The Blackstar Sonnet 60 has one primary purpose: to deliver natural-sounding acoustic guitar amplification. And it succeeds brilliantly, retaining every ounce of your instrument’s tone, while revealing the unique nuances of your playing. This top-shelf acoustic combo is particularly adept at capturing percussive accents, tapped harmonics, and other unconventional playing techniques. Ideal for solo performers, the Sonnet 60 incorporates separate microphone and instrument inputs, along with a line input and Bluetooth. Player-friendly tone-shaping, including perfectly tailored EQs and an acoustic-optimized highpass filter are also at your disposal. You also get two onboard reverbs, which add the perfect amount of studio-quality sheen to your performance. USB and XLR D.I. outputs and an adjustable tilt-back stand round out the Sonnet 60’s robust feature set. Powerful, light, and compact, the Sonnet 60 is pro quality all the way.
The guitarists here at Music Experience have a strong disdain — as do most acoustic players — for amplifiers that alter the sound of our instruments. After all, we install high-end piezo systems in our guitars to capture their natural tone. Why would we want to change it? Blackstar understands this. That’s why they designed the Sonnet 60 to be as transparent as possible. It faithfully amplifies the natural response of your acoustic instrument — it’s just louder. If you’re picky about your acoustic guitar tone, the Sonnet 60 is the perfect acoustic guitar combo amplifier for you. Just ask Jon Gomm — he relies on the Sonnet to capture his unorthodox arsenal of modern, neo-Michael Hedges playing techniques, and it definitely delivers the goods.
The Blackstar Sonnet 60 makes dialing in your tone easy. Of course, its transparent sound gives you a great starting point. But beyond that, fine-tuned EQs enable you to tailor the amp to your venue with a minimum of effort, while Shape buttons toggle between a flat response and one with a mid-cut and high/low boost. An optimized highpass filter enhances your instrument’s acoustic resonance, while a Brilliance control injects your piezo with the perfect amount of high-end sparkle. You also get two built-in reverbs (Hall and Plate) to add the final bit of polish to your performance.
If you’re a solo performer, you’ll value the Sonnet 60’s real-world features. Dual inputs — each with their own separate set of controls — accommodate both your instrument and your microphone. A polarity reverse function ensures maximum sound quality in any situation or environment. The Sonnet 60’s flexible outputs enable easy USB recording and XLR DI-ing to front of house. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity makes streaming backing tracks from your smartphone a breeze (there’s also a line input if you’re going old school). You also get footswitchable reverb and amp mute. The Sonnet 60’s handy tilt-back stand is icing on the cake.
The Sonnet 60 is the ideal grab-and-go acoustic combo. This lightweight, compact and feature-laden 60 Watt, 1×6.5 + tweeter combo is perfect for all your acoustic gigging needs. With microphone and instrument channels with independent EQ and reverb levels, stunning studio quality reverbs: Hall and Plate, High Pass Filter, Brilliance control, USB audio out, XLR D.I. mix output, MP3/Line in, Bluetooth audio, footswitch socket for audio mute and reverb ON/OFF and tilt-back stand for ultimate sound projection.
Sonnet faithfully amplifies the natural response of your acoustic instrument capturing every nuance of its tone and your performance.
Sonnet has a wide dynamic range and has been carefully designed to reproduce the full frequency range produced by an acoustic instrument. From the extended sub response required for percussive styles, to the ultra-high frequency territory covered by many piezo pickups – Sonnet gives you full control over everything. The High Pass Filter (HPF) and Brilliance controls allow you to adjust the crucial body resonance and piezo high-end of your acoustic instrument.
Sonnet cabinets are acoustically ported, providing the level of bass response and control you would expect from a set of studio monitors.
Record with ease with low-latency USB audio out plus mix D.I. XLR for perfect recording and mixer connections.
Each model has two independent channels, microphone and instrument, with their own EQ and reverb level settings. With additional line-in and Bluetooth connections, all four inputs can be used simultaneously.
Sonnet’s High Pass Filter and Brilliance controls allow you to fine-tune crucial acoustic instrument frequencies, allowing easy adjustment of body resonance or controlling of sometimes spiky piezo pickups.
The Sonnet 60 are available in classic, sleek black covering with black grill and control panel or stunning cream covering with copper grill and matching control panel.
Attach your Sonnet 60 to a standard 35mm PA stand for performances using the optional SA-2 stand adaptor.
Connect the FS-17 two way footswitch to control reverb on/off and toggle mute.
All Sonnet amplifiers are packaged in recycled materials.
Referenced against the world’s most revered vintage and modern reverb units, Sonnet comes equipped with stunning Hall and Plate reverbs. The larger 120W model features two additional selectable reverb types: Studio and Chamber.
Sonnet amplifiers feature instrument and vocal microphone inputs, line-in, and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio playback. All 4 inputs can be used at once for ultimate versatility.
Instrument and vocal microphone inputs, MP3/Line In, and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio playback. All 4 inputs can be used at once for ultimate versatility.
Fine-tune your audio levels and signal routing for USB recording with our free Rec Route software. Choose between a wet stereo mix of your two channels, or an independent dry capture of channels 1 and 2.
|Number of Channels||2|
|Speaker Size||1 x 6.5", 1 x Tweeter|
||3-band EQ (Ch1), 2-band EQ (Ch2)|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR-1/4" combo, 1 x 1/8" (aux)|
|Outputs||1 x XLR (line out)|
||1 x Type B|
1 x 1/4" (Mute/Reverb on/off)
Birch Plywood with Blonde Tolex
|Power Source||Standard IEC AC cable|
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