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BOSS AC-22LX Acoustic Amplifier

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AC-22LX Acoustic Amplifier

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A Full-Immersion Acoustic Experience

The AC-22LX presents a new concept in acoustic amplification, bringing you a full-immersion playing experience realized through advanced BOSS spatial technology. Air Feel breathes life into the dry, sterile sound of standard acoustic instrument pickups, recreating the richly detailed tones captured by classic stereo acoustic microphone setups in world-class studio settings. The AC-22LX's inspiring voice projects far beyond its compact size, infusing your amplified sound with depth, dimension, and natural acoustic resonance.

Features

• Compact amplifier for acoustic-electric guitars and other pickup-equipped acoustic instruments
• Innovative Air Feel feature recreates stereo microphone setups, producing inspiring acoustic sound with depth, dimension, and natural resonance
• Small, easy-to-carry design with two custom-designed 5-inch twin-cone speakers
• 10-watt stereo power amp (5 watts x 2)
• Guitar/Instrument channel with three-band EQ and dedicated Reverb and Reverb & Chorus effects
• Mic channel with XLR input, phantom power, two-band EQ, and dedicated Reverb effect
• Five Air Feel settings: Dry, XY, AB, ORTF, and Mid-Side
• 15 memories for storing and recalling sound setups
• Onboard Rhythm Box with 15 patterns
• Customize pattern types with 119 selections in the AC-22LX Editor
• Built-in looper (requires optional footswitch)
• Stereo line output with Air Feel
• Stereo aux input for music playback
• USB audio interface with Loopback for recording and livestreaming
• Runs on included AC adaptor or eight AA batteries
• AC-22LX Editor app (macOS/Windows/iOS/Android) for deep sound editing
• Optional Bluetooth® Audio MIDI Dual Adaptor (BT-DUAL) for wireless audio playback from a mobile device, customizing sounds with the mobile editor, and more

Premium Amplification for Acoustic Stringed Instruments
The AC-22LX offers amazingly natural sound reproduction in a portable stereo amplifier. The compact and attractive cabinet is equipped with two custom twin-cone speakers, providing expansive stereo tones for home playing. From acoustic-electric guitar to ukulele, violin, banjo, and other pickup-equipped stringed instruments, the AC-22LX and Air Feel deliver the ultimate personal amplification experience for serious acoustic players.

Multi-Dimensional Tone with Air Feel
Born of intensive BOSS sound research and advanced processing technologies, Air Feel transforms your pickup's sound with acoustic richness and dimension never possible until now. Simply plug in and enjoy your instrument's natural acoustic character at performance volumes - without the need for microphones and audio engineering skills.

Air Feel Types:

Dry - Unprocessed tone that amplifies the direct pickup sound.
XY - Recreates a coincident pair technique that uses two mics placed in an XY pattern. This focused stereo sound provides a good balance between the strings and body resonance, making it ideal for rhythmic chord strumming and muted playing.
AB - Recreates a spaced-pair mic technique for a wide stereo sound with naturally expanded acoustic resonance. This big, full presentation is great for solo guitar and fingerpicking styles.
ORTF - This special stereo mic technique combines elements of the XY and space-pair approaches. It produces a focused tone with increased depth and body resonance.
Mid-Side - This classic technique produces a well-defined sound with a wide stereo spread. It adds a sense of distance, providing a nice ensemble blend with vocals and other instruments.

Powerful Sound-Shaping Tools
Along with five Air Feel settings, the AC-22LX's Guitar/Instrument channel features a three-band EQ plus reverb and combined reverb/chorus effects for additional spatial depth. The XLR Mic channel has selectable phantom power for condenser mics, plus a two-band EQ and dedicated reverb for independent processing. With 15 onboard memories, you can save and recall setups for different songs and instruments. The AC-22LX Editor provides even deeper control, allowing you to change out reverb types, access detailed effect parameters, and much more.

Built-In Rhythms
The AC-22LX includes an onboard Rhythm Box to liven up practice sessions and enhance live performances. Five instrument types include percussion and full drum set sounds, all infused with BOSS spatial technology that fills the surrounding space with vibrant rhythmic energy. Choose from 15 different patterns, and then set up the perfect groove with the tap tempo button. And if you need something beyond the onboard selections, you can customize patterns with 119 variations in the AC-22LX Editor.

Perform, Record, and Stream
With its versatile analog and USB connectivity, you can send the AC-22LX's sound output to a PA system, recorder, or streaming application, complete with Air Feel processing and spatial rhythm tones. Perform in any venue, from small clubs to concert stages. Capture natural-sounding acoustic tracks in your DAW without the hassle of using microphones. Or livestream performances directly to your social media channels. The analog line output supports mono or stereo operation, while the USB connection has a convenient Loopback function for monitoring sounds from a computer.

Specifications

- Rated Power Output: 10 W (5 W+5 W)

- Nominal Input Level
GUITAR/INSTRUMENT: -10 dBu (10 M ohm)
MIC: -40 dBu (5 k ohm)
AUX IN: -20 dBu (15 k ohm)

- Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT L/MONO, R: -10 dBu

- Speakers: 12 cm (5 inches) x 2

- Controls
POWER switch
MASTER knob
MEMORY button
USB LOOPBACK switch

< GUITAR/INSTRUMENT >
AIR FEEL knob (DRY, XY, AB, ORTF, MID SIDE)
VOLUME knob
BASS knob
MIDDLE knob
TREBLE knob
REV/REV&CHO knob (REVERB, REVERB & CHORUS)

< MIC >
PHANTOM button
VOLUME knob
BASS knob
TREBLE knob
REVERB knob

< RHYTHM BOX >
START/STOP button
TAP TEMPO/VARIATION button
PATTERN knob (CAJON, SHAKER, CONGA, TAMBOURINE, DRUMS)
VOLUME knob

- Indicators
POWER
PHANTOM
MEMORY
START/STOP
TAP TEMPO/VARIATION
REC
PLAY
DUB

- Connectors
GUITAR/INSTRUMENT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
MIC connector: XLR type, phantom power (DC 48 V, 14 mA Max)
PHONES/REC OUT jack: Stereo Miniature phone type
AUX IN jack: Stereo Miniature phone type
LINE OUT L/MONO, R jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
FOOT SW jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type
Bluetooth ADAPTOR connector: Dedicated connector
USB port: USB B type
DC IN jack

- Power Supply
AC adaptor (DC 9 V)
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 8
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 8

- Current Draw: 400 mA

- Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery: Approximately 8 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approximately 10 hours (*1)

*1 When using batteries having a capacity of 2,500 mAh.
*These can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

- Dimensions (W x D x H): 317 x 210 x 265 mm / 12-1/2 x 8-5/16 x 10-7/16 inches

- Weight (excluding AC adaptor): 4.0 kg / 8 lbs 14 oz

- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet USING THE UNIT SAFELY
AC adaptor
Power cord

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Everything for a home and recording 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kingston, Ontario
I purchased this in early Aug 23 Upon release of the product from boss roland... Plus: light weight Options ac or battery The air settings are easy to arrive at. Just set it and forget it. The percusion and Looper features are a nice starting point foundation for exploring more Boss products. Cons:the add on can add up I have the Bluetooth midi model and the goal is to get the wireless fs to operate other features For now I will use stereo trs 1/4 inch cable with my fs 6. The take away. This makes your favourite acoustic stringed instrument sound the same....perhaps 3 to 6 times louder. Don't expect to jam with drums
Posted by Would buy again on Mar 4, 2024
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A bit overpriced for what you get, IMO but it's a nice amp. 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kamloops, British Columbia
So, I think it's important to note if people are buying this site unseen they should know a few things. 1. It's small it takes both my hands side by side in terms of width to cover the speaker cloth. 2. It's not very loud - it's loud enough for a small room (think small micro brewery tasting room) but it's not going to work with a drummer or anything bigger than the room I mentioned unless you use the line outs at the back and pump that through the PA and a monitor. Now the good - It does sound quite nice. I prefer a few of the air feel options to the dry mode. For me, I prefer to play my acoustic through it with the AB air feel, as I feel to my ears it's the best with my guitar and has what I am looking for, crispy clarity with good note definition. The onboard reverb (for voice) and reverb/chorus for guitar is adequate. I don't believe there is compression on the voice / mic channel and I think that could have made this slicker but I don't think other acoustic / voice amps offer this either (which kind of baffles me). Some other useful features - the onboard rhythm box makes this a good practice tool and you can run it off batteries for busking. While I did want to get into looping, the cost of the recommended boss pedal and cable makes me hesitate. Same goes for the bluetooth adapter, you don't get a lot deep panel editing benefit and I don't really stream music to it (if I did i could use aux instead of bluetooth). So. Overall, this unit is super portable and sounds nice but for me, it's a tad pricey. I know 'desktop' amps often are but I just feel like the price point hurts them a little here.
Posted by Stevie G on Jan 5, 2024
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