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Delano On-Board Bass Guitar Pre-Amps

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Delano Sonar 2                                      £95

Delano Sonar 2      stacked bass/treble £100

Delano Sonar 3                                      £105

Delano Sonar 3     stacked bass/treble  £115

Delano Sonar 3 MS                                £120

Delano Sonar 3 MS  stacked bass/treble £135

Delano Sonar 3 MS-E                            £125

Delano Sonar 3 MS-E  stacked bass/treble  £135

NEW Delano Sonar 3 X Pure                £85 Out of stock

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Sonar 2


Sonar 2 Specifications:

input impedance:>1 MOhm

output impedance:100 Ohm

signal-to-noise ratio:-98dB

operating voltage:+9V

power consumption:0,6mA


frequencies:

bass:40 Hz

treble:6.5 KHz


dimensions:20x30x16 mm


delivery contents: SONAR preamps come with prewired tone pots. Volume pot (push-pull) and balance pot are enclosed.


Wiring-Schematics:

download file


Scaling new heights in perfecting the tonal capabilities of magnetic pickups, the Delano Sonar bass preamp series is designed for just one purpose: Making a good tone even better.

As an integral part of any active bass guitar, an active EQ has to fulfill countless requirements regarding strength and clarity in tone, power consumption and installation. To meet this challenge perfectly, the time has come for a new onboard preamp: Sonar.
This smart powerhouse delivers the real thing: rocksteady bottom, cutting midrange and naturally brilliant high end. Whether adapting its tone to match the surrounding acoustics, enhancing versatility or increasing your musical expression, this preamp always feels like a natural extension, preserving all the benefits of passive operation: uncoloured, true and focused sound. Comparing the flat-set sound to bypassed full passive action you´ll detect no difference. Matchless. And with its perfectly matched band-pass filters and separated amplifier stages, adjustments stay predictable at any time without overpowering tone.
The Delano Sonar onboard preamp is housed in a sealed slim-box, which provides easy, space-saving installation and secure insulation to other electrical components. Its minimal power consumption lets you forget where your battery-box is - make a guess?




Sonar Series


Sonar 3

Sonar 3 Specifications:

input impedance:>1 MOhm

output impedance:100 Ohm

signal-to-noise ratio:-98dB

operating voltage:+9V

power consumption:0,8mA


frequencies:

bass:40 Hz

mid:500 Hz

treble:6.5 KHz


dimensions:20x30x16 mm


delivery contents:

SONAR preamps come with prewired tone pots. Volume pot (push-pull) and balance pot are enclosed.


Wiring-Schematics:

download file


Scaling new heights in perfecting the tonal capabilities of magnetic pickups, the Delano Sonar bass preamp series is designed for just one purpose: Making a good tone even better.

As an integral part of any active bass guitar, an active EQ has to fulfill countless requirements regarding strength and clarity in tone, power consumption and installation. To meet this challenge perfectly, the time has come for a new onboard preamp: Sonar.
This smart powerhouse delivers the real thing: rocksteady bottom, cutting midrange and naturally brilliant high end. Whether adapting its tone to match the surrounding acoustics, enhancing versatility or increasing your musical expression, this preamp always feels like a natural extension, preserving all the benefits of passive operation: uncoloured, true and focused sound. Comparing the flat-set sound to bypassed full passive action you´ll detect no difference. Matchless. And with its perfectly matched band-pass filters and separated amplifier stages, adjustments stay predictable at any time without overpowering tone.
The Delano Sonar onboard preamp is housed in a sealed slim-box, which provides easy, space-saving installation and secure insulation to other electrical components. Its minimal power consumption lets you forget where your battery-box is - make a guess?




Sonar 3MS


Sonar 3MS Specifications:

input impedance:>1 MOhm

output impedance:100 Ohm

signal-to-noise ratio:-98dB

operating voltage:+9V

power consumption:0,8mA


frequencies:


bass:40 Hz

mid (selectable):300 Hz/500 Hz800 Hz

treble:6.5 KHz


dimensions:20x30x16 mm


delivery contents: SONAR preamps come with prewired tone pots. Volume pot (push-pull) and balance pot are enclosed.


Wiring-Schematics:

download file


Scaling new heights in perfecting the tonal capabilities of magnetic pickups, the Delano Sonar bass preamp series is designed for just one purpose: Making a good tone even better. The SONAR 3MS (MS = Mid Selection) is the first really compact preamp design which offers the great advantage of selecting different mid frequencies.

As an integral part of any active bass guitar, an active EQ has to fulfill countless requirements regarding strength and clarity in tone, power consumption and installation. To meet this challenge perfectly, the time has come for a new onboard preamp: Sonar.
This smart powerhouse delivers the real thing: rocksteady bottom, cutting midrange and naturally brilliant high end. Whether adapting its tone to match the surrounding acoustics, enhancing versatility or increasing your musical expression, this preamp always feels like a natural extension, preserving all the benefits of passive operation: uncoloured, true and focused sound. Comparing the flat-set sound to bypassed full passive action you´ll detect no difference. Matchless. And with its perfectly matched band-pass filters and separated amplifier stages, adjustments stay predictable at any time without overpowering tone.
The Delano Sonar onboard preamp is housed in a sealed slim-box, which provides easy, space-saving installation and secure insulation to other electrical components. Its minimal power consumption lets you forget where your battery-box is - make a guess?




Sonar 3MS/E


Sonar 3MS/E Specifications:

input impedance:>1 MOhm

output impedance:100 Ohm

signal-to-noise ratio:-98dB

operating voltage:+9V

power consumption:0,8mA


frequencies:


bass:40 Hz

mid (selectable):300 Hz/500 Hz/800 Hz

treble:6.5 KHz


dimensions:20x30x16 mm


delivery contents: SONAR 3MS/E preamp comes with prewired toggle-switch and tone pots. Volume pot (push-pull) and balance pot are enclosed.


Wiring-Schematics:

download file


Scaling new heights in perfecting the tonal capabilities of magnetic pickups, the Delano Sonar bass preamp series is designed for just one purpose: Making a good tone even better. The SONAR 3MS (MS = Mid Selection) is the first really compact preamp design which offers the great advantage of selecting different mid frequencies. Now it is available as MS/E-version (E = External switching), which provides dialing center-frequencies from the control panel of your bass with a three-position toggle switch.

As an integral part of any active bass guitar, an active EQ has to fulfill countless requirements regarding strength and clarity in tone, power consumption and installation. To meet this challenge perfectly, the time has come for a new onboard preamp: Sonar.
This smart powerhouse delivers the real thing: rocksteady bottom, cutting midrange and naturally brilliant high end. Whether adapting its tone to match the surrounding acoustics, enhancing versatility or increasing your musical expression, this preamp always feels like a natural extension, preserving all the benefits of passive operation: uncoloured, true and focused sound. Comparing the flat-set sound to bypassed full passive action you´ll detect no difference. Matchless. And with its perfectly matched band-pass filters and separated amplifier stages, adjustments stay predictable at any time without overpowering tone.
The Delano Sonar onboard preamp is housed in a sealed slim-box, which provides easy, space-saving installation and secure insulation to other electrical components. Its minimal power consumption lets you forget where your battery-box is - make a guess?



Evolution or intelligent design? Let`s say you can have both …




The Sonar Xpure is a member of our highly acclaimed SONAR Series of active on-board bass electronics, effectively bridging the gap between „active“ vs. „passive“ systems. The sound of passive with the advantages of an active system.

It is designed to faithfully carry and reproduce the true and uncoloured output signal of your existing passive pickups, fully retaining their tonal integrity, signal dynamics and frequency response, enhancing the subtle nuances and dimensional expressiveness of the instruments and players personality.


Your TONE. Only better.


So what is the DELANO Sonar Xpure and how does it work? What is inside the tiny black box?


It is a buffer. High impedance input to low impedance output. True fidelity, pure tone.


It is a line driver. Total signal integrity even with long cable runs and dedicated FX chains.


It is a preamp, capable of boosting your signal level up to +10 dB. Clean. Uncoloured.


It is a built-in intelligent battery power management and voltage distribution system.


Internal voltage conversion (9V to18V), for greatly extended headroom. One dedicated (double voltage=18 V) power output for additional active electronics available: The DELANO Sonar Xpure can power your existing onboard EQ with 18V DC from a single 9V battery.


What does that mean?

Yes, pristine dynamics and clean headroom and on steroids.

Priceless and lossless.


Plus: Imagine a normal 9V battery is said to be „dead“, when it reads 8,8 volts. The DELANO Sonar Xpure would still have 17,6 volts to deal with internally. So even when the battery reads as low as 4,5 volts, the Sonar Xpure will still be working on a „healthy“ 9 volts.

Same is true for the dedicated power distribution output.

The DELANO Sonar Xpure is fully compatible to a wide variety of other makers onboard electronics, effectively serving as a highest quality input stage AND voltage/power distribution system for most of them. Preamp gain boost is adjustable with an internal trim pot, from unity gain to +10dB.


For the purist, the DELANO Sonar Xpure can and shall be used standalone. Switchable or hard-wired. Even outside the box“, after the output jack. (Imagine the true voice of your prized vintage instrument with the muscle of a modern day high end active bass.)


Pure Tone. Incredible signal dynamics. Greatly optimized battery efficiency. Small, compact design.


Please make sure your existing EQ is able to handle an input voltage of 18 volts!

Don’t use an input voltage of more than 9 volts for the Sonar Xpure!

 

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