Palmer 3-EASY - the economy version of Palmer's TRIAGE router. Featuring the renowned quality of our T-Series it switches the input signal (e.g. that of a guitar) between 3 outputs. For increased dynamic response and headroom the 3-EASY steps up the 9V power supply to approx. 30V. Switching is silent and instantaneous. This is achieved by processor controled long-life microswitches while the actual footswitches serve as mechanical triggers only. Input and outputs are set to unity gain while output is lo-Z to prevent signal loss in FX chains and long cable runs. Outputs 1 + 2 are floating and electrically isolated by a high quality transformer to eliminate ground loops (most competitors sell this feature as an accessory only). Since guitars need to be grounded for proper shielding output 3 is not isolated. When using this to connect a battery powered tuner output 1 can be grounded via a sliding switch. The discrete Class A FET input amplifier is similar to the input stage of a hi-Z tube amplifier.