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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. (3) Read 3 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
16 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PDI03L16
8 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 12 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PDI03
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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: I play in a classic rock band. My amp is an '89 JCM 800 2205. I have a 4X12 cab with vintage 30's but man is does that suck to lug around. So I got the Palmer to alleviate hauling that big old Cab around. The Palmer is high a quality build, and sounds great through my EV ZLX15's I use for mains. It sounds like a cabinet. You have 9 different settings you can use, which really simplifies setup. Once you get it set, you forget that you aren't playing through a cabinet anymore. We use in ears for monitoring so there is 0 stage volume. I love this unit for its sound, its quality and the simplicity. This is about 2/3 the price of a Two notes torpedo, and much easier to use. Nothing against Two Notes product, because it is a fine piece as well. Admittedly, I am not a knob tweaker, so that is why I chose the Palmer. I have played through both and unless you are an absolute audiophile, you will not hear a $300 dollar difference between the Palmer and Two notes.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Grunge, Folk
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