Acoustic A40 and A1000 Combo Amplifiers

Acoustic Amplification expand their A-Series line with the A40 and A1000 acoustic instrument amplifier, with built-in EQ and effects.

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Both amps are designed to handle acoustic instruments and microphones with two inputs for XLR and 1/4" cables, making them ideal for musicians that sing.

Like the other amps in their A-Series line, the A40 and A1000 are combo amplifiers that come in wedge-style slanted cabinets. They are described as a viable mini-PA, tweaked to work well with acoustic instruments and vocals.

The company says that both amps are designed to reproduce to better handle the nuance and dynamic changes that are expected from and acoustic instruments. It is also fine tuned to better reproduce all the important details of your vocals.

The two combo amps come with coaxial speakers and are meant to be portable and lightweight. Acoustic Amplification hopes that the amps can provide musicians with an all-in-one performance solution for different venue sizes and settings.

Acoustic Product Merchandise Manager Rick Gagliano said, "These new A-Series amps are perfect for the musician on the go. Acoustic amps have always offered incredible tonal control, and these new models take it even further, with great sounding speakers, amazing DSP, and more than enough power to fill the room. With their slant cabinets, they make a great stage amp, or a perfect mini-PA."

To better hear your sound, the speaker has to be aligned to your ears, and in line with this the A40 comes with wedge-style cabinetry, and the A1000 can be tilted back. This will allow for both standing up or slanted configuration for performance and monitoring. The XLR and 1/4" inputs come with dedicated level control knobs so you can decide how much of your vocals and instrument is mixed in.

For tone shaping, both amps come with built-in 3-band EQ with sweepable mid-range. Contrasting their traditional look, the amps are packed with modern tech including DSP (Digital Signal Processing) effects and automatic feedback control circuitry. The built-in effects are programmable and feature an LCD readout for easy setup and preset storage/recall.

As the name implies the A40 Acoustic Instrument Amp pairs 40 Watts of power with a full-range 8-inch coaxial speaker. It sits in-between the bigger A1000 and the smallest A20 version.

The A1000 is the biggest amp to come out of their acoustic instrument amplifier line. It is a 2-channel amp that has two 50 Watt amps each, adding up to a total of 100 Watts of power. The two amps drive two 8" Neodymium speakers that are designed to be loud and yet still be light and portable. The A1000's two channels are independent and comes equipped with a pair of combo input jacks, giving you a total of four inputs for instruments or vocals - making it a true mini-PA system. The two channels are equipped with dedicated 3-band EQs, each with sweepable midrange, along with two independent programmable digital effects processors with LCD readout, plus automatic feedback elimination. The A1000 is essentially a combo amp with two isolated 50W amps in one package.

A truly modern feature that both the A40 ad A1000 carries is Buetooth connectivity. This will let you easily pair the amp with your computer, phone or tablet, allowing you to play your tracks. This feature will also make it easier to justify the cost of the amp, since it can double as a bluetooth speaker when you're not jamming along with your tracks.

Finally, both amps are equipped with a professional grade direct output for each channel, with ground lift, pre/post EQ select, and level controls. This will let you connect the amps to powered speakers for larger venues, and making them even more akin to a portable PA system.

The Acoustic A1000 amplifier is expected to retail for just under $500, while the smaller A40 is priced at just under $270. For more information, head over to Acoustic Amplification.

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