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Caveman Audio AP1 Compact

Compact version of AP1 Acoustic Preamp

Caveman Audio AP1 Compact acoustic guitar preamp pedal

Caveman Audio have released the AP1 Compact, bringing the sound of their AP1 Acoustic Preamp into a smaller and more pedalboard-friendly footprint. Designed for users of either piezo pickups or internal microphone setups, the AP1 Compact aims to provide a DI sound that better represents the instrument being played acoustically.

Caveman Audio AP1 Compact acoustic guitar preamp pedal rear panelThe AP1 Compact's rear panel connections.The Compact delivers the basic features of the full-sized AP1, and sports the same preamp design and custom transformer. A high impedance input is provided on a TS socket, with a transformer-balanced DI output present on an XLR. A output on a second TS socket allows the connection of a tuner, and a mute switch is available on the front panel to enable silent tuning. The device has been designed for low voltages, and will accept from 9 to 18VDC. The pedal measures 130 x 145 x 40/65 mm (width x depth x height including switch) and weighs 1kg.

The AP1 Compact is available now, priced at €499. We’ve had our hands on one here at Sound On Sound, with a full review planned for an upcoming issue of the magazine.

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