Zoom AC-2 Acoustic Creator Pedal With Sound Modeling And DI Box

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Product Description

Amplify your acoustic sound with the Zoom AC-2 Acoustic Creator. The AC-2 is a DI (direct box) that encompasses all you need to deliver natural guitar tone on stage or in the studio. The AC-2 automatically restores tone lost through acoustic pickups, so your sound is always lush, resonant, and faithful to the instrument you have in hand.

Zoom AC-2 Acoustic Creator Pedal With Sound Modeling Features

  • 16 source guitar type/body presets for accurate tone reproduction
  • 1/4 inch input
  • XLR balanced out 
  • Two 1/4 inch outputs for mono or stereo connection to guitar amps, headphones, and audio interfaces
  • Reverb effect
  • High-quality, low noise preamp
  • Piezo/magnetic input pickup select
  • 3-band equalizer 
  • Input and output gain/sensitivity adjustable via single volume knob (patent pending)
  • Anti-feedback control
  • Boost switch for up to 9 dB of additional gain
  • Built-in chromatic visual-LED tuner
  • USB connection for firmware updates
  • Dual output jacks for connection to guitar amps and mono or stereo PA systems
  • Three power options: 2 x AA batteries, the included Zoom AD-16 power adapter (9V DC in), or bus power via micro-USB port
  • Included Accessories: 
    • Operation manual 
    • Zoom AD-16 AC adapter
Restore Your Acoustic Tone
With 16 source guitar presets, the AC-2 recovers the sonic characteristics of a variety of guitar types and body shapes. You can choose from dreadnought, upright bass, nylon strings, 12 string, and more.

Simply select your guitar of choice, then choose piezo or magnetic pickup. From there, the AC-2 is ready to reproduce and amplify your guitar’s tone with complete accuracy.

Essential DI Features

The AC-2 features a high-quality preamp which boosts your signal and helps restore your true acoustic sound. Add its natural-sounding reverb to increase your acoustic’s depth and width, and round out your desired tone with easy 3-band EQ adjustments.

Josh on a Triple 0
All Josh Turner needs to deliver an incredible live performance is his Martin 000-28H and the AC-2. With its dedicated Triple 0 preset, the AC-2 makes Josh’s guitar sound full and rich no matter where he plays.

Volume Control
The AC-2's Volume knob automatically controls the preamp’s input gain and output level, taking the guesswork out of adjusting sound levels to match. It’s all you need to make volume control and setup simple when you’re playing live on stage.

Full Versatility for Carlitos’ Upright Bass
Carlitos del Puerto needs the earthy tone of his upright bass to fill the room when he plays with legends like Bruce Springsteen and Chick Corea. He uses the AC-2 for the great sound, easy setup, and versatility he needs to put in a killer performance.

‘The AC-2 preamp is a fantastic tool for us musicians, easy to use. Very versatile and uncompromising sound.’

Cut Feedback Automatically
The AC-2 is also equipped with an anti-feedback button that automatically locates and eliminates problem frequencies—an essential for live performances.

Balanced In All The Right Places
The AC-2’s balanced XLR output (with ground/lift and pre/post control) allows you to easily connect to any PA mixing board or studio console. It also includes two 1/4 inch outputs for mono or stereo connection to amps, headphones, or audio interfaces.

Tune on the Spot
The AC-2’s built-in tuner with its large LED meter lets you easily see when you’re in tune.

The Unique Sound of a 12 String
There’s no mistaking the beautiful, shimmering sound of a 12-string guitar. With the AC-2, your 12 string guitar will retain its natural, chorus-filled tone whenever you’re on stage.

Up to 9 dB of Additional Gain
You can also add up to 9 dB of gain with the tap of your foot using the AC-2's boost function, allowing you to switch from strumming to finger-picking without ever missing a note.

Omar’s Nylon String, Clean and Clear

For the supremely talented Omar Torrez, nothing’s more important than letting his guitar take over a performance. With the AC-2, Omar can confidently deliver the soft, warm tone of his nylon string guitar to every corner of the venue.

Three Ways to Power Up
Since the AC-2 is designed to enhance your acoustic performances in all environments, it offers a variety of power options. Two AA batteries provide up to three hours of continuous power. Alternatively, you can use the Zoom AD-16 AC adapter for power, or the micro USB port to bus power the AC-2 via your computer.

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Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Zoom AC-2 Acoustic Creator Pedal With Sound Modeling Specifications
  • Source Guitars: 16 Types
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • A/D conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
  • D/A conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
  • Signal processing: 32-bit
  • Frequency characteristics: 20 – 20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kΩ load)
  • Input: 
    • Standard monaural phone jack
    • Rated input level: -20 dBu, 
    • Input impedance: 10 MΩ
    • 1/MONO/PHONES: Standard stereo phone jack (combined line/headphones)
    • Maximum output level:                         
    • Line +7 dBu (10 kΩ or more)
    • Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm)
    • Headphones 8 mW + 8 mW (into 32 Ω load)
    • 2 Standard mono phone jack
    • XLR jack
    • PRE/POST (switchable)
    • GND LIFT (switchable) 
  • Equivalent input noise: 120 dBu
  • Noise floor (residual noise): -100 dBu
  • Power: 
    • AC adapter DC9V, 500 mA center negative (ZOOM  AD-16)
    • Batteries: 2 AA (about 3 hrs continuous operation)
    • USB: USB MIDI  USB Micro-B
  • Dimensions (DxWxH): 158 x 107 x 52 mm
  • Weight: 57 kg

Customer Reviews

Review: Glenn Jackson Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



I own this pedal
Product Rating

Product Review

Take my advice my advice, this baby is worth every penny- its like finding the holy grail of preamps. I'm playing my martins through amped 8inch speakers & I wanted a thicker sound on stage without having to incorporate active twelves or fifteens. You know sometimes you want all the fire in a smaller package, I plugged in my Zoom ac-2 did some basic tweaking & whoops there it is lol, seriously I've been doing this for close to fifty years, I'm not sure of a hell of a lot, but I sure as hell know what sounds & feels good to me this pedal tightens up your sound giving your speakers compacted punch while still breathing, and aren't we lucky to have the folks from AMS finding affordable solutions to helping us to get our hands on such productive technology these folks know that the show must go on they are musicians & more thanks.

Review: Bob Submitted: 8/7/2017

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.



Love it

Product Review

Easy to use. Great sound.


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