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Old 20th January 2015
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A Designs Audio NAMM 2015

Hall A Booth 6280







Introducing the KGB-II and KGB-Itf Instrument Pre-Amplifiers

West Hills, California - A Designs Audio, Inc. introduces the KGB-II and KGB-Itf instrument pre-amplifiers. These products are mult- functional in the world of recording and live performances.

The KGB-II and KGB-Itf are single-ended, high input impedance, discrete audio pre-amps designed for high impedance, unbalanced outputs such as: guitar, bass guitar, and electronic keyboards. Just as a low impedance, balanced pre-amp is needed, (designed for use with microphones), a pre-amplifier designed for use with unbalanced high impedance instruments is also required. The KGB Series contains high voltage, discrete op-amps with balanced output transformers by Cinemag, Inc.

The KGB-II is a two-channel, solid state unit that allows use of both channels for stereo recordings or live performances. This works well with stereo output instruments such as: keyboards or stereo guitar pickups. For bass players, there is freedom to use two basses in a live performance, simply by picking up the other bass and playing without any delay between songs.

The KGB-Itf (Tone Filters) is a mono unit . It has the same features of the KGB-II, but includes three tone controls, High, Mid, and Bass.

GENERAL FEATURES:

- All Metal Chassis
- Milled Aluminum Knobs
- Balanced XLR Gold Pin Neutrik Outputs
- Switchcraft 1/4" Input Jacks
- Bipolar Electrolytic Capacitors
- 1% Metal Resistors
- Blue Led Power Indicator
- 4 Rubber Feet
- Heat Vents







KGB-II Features:
- Two Discrete Inputs with Thru
- Gain Select Switches for each channel - High/Low
- Phase Reverse Switch for each channel
- Gain Lift Switch
- External Power Transformer for a very low Noise Floor

KGB 1tf Features:
- Single Discrete Input with Thru
- Gain Select Switch - High/Low
- Phase Reverse Switch
- Ground Lift Switch
- External Power Transformer for a very low Noise Floor
- Three Band fixed frequency Tone Filter with 12db cut/boost - High/Mid/Low

APPLICATIONS:

- Output to Line-In to FOH or Stage Monitors.
- Output to Line-In on a Recording Console.
- Output to Input of Digital Audio Converters.
- Output to Power Amplifiers.
- Both devices provide a Balanced, Line-Level +4db Output, which allows for bypass of the typical DI, Microphone Preamplifier and other input stages.

SPECIFICATIONS:

- S/N…………….Better than 90db (shorted input)
- Output……….Xfmr Balanced +4 @ 600 ohms
- Power………..20VAC (rated) 22-27VAC (unloaded) External, +/-24VDC Internal
- Gain……………Low = 70db, High = 90db (2Khz source @ .775V)
- Gain……………Low = 35db, High = 60db (2Khz source @ .09mv)
- Sensitivity....Lower than .09mv

Street Price for each unit: 745.00usd





A-Designs Audio, Inc.
P.O. Box 4255
West Hills, CA 91304
Phone: 818-716-4153
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Last edited by Peter Montessi; 20th January 2015 at 12:15 AM.. Reason: software
Old 20th January 2015
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If you can't read .docs, I made a pdf of Mr. Montesori's doc. Sorry if I overstepped my enthusiasm for A Designs, but it's the former graphic software application specialist in me that wants things to be easy.

http://murdercreekassembly.com/Clien...KGB-Final3.pdf

And these look awesome. If my MH ULN8 didn't have great high impedance line instrument inputs, I'd be all over one of these.
Old 20th January 2015 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swafford ➡️
If you can't read .docs, I made a pdf of Mr. Montesori's doc. Sorry if I overstepped my enthusiasm for A Designs, but it's the former graphic software application specialist in me that wants things to be easy.

http://murdercreekassembly.com/Clien...KGB-Final3.pdf

And these look awesome. If my MH ULN8 didn't have great high impedance line instrument inputs, I'd be all over one of these.
Thanks for the help swafford
Old 20th January 2015
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Looks great! Is the revamped REDDI coming out?
Old 20th January 2015
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Peter, what is the input impedance on these? I'm surprised that was left out of the specs.
Old 21st January 2015
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Hey Peter, KGB's are looking real sharp! I think keyboard players would especially dig the KGB-II since it's 2-ch. I'll go ahead and post this info at Talkbass for you.


* Not an A-Designs endorser, but I know Peter from Talkbass and he's a really great guy who's been very helpful to me any time I had questions, so I'll endorse him as a person
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