The Palmer TINO SYSTEM - The clever solution for switching two amps to 1 cabinet
Ambitious guitarists often use two amplifiers in order to obtain different basic sounds. However, transport, space restrictions and the decrease in output associated with PA speakers can be very inconvenient. This is where TINO S promises to help. The switcher system allows you to use two amplifiers with only one box as an alternative. Regardless of whether you use tube amplifiers that require getting a load, or transistor models. Even a mixed combination is possible without any problems.
The switch-over between the amplifiers can be operated via a pressure switch on the device or via an optional standard foot switch or switching system. If the switch cannot be done with a switching system, a standard foot switch can be connected to the corresponding 6.3 mm jack. (Requires a switch, not push-buttons!)
TINOS routes the guitar signal to the chosen amplifier, while the second unused amplifier is turned off to prevent unwanted interference. (As if the potentiometer on the guitar was switched off). The gain from the instrument input to output is one (Unity Gain). The built-in buffer only converts the impedance, so that a high-impedance guitar becomes less prone to interference. When the guitar signal is switched, the speaker is switched simultaneously, while the speaker output from the mute amplifier is connected to a load (Dummy Load). Therefore, tube amplifiers are absolutely safe from dangerous idling.
If you connect two amplifiers with one another, a heavy buzzing sound often overlays the guitar signal. This undesirable effect is known as ground loop and occurs between mains-operated devices because of double grounding. The TWO IN ONE prevents this from happening by decoupling the outputs to the amplifiers using high-quality isolating repeaters.A smooth switching between the amplifiers also ensures that the process takes place without crackling in the loudspeaker. The power supply is provided via the supplied 9V power adapter.
The Palmer PFFX allows you to individually switch on or off two effect loops, or connect both in series and thus supports customised set-ups, e.g. for rhythm and solo sounds. For the FX 2, a mute function for connecting a tuner can be selected and a ground lift switch helps to avoid ground loops. The PFFX can also be inserted in the effects loop of an amplifier. The flexible true bypass pedal is completely passive; for using the LED displays, a 9V block battery or an AC adapter with negative internal contact such as the Palmer PW9V are required.
The Palmer PEABI is more than a simple switcher for two sources, it also provides level adjustment of microphone or line signals. Whether microphone or line signal, the PEABI toggles silently between the two inputs permitting fast and simple signal comparison and the connection of two sources to one input. Three slide switches select 15 dB of attenuation for input A and 6, 15 or 21 dB for input B. A ground lift switch eliminates earth loop hum. The PEABI is housed in a solid metal case with extended edges for optimum protection of the inputs and output. A red LED clearly indicates which input is active.
Pre-drilled holes permit simple and secure mounting in a rack or on a pedalboard.
The PEABI's circuitry is all-passive. A 9 V block battery is required to power the LED.