Rowin Plexion  [schematic]

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Post by howmuch »

Rowin Plexion LEF-624 LEF-324
Probably the same internals as other brands like Tomsline.

I've only seen speculation on what this is.
Volume = B100k
Gain = B100k
Tone = C10k
U1 = LM833
clipping = 2 LEDs to GND

It's a clone of the MI Audio Crunch Box v1, with an extra Bright mode.
Not sure if there was a version of the CB with that mode toggle.
The Plexion switches between two different capacitors for C9 in matsumin's schematic.
C11 (22n) for Normal mode (same as the CB) and C12 (5n) for Bright mode.

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Post by cpage86 »

Nice! I just traced mine today as I couldn't find anything online last I looked about what it was based on. I was curious what it was, and like you I came to the same conclusion it is a Crunch Box. Never played a real one, but this Rowin sounds nice.

The only other difference I saw from the MI Crunch box schematics not mentioned is the addition of a 1Meg pulldown resistor at the input. Beyond that they are identical.

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