Submitted September 16, 2006 by a customer from hotmail.com
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The LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI is an awesome preamp for electro-acoustic instruments, and comes with so many valuable features! Since early 2004 I've used it in conjunction with a McSpadden SH12KK Custom mountain dulcimer with custom LR Baggs piezo bridge pickup, and the LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI makes it play like a dream! The most useful features for me have been the equilizer, gain control, volume control, effects loop, and its dual output of both a 1/4" and an XLR jack. I've played in venues where I'm lucky if someone knows how to turn on the sound system, let alone operate it; so the advantage of having so much personal control over my sound through this gem of a product is wonderful! Some house systems I've played through have had a horrible buzzing sound, but simply pressing the reverse polarity button on the LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI has been the quickest and easiest remedy! This unit can run on phantom power through the XLR, although I prefer to use 9-volt batteries in it. Battery life in this preamp is quite long, as it doesn't use much power while it's operating (less than 3mA!). The discrete pure class A field effect transistor input gives the very best sound possible and virtually no noise. If you play any electro-acoustic instruments, be sure to pick up this awesome product! It's well-worth the investment, gives you more control, and improves your sound!
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