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Aphex Bass Xciter®:
For all types of basses with magnetic or piezo pickups, active or passive. Voicing is tailored to deep tone & sustain while adding life to the the bite or slap. Smaller rigs sound big; big rigs sound huge!
In 1975, Aphex introduced the first Aural Exciter® and won U.S and foreign patents. Very soon, the magic of Aural Excitement was discovered by recording and touring artists all over the world. It didn't take long for competitors to elbow in, but they never created anything as good as a real Aural Exciter®.
In 1990, Aphex introduced the legendary Big Bottom® to balance out the benefits of the Aural Exciter®. Big Bottom® is now as sought-after as Aural Excitement and is renowned in its own right. As powerful as they are alone, the Aural Exciter® and Big Bottom® are doubly powerful when used together.
Aural Exciter® - What It Does
This is the real and original Aural Exciter® especially optimized for musical instruments. It can variously be described as adding "air," "bite," "definition," or "clarity" to the sound by cleverly creating and manipulating the harmonics of the sound. As you will hear, no other "Exciter" has the musicality of the true Aphex Aural Exciter®.
Big Bottom® - What It Does
For bass instruments, it dynamically enhances the low end by deepening and expanding the bass tones according to an adaptive process. It's not just boost. The effect protects speakers while it extends their bass producing capability. For acoustic instruments it adds a warmer tone that makes the instrument sound bigger and fuller. For guitars, it gives you another dimension of expression at the lower end of the scale. It's not a synthesizer of any kind. It takes what is there and enhances it intelligently.
- Active/Passive Input Select: Allows for hot active pickups
- 10 Megohms Input Z: Brings out the maximum tone in all types of pickups.
- Low Z Instrument Output: Drives long cords effortlessly
- Balanced Pro D.I. Output: Effect or non-effect select; Ground lift; Studio Quality
- Simultaneous Outputs: Both work at the same time
- True Bypass: No electronics in bypass
- Simplified Operation: Only four knobs
- Long Battery Life: Estimated 100 to 150 hours from a fresh 9V battery
- Flexible External Power: 7 to 36VDC any polarity; 5 to 24VAC; If the plug fits, it works!
REVIEWS & USER COMMENTS:
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 10/30/2004:
"The unit seems to do a similar thing to preamp units with EQ (Sadowsky, etc.), but the overall effect is a little different. It looks good on my frequency analyzer and sounds good to my ears. I tried the unit through a Telefunken v-72 and a Distressor and then through an el-cheapo Behringer pre with conversion and it held up well. A great piece of gear for the buck. "
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 8/7/2004:
"This is the exact thing that I was looking for. I cannot say enough about the power it has added to my sound. I now really like my rig. I liked it before, but now I love it."