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BBE Acoustimax Acoustic Guitar Preamp

Designed to produce a more natural amplified sound, the Acoustimax comes loaded with features including 3-band EQ, dedicated tuner out, and TRS effects loop. (32) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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BBE Acoustimax Acoustic Guitar Preamp

BBE is at the forefront of audio technology which allows amplified music to sound more natural, and the next generation of BBE High Definition Sound technology is a vital element to the Acoustimax acoustic preamp. In the four years since BBE last offered its award winning 386 acoustic preamp, BBE's design and engineering team studied the serious acoustic player's needs for both recording and sound reinforcement.

The result is Acoustimax, a foot pedal style (or "stomp box style) acoustic preamp which raises the bar for amplified acoustic instrument sound quality. Acoustimax is packed with features including three band, recording console quality EQ with a sweepable mid-range band, low frequency notch filter, phase reversal, ground lift, line level out, dedicated tuner out and TRS effects loop, even a pre/post switchable balanced DI output with pad. Other features include hard wired bypass, non-slip rubber bottom and the included 12v power supply.

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- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20kHz
- Treble: +/- 12dB @ 10kHz
- Mid: +/- 12dB @ 400Hz - 2.5kHZ
- Bass: +/- 12dB @ 60Hz
- Notch: 0 to 12 dB @ 70Hz - 250 Hz
- BBE: Low Contour: +15dB @ 50Hz
- Process: +15dB @ 10Khz
- Noise: Instrument Jack: -98dBv (unity gain) Line Out: -88dBv (+10dB gain)
- Max. Output: +10dBu @ Instrument Jack
- THD: 0.05% at 1 kHz

Impedances:
Input: 2.2 MEG Ohm
Tuner Out: 2k Ohm
Line Out: 1k Ohm
Instrument Out: 2k Ohm
XLR Out: 600 Ohm

*0dBu = 0.775Vrms

Power Requirements: DC inlet +12VAC min. 200ma
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-897-6766
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Overall: I have had this unit for a month and let me just say, without even adjusting much of anything, as soon as I plugged it in, my electric acoustic was louder and clearer then ever before. Again, I haven't even delved much into it, just set everything at mid, turned gain and volum to mid and presto! This thing is built like a tank too. I don't feel like I could break it dropping it off a two story building. So far so good. I love this device!
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "PEOPLE WILL START ASKING HOW MUCH THAT GREAT SOUNDING GUITAR COST."
Sound: It really helps fill out the sound of your acoustic. The EQ controls get you really in the ballpark, and then the Sonic Max. puts it over the top. Really great for adding depth, fullness to your sound. I do not want to say it adds bass but it gets you that deep richness to your sound. Feature: I only really wish it had one more thing. It needs a low impedence input. My Taylor with ES system sounded really bad through it. My other acoustic guitars with Fishman electronics sounded fantastic, along with my solid body electrics. I managed to fix the issue with a Radio Shack TRS transformer/adapter to 1/4" TS Jack for 20 bucks. Now the Taylor sounds fantastic through it. Ease of Use: Manual shows the controls but really does nothing to help you in understanding what they do. A review of the pedal that went into great detail about what each control really did helped me more than the manual. Quality: Its built like a tank. You will not hurt this puppy. Value: With the advent and introduction of some of the newer acoustic amps, I would consider the cost against a good amp with controls that claim to do the same. If you play through mostly PA systems.... Get this, no ifs, an's, or but's. Manufacturer Support: I have heard its not too great, takes a while for emails to get answered. I have sent one a day ago and still have not received an answer. I asked about what they recommended for the Taylor ES system even though I have found a solution already. The Wow Factor: It makes your guitar sound better. End of story Overall: I am always seeking bigger and better,.... sorry, that will never end. At the moment, this is the cats meow.
Style of Music: Alternative/Rock
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