3rd Power Amplification Introduce Switchback 112 Extension Cab and Hand-Wired AB Channel Selector Pedal
July 8, 2011
Nashville, TN (July 6, 2011) -- Following the launch of the British Dream amplifier and Switchback 312 cabinet at NAMM 2011, 3rd Power Amplification is launching the Switchback 112 speaker cabinet. In keeping with the "Dream" and “Switchback” concepts, triangle speaker chamber contained within a rectangle outer shell, this new compact 112 cabinet attains a similar sonic experience typically associated with 212 designs in a cabinet that’s 35 percent more compact, all with what 3rd Power says is an enhanced clarity via a wider, smoother frequency response and dispersion pattern than any other single 12” cabinet currently on the market.
The Switchback 112 employs 3rd Power’s patent-pending signature Switchback porting system on the back of the cabinet. Computer tuned to extend the low frequency response, the triangular port behind the speaker gives the user a choice closed- or open-back sound, effectively doubling the tonal possibilities of whichever amplifier the cabinet is paired with.
The Switchback range of speakers come in three sizes (112, 212 and 312) and utilizes, for the first time on the market, triangular speaker chamber construction. This technology is based on minimizing parallel surfaces within the speaker chamber to reduce internal reflections and their associated interactions that can result in uneven comb-filtered responses to the sound.
3rd Power has priced the new Switchback 112 at an introductory $699 in its standard configuration, which includes a premium ceramic magnet 12” loudspeaker. Optional upgrades are also available.
AB Channel Selector Pedal
3rd Power's AB Channel Selector hand-wired pedal gives guitarists a quick and easy way to instantly switch between two discreet output paths from one input source. Bright red and blue LED’s display the selected status of the audio signal flow. Primarily designed as a means of channel switching its Dream Series amplifiers, the unit functions equally well when deployed as a switching device to select between two different effects setups, amplifiers or switch between an amp and tuner.
The AB Channel Selector’s hand-wired point-to-point circuitry delivers a direct signal flow to the selected output. Meanwhile, the unused signal path is shorted to ground to eliminate excess noise from the connected yet inactive device. Bright red and blue LEDs are utilized to display the status of the active signal path. A red LED lights to show that output “A” is currently selected and active. Alternatively, a blue LED lights to show that output “B” is currently selected and active. The LEDs are powered by an on-board 9V battery and alternatively via an external power source when connected to a standard 9V DC power supply. Audio connections to the AB Channel Selector are made via standard ¼” phono jacks. The unit bears the unique styling of 3rd Power’s Dream Series amplifiers.
3rd Power has priced the AB Channel Selector at $129 (retail).
The Switchback 112 cab and AB Channel Selector will make their public debut at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, July 21-23, 2011. 3RD Power Amplification is located in booth #1525.
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Source: Press Release