Based on the circuit of the esteemed Para Acoustic DI, the Align Equalizer combines their signature, high-graded FET gain stage with powerful tone-shaping EQ that injects richness and balance to any acoustic pickup signal. A 6-band EQ shapes the frequencies LR Baggs found most useful for improving acoustic guitar pickups with the flexibility needed to cover other acoustic instruments effectively. Multi-instrumentalists can incorporate dedicated EQ pedals for level matching a variety of instruments and tailoring a specific EQ for each one.
The notch filter is designed to help control feedback. Ifyour guitar begins to feedback, slowly turn the notchcontrol clockwise. The o ending frequency will stopinstantly when the notch is in the proper position.
B. INSTRUMENT INPUT
The 1/4" input is an unbalanced (mono), all-discreteinput. Plugging into the input will activate the Equalizer,therefore, unplugging will turn the system off.
C. 6-BAND EQ
The Equalizer's 6-band EQ controls shape the frequencies LR Baggs found most useful for improving acoustic guitar pickups with the flexibility needed to cover other acousticinstruments effectively. Use the controls to raise or loweråÊeach individual frequency to meet the needs of yourinstrument or to balance your tone in the room.
The gain switch was designed to allow for quick, easyadjustments of your input level. This switch rangesbetween -6dB (half of normal level), 0dB (no change tonormal level), and +6dB (twice normal level). This can beused to accommodate for a passive pickup (+6dB), or apickup that is too hot (-6dB).
Press this button to invert the phase. Usually, one phasewill provide better sound and feedback resistance. Withall acoustic instruments it is important to try bothphases each time you set up, because phase is relativeto your position on the stage.
Press the footswitch to engage the tone shaping tools.When the light is on, all of the controls on the Equalizerare engaged. When the light is off, the whole pedal istrue bypassed.
G. HIGH-PASS FILTER
The high-pass filter may be used to attenuate extraneous low frequencies, allowing for an appropriate mix withdifferent instruments, playing situations, and sound systems. The variable "hpf" switches between 40Hz,80Hz, and 120Hz.
H. 1/4" OUTPUTThe 1/4" output is an unbalanced, line level output. Youcan plug into any amp or device that has a 1/4" input. LR Baggs recommends running into any other LR Baggs Alignpedals, DI's, or the Synapse Personal PA System.
The master volume will help you find a balance betweenyour engaged and bypassed signal. It is only active whenåÊthe engage light is on. Keep in mind that your 6-bandEQ controls and gain switch will affect this balance.
H. DC INPUT
The DC power input is designed for a standard 2mmplug commonly used with e ects pedals and " oor-box" products. Most power supplies or multi-powerdevices designed for musical products may be used.9VDC recommended with a 12VDC maximum. Pluggingin a power supply will activate the Equalizer.
Input Impedance: 5.1 Megohms
Preamp Gain: -6dB,0dB, +6dB
Input Level: -25dBv to +3dBv (0.056Vrms to 1.414Vrms)
High Pass Filter: 40Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz
Notch: -20dB, sweepable from 40Hz to 300Hz 1/8 octave85Hz: +/-9dB
Output Level: -1.4dBv (0.848Vrms) UnbalancedOutput Impedance: 470 Ohms
DC Power Consumption: 43mW Max at 9V
DC Current Draw: 4.5mA
Voltage Range: 7.5VDC - 12VDC
Power Supply: 9VDC with 100mA minimum*IMPORTANT: polarity Pos (+) on outside, Gnd (-) on center9V Battery Life: 110 hours
Signal to Noise: 90dB, Unweighted
0.85 Lbs, 5" Length x 3.25" Width x 2" Depth