Zoom A3 Pre-Amp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar
Product #21082
SKU A3
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Zoom A3 Pre-Amp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar

Product #21082 | SKU A3
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Product Features
  • 16 x Acoustic Body Types
  • 28 x Guitar Models
  • 40 x DSP Effects
  • Use Up to 3 Effects Simultaneously
  • 20 x Memory Locations for Patch Storage
Our Price $369.00


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Zoom's A3 Preamp / Effects Pedal for Acoustic Guitar not only adds to the creative possibilities of your sound, with acoustic guitar modelling and emulation and onboard effects, but also solves common technical issues during live performance, with its gain-boosting and feedback-control functions and its variety of filters.

The A3 provides modelling presets for 16 different body types, like the standard Single Cutaway and the acclaimed Martin 00. If you want to impress the audience by capturing the sound of one of many famous acoustic guitars, like Joni Mitchell's, the pedal has 28 world-renowned acoustic guitar emulations to choose from. Also, you can get crazy with the A3's 40 onboard effects by simultaneously chaining up to three of them, like Flange or Pitch Shift, and then syncing your playing up polyrhythmically to your song with the Tap Tempo function. Also, if you just need to doctor up the natural tone of instrument, you can choose from a multitude of the A3's filters.

Accessible via the onboard footswitch are 20 memory locations for storing and recalling your created patches in between songs – making it a lot more convenient than dialling in settings on your analogue pedals. The A3 also has an auto-save function in case of one of those unexpected switch-box trips.

A flat, tinny, wimpy sound can immediately kill the attention span of your audience, while just a bit of feedback will usually clear a room in less than 10 seconds. With features like the Anti-Feedback circuit, 3-band AEQ, and Clean Boost, you can tweak and tailor your sound to the room by boosting your signal by up to 12dB, cutting some of those piercing highs, and restraining rogue frequencies before they get out of hand.

The A3 has separate input jacks for the pickup and microphone with dedicated gain controls for each, as well as a master level knob, phantom power on the microphone input, and a wet/dry balance control. This gives you more control over your sound, so that you won't have to rely on the soundperson's taste as they mix you in the PA. Hosted on a bright LCD screen, the graphic interface allows for straightforward navigation.

With the dual line-level outputs, you can monitor your sound using headphones as well as connect to the PA. Additionally, the balanced XLR output with its ground switch enables the A3 to be used as a direct box, so that you don't have to settle for the venue's beat-up one. The onboard chromatic tuner supports a variety of standard guitar tunings. Also, you can bypass all effects during tuning and mute the outputs so that you can tune accurately and silently. Zoom's A3 preamp/effects pedal also comes with a power supply.

Key Features

  • Modelling presets for 16 acoustic guitar body types
  • 28 emulations of acoustic guitar models
  • 40 effects crafted for acoustic guitar, including compression, equalisation, modulation, delay, and reverb
  • Up to 3 effects can be used simultaneously
  • Determine the placement of your effects
  • 20 memory locations for storing your created patches
  • Preamp can be used with both pickup and microphone inputs
  • Automatic feedback detection and elimination
  • 3-band graphic AEQ
  • Low-cut filter
  • Acoustic modelling of your original acoustic body tone even when using a pickup
  • Backlit LCD with contrast control for easy viewing in low-light environments
  • Cycle through your patches via the onboard footswitch
  • Auto Save function for saving all patch parameters
  • Boost your signal by up to 12 dB of additional gain via footswitch
  • Onboard chromatic tuner supports standard tunings, including open and drop tunings
  • Tap Tempo for syncing delay times or modulation rates to your song
  • Set the input characteristics for the pickup you use: Piezo, Magnetic, Flat
  • Combo XLR/TRS input jack
  • Phantom power and phase reversal
  • Input sensitivity, balance, and master level controls
  • Stereo and mono output
  • Balanced XLR output with ground lift
  • Rugged die-cast body ensures roadworthiness
  • USB port for firmware updates
  • Compact size for simple integration onto many pedalboards
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of up to 8 hours
  • AC adapter included
  • Auto power-down if unused for extended periods

Body Types
Dreadnought, Orchestra, Triple 0, Double 0, YMH, Silent, 12 Strings, Nylon Strings, Upright Bass, Resonator, Single Cutaway, Mould Body, Parlour Body, Jumbo Body, Square Shoulder, and Round Shoulder

Dynamics Effects / Filters
Compression, AEQ, Exciters, Wah, ZNR (for noise reduction during pauses)

Modulation
Phasing, Flanging, Chorus, Tremolo, Vibrato, Detuning, Pitch Shifting

Delay
Reverse, Multi-Tap, Self-Oscillating

Reverb
Rooms, Halls, Arenas, Plates, Springs

Mic
Emulations of the SM57, C414, and U87

Effect Types 40 effects plus 28 guitar models
Simultaneous Effects 3
Patches 20
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
AD/DA Conversion 24-bit 128x oversampling
Signal Processing 32-bit floating point and 32-bit fixed point
Frequency Response 40 Hz to 20 kHz (+1 dB/-3 dB) (10 kOhms load)
Display LCD
Input 1 x 1/4" mono jack (pickup)
1 x XLR/TRS combo (microphone)
Rated Input -20 dBm
Input Impedance 1 MOhm
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) stereo jack (left/mono/headphones)
1 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) mono jack (right)
1 x XLR (balanced)
Maximum Output Level Line: +5 dBm (with at least 10 kOhms load)
Headphones: 20 mW + 20 mW (32 Ohms load)
Output Impedance Balanced Out:
100 Ohms (hot-ground, cold-ground)
200 Ohms (hot-cold)
Output Switching GND LIFT (ground lift)
Signal to Noise Ratio 120 dB (equivalent input noise)
Noise Floor -100 dBm
Power 4 x AA batteries (LR6) (8 hour battery life when using 4 AA alkaline batteries)
9 VDC (centre-negative), 500 mA (Zoom AD-16)
USB For firmware update
Dimensions (W x H x D) 108.0 x 54.9 x 160.3 mm
Weight 640 g (without batteries)

In The Box

  • Zoom A3 Pre-Amp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar
  • 9V Power Supply Adapter For Zoom Effects Pedals
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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In The Box

  • Zoom A3 Pre-Amp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar
  • 9V Power Supply Adapter For Zoom Effects Pedals
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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Product:
Zoom A3 Pre-Amp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar
Manufacturer:
Zoom
Model:
A3
SKU:
A3
RM Product #:
21082