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Compatt/O™ Buffer [Output]

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

Are you looking for a compact output buffer or line-driver that perfectly compliments the tone and feel of our Compatt/A™ Buffer!? Or — do you find some input buffers restore or pass too much top end, sounding overly bright? If you answered yes to either question, look no further.

Compatto [kom·patto] is the Italian, masculine noun, translation for 'compact'.

Without a doubt — the most important buffer in any guitar rig is the (first) one that your guitar is plugged into. And of course, we highly recommend either our Compatt/A™ Buffer or our OTS1™ Patch-Box.

Adding a second buffer is your next best investment to consistently great tone!! The Compatt/O™ Buffer is meant to be used as an output line-driver, between the final pedal on a pedal-board and the input of an amplifier, where it can effortlessly drive a long cable run to the back-line amplifier.

Every guitar rig has at least two constants — a guitar and the amplifier. With your guitar plugged into the Compatt/A™ Buffer and the last pedal on your pedal-board feediing the Compatt/O™ Buffer, the constants are always provided with a resolute load and source, respectively.

The buffers form an effects loop that segregates the guitar and the amp from all the variables connected between them. As a result, the only variation in tone and sound will be from the actual effect of the pedals on the pedalboard, and not from a guitar or amplifier related loading or impedance mismatch issue.

Even with true-bypass pedals or loop switchers, the key to consistent TONE demands that the guitar and the amplifier are BOTH buffered, as described.

Jacks, Power, Enclosure and More:
  • Input Impedance - 1MΩ **
  • Output Impedance - 100Ω **
  • The buffer circuit is an ultra hi-quality op-amp based design, with tweaked '23 specs from our legendary BS2™ & BS23™ Buffer/Splitters, and some buffers we've designed for others...
  • 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.