- Professional Preamp/EQ for Acoustic Guitar
- High Power 18 Volt Operation, 240V Power Adapter Included
- 3-Band Parametric EQ with Full Bypass
- Open Ended Tuner Output
- Phase Switch, Master Volume
- Simultaneous 1/4" and XLR Output
- Made in USA
The K&K Sound Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp is a full featured stage-worthy preamp that includes a three band parametric equalizer and phase switching.
The K&K Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp employs a "voltage doubler" circuit that provides a full 18 volts to the internal components even though it uses standard 9 volt input voltage. The result is high-powered clarity that simply cannot be achieved with a regular 9-volt circuit. This model includes a 240V power adapter for use outside of the United States, instead of a 110V adapter (includes standard U.S. 3-prong ground plug, requires replacement plug cable (not included) or plug adapter (not included) for use in different countries).
The K&K Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp utilizes specially selected audiophile quality high power components. There is a direct relation between power consumption and sound quality, meaning that preamps with high battery life will compromise on sound quality. Phantom powered preamps, depending on their complexity, also need to compromise on power consumption issues as phantom power fluctuates and diminishes with the number of consumers connected.
Generally, low power consumption equals less high-end response, less headroom (circuit peaks or overloads sooner), and less overall clarity. K&K Sound has always favored sound quality over power consumption in their external preamp line, but with the Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp they went even further and ran it on 18 volts.
The K&K Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp includes a +/-15dB Parametric eq band that covers 150Hz to 700Hz with adjustable notch width; full bypass of parametric stage if not needed; open-ended tuner output; mute switch output; proprietary K&K high-power three band EQ (bass – mid – treble); adjustable input gain; phase switch; master volume; simultaneously usable 1/4" line out and balanced XLR – DI output.
The tuner output allows you to connect your tuner "open ended," so there will be no signal degradation by passing through it and no switch noise. The Pure XLR Mach 2 Preamp preserves harmonics and overtones and provides a more open and true acoustic sound response. The additional parametric band allows you to fine-adjust the low mid / high bass band for optimum tone and feedback control.