RK3 and R53 differences

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FatRocky
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RK3 and R53 differences

Post by FatRocky » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:27 pm

i own a r53 module ( actually i have two) but since i bought my rk2 vca and found it to be the best metasonix vca. I´m asking myself if the rk3 modules has something special that i won´t find in my R53 modules, some different quality to the ring mode -pulser that would be optimal for different purposes?

Anyone here who owns both and can tell if it´s worth it to get rid of one of my two r53 modules to get the rk version..?


Same withthe R54 and rK4
Thanks in advance :tu:

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Post by snakejaw » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:59 pm

I'm curious too. Anybody?

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Post by snakejaw » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:36 pm

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Post by metasonix » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:32 am

It's the same ckt as the R-53 but with a different tube. And it should sound the same but (as usual) is a little different. And I can't explain how it's different--you can only play them next to each other to understand.

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Post by snakejaw » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:51 am

Thanks. Is this also the case with the R-51 and RK2?

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R-53 vs Rk3

Post by benjamin_izzo » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:54 am

Frankenthread
R-53 sounds more dynamic and natural. Seems to have more depth.
Rk3 sounds boxier and more "compressed." Extremely mean.

R-53 is great for experimental, almost rfi sounds.
Rk3 excels for grime, and sounds like high gain on steroids.

Possibly the age of the tubes in the oldrer r-53 is the reason for the subtle differences? Get both! Ultimate quiver mates.

Thanks for making these gems Mr. B. I'm in love.
Best!

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