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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 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 3 in
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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Sound: At first I was disappointed and ready to either return the unit or replace my speakers. However, after learning more about properly setting the controls, I was thrilled with the sound. It's very important to know the correct settings for all devices in the chain, not just the Acoustimax. I called the various manufacturers of my equipment to get their input. First of all, make sure that your mixer is correctly set. I'm using a Mackie 808M powered mixer and for me it's best to turn the main volume up to about 3/4 of the max ( more if needed ). After that, I gradually set the channel volume to the desired level. Of course, set your trim as to not clip. I use the same process on the Acoustimax. Turn the volume to max and subtly adjust the gain to the desired level. Then set the eq and other controls to where you like it. Seemingly insignificant changes can make a big difference. So don't take it for granted that your settings are right just because you've always done it that way or because someone at the grocery store told you how to do it. Feature: Since it runs on AC, you can't use battery power. One complaint is the power supply. It might be ok, but it appears to be somewhat fragile. Time will tell. Ease of Use: Straight forward and simple conrtols that are clearly identified. Quality: By looks and feel, it appears to be well built. I haven't had it long enough to know how it will hold up over time. Value: I think its a decent value compared to other devices in the same category. After all, you are getting three items in one. You have an acoustic pre-amp, a DI box, and a sonic maximizer all wrapped up in one. Manufacturer Support: I contacted the company for technical advice and they were easy to reach and very helpful. The Wow Factor: I love the appearance, feel, and design. It looks like a piece of professional equipment that is built to last. Overall: I think the Acoustimax is a perfect fit for my needs. I play acoustic lead guitar in a gospel bluegrass band. The Acoustimax adds body to the sound and gives it a fullness that it didn't have before. I tried various things throughout the years but never truly got the sound I wanted. This is just the item that I was looking for.
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