Louder Than Liftoff Pentode has only one mode o operation – pentode mode.

Two modes of operation in case of Soviet Pentode allow for better flexibility and more tonal results.

The Bart HRK Soviet Pentode Colour Module can operate from the stadard 500 rack supply voltage – do not need the DC/DC converters.

 

Colour Module

HRK Soviet Pentode

LTL Pentode Colour Module

Valve

USSR NOS Pentode US NOS Pentode

Pentode Mode

Yes Yes

Triode Mode

Yes No

Discrete Components

Yes No

Integrated Circuits

No Yes

Price Comparison:

The LTL Pentode Colour Module costs around 99USD, which is ruffly 30% more than the cost of the Soviet Pentode colour module.

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