Schertler Amps Unveils the UNICO
A compact 5-channel amp that combines performance, power, and versatility.
Mendrisio, Switzerland (May 24, 2016) -- Swiss manufacturer Schertler completes its family of “next generation” acoustic amplifiers with the release of UNICO, a compact 5-channel amp that combines performance power and versatility with excellent sound quality.
Equipped with a 1" dome tweeter and 10" woofer, and featuring an optimized two-way bass reflex construction, UNICO offers 250W (200W + 50W) of bi-amplified power. As well as proving ideal acoustic instrument amplification and performing well in jazz ensembles, UNICO’s 10" woofer also makes it a good crossover amp for electric guitars.
UNICO includes a balanced microphone (XLR) input, an unbalanced mic/instrument input and an input offering both balanced microphone and unbalanced mic/instrument options. Both instrument inputs feature a Bootstrap technology that enables the input to automatically adapt to any impedance. A separate stereo input channel will additionally accommodate devices such as a computers, MP3 or CD/DVD players. A 5th FX Return channel can also be used for inputting line level devices.
The three main microphone/instrument input channels include a Gain control for input sensitivity regulation and 3-band EQ, with parametric mids on input channels 1 and 3 and a switchable resonance (notch) filter (240Hz/150Hz) on channel 2. Phantom power is supplied for condenser and electrostatic microphones. Each of these channels also features an overload LED. Channel 1 is additionally equipped with a phase reverse switch to prevent feedback, or unwanted effects between the various channels.
UNICO’s Master section controls include a new adjustable DI Out, a new Mute button, a Line Out enabling the connection of external systems, a digital reverb and an Insert for connecting an external dynamics processor. Connection options are further enhanced with an Aux Out (channel 1) that also enables connection to other systems. A Low Cut Filter (cutting frequencies below 180Hz) can be used with instruments that generate aggressive low frequencies. This also enables a separate subwoofer to be connected without causing any damage to the amplifier.
UNICO is equipped with a high voltage CLASS-A preamp with no integrated circuits and No Negative Feedback (NFB) for optimum sound quality.
UNICO is available from the Schertler online store (Europe, USA and Canada only), or from Schertler showrooms and distributors worldwide. Other currently available models in this new amplifier series include the 50W GIULIA Y, the 100W DAVID and the 200W JAM.
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