Featuring 120 watts of clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, the Loudbox Artist includes two versatile input channels and a new dual effects section.

Andover, MA (August 23, 2011) ––Introduced at Summer NAMM 2011, the new Loudbox Artist represents a significant design evolution of the award-winning Loudbox 100 that packs more power and features into an exceptionally lightweight and portable package. The new amplifier will share the same brown and cream look as the successful Loudbox Mini.


Featuring 120 watts of clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, the Loudbox Artist includes two versatile input channels with critically-acclaimed Fishman tone, precision feedback-fighting controls, and a new dual effects section.

Built-in Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Echo, and Slap Echo effects are also controllable. Other Loudbox Artist features include two mic/instrument channels with combo 1/4” and XLR inputs, plus 3-band EQ and notch-filter feedback controls. A new dual digital effects section includes independent channel effects level and on/off control.

1/4” and 1/8” auxiliary stereo inputs with level control allow for backing tracks or set-break music. Additional flexibility is provided by a balanced XLR Mix D.I. output plus D.I. outputs on each input channel. A Channel Mute allows the user to silence both input channels, while a headphone output enables private practice. A foot switch input is also provided for the remote muting of Input Channels or Chorus, Flanger, & Slap Echo effects.

Other Artist features include and Input gain control with 10dB pad and clip indicator, a dedicated effects loop on each channel and 24V phantom power for condenser mics.

The Loudbox Artist will have a street price of $499.95 and will be available in October.

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