The Blackstar Sonnet 120 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier in Blonde is an all-new Acoustic Guitar Amp designed to give the natural response of your acoustic instrument the amplification it deserves, capturing every nuance of guitar tone and your performance. Lightweight, compact and feature-laden, leave it to guitar legend Jon Gomm to sum it up for you - "Every other amp changes me, squashes me, confines me, they just can't cope. I'd given up on Acoustic Amps, until I heard the Sonnet."
We were lucky enough to try out one of the Sonnet 120's before release and boy do they sound incredible. The sound of gently plucked acoustic guitar filled the room thanks to the custom-voiced Natural speaker. The highs sparkled and the low end was powerful without being boomy, allowing bass notes to ring out clearly with amazing sustain. When you begin to strum more harshly the sound is full with plenty of body and bags of complex overtones, accurately conveying the vibration of the acoustic soundboard to a tee. Phase and Shape switches let you carve your tone further alongside a three-band EQ for each channel.
Ins and Outs
The Sonnet 120 features four simultaneous inputs so you can plug in your instrument, vocal microphone, and line-in. All inputs can be used at once for the ultimate in versatility and you've also got Bluetooth connectivity for supreme quality wireless audio playback. USB Audio out plus a MIX DI Output ensure that your ready for any situation, whether you're recording at home or playing on stage. You get dedicated Effects Loops for each channel plus a mix out for individual channels, making the Sonnet 120 a superb amp for live shows. A Tilt Back stand gives you the ultimate sound projection, great for rehearsals or on stage.
State of the Art Effects
The Sonnet 120 comes with two stunning state-of-the-art studio-quality reverbs, HALL, PLATE, STUDIO and CHAMBER. The PLATE is bright, adding pure shimmer to the high end whilst the HALL sends your tone interstellar, making it sound as though the guitar is emanating from endlessly resounding cavernous space. A High Pass Filter and Brilliance controls allow fantastic fine-tuning of the acoustic instrument, a crucial feature when you need to tame some of the wild acoustic frequencies during a live show and each channel has an Anti-Feedback knob for fighting feedback associated with large body electro-acoustic guitars. Phantom Power alongside a Pad button features on both channels, so you can plug a condenser microphone in making this an incredibly versatile piece of kit.
The Blackstar Sonnet 120 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier in Blonde is a forward step for the Acoustic Amp market, bringing incredible quality and fidelity to the forefront, alongside the usual Blackstar build quality. This amp will accompany you acoustically for years to come, providing accurate and pristine tone for your guitar.
Manufacturer Blackstar Model Sonnet 120 Power 120W Channels Microphone XLR/jack combi, instrument XLR/jack combi Shape for Each Channel ‘Out’; a flat EQ response. ‘In’ position; a mid cut with a low and high boost CH.1 EQ Low, Mid, High CH.2 EQ Low, Mid, High Anti-feedback Yes (Phase plus Anti-feedback level for each channel) Phantom Power Yes (+48V for each channel) Pad Yes (separate for each channel) High Pass Filter Yes Brilliance Yes Bluetooth Audio Yes Reverb Yes (Hall, Studio, Chamber, Plate) MP3 / Line In Yes Effects Loop Yes (separate for each channel) XLR D.I. Out Yes (separate for each channel and mix) USB Audio Yes Footswitch FS-17 (Mute and Reverb on/off) Tilt-back Stand Yes PA Stand Mountable Yes (with optional SA-2 adaptor) Speaker 1x8” + tweeter
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