The Aura Spectrum DI instrument preamp, the newest evolution of acoustic tone shaping from Fishman, combines a high quality direct box with award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging technology that restores the pristine sound of a studio-miked instrument to undersaddle and soundhole pickups. The Aura Spectrum DI features 128 pre-loaded Images of the most popular acoustic instruments; a 3-band EQ; built-in chromatic tuner with bypass/mute, one-knob compressor, volume, blend and image controls, automatic feedback suppression with up to three notches, an effects loop, and a high-quality balanced XLR DI. Highly versatile and practical, the Aura Spectrum DI also features 16-user configurable Image locations which are loaded from the Aura Image Gallery program via a USB interface, a feedback-fighting phase switch, automatic DI ground lift, 9-volt battery or optional adaptor operation, and a stunning, rugged all-metal case. The Spectrum DI ships with Aura Image Gallery III software that gives players free access to an ever-expanding library of over 700 Images (for acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, resophonic guitar, bouzouki and ukulele) that have been painstakingly recorded using world-class studio microphones and professional miking techniques. Asked to comment on the latest evolution of Aura Acoustic Imaging technology, company founder and President Larry Fishman stated, "The Aura Spectrum DI and Image Gallery III software represent a true culmination of this technology. Whether you're on stage or in the studio, the Aura Spectrum DI will provide the most transparent, natural sound available, allowing musicians to preserve their instrument's unique acoustic tone with studio accuracy."