Acus ONE-AD One Series Acoustic Instruments amplifier One For Strings AD 350W, 5 Channels
The One for Strings AD is the largest model in the range, in terms of power and sound. The suggested application for this model is for the solo performer or small ensemble as an all in one 5 channel solution, you can use the One For Strings 10 as a stand-alone PA (up to approx 150 people).
A very interesting feature of this unit can be found in channel 4, which is equipped with a 3 position switch, that can be used to further enhance the tone of the instrument you are plugging into it:
Position 1 – Viola, Violin and Cello
Position 2 – Classical and Steel String Guitar
Position 3 – Semi Acoustic/Jazz
Each channel is equipped with a Peak LED, 4 band EQ, Effect volume and Channel volume. Channel 1,2,3 give you the option of Mic/Line input, Channel 5 is designed for line input only. The system has an Aux input, with its own 2 band EQ, 2 outputs (Line/Stereo Out) and its own volume control. Other features include a headphone socket (with a separate volume control), 8 digital effects (adjustable in the master section) and a Resonance Filter, which helps reduce feedback.
The One For Strings AD boasts 350 watts of power and a mere 15kg in weight, making it an exceptionally versatile and portable amp.
Frequency responce : 40Hz - 20Khz
Max power out : 350W RMS
System format : 2 way biamp
Power woofer : 280W RMS
Power tweeter : 70W RMS
Sensitivity 1W 1mt : 95dB
Crossover : electronic
Woofer : 2 x 8"
Tweeter : compression tweeter
Box : 2 way bass reflex
Dimensions : height: 46.7cm, width: 31.7cm, depth: 35cm
Acus Sound Engineering developed the Oneforstrings range to amplify the sound level of all acoustic instruments (notably acoustic and classical guitars) without altering their natural tone or resonance. Oneforstrings amps are designed in minimalist style, with custom speakers, cabinets and highly reliable electronic components, all together capable of amplifying harmonics with natural tone. Oneforstrings can also be used as a mini PA system. It is versatile and responsive, with a full range of functions specifically tailored for acoustic instruments.
The product line, which is in continual development, consists of 4 amplifiers and an extension (for those who simply want to expand the sound reach of their own amplifiers without altering tone). Each unit differs from the other by channels and power, meeting all musicians’ requirements.
We list some planning and construction details, all conceived in Italy at the Recanati plant:
The innovative and stylish control panel features custom styled knobs, micrometric and functional. With equalisation, the tone controls modify frequency levels without suppressing the original note, even at lower and upper registers. The whole range also features multiple channels and reverb with processors exclusive to Acus. Also provided are line outs, mic and auxiliary inputs.
Acus’ designers, in consultation with top-flight instrumentalists, have developed bi-amplified power sections in the electronic components capable of creating a high bandwidth and slew-rate. Within the preamplifiers there are class A output stages in strategic positions, able to offer a very warm valve-like tone typical of studio amps.
- The speakers are made in Italy to Acus’ specifications. Each model has the capacity to respond to changes in dynamics.
- The compact and lightweight speaker cabinet is handmade in natural wood, with the correct size to power ratio. The natural version emphasises the minimalist design and look of Acus products. It is birch ply with a protective polyester top coat.
- The accessories - such as the protective metal grille and carry handles – are unique specifications, with real attention to design detail and functionality.
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