Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System & Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp

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Powerful, professional quality sound in a lightweight, portable package.

Designed for the singer/songwriter, the SA220 Solo Performance System is a powerful, yet lightweight, system—providing exceptional sound quality and coverage in a wide variety of venues. 220 watts of clean, lightweight power drive a line array of six custom high-excursion speakers and a soft-dome tweeter. This unique combination delivers incredibly full sound, ultra-wide dispersion, and deeper sonic penetration than the common speaker cabinet. Better yet, the enhanced bass response of the custom-designed speakers means there's no need for a subwoofer.

With the SA220 system, the performer and audience hear exactly the same sound, meaning there's no need for separate wedge monitors or a combo amp backline. The SA220 is voiced for the singer/songwriter, acoustic instruments and vocals are projected with superb depth and clarity.

The ultimate in portability

The SA220 weighs only 25 lb., ships complete with a padded bag equipped with wheels, and includes a rugged speaker stand. Set up takes less than a minute, with only one trip to the car. Plus full-digital universal power means that its amplification system is ready to travel anywhere in the world (compatible with international power systems).

Features that performing musicians demand

Fishman didn't make the SA220 this portable by scaling back on features or tone. It's also equipped with two mic/instrument channels featuring high-quality preamps, each with 3-band EQ, phantom power, built-in reverb, effects loop, and feedback-fighting notch filter, and phase controls. In fact, Fishman included all of the prized elements of the Loudbox family amps and added a unique monitor feature designed to revolutionize an acoustic duo's ability to hear each other on stage.

Features
  • Solo Performance System with exceptional sound quality and coverage for a wide variety of venues
  • Fully digital (Class D) power amp And power supply
  • Universal voltage allows operation outside the U.S.
  • Ultrahigh excursion custom drivers and a servo power amp implementation eliminate the need for subwoofer support
  • Compact line-array design for ultrawide horizontal dispersion and deeper sound penetration than traditional acoustic combo amplifiers
  • 2 mic/instrument input channels with 3-band EQ, phantom power, and high-quality preamps accept a wide range of input sources—from acoustic instruments to microphones to line level sources
  • Mic/instrument channels offer independent reverb level, effect loops, plus feedback-fighting phase and notch filters
  • Drivers: 6x4" cone midrange (200W), 1" neodymium soft-dome tweeter (20W) with tweeter level control
  • Auxiliary stereo input with level control
  • 4 Digital reverb effects with master level
  • Balanced XLR D.I. outputs for both channels, plus main mix
  • Unique monitor I/O for better on-stage ensemble monitoring
  • Channel Mute with remote footswitch input
  • Tuner output
  • Includes stand and padded carry bag with wheels
Two Mic/Instrument channels:
  • Input gain with 10dB pad and clip indicator
  • 48V phantom power for each channel
  • Shelving bass and treble
  • Resonant-style midrange
  • Effects level
  • Notch filter (feedback control)
  • Phase switch (feedback control)
  • Dedicated effects loop

Get the power and performance you need for singer/songwriter gigs in a lightweight, great-sounding package.

 

SA220 Solo Performance System & Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 5.6"W x 41.5"H x 6.6"D
  • Weight: 25 lb. without stand (35 lb. with stand and carry bag)
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FishmanSA220 Solo Performance System & Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp
 
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5.0

Amazing tone and portability all in one package

By MamaMojo

from Eastern USA

Comments about Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System & Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I've owned this amp for two years and have loved every minute of playing through it with any one of my acoustic instruments. It is streamlined, yet loud and clean if you want it to be. I think the term that best describes this amp is "bold," however I could go on and on about how much my friends enjoy playing through this amp when they visit and spend time in my music room. This amp is perfect for small to medium venues, and it doubles as a P.A. system as well and will handle vocals with ease. This amp was truly one of my smartest purchases and I haven't even looked back since I bought it. I haven't found anything that compares in the acoustic amp category in this price range. Love it....

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5.0

Freakin' GREAT amp.

By Bill Lee

from Austin. TX

Comments about Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System & Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

First off, let me say that I have owned and extensively used a Marshall AS100D, a Roland KC500 (a powerful and great-sounding keyboard amp that works great for AC/EL guitars as well) and a Bose PAS (with two subs). In addition, I have played through the Roland AC-60 and the Fishman Loudbox 100 and Performer. I have also auditioned I-don't-know-how-many Fender, Crate, Ibanez, GB, Trace Elliot, etc. acoustic amps. The Fishman SoloAmp is, in my humble yet accurate opinion, the finest amp on the planet for the solo artist - bar none. Don't get me wrong. I'm not selling my Bose. It is still the best sounding amp I own and, unlike the SoloAmp, it will effortlessly handle my electric rig and my keyboard rig. But for a guy doing a small to medium sized venue with a mic and a guitar, this thing can't be beat. It sounds spectacular, sets up in no time and can come in on the same trip from the car as your guitar and gig bag. The Bose, in comparison, takes two trips by itself and takes 2 to 3 times as long to set up. As for controls, inputs, outputs, etc. I'll leave that to you to look up on the web. But, did I mention that this thing sounds spectacular? Crisp and clean, without being harsh or strident. While it doesnt have the low end of the Bose with it's two subs or the KC-500 with it's 15 in. driver, it has more than enough low-end oomph to accurately present your guitar and your voice without sounding like anything has been left out. It really is fantastic. Recommendation I youre doing a live solo/duo act, you gotta get a Fishman SoloAmp. This is the finest marriage of convenience and sound that I have ever seen and, believe me, its very convenient and sounds very, very good. If you're performing live at all, you owe it to yourself to get one of these.

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4.0

High Quality Acoustic Guitar Amplification

By Randy Wimer

from Tulsa, OK

Comments about Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System & Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I purchased the SoloAmp immediately after its release in autumn 2008. For two years previous Id played through a Bose L1 personal amplification system. I loved the Bose but when I saw the SoloAmp I was intrigued by the possibility of only dealing with one piece of gear to pack and carry as opposed to four, for the Bose. I ordered the Fishman with two options in mind, after a side by side comparison with the L1: 1) Id return the Fishman as unacceptable; or 2) Id keep the Fishman and use it in smaller venues. I didnt return the SoloAmp, and, after using it on gigs for a few months, a third option appeared: I sold the Bose. Now Im not saying that the Fishman will be a suitable alternative to the much higher priced Bose for everyone, but for my particular application (amplifying a nylon string guitar and producing a natural, clear result), the SoloAmp is a more than viable alternative. It is marketed as a guitar amp but is really a small, two channel PA with decent reverb, feedback suppression, simple controls and an integrated line-array speaker system - all in a lightweight, easy to set up package. Most of my work is what I call audio wallpaper background music for restaurants, parties, wedding receptions, etc. The Fishman excels in this environment. Using conventional amplifiers Id be too loud for those near me and inaudible 15 feet away. Line array speakers, like the Bose and the Fishman, go a long way toward solving that problem by providing a larger range of coverage without creating a kill zone around the speaker/amplifier itself. The footprints of the two units are comparable but the Fishman is less imposing thats a positive or a negative, depending on your point of view. I came back from a break once to discover that the wait staff at the club I was working had hung a toy basketball hoop on the top of the Bose and were shooting nerf hoops. I was not amused but the thing does look like the base for a basketball net. I dont think anyone would make that association for the Fishman. The Bose will cover more area than the Fishman and, with the bass speaker, has a mellower, somewhat fuller low end. The Fishman has a bit more hiss than Id like and the cabinet has a bit of a rattle when Ive really pushed it. But these are minor things that I notice because I want the perfect amp, which this is not. Its just the closest Ive found yet.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fishman Soloamp

By Jack Langley

from Sioux City, Ia

Comments about Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System & Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

I do a single, sometimes duo, acoustic act, (Singer/songwriter) This has been the answer to a live sound problem for me. I've been using a California Blonde amp for many years. And it works very well for me. In fact I'm on my fifth model. The problem being the weight. At fifty pounds it's getting to be too much. The Soloamp also works super fpr me and weighs about twenty pounds. So far I'm very happy with it.

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