UNICO is the fourth member of Schertler’s “next generation” acoustic amplification series. This 5-channel, versatile amp is a perfect solution for musicians who find the JAM amplifier too small, but don’t require the power capability of the JAM 400.
Equipped with a 1” dome tweeter and 10” woofer and featuring an optimized 2-way bass reflex construction, UNICO offers 250W (200W + 50W) of bi-amplified power and provides 6dB more sound pressure than the 200W JAM. As well as proving ideal for acoustic instrument amplification and performing well in Jazz ensembles, UNICO’s 10″ woofer also makes it a good crossover amp for electric guitars.
The amplifier includes a balanced microphone (XLR) input, an unbalanced mic/instrument input and an input offering both balanced microphone and unbalanced mic/instrument options. Both instrument inputs feature a Bootstrap technology that enables the input to automatically adapt to any impedance. A separate stereo input channel will additionally accommodate devices such as a computers, MP3 or CD/DVD players. A 5th FX Return channel can also be used for inputting line level devices.
The 3 main microphone/instrument input channels include a Gain control for input sensitivity regulation and 3-band EQ, with parametric mids on input channels 1 and 3 and a switchable resonance (notch) filter (240Hz/150Hz) on channel 2. Phantom power is supplied for condenser and electrostatic microphones. Each of these channels also features an overload LED. Channel 1 is additionallyequipped with a phase reverse switch to prevent feedback, or unwanted effects between the various channels.
UNICO’s Master Section controls include a new adjustable DI Out, a new Mute button, a Line Out enabling the connection of externalsystems, a digital reverb and an Insert for connecting an external dynamics processor. Connection options are further enhanced with an Aux Out (Channel 1) that also enables connection to other systems. A Low Cut filter (cutting frequencies below 180Hz) can be used with instruments that generate aggressive low frequencies. This also enables a separate subwoofer to be connected without causing any damage to the amplifier. UNICO is also equipped with a high voltage CLASS-A preamp that has no integrated circuits and No Negative Feedback (NFB).
Amplifiers are available in a choice of wood or anthracite finishes. The more delicate wood finish is perfect for studio or home use, blending with a range of room interiors. The anthracite finish is designed for performance and touring applications, where a more robust exterior finish is required.
|Weight||14.2 kg (31.30lb)|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz to 20 kHz (-3dB)|
|Speakers||1” dome tweeter, 10” woofer|
|Channels||5 indipendent channels|
|Inputs||Channel 1 Jack 6.3mm unbalanced, Channel 2/3 XLR balanced
Channel 4 Jack 3.5mm stereo, Channel 5 2x Jack 6.3mm unbalanced
|Outputs||DI, LINE, AUX|
|Phantom Power||10V on Channel 1, 24V(nominal) and 10V on Channel 2, 24V(nominal) on Channel 3|
|Effect||Digital reverb with Decay|