Source Audio SA 271 - ZIO Analog Front End + Boost

Product nr.: SR SA 271 ZIO

0,50 kg
The Source Audio ZIO is an all-analog preamp/boost pedal that includes a choice of four distinct... more
Source Audio SA 271 - ZIO Analog Front End + Boost
The Source Audio ZIO is an all-analog preamp/boost pedal that includes a choice of four distinct preamp circuits, each with up to +20dB of additional output boost. The goal in creating the ZIO Analog Front End + Boost was simple yet ambitious: 'Make Everything Sound Better!' ZIO is Source Audio's first all-analog effects pedal and designed in collaboration with Christopher Venter, the owner and sole engineer at SHOE Pedals. ZIO is a deceptively flexible unit that can serve many different purposes at various places in your signal path. Use it at the front of your chain of effects to shape the rest of your outgoing tone, after your drive pedals as an overall tone sweetener or clean volume boost, or at the the end of your pedalboard to drive a long cable run or as a restorative device to recreate the sound of your guitar going directly into the input of your amplifier. You can also use the ZIO in your amp's effects loop if you want to drive your power amp even harder, or to compensate for a level mismatch between two channels. The word 'ZIO' is an acronym for Impedance ('Z' is the electrical symbol for impedance), Input ('I'), and Output ('O'). The pedal is designed to take a guitar's high impedance signal, sweeten the tone with any of its four preamp circuits, and output a strong, low impedance signal that won't be altered by the buffered dry tones of effect pedals further down the signal chain. High fidelity, noise-free Burr-Brown op amps help give ZIO extreme clarity and responsive pick dynamics, while maintaining ideal body and warmth. ZIO has four distinct preamp circuits. JFET offers a completely transparent signal boost with zero coloring or distortion. LOW-CUT reduces 'tubby' bottom-end for a tighter sound with added headroom. STUDIO finds inspiration from the time-honored 'Pultec Trick', a studio technique that adds clarity by cutting the 'mud frequencies' and adding mid-range articulation. E-PLEX captures the focused and subtle grit of the preamps found in vintage tape delay units. The ZIO's Tone toggle offers three different levels of capacitance (or simulated cable length) to brighten or darken the tone.

  • preamp / boost effects pedal
  • 4 selectable preamp circuits (JFET / LOW-CUT / STUDIO / E-PLEX)
  • JFET for transparent, flat frequency curve
  • LOW-CUT cuts lows without affecting mid to high frequencies
  • STUDIO replicates 'Pultec Trick' equalization
  • E-PLEX was inspired by the preamp in a vintage tape delay unit
  • output control with up to +20dB of signal boost
  • high quality components and Burr Brown JFET op-amps
  • 3-way Tone toggle switch with cable capacitance voicing (Bright / Medium / Dark)
  • 2-way Footswitch Action toggle switch (with always-on Mute option)
  • true bypass
  • control for Output
  • Circuit rotary switch
  • Tone toggle switch
  • Footswitch Action toggle switch
  • bypass footswitch
  • status LED
  • brushed anodized aluminum housing
  • 6.3 mm mono in / output jacks
  • 6.3 mm mono tuner / line output jack
  • power supply via optional 9V DC adapter, 2.1 x 5.5 mm barrel plug, polarity (-) center
  • battery operation not supported
  • current draw 25 mA
  • dimensions (L x W x H) 105 x 60 x 56 mm / 4.1" x 2.36" x 2.22"
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