AD-5

Acoustic Instrument Processor

Plug in to amazing acoustic sounds!

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(1/13/2010)
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The AD-5 is an electric-acoustic guitar preamp/DI box with powerful built-in effects processing capabilities. With its high-quality preamp functions and specially voiced effects optimized to deliver the natural expressiveness of an electric-acoustic guitar, this preamp/DI box is a "must-have" item for electric-acoustic guitarists.

  • - Innovative "Acoustic" effect uses separate "Body" and "Ambience" controls to turn the brittle, sterile sounds of a piezo pickup into the rich, "airly" sound of a mic'd acoustic guitar
  • - High-quality reverb, chorus and anti-feedback effects
  • - Specially voiced preamp with 4-band EQ
  • - Separate piezo and magnetic pickup inputs
  • - 1/4" effects insert jack
  • - Stereo 1/4" unbalanced and balanced XLR outputs
  • - Preamp and effects can be bypassed for use as a dedicated DI box
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Designed to create rich electric-acoustic guitar sounds

The AD-5's innovative Acoustic Sound Shaping function allows for the creation of acoustic ambience, turning the sterile, flat sound of a piezo pickup into the rich, "airy" sound of a mic'd acoustic guitar. BODY controls the character of the body resonance and MIC DISTANCE controls the effect of mic distance from the guitar and its associated room ambience.

Dedicated 2X2 CHORUS effects for high and low frequencies create a rich, surprisingly natural chorus. Plate-type REVERB has been optimized for acoustic guitar. Both chorus and reverb are independently switchable via an external footswitch.

The PREAMP section is equipped with a practical 4-band EQ and preamp level control, allowing the sound to be tailored to suit any playing style or environment. Moreover, the AD-5 provides two inputs—one for piezo pickup and the other for magnetic pickup (magnetic input offers phase switching). Separate level control allow for mixing the two inputs.

Built-in anti-feedback control features separate DEPTH and FREQ controls for eliminating annoying feedback noise instantly.

Versatile functions

Stereo outputs are provided with both unbalanced 1/4" and balanced XLR type connectors. A built-in BALANCED OUTPUT stereo/mono switch is also included, allowing flexibility in connection. An insert jack is provided for further external processing.

AD Conversion
21 bit AF Method*
DA Conversion
20 bit Input, 4 Times Oversampling Digital Filter + ΔΣMethod
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
INSERT RETURN: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT (PIEZO): 4.7 M ohms
INPUT (MAGNETIC): 1 M ohms
INSERT (RETURN): 100 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: -10 dBu
OUTPUT (XLR): -10 dBu into 600 ohms
INSERT (SEND): -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
OUTPUT (XLR): 600 ohms
INSERT (SEND): 1 k ohms
Connectors
INPUT Jacks (PIEZO, MAGNETIC)
INSERT Jack (1/4 inch TRS Phone Type)
OUTPUT Jacks L(MONO), R
OUTPUT Connectors L, R (XLR-3-32 Type)
REMOTE Jack
AC Adaptor Jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (Roland ACI or ACB-Series)
Current Draw
300 mA
Accessories
AC Adaptor (Roland ACI or ACB-Series)
Options
Foot Switch: FS-5U
Cord: Roland PCS-31 (1/4 inch TRS Phone Type - 1/4 inch Phone Type x2)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
150 mm5-15/16 inches
Depth (D)
155 mm6-1/8 inches
Height (H)
65 mm2-9/16 inches
Weight
1 kg2 lbs. 4 oz.

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* AF method (Adaptive Focus method)
This is a proprietary method from Roland that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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