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Free The Tone PA-1QG 10 Band Analog EQ w / Power Supply

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    "The Free The Tone PA-1QG (for guitar)/PA-1QB (for bass) is an epoch-making device produced by pursuing integration of digital and analog technologies cultivated through the development of the AMBI SPACE and TRI AVATAR.

    At first glance the PA-1QG/PA-1QB looks like a digital equalizer effects unit but it is an “analog equalizer.” Including I/O sections, its equalizer circuits through which the guitar/bass signals pass are all fully analog and contour the rich tones of your guitar/bass as analog signals. This is the same signal processing method you will find in graphic equalizers with conventional slider volume controls. The PA-1QG/PA-1QB is an analog effects unit, but its parameter control section is a digital circuit that can precisely store and process the status of various parameters in the digital domain. This enables real-time parameter control via presets and MIDI.

    After more than ten years of development from its conception and repeated trial and error processes, Free The Tone has finally completed its innovative product PA-1QG/PA-1QB.

    The PA-1QG/PA-1QB is an effects unit that fuses rich analog sound with the ease and versatility of a digital control device while maintaining a high level of sound quality. Experience its state-of-the-art sound and operability for yourself!"


    Number of presets: 99
    Input impedance: INST min. 1 MΩ / LINE min. 300 kΩ
    Output load impedance: min. 10 kΩ
    Max. input level: INST +4 dBm / LINE +14 dBm (EQ setting = flat)
    Controls: ◀︎▶︎ cursor keys, PARAMETER encoder, INST(-10dB)/LINE(+4dB) level selector switch
    PA-1QG/50 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz, 400 Hz, 800 Hz, 1500 Hz, 2500 Hz, 3500 Hz, 7 kHz, 10 kHz (±12 dB)
    PA-1QB: 40 Hz, 80 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 800 Hz, 1200 Hz, 2400 Hz, 4500 Hz, 8 kHz (±12 dB)
    Terminals: 1/4" standard phone jack x 2 (input and output) DC9V input jack (for AC adapter), DIN 5-pin connector x 2 (MIDI IN and OUT/THRU)
    Power supply: Dedicated DC9V AC adapter
    Current consumption: max. 200 mA
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 120 x 102.3 x 58.5 mm or 4.7 x 4.0 x 2.3 inches (incl. protuberances such as footswitch, jacks, etc.)
    Weight (excl. accessories): approx. 350 g or 0.77 lbs
    Accessories: Warranty card, manual, AC adapter, rubber feet x 4

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