With 16 source guitar presets, the AC-2 recovers the sonic characteristics of a variety of guitar types and body shapes. You can choose from dreadnought, upright bass, nylon strings, 12 string, and more. Simply select your guitar of choice, then choose piezo or magnetic pickup. From there, the AC-2 is ready to reproduce and amplify your guitar’s tone with complete accuracy. The AC-2 features a high-quality preamp which boosts your signal and helps restore your true acoustic sound. Add its natural-sounding reverb to increase your acoustic’s depth and width, and round out your desired tone with easy 3-band EQ adjustments.
The AC-2’s Volume knob automatically controls the preamp’s input gain and output level, taking the guesswork out of adjusting sound levels to match. It’s all you need to make volume control and setup simple when you’re playing live on stage. The AC-2 is also equipped with an anti-feedback button that automatically locates and eliminates problem frequencies —an essential for live performances.
The AC-2’s balanced XLR output (with ground/lift and pre/post control) allows you to easily connect to any PA mixing board or studio console. It also includes two ¼” outputs for mono or stereo connection to amps, headphones, or audio interfaces and a built-in tuner with a large LED meter that lets you easily see when you’re in tune. There’s no mistaking the beautiful, shimmering sound of a 12 string guitar. With the AC-2, your guitar will retain its natural, chorus-filled tone whenever you’re on stage. You can also add 9 dB of gain with the tap of your foot using the AC-2’s boost function, allowing you to switch from strumming to finger-picking without ever losing a note.
Since the AC-2 is designed to enhance your acoustic performances in all environments, it offers a variety of power options. Two AA batteries provide up to three hours of continuous power. Alternatively, you can use the Zoom AD-16 AC adapter for power, or the micro USB port to bus power the AC-2 via your computer.
16 source guitar type/body presets for accurate tone reproduction
XLR balanced out
Two 1/4” outputs for mono or stereo connection to guitar amps, headphones,and audio interfaces
High-quality, low noise preamp
Piezo/magnetic input pickup select
Input and output gain/sensitivity adjustable via single volume knob (patent pending)
Boost switch for up to 9 dB of additional gain
Built-in chromatic visual-LED tuner
USB connection for firmware updates
Dual output jacks for connection to guitar amps and mono or stereo PA systems
Three power options: 2 x AA batteries, the included Zoom AD-16 power adapter (9V DC in), or bus power via micro-USB port