Palmer Introduces the Acoustic Pocket Amp
Palmer has announced the Acoustic Pocket Amp, a compact preamp for used with acoustic instruments. It has three instrument modes – Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass, and Magnetic Pickups – with three basic sound settings – flat, modern, and vintage – for getting your sound. It’s also loaded with connectivity for proper routing and features.
“The Acoustic Pocket Amp features a mono line input (6.3 mm jack) with a switchable –12dB attenuator to facilitate the processing of both passive and active instrument pickups,” Palmer writes. “Outputs include a 6.3 mm jack output for connection to an amplifier or a PA, a thru output for tuning devices and a balanced XLR DI output. The latter can be selected pre or post the internal signal processing, whereby the Acoustic Pocket Amp also functions as a DI box. Additional features include an FX insert for the connection of external effects, a headphone output for monitoring and a stereo auxiliary input (all 3.5 mm jacks) for external audio players such as MP3 players or smartphones.”
The unit has a three-band EQ with a semi-parametric mid control. Further tweaking is had with a separate notch filter, while the direct and preamp signals can be mixed with a blend control.
The Palmer Acoustic Pocket Amp is available with for $239.
Palmer Acoustic Pocket Amp Features:
|Versatile acoustic preamp for instruments with piezo and magnetic pickups|
|Use with all instrument amplifiers, PA systems and recording mixers|
|Three selectable basic sounds: Flat, Modern and Vintage|
|Input limiters, polarity selector and notch filters|
|3-band EQ with semi-parametric center control|
|Blend knob to mix the direct and preamp signals|
|At the same time DI box with balanced XLR output|
|DI switchable before or after signal processing|
|Insert, stereo line input and ground lift switch|
|Footswitch with bypass or mute function assignable|