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Palmer PDI03 Speaker Simulator with Loadbox, 8 Ohms

Don't mic up a cabinet -- just crank up your amp head and plug it into this speaker simulator. Its DI output gives you the sound of a cab, without the bleed. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Palmer PDI03 Speaker Simulator

The PDI03 Palmer speaker simulator combines load impedance, a signal splitter and DI box especially designed for guitars. All functions are optimized for live and recording applications.

Instead of being connected to a loudspeaker, the PDI03 is connected directly to the amplifier output. The signal is no longer picked up by a microphone, but after passing through a special filter section is fed directly into a mixing console, tape recorder, etc. This permits power amplifiers to be operated to saturation without troublesome volume problems.

Two switches select between the 9 filter presets simulating various types of speakers and enclosures. Open back 2 x 12" combo or 4 x 12" cabinet characteristics and the punch of a full-out stack with a graphic EQ "V" setting can be selected as well as "American" or "British" speakers and ultra brightness.

Four paralleled unfiltered outputs are available for further processing. Both filter and line out level are adjustable.

For live monitoring, speakers may be connected while the reactive load is automatically switched off. Power handling capacity is 100W RMS without speakers.

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Product type: speaker simulator
Type: passive
Channels: 1
Input type: unbalanced
Inputs: 1
Input connectors: 6.3 mm Jack
Output type: unbalanced, balanced
Outputs: 2
Output connectors: XLR, 6.3 mm Jack
Output impedance: 600 (XLR), 10 k (6.3 mm Jack) Ohm(s)
Controls: voicing, filter volume, line out
Dummy load: yes
Dummy load impedance: 16 Ohm(s)
Max. load: 100 W
Voicing filter: yes
Power attenuator: no
Transformer isolated outputs: yes
Cabinet material: sheet steel/aluminium
Cabinet surface: powder coated/anodized
Width: 480 mm
Width: 19"
Depth: 180 mm
Height: 44,5 mm
Height: 1 U
Weight: 2.6 kg
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
8 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 12 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PDI03
16 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PDI03L16
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "For any guitar player going direct, I highly recommend a palmer!"
Overall: I've wanted to go direct for years but didn't want the cheesy, processed sound of any digital processor. I've used a Fender Deluxe combo amp for the past 6 years and absolutely LOVE the sound. The band I am in switched to in ear monitors and were trying to eliminate all stage volume except for drums. I decided to do some research and was able to find a Fender head unit that sounded exactly like my combo amp. I bought the Palmer PDI-03 speaker simulator as my cabinet. The first time I plugged it in I couldn't believe the clarity I was getting compared to micing a combo amp. I would highly recommend this product to any guitar player that is looking to go direct. You basically just find the amp sound you want by buying a head unit whether it be Marshall, Fender, Blackstar, etc. but make sure you run it through a Palmer!
Style of Music: Rock, Hip-Hop, Blues, R&B
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Overall: With that said, i dont, but i have seen them used and played through a rig that had one in it. The cool thing is, you can plug any amp ( tube OR solid state ) into it and get the sound you want at a certain volume on the amp . So if you have say a little combo amp that sounds great at a certain volume but isnt big enough to fill the room with its sound- you can do it with this, a good rackmount poweramp , and a larger cab. And this isnt just for oldschool arena rockers , its a useful tool for anyone wanting to manage their sound. And most people know that running time based effects like reverb delay chorus etc doesnt sound as good through a tube amps effects loop as it does behind the amp- meaning after the power amp . So you can do post amp effects with this. Yes you can still do in front of amp effects ( like wha and loop effects like eq ) or whatever you wish. If there are three things a serious electric guitarist should buy before they dump a bunch of money on an amp , effects, pedals etc , it would be a Marshall cab loaded with quality speakers, a quality mosfet power amp with at least 100 watts rms ouput , and this Plamer speaker simulator/load. It will give you so many options to control your sound and get a good tone.Even bedroom/hobbyist players could get alot out of one of these with a poweramp and a cab. With all these new micro heads coming out, you could get a good sound out of a reasonably low price 15 watt head or combo add quality effects and get that sound out of a 4x12 at any volume. So if you want to take the next step as an electric guitarist , buy this, a mosfet power amp ( like the rocktron velocity 300 ) , and a quality cab/speakers like Mashall with celestions ...THEN start with your amps and effects. It might cost a bit but if you keep this basic gear , youll always be happy. Even if you are off and on with your hobby or career , youll never regret owning this. Its the swiss army knife for guitarists... One thing i would like to see is a unit that can accept up to ten different inputs that is switchable. That would allow you to switch between multiple amps with the same speaker cabs...
Style of Music: Hard rock
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