We add this great US brand to our stock of amps. Acoustic Image have been making tarnsparent amps for acoustic instruments for quite some years now and this are actually their 4th generation of amps and we are thrilled to see they are the best ever.
Small and lightweight are two words that come immediately to mind when you say Acoustic Image. That's one of the reasons why thousands of upright bass players in the world use them. It sounds just as good for upright or electric bass. In this new series of amps the preamps have been improved with even better sound, more features. Also there's more power from the amp section and the cabinets are far more efficient. To sum up: they are better than ever.
This is the Contra S4 Combo and it features a 300W power section that feeds a downfiring 10" speaker and a front firing 5" in a small and ultralightweight cabinet.
The preamp section is really comprehensive: you get 4 band EQ, Phase reverse and adjustable low cut in both channels as well as FX send (24 bit Reverb and Delay with Level and Rate controls). There's also Mono and Stereo outputs for you to choose, individual FX loop for each channel, Mute, Limiter, etc. Both cannels offer 48Volt for condenser mics or external preamps.
Two channels allow you to use a pickup and a microphone at the same time. You can also use a piezo and a magnetic or use one channel for upright and the other for electric bass. The possibilities are endless.
On its own this little amp is quite surprising. You just hear your bass, only louder. If you play small to medium sized venues and don't need a lot of power this is just the perfect portable professional amp. If you play in a loud band then you might consider other models from Acoustic Image.
We have to say we are really impressed by the quality of this product. Get one and we warrany you'l put a smile in your face when you use it.