The Series debuts with the 300, E110, E208 and E20

Anaheim, CA (January 16, 2010) -- Peavey has unveiled the Ecoustic Series of acoustic guitar amplifiers and the flagship Ecoustic Session 300, a powerful, feature-loaded sound system for acoustic instrument and vocal amplification.

The Ecoustic Session 300 is a bi-amplified, 300-watt, three-channel acoustic amplifier with digital effects, looper and a high-frequency ribbon driver with independent level control. Channels 1 and 2 both provide a wealth of features, including individual 9-band graphic EQ, Gain, Master Volume, Phase Reverse, Piezo Pre-Shape EQ, Tuner/Mute, and a Notch Filter with Peavey’s patented FLS Feedback Locating System that allows users to quickly identify and eliminate problem frequencies.

Channels 1 and 2 have their own effects loops and direct outputs, as well as XLR-1/4” combo inputs with switchable 9V/48V phantom power that can power instruments with preamps and microphones. Channel 3 is designed for auxiliary instruments and devices, such as MP3 or CD players, samplers and more. The channel includes ¼” and RCA inputs, and gain and tone controls.

Channels 1 and 2 also have independent digital effects sections, including Reverb, Delay and Chorus with parameter adjustments. When users select the Parameter button, the control for each effect switches from a level control to a parameter adjustment tailored to the effect selected. Chorus includes rate adjustment; Delay has feedback and tap tempo controls; and Reverb has a decay control.

Three modes of operation reconfigure how channels 1 and 2 operate to allow users even greater versatility. Duet mode keeps the channels separate, so two instruments can be used individually; Link mode runs both channels at once, so the preamps of channels 1 and 2 can be used at the same time with one instrument; and Switch mode allows users to switch between the two channels with one instrument, so the secondary channel can be used as a boost, tone mod or effects change.

The master section features a special blend control that controls the mix of channels 1 and 2 in the master output. The overall system output is governed by a master volume control and a high frequency control, which adjust the volume of the two 8” full-range speakers and one high-frequency ribbon driver, respectively. An optional foot controller includes a 30-second looper, as well as channel switching, tap tempo, chorus, delay, tuner/mute, delay, phase inverter, reverb and eight programmable presets.

• 300 watts of peak power
• Bi-amplified system with 2 x 8” full-range speakers and one high-frequency ribbon driver with independent level control
• Three independent channels
• Three operation modes: Duet, Link and Switch
• Separate nine-band graphic EQs on each channels 1 and 2
• Combo XLR and 1/4” inputs on channels 1 and 2 (9V/48V phantom power)
• Gain control with clip light on channels 1 and 2
• Master volume on channels 1 and 2
• Piezo pre-shape EQ switch on channels 1 and 2
• Channel 1-2 master blend control
• Notch Filter with FLS® on each channels 1 and 2 for controlling feedback
• XLR and ¼” TRS direct outputs on channels 1 and 2
• Separate effects loops on channels 1 and 2
• RCA auxiliary input on channel 3
• Power amp in, preamp out for stereo operation with another amp
• Master line out
• Master volume
• Stand mountable
• On-board looper with foot controller
• Advanced WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) DSP technology
• Reverb, chorus and delay with independent effect parameter adjustment
• Footswitchable phase inverter for controlling feedback
• Footswitchable tuner/mute out
• Footswitchable tap tempo, looper, preset mode and channel
• Up to 8 effect presets with optional foot controller
• U.S. MSRP $749.99

Also in the new Ecoustic Series is the Ecoustic E110, E208 and E20 acoustic guitar amplifiers, a trio of full-range, two-channel amps with dedicated EQ on each channel and transparent solid-state preamps.

The Ecoustic E110 provides 100 watts of clean power into a bi-amplified system containing a 10” full-range loudspeaker and a high-frequency horn. Both channels operate independently, with 9-band graphic EQ on channel 1 and two-band adjustment on channel 2, a Notch Filter and Phase Inverter on channel 1 to control feedback, footswitchable Mute/Tuner, and more. The master section includes digital reverb, chorus and delay with channel assignment and parameter adjustment, and the optional foot controller allows users to access up to eight presets plus an onboard looper.

The Ecoustic E208 and Ecoustic E20 are rated at 30 watts and 20 watts, respectively, and have a compact, lightweight design that make them ideal for rehearsals. The Ecoustic 208 features built-in chorus and reverb, and both models include headphone outputs for quiet practicing.

Ecoustic E110
• 100 watts of power
• Two independent channels
• Solid-state preamp
• 1 x 10” full-range loudspeaker plus 1 x 3” high frequency horn
• Nine-band graphic EQ on channel 1
• Combo XLR-¼” input on each channel
• Footswitchable Phase inverter for controlling feedback
• Notch Filter on channel 1 for controlling feedback
• Two-band EQ on channel 2
• Master volume
• Reverb, chorus and delay with parameter adjustment
• Advanced WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) technology
• Premium mic preamp
• Footswitchable tuner/mute out
• Up to 8 effect presets with optional foot controller
• Onboard looper with optional foot controller
• U.S. MSRP $399.99

Ecoustic E208
• 30 watts of power
• Two channels
• Solid-state preamp
• 2 x 8” premium full-range loudspeakers
• 1/4” input on channel 1 & combo XLR-¼” input on channel 2
• Headphone output
• Analog chorus
• Spring reverb
• Separate level controls for each channel
• Dedicated EQ for each channel
• U.S. MSRP $239.99

Ecoustic E20
• 20 watts of power
• Two channels
• Solid-state preamp
• 1 x 8” premium full-range loudspeaker
• Separate ¼” inputs
• Headphone output
• Separate level controls for each channel
• Dedicated EQ for each channel
• U.S. MSRP $149.99

The new Ecoustic series will be available from authorized Peavey dealers in Q2 2010.

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