The Radial BigShot ABY is a compact ABY switcher that enables you to either switch between two amplifiers or combine the signal when you want both amps to play at the same time.
• True-bypass ABY amp selector with LED indicators
• On-board transformer to eliminate hum & buzz
• 180 degree polarity reverse to phase-match amps
• 100% passive audio path, does not require power
Designed for the purist, this true-bypass ABY switcher is completely passive meaning that there are no tone altering buffers in between the guitar and the amplifier. With the BigShot ABY, you get the pure tone from your guitar plugged direct into your amp! To add versatility, the BigShot ABY is also equipped with a separate tuner out. This ‘always on’ output feeds your tuner for constant monitoring while keeping it out of the signal chain. Should you experience hum and buzz problems due to ground loops, the BigShot ABY comes to the rescue with a built-in isolation transformer and ground lift switch. Once engaged, you can toggle the polarity of the second amplifier to ensure both amps play in absolute phase.
In use, the BigShot ABY is both simple to use and efficient on stage. When powered by an external 9V supply or pedalboard power brick, full size super-bright LEDs spring to life to provide instant on-stage amplifier status readout. When power is unavailable, the passive audio signal path still works, unaffected. The compact yet ultra-rugged design makes the BigShot ABY ideal for pedalboards where space is always at a premium.
The BigShot ABY… the most versatile true-bypass switcher made today!
Circuit Type: Passive, true bypass
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
Phase response: < 1 degree
Switching: 100% passive
Output-A: Direct output
Output-B: Switchable transformer isolated or direct output
Tuner output: Always-on 1/4″ jack
LED indicators: Large 3mm OD ultra-bright LED’s
Ground Lift: Lifts ground at Output-B
Polarity reverse: 180 degree (phase) reverse at Output-B
ISO switch: Engages isolation transformer on Output-B
Power Supply: 9VDC, center pole negative
Construction: 14-gauge steel
Finish: Durable powder coat
Size: 3.6″w x 3.9″l x 2″h
Weight: 1.25 lb (0.56 kg)
Conditions: For use in dry locations only between 5 degC and 40 degC
Production: Made in Canada
Specifications are subject to change without notice.