(NOTE: also applicable for Banjo, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, Ukulele, 12-string, Dobro, etc.)
The role of an acoustic guitar stage amp is very different from that of a traditional electric guitar amp. A traditional electric guitar amp only reinforces a narrow frequency range (the low-to-mid band), and adds coloration, harmonic distortion and all kinds of interesting overtones that are highly desirable for achieving an electric guitar tone. However many so-called acoustic guitar amplifiers are little more than electric guitar amps with an inexpensive piezo tweeter grafted on.
The IDEAL acoustic guitar amplification system should accurately reproduce the acoustic guitar’s full-range sound just like your favorite pair of studio monitors does. Unfortunately studio monitors make poor stage amplifiers. For all but the most intimate of venues, the sound would not be loud enough and wouldn’t project far enough.
Every day, more and more guitarists are finding that the K-family of loudspeakers offers studio-quality fidelity, AND with 1000 watts of pure Class D power per cabinet, they are more than capable of playing at volumes that not only keep up with the other instruments on stage, but also easily punch through on leads and solos.
Benefits at a glance:
- Full-range, undistorted reproduction at loud volumes (i.e. big studio monitors for stage).
- Flatter off-axis response is achieved using DMT Technology - this results in more intelligible sound when moving around stage, and wider stereo imaging when using a stereo pair.
- Floor Wedge or Pole-mount options on the 10” & 12” models.
- Two channel mixer onboard (including a Mic Input) allows for instrument amp and stage monitor use simultaneously.
- Through-connections and a mixed output are provided for easy connection to mixing console inputs. Control the volume of your stage “mix” using an Expression Foot Pedal*.