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Shenandoah Stereo 60 and Acoustic Pro
Shenandoah Acoustic Pro (left) and Stereo 60 (right)
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Genz Benz has announced two new Shenandoah Acoustic amps, each delivering its own unique feature set and performance for the acoustic instrumentalist.

The new Shenandoah Stereo 60 is a compact, monitor-shaped combo that offers 60-watts of stereo power along with stereo digital effects. It features two channels with separate three-band EQ and sweepable mids. The stereo Alesis Digital Effects add a variety of reverb and chorus programs. The speaker combination is two 6.5" woofers and compression tweeters. The suggested retail price is $679.00.

The new Shenandoah Acoustic Pro features blendable FET and TUBE preamps. The 12AX7 tube enhances the acoustic guitar's timbre with unique characteristics of tube warmth and subtle compression, including a more rounded bottom end and articulate upper mid response. The FET preamp is the classic Shenandoah design. The power amp design is a stout 200-watts RMS that provides headroom for full-bodied, clean tone and the foundation for the high level output.

The power and response of the Acoustic Pro is further enhanced by the 12" Neodymium loudspeaker and compression bullet tweeter. The efficiency, tonal response and lightweight characteristics of this 300-watt woofer make it an excellent loudspeaker for acoustic amplification. Other notable features include two channels each with three-band EQ and sweepable midrange, XLR and 1/4" inputs, phase reverse switch and a separate Alesis digital effects processor for each channel. This amp weights in at 50 lbs. The suggested retail price is $1,249.00.

Both models will be available January 19, 2005.

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