Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI/Preamp with Scrambler Overdrive

Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI/Preamp with Scrambler Overdrive

Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI/Preamp with Scrambler Overdrive

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Product Highlights

  • Ampeg Preamp with 3-Band EQ
  • Proprietary Bass Scrambler Overdrive
  • Proprietary Ultra-Hi and -Lo Options
  • Multiple Outputs
  • 1/4" and 1/8" (3.5mm) Auxiliary Inputs
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Jack
  • Battery or Power Supply Operation
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  • 1Description

The SCR-DI by Ampeg is a single-channel, portable bass preamp intended for stage and recording use. Designed to bring tube-like grit to solid-state design, this DI provides on-board EQ controls and Ampeg's proprietary Bass Scrambler Overdrive, both of which can be switched on and off with the tap of your foot. Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo options are also provided, and a -15 dB pad jumper renders the unit suitable for both active and passive basses.

Housed in die-cast zinc and secured by rubberized feet, the SCR-DI offers multiple connection points: one 1/4" input, two auxiliary inputs (1/4" and 1/8"), an 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone jack, a 1/4" thru port for connecting parallel effects processing, a 1/4" unbalanced line out, and a balanced XLR output.

Finally, the unit features a ground lift switch to help eliminate electrical hum at the XLR port, and can be powered by either a 9V battery or a 9-12VDC external power supply (both available separately).

Tonal control
  • Legacy Ampeg preamp and tone-stack circuits
  • 3-band parametric EQ with bass, mid, and treble
  • Proprietary Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo selectors
  • Proprietary Bass Scrambler Overdrive circuit help emulate classic Portaflex and SVT sounds
  • Separate drive and blend controls
  • Footswitches to toggle options on and off
  • -15 dB pad jumper underneath bottom panel mitigates high-output sources
Connectivity
  • Dedicated XLR balanced line output with ground lift
  • Affected 1/4" output
  • Unaffected 1/4" "thru" output
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone jack
  • 1/4" and 1/8" (3.5mm) aux inputs for playing along to backing tracks
Durability
  • Die-cast zinc chassis construction
  • Metal switches
  • Rubber feet keep the SCR-DI in place
UPC: 663961043167
In the Box
Ampeg SCR-DI Bass DI/Preamp with Scrambler Overdrive
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz, unweighted)
    Maximum Gain At 1 kHz:
    Input: 24 dB; 45 dB, Scrambler in/max.
    Aux Input: 27 dB
    Tone Controls Bass: +14/-14 dB at 40 Hz
    Mid: +5/-11 dB at 500 Hz
    Treble: +16/-15 dB at 4 kHz
    Controls Footswitches: Scrambler On/Off and Pedal On/Off
    Knobs: Drive, Blend, Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Aux Level
    Switches: Ground/Lift, Ultra-Lo, Ultra-Hi, and -15 dB Pad Jumper
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" instrument input
    1 x 1/4" mono aux input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo aux input
    Outputs 1 x 1/4" thru output (unaffected signal)
    1 x 1/4" unbalanced line out
    1 x XLR balanced line out
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS stereo headphone output
    LED Indicators EQ: purple when EQ is engaged
    Scrambler: green when Scrambler overdrive is engaged
    Power Requirements Internal: 9 V battery (available separately)
    External: 9-12 VDC at 100 mA (available separately)
    Connector for External: barrel-type, center-pin negative
    Chassis Material Die-cast zinc
    Size (HxWxD) 2.2 x 7.6 x 4.3" (56 x 193 x 110 mm)
    Weight 2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 5.6 x 3.3"

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