Pete Cornish

PETE CORNISH LD-3 Battery Free


Our low noise discrete component Class A pre-amplifier has been specifically designed to overcome the problems often encountered with amplification of Electric Instruments fitted with magnetic transducers. The usual cause of these problems is the mismatch of the impedance in the electrical circuit between the pickup and subsequent equipment: this mismatch has been completely eliminated with the introduction of our LD-3™Line Driver/mute/Tuner Feed unit.


The input impedance is identical to a high quality tube amplifier and our Class A Pre-amplifier also features a highly effective RF filter which will help prevent interference from nearby radio transmitters.


The pickup output should be connected directly to the Line Driver input with a short, low loss, screened cable; the Line Driver output can now be fed to any effects or volume pedals (if used) and then on to the amplifier, using fully screened cables, of any length, throughout.


Also fitted is an auxiliary output, which may be used to feed a signal to a Tuner; this signal is identical to the main Output signal but has additional isolation components to ensure that interference signals, which may be generated in a tuner, are not fed back to the amplifier. The Tuner Feed signal is permanently active.


The heavy-duty footswitch controls the signal sent to the main “OUTPUT” jack and provides a complete shutdown of the audio signal path when set to “MUTE”


IMPORTANT NOTE:


This unit is capable of being used with any stabilized, noise free supply voltage between 9Vdc and 24Vdc. The signal performance of the unit is shown below.


Please do not use an adaptor with a higher output voltage than the specified 24vDC maximum, or of reversed polarity, as it may damage the LD-3™. An adapter with an AC voltage output should NOTbe used as it will permanently damage the LD-3™.Damage caused by the use of the incorrect adapters mentioned above will not be covered under the terms of our warranty.






























SPECIFICATION (with 9vDC supply):



SPECIFICATION (with 24vDC supply):



Input Impedance 1 Mohm



Input Impedance 1 Mohm



Minimum Output Load 10 Kohm



Minimum Output Load 10 Kohm



Maximum Output +9dBm/2.2Vrms/6.25 v P/P



Maximum Output +18dBm/6.2Vrms/17.6v P/P



Output Noise -110dBm (10KHz B/W)



Output Noise -110dBm (10KHz B/W)



Frequency Response +/- 1dB 15 Hz to 40 KHz



Frequency Response +/- 1dB 15Hz to 40KHz



Dimensions: 121 X 66 X 40 mm


FEATURES:

High Impedance RFI rejecting input buffer.
Each unit is hand built, wired and tested by Pete, Lynda and Mingus Cornish.
Housed in a Rugged Die-cast box.
Heavy Duty all-metal footswitch with Hi-Brite LEDs.