Model Name: Acoustasonic™ 150 Combo
Amplifier Type: Digital
Color / MSRP* / Part # :
Effects Loop: Stereo Effects Loop
Inputs: Two (1/4" Instrument and 1/4" Instrument / XLR Microphone) with Phantom Power
Line Out: Balanced Line Out with Ground Lift and Level Control
Channels: Two (Instrument and MIC / INST)
Power Handling: 150 Watts, Stereo (75 Watts Per Channel)
Horn/Tweeter: One Piezo Horn
Controls: 1/4" Channel: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Voicing Select, String Dynamics, FX Select, FX Level. Microphone Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass, Voicing Select, FX Select, FX Level
Cabinet Material: Strong, Lightweight 5-Ply Plywood Construction
Front Panel: Brown
Cover/Grill Cloth: Brown Textured Vinyl Covering with Black Grille Cloth
Amplifier Length: 10.125" (25.7 cm)
Amplifier Width: 22.37" (56.81 cm)
Amplifier Height: 16" (40.64 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 22.5 lbs. (10.2 kg)
Effects: Vibratone, Chorus, Reverb+Chorus, Chorus+Delay, Delay, Reverb+Delay, Plate, Room, Hall
Speaker: Two 8" Foam-Surround Low-Frequency Drivers
Unique Features: Tilt Back Legs, Lightweight 5-ply plywood construction; Voicing control with Dreadnought, Parlor, and Jumbo selections, as well as Tweed, Blackface, and British amp models for use with electric guitar
Footswitch: Optional 2-Button FX Select Footswitch Available, P/N 0064673000
Knobs: Radio Knobs
This is a very cool amp from Fender. It is built for a guitarist that plays mainly acoustic, but wants to throw in some electric sounds every now and again. To that end, it is a great amplifier. It is lightweight, very loud, and will provide good solid tones for performance.
I would give this a 9 on the acoustic sounds, but a 7 on the electric tones, so I'm splitting the difference at 8 overall. The acoustic timbres are nice, clean, and transparent, offering a good amount of headroom for live venues. Switching over to electric, this will certainly get the job done, but the tones aren't as vibrant as the acoustic side. The electric tones play off of modeling technology, and so Fender can afford to make the amp very lightweight by leaving out heavy tubes inside. This makes the amp very giggable, but the electric tone suffers by comparison, albeit only slightly.
Overall, this is a great product for its intended audience. The amp is a fun, versatile, and easy to carry combo that should last a long time for its owner. Check it out!
I got ready in a week, nice.
The thing is great, look great, tilt-back legs very practical and incredibly Light Coats for its size is that of my vox ac15c1, 10kilos no more!
No residual noise but against big plop when it off, think need to press the mute button near the master ...
Stereo effect loop, low level to send the return but not tested.
2 channels so independent, with modeling and compressor 1. 2 is very simple but provides input XLR phantom siouplé. A fx channel, cool.
The coconuts are there, 75watts per channel Class-D it is a lot a lot of noise!
The hp are 8 inch neoprene suspension, in my opinion, a stupidity, and there is a piezo tweeter, still in my opinion a stupidity ...
In fact, it seems that the big box tax no more than 400 roros, incredible.
So, it is very simple to use, you just pick the 3 models that no electrical gain adjustment is not possible, just that the compressor is useless on two overdrive moreover, blah.
Effects are not Adjustable, only the mix. The delay is unfortunately short.
Of sound from effects loop I found that the chorus and reverb came in stereo, nice. I also noticed the poor quality effects, me finally.
Sound can always mute the combo with the mute button does not affect the loop.
The phantom is time to part with some gaffe dynamic mics that do not like at all, but are in fact rare.
Level xlr input is not adjustable and is calibrated on a dynamic microphone, so a di box behringer ultra-g out too much and makes strange noises. A passive di box is perfect (palmer junction) and di harley benton guitar too, although it is active.
Moving from one channel to another via ab box active (Nobels switcher) is perfect, do not worry or phase noise. Not tried with a passive box.
There is a USB output, I do not know if it can be used to parameterize the models (like the Mustang) unfortunately. That would be great!
First of all, there are far too low at the expense of mediums and intelligibility, to believe that they have put HP subwoofers for gamers ...
To make matters worse the tweeter is ultra aggressive shear jelly, a real horror.
With the rapidity of the D everything is a disaster for the style considered.
Frankly they put us in broadband Visaton BG20 style and it was perfect ...
Of sound you can get a better idea of the potential board is not bad at all.
As I have only chet atkins nylon I not even tested the acoustic modeling, so I plugged into input 2 simplified and the sound was nice although a little cold on the combo (it is a piezo on the guitar), but this is normal.
on the other hand I tested with electric guitar and the models are good, especially the crunch. Since we can not adjust the gain limit that much, and the clean is too sensitive.
Via di box guitar on the 2nd channel is great, it enhances its demolition without right, so it will depend only on your gear.
Having independent effects on each channel allows ab with a box having both the choice and mix of spillover, well done.
To ruin the product there was only one thing to do, and they have made is the choice catastrophic speakers incomprehensible.
2 solutions, either you change the membranes (8 ohms fortunately here) and tweeter (and we took the opportunity for him to put a volume knob) is allowed as how to troubleshoot but before installing hp output to connect columns PA (power is 75 w in 8ohms class D it moves).
Nothing prevents to all, of course, and given the price it's not even silly. I think 150 max roros the extra cost in this case total delirium.
I'm captivated by all the same product even if I made it without regret.