Fishman Platinum Stage EQ Analog Preamp and DI

Fishman Platinum Stage EQ Analog Preamp and DI

Fishman Platinum Stage EQ Analog Preamp and DI

B&H # FIPROPLT301 MFR # PRO-PLT-301
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Product Highlights

  • Preamp/DI for Guitar, Bass, & More
  • Discrete Class-A Design
  • 4-Band EQ with Selectable Midrange
  • 3-Way Low Cut Filter
  • Phase Switch to Fight Feedback
  • Selectable Boost with Adjustable Level
  • Balanced XLR DI Out with Pre/Post EQ
  • Automatic Ground Lift on XLR DI
  • Can Run off 48V Phantom Power
  • Uses 9V Battery or Optional Power Supply
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Intended for acoustic guitar, bass, or any other acoustic instrument with a pickup and a 1/4" output, the Fishman Platinum Stage EQ is a belt-mountable preamp and DI boasting an analog signal path and tone-shaping options. Connections are possible via 1/4" input and 1/4" output jacks, though there’s also an XLR DI for feeding audio straight to the house’s PA, mixer, or a recording interface. This output is pre-/post-EQ switchable, meaning you can route a tonally shaped or unprocessed signal through this section of the preamp. It can also provide 48V phantom power to the unit.

The preamp itself utilizes a high-headroom Class-A design, with a four-band EQ section that can be voiced separately, by means of a switch, for bass and guitar. A phase switch aids you in the never-ending battle against feedback in live scenarios. To add a little more volume for solos or other stand-out sections, a boost button has been provided, its level of gain adjustable by means of a wheel located next to the button. Simply depress this button to engage the boost. You’ll also find an input trim pot to better attenuate your pickups to the signal path provided by the Platinum Stage. It comes with a belt clip for easy on-stage attachment to your person. In addition to drawing upon 48V phantom power, the unit can run using a 9V battery, or with an optional power supply.

Key Features at a Glance
  • 17V discrete Class-A preamp
  • 4-band tone controls with sweepable mids and low frequency filter
  • EQ modes switchable between guitar and bass
  • Phase control reduces feedback
  • Volume boost button with level control wheel
  • Balanced XLR DI with pre/post EQ setting and automatic ground lift
  • Belt clip included
Switchable EQ Modes
The unit's EQ Mode switch offers two separate voices. Set to Guitar, the tone controls are voiced to be most useful for recording or amplifying acoustic guitar and other instruments. Set to bass, the tone controls are tailored for recording or amplifying acoustic and electric bass.
Tone Controls
Low Cut: A variable high-pass filter, labeled low cut, can be used to remove sub-sonic frequencies present in some passive pickups.

Bass: A boost here will add depth and weight to the sound of an instrument with light bass response. Cut the bass a few dB to tighten up the boomy tone of a dreadnought or jumbo guitar.

Middle: Two controls (level and frequency) make up this EQ circuit. The frequency control lets you tune in on a specific midrange frequency range which you can boost or cut.

Treble: This knob will help you cut through the mix, or conversely, mellow and subdue an already shrill tone.

Notch and Phase Controls
The phase switch flips the polarity of your instrument signal from positive to negative, changing its relationship to the sound coming from the amplifier. One phase setting usually provides better resistance to feedback than the other and will vary depending on the instrument and playing environment.
Boost
The boost button initiates an increase in volume. The range of volume boost can be set from 3 to 12 dB using the boost wheel conveniently located next to the boost button.
UPC: 605609152473
In the Box
Fishman Platinum Stage EQ Analog Preamp and DI
  • Belt Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Audio Connections 1 x 1/4" instrument input, phone type
    1 x 1/4" instrument output, phone type
    1 x XLR DI output
    Tone Controls Low Cut control: 30, 80, and 160 Hz
    Bass control: ±12 dB at 150 Hz (guitar), ±12 dB at 115 Hz (bass)
    Middle control: ±12 dB at 200 Hz to 3.1 kHz; Q = 1.3
    Treble control: ±12 dB at 6 kHz (guitar), ±12 dB at 3 kHz (bass)
    Controls Volume knob
    Bass knob
    Mid Freq knob
    Treble knob
    Middle knob
    EQ Mode selector
    Low Cut selector
    Pre-/Post-EQ selector
    Phase In/Out selector
    Boost button
    Boost wheel
    Input trim pot
    Impedance Input: 10 MOhms
    Output: 1 kOhm (amp, nominal); 600 Ohms (XLR DI, nominal)
    Input Trim Gain range: -6 to +14 dB
    Output Amp level: -∞ to +6 dBV
    XLR level: -10 dB relative to input (pre EQ), -6 dB relative to input, (post EQ)
    Noise Baseline: -93 dBV, A-weighted
    Dynamic Range 100 dB, A-weighted
    Power Supply 9 V battery, 48 V phantom power, or 9 V adapter (available separately)
    Power Adapter Fishman 910-R (for 110 V) or suitable filtered and regulated, 200 mA type, tip = negative
    Current Consumption 7 mA, typical in-use
    Battery Life (approx.) 70 hours using alkaline battery
    Dimensions (D x W x H) 5.6 x 3.3 x 1.2" / 143.0 x 85.0 x 30.0 mm
    Weight 0.7 lb / 0.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 6.1 x 2.6"
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