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Compatt/A™ Buffer [Input]

Regular Price $89.00 USD
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Designed and hand-built (by Mario) in Canada.

Are you looking for a compact input buffer that feels amazing to play and will provide you with consistently great tone!? Look no further.

Compatta [kom·patta] is the Italian, feminine noun, translation for 'compact'.

The Compatt/A™ Buffer provides a quick and easy fix to the deep-rooted signal loss and inconsistent tone issues faced by guitarists due to - capacitive loading, impedance loading and mismatching, and changes to a pickup’s resonant frequency and peak, as a result of varying effects pedals and the interconnecting cables associated with many pedalboards.

It accomplishes this by providing the weakest link in every guitar rig, the guitar itself, with a resolute load, segregating its pickups from the many variables on a pedalboard and the long cable run to a backline amp.

It does so by converting a guitar’s high-impedance signal to low-impedance, which also minimizes its susceptibility to noise, interference, and even some of the switch “popping” associated with true-bypass pedals. As a result, the variations in feel, sound and tone will be predominantly from the actual effect of the effects pedals, and not from guitar related high-impedance signal issues.

The buffer circuit is a 100% discrete Class-A design with an input impedance and other finely adjusted characteristics which mimic that of a high quality tube amp. It also includes an RFI filter to minimize the possibility of radio-frequency interference and noise. It presents guitars with a dynamically ideal load that remains steadfast, resulting in tone that is consistent, while still allowing the guitar to breathe, live, and react, like plugging directly into the front of a tube amplifier.

Jacks, Power, Enclosure and More:
  • Input Impedance - 1MΩ **
  • Output Impedance - 100Ω **
  • ¼" TS (tip / sleeve) input and output jacks with KMMK SquarePlug SP Series friendly placement and spacing.
  • Side mount power LED enables visibility even in hard to see install locations, such as underneath pedalboards.
  • Housed in a compact; 3.72 x 1.55 x 1.29in. (94.5 x 39.4 x 32.8mm) and rugged #1590A style die-cast aluminum enclosure for years of reliable use and performance.
  • Powered by 9-18VDC via a 2.1mm x 5.5mm barrel plug with a negative centre pin (like Boss pedals) and the current draw is less than 100mA (adapter is not included).

** Please note - there are many other design aspects and choices besides the input and output impedance of a buffer that are just as important... We have been at this for a very long time and always put design and manufacturing before; Youtube marketing, parts cost, etc.