The Acus Sound Engineering One for Strings AD is the largest in their lineup of custom acoustic amps designed to amplify the sound of acoustic instruments (especially acoustic guitars) without altering their natural tone.
The One for strings amps are designed in minimalist style, custom speakers, custom cabinets and highly reliable electronic components Acus’ designers, in consultation with top-flight instrumentalists, have developed bi-amplified power sections in the electronic components capable of creating a high bandwidth and slew-rate. Within the preamplifiers there are class A output stages in strategic positions, able to offer a very warm valve-like tone typical of studio amps.
The speakers are made in Italy to Acus’ specifications. Each model has the capacity to respond to changes in dynamics.
The compact and lightweight speaker cabinet is handmade in natural wood, with the correct size to power ratio. The natural version emphasises the minimalist design and look of Acus products. It is birch ply with a protective polyester top coat.The suggested application for the One for Strings AD is for the solo performer or small ensemble as an all in one 5 channel solution, you can use the One For Strings 10 as a stand-alone PA (up to approx 150 people). Channel 4 is equipped with a 3-position switch, that can be used to further enhance the tone of the instrument plugged in:
Position 1 – Viola, Violin and Cello
Position 2 – Classical and Steel String Guitar
Position 3 – Semi Acoustic/Jazz
Each channel is equipped with a Peak LED, 4 band EQ, Effect volume and Channel volume.
Channel 1,2,3 give you the option of Mic/Line input, Channel 5 is designed for line input only.
It includes an Aux input, with its own 2 band EQ, 2 outputs (Line/Stereo Out) and its own volume control. Other features include a headphone socket (with a separate volume control), 8 digital effects (adjustable in the master section) and a Resonance Filter, which helps reduce feedback.
The One For Strings AD delivers 350 watts of power in 16 kg (35 lbs.) in weight, making it an exceptionally versatile and portable amp.