Schertler, the Swiss acoustic instrument amplification specialist, is promising to debut two new flagship products at next week’s Musikmesse, the curiously named ‘Roy’ and ‘Teddy’combos.
Schertler says Roy is its new top-of-the-range combo amplifier for acoustic instruments. The 400W, 7-channel amp, ‘provides a powerful yet lightweight system that is perfect for both stage and studio’. ROY includes 4 input channels with various mic / instrument combinations; inserts (as on a professional mixer), 3-band EQ and phantom power; an additional unbalanced instrument input channel; a stereo input channel for playback devices and an FX return / additional input channel.
ROY has the same hi-end Class A preamp found in other Schertler amplifiers. Its Master section features both a digital reverb and a new digital Multi-Effect (on a separate bus), as well as DI/Line/Aux Outs and a headphone pre-amp.
Developed for theatre and concert sound applications, TEDDY is Schertler’s new 200W compact stage monitor. Its “low profile” design is intended for edge-of-stage use without impeding audience views. TEDDY features a coaxial speaker for constant sound directivity, with a specific inclination angle that makes it suitable for both standing and seated performances. For more extensive stage coverage, several units can be chained together using XLR input and output connectors – all connected to the same signal path.