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B-Band A1.2N Acoustic Guitar Endpin Preamp  

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Overview
  • Volume control mounted at the soundhole
  • A1.2N special design preamp (only for use with 1470 AST)
  • Includes A1.2N preamp and 1470 AST transducer
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $149.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $30.00
  • Your Price:
    $11999
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For sterling amplification of your acoustic guitar at higher volume levels.

This bundle includes a special version of the A1.2 that has a slight frequency notch of 6 decibels in the low-mids, giving the system a smooth acoustic sound at louder volume levels and is packaged along with, and for use only, with the 1470 AST. This gives you great tone at a great value. It can be used in any acoustic guitar, or similar instrument, that has good access to its interior.

This preamp bundle comes with a volume control that simply mounts at the inside edge of the sound hole with adhesive. The 9-volt battery powered electronics are mounted in a small tube that is directly coupled with a high quality endpin jack making an all-in-one structure. As an option, the A1.2N can be phantom powered with the B-Band external battery box.

The guitar part is light in mass adding very little weight to the instrument. Includes all mounting hardware, box-tight battery holder and wire harness.

Features
  • Volume control mounted at the soundhole
  • A1.2N special design preamp (only for use with 1470 AST)
  • Includes A1.2N preamp and 1470 AST transducer
  • High-quality endpin output jack

Give your guitar the plugged-in sound it deserves. Order today!

 

A1.2N Acoustic Guitar Endpin Preamp Specifications:

  • S/N ratio: Greater than —90 dB
  • Distortion: 0.05%
  • Frequency response: 50 Hz to 40 kHz (+0, -3 dB)
  • Input channel voltage gain: +24 dB
  • Input impedance: 50 mOhms ""< 10 pF
  • Output impedance: < 3.5 kOhms
  • Nominal output level: -10 dBu (0.245 Vrms)
  • Power supply: 9V battery (not included)
  • Current consumption: 1.2 mA typical
  • Connections: Transducer input, 2.54mm (3/32") header; Output, 6,3mm (1/4") jack
  • Weight (with accessories): 50 g
  • Size: 13x97mm
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B-BandA1.2N Acoustic Guitar Endpin Preamp
 
4.5

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4.0

Best played through a pre-amp

By hozeman

from Sedona, AZ

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Pros

  • Brilliant Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Plenty Of Volume

Cons

  • Very Bassy -- Feeds Back

Best Uses

  • Open Mike Sessions
  • Practicing
  • Solo Accompaniment

Comments about B-Band A1.2N Acoustic Guitar Endpin Preamp:

I installed the pickup in a Martin D-16. Installation was fairly easy for a first-time installer. Good directions, and required no soldering, as some do.
Very "hot" pickup -- feeds back easily on low strings -- needs to be tamed down. The installation template places the transducer strip closer to the bass end pins than the treble ones, so maybe this is the problem. Billed as a more authentic acoustic sound than under saddle pickups, but I don't find much difference. Highs are too brassy and lows boom too much. I plugged it into an LR Baggs Para Acoustic DO Pro Direct Box w/ EQ to modify the sound, and I was able to modify the sound to my satisfaction. Huge volume, but lots of feedback at high volumes. Don't know if one of those sound hole distortion mutes would work with the volume knob sticking out slightly in the sound hole.
Overall, I'm happy with the sound because it allows me to plug in and play open mike sessions, but it doesn't sound as "natural" as my Seymour Duncan Woody mag pickup.

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5.0

Great sound - easy to install

By LongLoopReflex

from Buffalo

Comments about B-Band A1.2N Acoustic Guitar Endpin Preamp:

I have placed two of the 1470 AST pickups in my guitars (Guild D25 & Yamaha CJ-838S) with no problems. Sound is excellent with even amplification across strings. Feedback is limited with only the Jumbo Yamaha needing a soundhole cover. I had a problem with the A1.2N preamp 2 months after purchase. I contacted B-band and after sending in the broken preamp, they replaced it without cost. Great sound you can install yourself without needing to drill a hole thru the top of your guitar.

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