AD-5

Acoustic Instrument Processor

AD-5: Acoustic Instrument Processor

Features

The BOSS AD-5 Acoustic Instrument Processor offers everything electric-acoustic guitar and bass players need to produce full, rich acoustic sounds in the studio or through an amplifier or PA system.

  • Specially voiced acoustic instrument preamp with 4-band EQ
  • High-quality Roland reverb, chorus and anti-feedback effects
  • Innovative "Acoustic" effect uses separate "Body" and "Ambience" controls to turn the brittle, sterile sounds of a piezo pickup into the rich, "airy" sound of a miked acoustic guitar
  • Separate piezo and magnetic pickup inputs
  • 1/4" effects insert jack
  • Stereo 1/4" unbalanced and balanced XLR outputs
  • Preamp and effects can be bypassed for use as a dedicated DI box

Specs

AD Conversion
21 bit AF Method*
DA Conversion
20 bit Input, 4 Times Oversampling Digital Filter + ΔΣMethod
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
INSERT RETURN: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT (PIEZO): 4.7 M ohms
INPUT (MAGNETIC): 1 M ohms
INSERT (RETURN): 100 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -10 dBu
OUTPUT (XLR): -10 dBu into 600 ohms
INSERT (SEND): -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
OUTPUT (XLR): 600 ohms
INSERT (SEND): 1 k ohms
Connectors
INPUT Jacks (PIEZO, MAGNETIC)
INSERT Jack (1/4 inch TRS Phone Type)
OUTPUT Jacks L(MONO), R
OUTPUT Connectors L, R (XLR-3-32 Type)
REMOTE Jack
AC Adaptor Jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (Roland ACI or ACB-Series)
Current Draw
300 mA
Accessories
AC Adaptor (Roland ACI or ACB-Series)
Options
Foot Switch: FS-5U
Cord: Roland PCS-31 (1/4 inch TRS Phone Type - 1/4 inch Phone Type x2)
Size and Weight
Width
150 mm
5-15/16 inches
Depth
155 mm
6-1/8 inches
Height
65 mm
2-9/16 inches
Weight
1.0 kg
2 lbs. 4 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms * AF method (Adaptive Focus method) This is a proprietary method from Roland that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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