UNICO is the fourth member of Schertler’s “next generation” acoustic amplification series. This 5-channel, versatile amp is a perfect solution for musicians who find the JAM amplifier too small, but don't require the power capability of the JAM 400.
Equipped with a 1” dome tweeter and 10” woofer and featuring an optimized 2-way bass reflex construction, UNICO offers 250W (200W + 50W) of bi-amplified power and provides 6dB more sound pressure than the 200W JAM. As well as proving ideal for acoustic instrument amplification and performing well in Jazz ensembles, UNICO's 10" woofer also makes it a good crossover amp for electric guitars.
The amplifier includes a balanced microphone (XLR) input, an unbalanced mic/instrument input and an input offering both balanced microphone and unbalanced mic/instrument options. Both instrument inputs feature a Bootstrap technology that enables the input to automatically adapt to any impedance. A separate stereo input channel will additionally accommodate devices such as a computers, MP3 or CD/DVD players. A 5th FX Return channel can also be used for inputting line level devices.
The 3 main microphone/instrument input channels include a Gain control for input sensitivity regulation and 3-band EQ, with parametric mids on input channels 1 and 3 and a switchable resonance (notch) filter (240Hz/150Hz) on channel 2. Phantom power is supplied for condenser and electrostatic microphones. Each of these channels also features an overload LED. Channel 1 is additionallyequipped with a phase reverse switch to prevent feedback, or unwanted effects between the various channels.
UNICO’s Master Section controls include a new adjustable DI Out, a new Mute button, a Line Out enabling the connection of externalsystems, a digital reverb and an Insert for connecting an external dynamics processor. Connection options are further enhanced with an Aux Out (Channel 1) that also enables connection to other systems. A Low Cut filter (cutting frequencies below 180Hz) can be used with instruments that generate aggressive low frequencies. This also enables a separate subwoofer to be connected without causing any damage to the amplifier. UNICO is also equipped with a high voltage CLASS-A preamp that has no integrated circuits and No Negative Feedback (NFB).
Amplifiers are available in a choice of wood or anthracite finishes. The more delicate wood finish is perfect for studio or home use, blending with a range of room interiors. The anthracite finish is designed for performance and touring applications, where a more robust exterior finish is required.
|Weight||14.2 kg (31.30lb)|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Speakers||1” dome tweeter, 10” woofer|
|Channels||5 indipendent channels|
|Inputs||Channel 1 Jack 6.3mm unbalanced, Channel 2/3 XLR balanced
Channel 4 Jack 3.5mm stereo, Channel 5 2x Jack 6.3mm unbalanced
|Outputs||DI, LINE, AUX|
|Phantom Power||10V on Channel 1, 24V(nominal) and 10V on Channel 2, 24V(nominal) on Channel 3|
|Effect||Digital reverb with Decay|
|Power||200W + 50W Bi-amplified|
Schertler Amps - a Musical Overview
Guitarist and Schertler Ambassador Nazzareno Zacconi has created a series of musical product overviews in which he explores various ways of achieving the best possible guitar sounds using the different features on Schertler amplifiers.
Treating the viewer to some virtuoso-style performance, Zacconi presents overviews of the "main personalities" in Schertler's next generation amplifier series, which currently includes:
GIULIA Y. An ultra-compact, 2-channel, 50W acoustic amp, which is perfect for small venue and home studio use, as well as proving handy for practice.
DAVID. A 3-channel, 100W acoustic amp with a range of inputs and features that are perfect for both live performance and studio use.
JAM. A 5-channel, 200W, acoustic "all rounder" with a comprehensive feature set that will prove indispensable both on stage and in the studio.
UNICO. A highly versatile 5-channel, 250W acoustic amp with an extensive range of inputs and features that are perfect for a range of live performance and studio applications.
CHARLIE. A compact, 280W electric amplifier that has been specially developed for use with jazz guitar. The amp is designed to enhance the low-mid range of the instrument, which often features more prominently in a conventional jazz line-up.×