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Orange Amplifiers Amp Detonator Buffered AB-Y Pedal

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SKU: # 692635
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Your Price: $199.99 CDN



Probably the smallest, active and fully functional, buffered AB-Y pedal on the market, the Amp Detonator is an elegant solution to the age-old problem of running two amps. It features two low noise linear buffered outputs, one with a custom designed isolating transformer, which has been meticulously engineered for transparency. Complete with phase correction, independent switches for A/B or both and a tri-colour LED, this compact switcher is the new standard for players running a dual amp rig.

Driving long cables is no problem as the Amp Detonator's buffered low impedance signal ensures your input's upper frequencies are maintained. Output B features an isolating transformer which eliminates common ground loop hum when using two amps simultaneously. The transformer output has been engineered for maximum transparency, correcting some of the tone-altering characteristics that affect many other ABY boxes.

Two amps out of phase with each other sound awful but many ABY switchers ignore this. Even if the amps are in phase, running different pedal chains to each amp can reverse the polarity of the signal, causing the two signals to be out of phase when engaging both amps. The Amp Detonator addresses this with a simple fix on the top of the unit.

The only active ABY switcher that can be powered by battery as well as a 9 or 12V DC adapter. It also features an internal charge pump circuit which doubles the voltage internally to 18V, increasing the internal headroom for incredibly low harmonic distortion.

Need a professional ABY switcher but pedalboard space is at a premium? Other small amp switchers exist but none offer the quality or the functions of the Amp Detonator: silent operation, isolated outputs, phase switch, individual footswitches for A/B or BOTH and an oversized 10mm tri-colour LED green for A, red for B and blue for BOTH.


Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.5 x 6.5 x 13cm (3.74 x 2.56 x 5.12″)
Power: 9V battery OR 9-12V DC Adapter (Center negative)
Current Draw @ 9V: 12mA

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
Does what it's meant to perfectly. I did the test and you don't lose any signal when you sound is splitted. It's Orange, you're not gonna lose any tone, obviously. I power it with 12 volts, so I still get the headroom I want. Watch out for noise if your power supply is too close (I had to take off my voodoo lab ISO5 from my pedal board, it was that bad). Otherwise, it's gonna make your two amp setup sound just like in your head. The best ABY option in my opinion, hands down.
Posted by Fred on May 12, 2019
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Orange Amp Detonator Pedal