Ik Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Preamp/Direct Injection Pedal

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    Ik Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Preamp/Direct Injection Pedal

    Guitar and bass pedalboards are all about exploring new tones & textures, creating a wide range of sound for your instrument. Z-TONE® Buffer Boost takes your live rig to a new level, letting you shape the sound of your instrument with the input circuits from our award-winning AXE I/O interface. Change the tone & feel of your guitar or bass, buffer your tone to survive even the biggest pedalboard, kick in the boost and supercharge all your existing gear with a powerful new front-end.


    • Active/Passive pickup selector
    • PURE channel for transparent sound
    • JFET channel adds warmth & harmonics
    • Z-TONE variable impedance control creates
    • a wide range of tones
    • Buffers signal for longer pedalboards & cable runs
    • Boost circuit adds volume & drive
    • Alternate outs for mixers & PAs
    • Ground lift switch eliminates buzz & hum
    • Designed and made in Italy


    • I/O Gain: Unitary, from 1/4” input JACK to both 1/4” and XLR outputs when GAIN is at 0dB and Z-TONE at the SHARP position.
    • Gain Range: From -8dB to +8dB
    • Boost range: From 0dB to +10dB
    • Input impedance - Z-TONE set on PASSIVE mode: Variable from 1MΩ down to 2.2kΩ
    • Input impedance - Z-TONE set on ACTIVE mode: Approx 20kΩ
    • Output impedance, unbalanced out: 56Ω
    • Output impedance, balanced out: 600Ω
    • Max input level before clipping: +13dBm when powered by 48V phantom,+9dBm when powered by 9V battery
    • Dynamic Range: better than 114dB(A) for both outputs, input gain at 0dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion, balanced output, 1kHz, +4dBm input: 0.0033% (PURE), 0.2% (JFET)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion, unbalanced output, 1kHz, +4dBm input: 0.00055% (PURE), 0.2% (JFET)
    • Frequency response: from 5Hz to 30kHz -1dB
    • Phase deviation: 0° +/-10° from 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Phantom power: +48V phantom on Balanced output.
    • Battery power: 9V
    • External DC power: 9VDC, positive outside - not included
    • Current consumption from P48 phantom power source: 6.5mA
    • Size: 10.8cm/4.25" x 12cm/4.72" x 5.8cm/2.28"
    • Weight: 600g/21.2oz


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