The TranZformer GT is a multifunction pedal that is designed to easily and affordably bring the world-famous analog sound of API to your guitar
Offering the user an unsurpassed level of sonic control, the TranZformer GT combines an API 525 feedback-type compressor with a guitar-optimized 3 band equalizer, both independently in/out switchable. The unit also features phase invert switches on each output, ground lift, clip indicator and transformer output. Like all API products, the TranZformer GT is built to API's exacting standards and remains true to the design philosophy that has made API the leader in professional analog gear for nearly 50 years.
Traditional fully discrete API circuit designVariable Compressor with in/out switching3-Band +/- 15dB Equalizer with in/out switchingInput Gain control with +30dB of gainClip LED indicating Input or Output overloadingBalanced and Unbalanced Output Phase reverseBalanced Output Ground liftIncluded 18 volt external power supply optimizes performance
Input connection: 1/4" Hi-Z unbalanced instrument input
Input Impedance: ~500k
Maximum Hi-Z instrument input level before clipping: +13dBu
1/4" Hi-Z unbalanced output w/ variable level controlXLR Male balanced line output, fixed level*Balanced line output level is +6dB higher than Hi-Z output with Level control fully clockwise.
Hi-Z output: 7.5kBalanced Line output: Less than 75
9.2dB - 30dB, Variable, Hi-Z output15.2dB - 36dB, Variable, Balanced line output
Level Control: -inf. to 0dB, Variable, Hi-Z output only
Maximum output level before clipping
Hi-Z Output: +21dBuBalanced Line Out: +27dBu
Frequency Response: +0, -0.5, 20-20kHz, both outputs, low-capacitance cable
THD+N: Less than 0.01%
Tone Control: 200Hz & 1500Hz Peaking, 5kHz Shelving, continuously-variable boost/cut, +/-16dB range.
Ratio: Varies from 2: to 20: depending on compressor control setting.Attack (fixed): Less than 5msRelease (fixed): 100ms average (frequency-dependent for natural envelope tracking)Compressor Control (6 Switchable settings): 1 = subtle compression, 6 = maximum compression. Turning clockwise Increases gain reduction (lower threshold) while simultaneously raising output level to match.
Power Supply: +18VDC @ 650mA
Size: 8" x 5.5" x 4"
Size (Boxed for Shipping): 10" x 8" x 8"
Actual Weight: 4lbs.
Shipping Weight: 6lbs.