The Fishman Platinum Stage Analog EQ / DI Preamp. FREE shipping in the USA!
On the floor, in a pocket or on your belt, the Platinum Stage EQ/DI delivers great Fishman acoustic tone in a convenient and beautiful package.
Platinum Stage Features:
- 17 Volt, high-headroom, discrete Class-A preamp
- 4-band tone control with sweep-mid & low frequency filter
- EQ mode tailors EQ for bass or most other instruments
- Phase control
- Volume boost switch with level control
- Balanced D.I. with pre/post EQ setting and auto-ground lift
- Belt-clip included
Front Panel Controls
The volume control affects the overall output level coming from the 1/4” output; the XLR D.I. output is always at a fi xed level to prevent unwanted
gain changes at the F.O.H. mixer. For the cleanest signal, set the volume as high as possible without clipping the next device in the signal chain.
Platinum Stage’s EQ Mode switch offers tone shaping fl exibility not commonly found in an instrument preamp.
• When this control is set to guitar, the tone controls are voiced to be most useful for recording or amplifying acoustic guitar and most other instruments.
• When this control is set to bass, the tone controls are adjusted to be most suitable for recording or amplifying acoustic and electric bass.
Bass: A boost here will add depth and weight to the sound of an instrument with light bass response. Cut the bass a few dB to tighten up the big boomy tone of a dreadnought or jumbo guitar.
Middle: Two controls make up this EQ circuit. The mid freq control lets you tune in on a specifi c mid-frequency range which you can boost or cut with the middle control.
Treble: A boost here will help to “cut through the mix.” Conversely, cutting the Treble will mellow and subdue your amplifi ed tone.48V
When this LED is lit, it indicates that phantom is present at the XLR output and providing power to Platinum Stage.
Side Panel Controls
The boost switch creates an increase in volume only when the button is depressed. The range of volume boost can be set from 3dB to 12dB using the boost wheel located next to the boost switch.
The phase switch fl ips the polarity of your instrument signal from positive (“in”) to negative (“out”), changing its relationship to the sound coming from an amplifi er. One phase setting usually provides better resistance to feedback than the other and will vary depending on the instrument and playing environment. Another approach to determining optimal phase is the selection which sounds or feels most natural when playing. In certain playing environments the Phase switch may not have an audible impact.
D.I. Pre / Post
When set to pre, the XLR output receives an unfi ltered signal directly from the input, prior to any level or tone controls. The post setting provides a fully-shaped output that is unaffected by the volume control.
Low Battery / Clip
The clip LED monitors distortion at many points in the signal chain. If it lights frequently, reduce the input trim control on the right side of the device. The lo batt indicator will light steadily when it is time to change the battery. Open the battery door next to the XLR D.I. output and install a fresh 9V alkaline or lithium battery. When the lo batt LED comes on you have approximately one hour of remaining battery life.
Trim & Low Cut Panel Controls
Low Cut: a variable high-pass fi lter, labeled low cut, can be used to remove sub-sonic frequencies present in some passive pickups.
Raise or lower the trim to optimize the input level for your pickup. Play hard and adjust trim so clip LED fl ashes occasionally. Some pickup systems may not cause the light to fl ash at all and other onboard preamps may require you to turn their output down to achieve an optimum level.
Output Panel Controls
Plug in an instrument here with a standard ¼-inch instrument cable. If you have a passive undersaddle pickup (no battery onboard), use as short a cable as possible to minimize the loading affect of the cable.
Use a standard ¼-inch instrument cable to connect the output to your amplifier, mixer or effect devices. You can also connect this output to an unbalanced input on a recording system.
Connect a Fishman 910-R (for 110V) power adaptor here.
XLR D.I. Output
Connect a standard microphone cable here to feed recording equipment or a sound reinforcement mixing console. When the 1/4” output is also connected, this D.I. output’s ground is automatically lifted to prevent any unwanted ground loops.
For the best sound reproduction when performing live, connect to a PA system, powered monitor or other full-range audio system. The balanced XLR D.I. output eliminates an outboard D.I. and features an automatic ground lift when you use the 1/4” output, providing a high quality, noise free signal.
For direct recording, there is no better solution than using Platinum Stage’s balanced XLR D.I. or 1/4” output.
1/4" Instrument input
4-band EQ with Sweepable Mid
Phase Invert switch
5.6" x 3.3" x 1.2"
9 Volt battery (not incl.)