June 6, 2014

MS SOV (MS-2V)

Mark Wigston

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MS-2VAlthough the Matt Schofield Signature Model MS SOV SPECIAL was discontinued in December 2013, in response to an overwhelming demand from our customers, it has been revived as a standard pedal MS SOV (MS-2V). Though it no longer has Matt Schofield’s signature on the front side, the power is increased internally to +/-15DVC and the HTS circuit is implemented to prevent signal degradation when bypassed, the same as the original model. Also we made every effort with the MS SOV/MS-2V to recreate the equivalent sound quality of the original signature model.

 

 

Please enjoy the fat and smooth tone, and wide dynamic range of the “MS SOV/MS-2V”.

Main Features

The power is increased internally to +/-15Vdc to provide a wide dynamic range and rich expression.
HTS (Holistic Tonal Solution) circuit is included, which manages everything at the input and output, including the send and return for effects, and the signal line.
Astoundingly excellent Signal-to-Noise ratio.
Reliable, high-quality parts are used to ensure long life and stable sound.

Specifications

Input Impedance: 1M
Output Impedance: less than 200
Controls: LEVEL, TONE, DRIVE
Connectors: 1/4-inch phone jack x 2 (INPUT and OUTPUT) DC9V input jack (AC adaptor jack)
Power Supply: 9V battery or AC adaptor
Power Consumption: DC9V, 90mA (Max)
Dimensions: 115 (D) x 72 (H) x 50 (H) mm(Including foot switch, jack and rubber feet)
Weight: 250g approx. (Not including battery)

About HTS (Holistic Tonal Solution) Circuit

The newly developed Free The Tone HTS Circuit brings a brand new concept to effect pedals.

The HTS circuit essentially functions to manage the interface of the effector from signal input to the output. This solves not only the problem with a True-Bypass circuit and the weak point of a combination of a general buffer circuit and an electronic switch, but also totally and effectively manages the interface between effectors connected before and after the effect circuit inside of the HTS circuit.

The compatibility of pedals when they are connected together will be influenced by the signal level and the characteristics of the input and output impedance. The signal characteristics as a result of a combination of true-bypass effectors will be changed every time an effector is switched on or off. The change of signal characteristics will have a drastic affect on the sound quality and/or sound image. You may have felt a fundamental difference in sound quality or a feeling that something just isn’t right in the past. This is a major problem of effectors that is relatively unknown.

The HTS Circuit consists of 3 separate circuits: 1. Input Circuit, 2. Noiseless Effect On/Off Circuit and 3. Output Driver Circuit. The Input Circuit receives the signal properly depending on the conditions of the signal source, eliminates noise from unnecessary frequency bands and then sends the pure guitar signal to the effect circuit. The Free The Tone effectors have a very low S/N ratio thanks to the HTS Circuit.

The effected signal is sent to the Noiseless Effect On/Off Circuit. This circuit transfers the guitar sound faithfully without any feeling of dullness or distortion that is often unique to electronic switching circuits, because no switching element, such as an FET, is used. The effected sound signal or bypassed sound signal, selected by the Noiseless Effect On/Off Circuit, is sent to the Output Circuit and then to any other equipment connected after the effector in the signal chain. Regardless of whether the effector is on or off, the signal output impedance remains fixed so that a stable signal is provided all the time. And when the effector is turned off, the HTS Circuit outputs a signal that remains true to the original natural guitar sound.

The effected sound and bypassed sound managed by the HTS Circuit will always have the same sound quality, which solves a problem that has plagued players for years.

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