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L.R. Baggs Venue Acoustic Guitar Preamp  From L.R. Baggs

Acoustic guitar preamp with EQ, tuner, and boost!

L.R. Baggs

$299.00

Retail:  $399.00

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What We Think

This is one tool that should be in every acoustic player's rig! The EQ controls are fantastic, and I was able to dial in great tone on 3 vastly different guitars very quickly. The tuneable low mid and hi mid bands are extremely useful for isolating and removing unwanted boxy or muddy mid-range frequencies. The notch filter and phase inverter are also very effective in reducing feedback and for fine tuning. But this is only the beginning! The venue also has a tuner, a boost switch, an effects loop, and a full isolation DI so it is super quiet. Take full control of your acoustic performance with this all-in-one masterpiece!

LR Baggs Venue DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp- Controls Overview and Demonstration

The Venue DI, an acoustic guitar DI box from L.R. Baggs, has a five band tunable EQ section, adjustable gain for both passive and active pickups, a notch filter to cut out feedback, a 9dB gain boost switch, phase inverse switch, and a chromatic tuner. This DI offers versatility and incredible sound quality for all types of pickups and acoustic guitars. Thanks to Motorco in Durham, NC for letting us film this demo on stage in a live environment. Check out SoundPure to learn about all the details of this incredible DI box from LR Baggs. Ask for one of our guitar experts if you have any questions about the Venue or any other products we carry from Baggs.

Manufacturer's Description from L.R. Baggs

 

 

The Venue DI is an acoustic preamp that combines a transformer-coupled DI output for maximum isolation, an EQ specifically tuned for acoustic instruments, a volume boost footswitch to complement your playing styles, and an easy to read chromatic tuner with a mute/tune footswitch. Combining the features from 3 stompboxes into 1, the Venue DI brings a new level of fidelity and usefulness to performing acoustic musicians. Assembled in the USA with 100% quality control testing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.R. Baggs

About Manufacturer

Every acoustic guitar in our boutique deserves the finest amplification systems available to recreate the beauty and detail that it has been painstakingly crafted to produce. Sound Pure’s Guitar Department has hand-selected L.R. Baggs products for their quality, innovation, and ability to create amplified sounds worthy of the world’s greatest acoustic guitars! Contact our experts to inquire about outfitting your acoustic rig with these fine products or about professional installation. 

L.R. Baggs has developed acoustic guitar amplification systems that capture the beauty and tonal character of even the most sophisticated instruments. Starting with the first step in the signal chain, the pickup, Baggs has perfected some of the most realistic and detailed pickup systems available. These devices employ a variety of state-of-the-art pickup designs and range from microphone systems, magnetic soundhole pickups, undersaddle pickups, bridgeplate systems, and more. Two of their most popular pickup systems, the Anthem and the M1, were recently awarded 3 Gold Medal accolades in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Player's Choice Awards 2011; including the Anthem's award for Most Innovative New Product. Sound Pure's Acoustic Guitar experts are ready and available to help you outfit your acoustic with the perfect L.R. Baggs pickup system.

But it doesn't end there.

L.R. Baggs is also leading the field in acoustic preamps and amplifiers to help performers craft a superior acoustic tone from start to finish. The Venue DI system was awarded a Gold Medal for Best Stand-Alone Acoustic Preamp of 2011 and has set a new industry standard for tone and control in a simple, functional package. Also new to the L.R. Baggs family is the incredible A-Reference Amplifier, an outstanding sound-sculpting device that you will have to see to believe! 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

• Adjustable gain for both passive and active pickups

• 5 band EQ with tunable low-mid and high-mid bands

• Garrett Null notch filter for effective feedback control

• Phase inversion for best sound and feedback control

• Full chromatic tuner with footswitch mute/tune function

• Adjustable volume boost footswitch

• Full isolation audio transformer-coupled DI

• Clip meter to visually optimize gain setting

• 4 segment battery status gauge

• XLR and 1/4” outputs

• Series FX loop (separate jacks for send and return)

• Works with 9v battery or DC adapter (not provided)

• Carrying case included

 

• Size: 7.625” x 7.5” x1.5”

• Weight: 2.2 lbs

• Gain: -12dB to +26dB

• Boost: 0dB to +9dB adjustable EQ

• Notch -21dB, sweepable from 60Hz to 320Hz, 1/8 Octave

• EQ - Bass +/- 12dB @ 90Hz

• EQ - Lo Mid +/- 12dB @ 250Hz, sweepable from 100Hz to 500Hz

• EQ - Hi Mid +/- 12dB @ 1kHz, sweepable from 500Hz to 2.8kHz

• EQ - Presence +/- 12dB @ 3kHz

• EQ - Treble +/- 12dB @ 10kHz

• Input Impedance: 10 megohms

• Output Impedance: 600 ohms

• Battery Life: 40 hrs (depends on tuner usage)

• Power Supply: 9VDC with 100mA minimum (recommended, not included)