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Strymon Lex V2

Strymon Lex V2 Rotating Speaker effects pedal

Strymon Lex V2: Born to Revolve

There is something uniquely powerful about the sound of a vintage rotary speaker system. The organic chorusing as the treble horn and bass rotor start speeding up, the grit of the internal tube-driven amplifier creating additional harmonics that spin around the room. Plug into the Strymon Lex V2, close your eyes, and be transported by this classic sound, recreated with astonishing realism and depth for your pedalboard.

Complete Rotary Speaker System

The Lex V2 provides you with a complete, accurately reproduced rotary speaker system: the low-frequency bass rotor, the rotating treble horn, the tube-driven amplifier, finely tuned microphone placement, and all the complex sonic interactions between these elements. Powerful, intuitive controls mean you can quickly dial in just the customized sound you desire.

Classic Sound, New Features

Our second-generation Lex gives you the same rich rotary sounds of our original and adds significant new features, incorporating technological advancements, hardware improvements, and design enhancements to give you additional flexibility, power, and ease of use on stage and in the studio.

User Interface

A more powerful and intuitive user interface gives you instant control over mic position and distance, dry level, acceleration speed, volume boost/cut, and easy customization of rotor speed. Everything you need for the full rotary speaker experience is at your fingertips.

MIDI

Full MIDI implementation means you can control just about every switch, knob, and setting remotely by sending MIDI commands from your controller or DAW via Lex’s EXP/MIDI jack or USB-C connection. Rotor speed can be synchronized via MIDI Clock Sync, and the sync setting can be saved for each preset. 300 MIDI preset locations are available for loading and saving your favorite settings.

Hardware Improvements

A premium analog JFET input circuit ensures superb responsiveness to your playing, and you can select mono or stereo input with the flick of a rear panel switch. All this, plus a new ARM DSP chip provides more processing power for every sonic nuance, with less energy consumption on your pedalboard.

Controls & Routing

  • MIC: Changes the position of the microphones relative to the cabinet.
    • Front: Picks up the sound from the partially covered front of the cabinet.
    • Rear: Picks up the sound from the open back of the cabinet.
  • SPEED: Controls the rotor speed for the SLOW and FAST modes.
  • HORN LEVEL: Controls the output level of the high-frequency rotating horn.
  • MIC DISTANCE: Varies the distance of the stereo mics from the horn rotor and the single mic on the woofer rotor. Turn left for a more pronounced effect. Turn right for more ambience.
  • SLOW/FAST: Toggles the rotor speed between SLOW and FAST. A flashing red LED indicates the rate. Hold for brake.
  • ON: Engages the effect. A red LED indicates the effect is engaged.
  • RAMP: Controls how quickly the rotors transition when switching between speeds via the SLOW/FAST switch. The rotors accelerate independently, with the low-frequency rotor accelerating more slowly, just like an actual rotating speaker system.
  • VOLUME: Controls the +/-6dB boost or cut when the pedal is engaged (12 o'clock is unity gain).
  • PREAMP DRIVE: Controls the drive of the rotary cabinet's tube preamp and phase inverter stages. Turn up for a more overdriven cab sound.
  • DRY: Adds your dry input signal to the effect signal. Dry is off at the minimum setting and blended 50/50 with the effect signal at maximum.
  • AUDIO INPUT SELECTOR:
    • Mono: Use with a mono input signal. Output is stereo.
    • Stereo: Use with a stereo input signal. Output is stereo.
  • IN: High impedance, ultra low-noise, discrete Class A JFET preamp input. TRS adapter cable required for stereo input signal.
  • OUTPUTS: Low impedance stereo audio signal outputs. Use OUT L for mono output.
  • EXP / MIDI: Multifunction communication jack for external control of Lex's features and functions. Use a standard TRS expression pedal for continuous control over the knobs of the pedal (default setting). See complete User Manual for details about configuring for MIDI communication or accessories such as Strymon Conduit, MultiSwitch Plus, and MiniSwitch.
  • USB-C: Computer connection for controlling via MIDI and firmware updates.
  • 9VDC: Use the included power supply or an adapter with the following rating: 9VDC, center negative, 300mA minimum.

This pedal ships fully insured with signature required.