Since its foundation in the early 1980s, Schertler SA has launched a programme of passionate research that aims to achieve the highest levels of accuracy in the reproduction of acoustic stringed instrument sound. Led by bassist and founder Stephan Schertler, the research and development company initially began to focus on producing high quality tools and innovative technology to replace the technology and imperfections of piezo pickups. Over the years, Schertler’s original approach to harnessing acoustic vibrations has resulted in a number of fundamental innovations, some of which have gained international patents, such as the STAT Series of contact microphones.
In 2003, Schertler launched an original series of compact amplifiers – the Classic Series. Since then, the 3-channel UNICO and 2-channel DAVID have provided musicians with high quality portable solutions for stringed instrument amplification. Suited to virtually any live performance situation, these amplifiers have received unanimous feedback from users around the world, helping to build the reputation that Schertler has gained in the field of acoustic amplification.
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Latest product reviews: Arthur Prime, TOM, DAVID and DYN-G-P48
More Schertler product has been on test over the last few months and we’re pleased to share some of these tests and reviews.
Germany’s Acoustic Guitar magazine recently reviewed the TOM PA system and the Arthur Prime 5 mixer, describing the duo as
“ … an ideal live setup for solo acoustic artists and unplugged duos.”
“Prime 5 offers well thought out, well-equipped studio-quality channels. TOM brings the processed signals from here to the loudspeakers in impressive quality and with a lot of power. The system sounds fantastic, is extremely flexible yet relatively compact. The TOM and Arthur Prime duo is not cheap, but the investment is well worth it as you will have a great deal of enjoyment from TOM and Arthur at live gigs.” (Translated from the original German.)
Read the full review here (German only)
In the USA: Dave Dalton, founder of the Woodstock School of Music, Illinois, unpacks and explores the Arthur Prime 5 mixer:
Aaron Crowell from the Hawaii Music School reviews the DAVID amp with AG6/S-MIC on acoustic guitar:
Ukulele master Kimo Hussey explores the DAVID amp with the DYN-G-P48: