SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE | The L.R. Baggs Core 1 Acoustic Reference Amplifier is a 200-watt, 2 channel acoustic guitar combo amp that blends a cutting edge loudspeaker, analog and digital circuit technology and industrial design. The Core 1 amp redefines the way acoustic guitar and vocals should be amplified.
At the heart of the Core 1 amplifier is L.R. Baggs’ BMR Sound Radiation Technology, a patented loudspeaker that creates and radiates sound in a fundamentally different and better way than the norm. The brainchild of eminent speaker designer Dr. Graham Bank, it was specifically adapted for acoustic guitar in collaboration with L.R. Baggs engineers.Exclusive to L.R. Baggs, this 7-1/2″ diameter flat honeycomb diaphragm speaker employs a single 2″ voice coil to generate a 140-degree wide full range conical sound field with a clean SPL of 108 dB. As all frequencies are generated by one flat diaphragm, there are no crossovers or time distortions to smear and muddy the sound. Harmonics align naturally with fundamentals, so clarity and detail are breathtaking but without the normal harshness or annoying directionality of a multi driver system.
Dave Gage Thoughts: An excellent sounding amplifier which doubles as a small PA system for the solo performer. Perfect for the singer-songwriter, guitar playing, neck rack harmonica playing musician (or any combination there of). It’s great for solo gigs and small band rehearsals. If you’ve been looking for a very clean harmonica sound for diatonic or chromatic, you will like this amp. It does not modify your sound, but instead gives you an amplified version of what your playing really sounds like. If you desire an electric guitar or dirty harmonica sound, you can run your instrument through effects before plugging into the amp.