The Lehle Dual SGoS is the second evolutionary stage of the highly successful programmable switcher for two amps plus tuner. This unit makes it possible to play through two amplifiers individually or simultaneously, either as a stand-alone unit or in a network with other Lehle SGoS switchers. A particularly popular combination is the Lehle Dual SGoS with the Lehle D.Loop SGoS. Programming is as easy and intuitive as you would expect from a Lehle product, and can also be done remotely, using MIDI program change commands.
Hum loops are completely excluded, thanks to electrical isolation of outputs A and B by the Lehle LTHZ high-end transformer. Gold-plated-contact relays, ground switches and phase inverters assure the full, loss-free guitar sound. The potentiometers are in the signal path when output A and B are active simultaneously, and the volume of the two amps can be balanced – producing a third sound you’ve never heard before! Output T, basically intended for instrument tuners, can also be used for a third amp or for a second channel for amp B, opening up even more potentials.
The gold-plated-contact relays feature active pop-and-click suppression, outputs A and B can be muted for undisturbed instrument tuning.
Q: What does SGoS stand for?
A: SGoS stands for Second Generation of Switching. The new series of Lehle switchers features a
TRS socket for connection with other Lehle SGoS switchers and external MIDI equipment for synchronization. SGoS switchers can receive MIDI program change commands and are very easy to program, they can also send MIDI program change commands and function as a MIDI controller.
Q: Which function do the volume controls for A and B have?
A: With these controls you can balance the volumes of the 2 amps to create a mix-sound as soon as A and B are active at the same time. Without these controls the Y-sound would probably be too loud, so this is a very helpful feature.
Q: What is galvanic isolation?
A: Background noise, generated by ground loops, occurs again and again when two electronic devices are connected to each other, and the Lehle Dual SGoS provides a simple but extremely effective remedy when installed between the two units. The two devices are electrically isolated when the `A´ output is used, eliminating this background noise. The protective earth conductor and the ground connection of the audio signal create a loop which will pick up external interference generated, for example, by coils. Such interference will impair the signal. The Lehle LTHZ transformer included in the Lehle Dual SGoS electrically isolates the ground connection. The hum loop is thus broken at this point.
The man behind the Lehle brand, Burkhard Georg Lehle realized after talking to musicians in his workshop what problems they had, what they would like to see in the way of equipment, and where things could be improved. A good many mentioned switchers that would work dependably without loss of sound and without generating noise. Soon enough, he realized that there was no product on the market that would do that, which was the starting point for development of the first A/B- and A/B/C switchers. Based in Germany, Lehle is still world-renowned as the leader in switching technology and other guitar accessories.