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RIVER saar Active guitar splitter Y-Box

Item No.: PSAAR
Series: River
Distributes the guitar/bass signal to two outputs/amps simultaneously
Reliably prevents ground loop hum through isolation transformer
No sound loss thanks to active FET input switching
Input signal looped through to amp 1 output
Amp 2 output is actively buffered and also withstands longer cable runs with no sound loss
Phase reverse switch for output 2 for top quality sound with out-of-phase amps
Ground Lift Switch
Power supply via 9V battery or general 9V mains supply
Road-ready aluminium and steel casing
Incl. rewritable tour label for attachment on to the back of the saar
Engineered in Germany
 

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Distributes the guitar/bass signal to two outputs/amps simultaneously
Reliably prevents ground loop hum through isolation transformer
No sound loss thanks to active FET input switching
Input signal looped through to amp 1 output
Amp 2 output is actively buffered and also withstands longer cable runs with no sound loss
Phase reverse switch for output 2 for top quality sound with out-of-phase amps
Ground Lift Switch
Power supply via 9V battery or general 9V mains supply
Road-ready aluminium and steel casing
Incl. rewritable tour label for attachment on to the back of the saar
Engineered in Germany
Description

So, you want to play your guitar or your bass through two amps at the same time? Great idea! The problem is, it hums. And not just a little bit either. In fact, it makes a real racket. Thankfully, the Palmer saar Guitar Splitter box is here to save the day. The saar separates the ground potentials of both amplifiers and prevents ground loop hum when interconnecting multiple amps. 

The Palmer saar loops through the input signal passively to amp out 1, while an active FET switch branches off the signal for amp out 2. This happens without sound loss, as the FET input level is extremely high impedance. Amp out 2 is also decoupled from the ground circuit by a transformer. Ground loops can be separated by pressing the ground lift switch.  

The signal from amp out 2 is low impedance and reliable, so that longer cable runs without sound loss are also possible. An important feature is the phase reverse switch for the second output. The signal polarity of guitar/bass amplifiers is not standardised. Two amps operated simultaneously can be in-phase or out-of-phase. In the latter case, the sound is unpleasantly thin - which can be resolved by pressing the phase reverse switch on the Palmer saar. Of course, you can also use the phase reverse feature as a sound design tool if you wish: the out-of-phase sound can sometimes be a great creative option! 

The Palmer saar is a simple and effective tool that lets you enjoy the larger-than-life sound of two amps simultaneously - without any hum or interference.


SAAR - River Series - 1
SAAR - River Series - 1
Specifications
General
Type
Active
Included Accessories
Rubber feet, Tour label
Isolated transformer
Yes
Transformer Ratio
1:1,1
Ground Lift
Yes
On/Off switch
No
Frequency response (±1 dB, rel. 1 kHz)
20 - 20,000 Hz
Number of inputs
1
Number of outputs
1
Number of channels
1
Inputs
Input signal type
Unbalanced
Input connector types
6.3 mm Jack TS
Number of instrument inputs
1
Max. input level (< 1% THD, rel. 20 Hz)
21 dBu
Max. input level (< 1% THD, rel. 1 kHz)
24 dBu
Input impedance
1 kΩ
Outputs
Output signal type
Unbalanced
Output connector types
6.3 mm Jack TS
Output impedance
64 Ω
Linked outputs per channel
1
Linked output connector type
6.3 mm Jack TS
Max. output level*
20 dBu
Signal processing
SNR (+4 dBu, 22 kHz BW, unity, unweighted)
120 dB
Max. THD+N (1 kHz, +4 dBu, unity, unweighted)
0.0005 %
Max. THD+N (30 Hz, +4 dBu, unity, unweighted)
0.0006 %
Max. IMD (SMPTE, 7 kHz, 4:1, +4 dBu)
0.0015 %
Max. IMD (SMPTE, 60 Hz, 4:1, +4 dBu)
0.0015 %
Measuring conditions, unless otherwise specified
All measurements were done with 600 Ω generator source impedance (including open inputs) and 1 kΩ balanced load.
Mains operation
Operation voltage
9 V DC - 18 V DC (external power supply)
Polarity
Switchable
Rated power
0.5 W
Battery operation
Battery type
9V block (6LR61)
Number of batteries needed
1
Built in battery tester
No
Housing
Chassis material
Aluminum continuous casting
Environmental
Ambient temperature
-20 - 70 °C
Maximum air humidity (non-condensing)
80 %
Dimensions & weight
Width
50 mm
Height
140 mm
Depth
98 mm
Weight
0.57 kg

RIVER SERIES

The River Series represents the pinnacle of Palmer's commitment to delivering exceptional audio tools. It is a harmonious blend of pure, high-quality sound, rugged and reliable design, and thoughtful, user-friendly features. Let the River Series carry your sound naturally and powerfully into the hearts of your listeners. Experience the River Series - where your sound flows.

We know that the demands of stage and studio require equipment that is not only high performing, but also rugged and durable. The River Series represents a new design philosophy that combines form and function to create audio tools that are as rugged as they are stunning. These units are built to last, with rugged metal chassis and reinforced connectors. We've tested them in the harshest conditions, so you can count on the River Series to deliver, gig after gig, session after session, year after year.

Tough and durable new design

We know that the demands of stage and studio require equipment that is not only high performing, but also rugged and durable. The River Series represents a new design philosophy that combines form and function to create audio tools that are as rugged as they are stunning. These units are built to last, with rugged metal chassis and reinforced connectors. We've tested them in the harshest conditions, so you can count on the River Series to deliver, gig after gig, session after session, year after year.

Rewritable Tour Labels

In the world of professional audio, organisation is king. Misplaced or incorrectly connected equipment can turn a flawless performance into an unforgettable disaster. That's why the River Series introduces an innovative feature: rewritable tour labels. These color coded handy labels let you customize your di-boxes, line isolators splitters & mergers, ensuring each piece is in the right place, every time whether in the busy backstage area of a rock concert or the tangled web of cables in a recording studio.

Rewritable Tour Labels

In the world of professional audio, organisation is king. Misplaced or incorrectly connected equipment can turn a flawless performance into an unforgettable disaster. That's why the River Series introduces an innovative feature: rewritable tour labels. These color coded handy labels let you customize your di-boxes, line isolators splitters & mergers, ensuring each piece is in the right place, every time whether in the busy backstage area of a rock concert or the tangled web of cables in a recording studio.

Tough and durable new design

We know that the demands of stage and studio require equipment that is not only high performing, but also rugged and durable. The River Series represents a new design philosophy that combines form and function to create audio tools that are as rugged as they are stunning. These units are built to last, with rugged metal chassis and reinforced connectors. We've tested them in the harshest conditions, so you can count on the River Series to deliver, gig after gig, session after session, year after year.

Tough and durable new design

We know that the demands of stage and studio require equipment that is not only high performing, but also rugged and durable. The River Series represents a new design philosophy that combines form and function to create audio tools that are as rugged as they are stunning. These units are built to last, with rugged metal chassis and reinforced connectors. We've tested them in the harshest conditions, so you can count on the River Series to deliver, gig after gig, session after session, year after year.

Rewritable Tour Labels

In the world of professional audio, organisation is king. Misplaced or incorrectly connected equipment can turn a flawless performance into an unforgettable disaster. That's why the River Series introduces an innovative feature: rewritable tour labels. These color coded handy labels let you customize your di-boxes, line isolators splitters & mergers, ensuring each piece is in the right place, every time whether in the busy backstage area of a rock concert or the tangled web of cables in a recording studio.

Let your signals flow, naturally and powerfully like a river!

Let your signals flow, as naturally and powerfully as a river! The River Series embodies this claim down to the last detail: with high-precision circuitry designed by our award-winning engineers so your sound remains uncoloured until it reaches its destination: the heart of your listeners. That’s exactly what Palmer® stands for. Since 1980, we've been manufacturing audio tools for professional use on stage, in broadcast, and in the studio. Musicians and sound engineers all over the world value our solutions, developed in Germany, for their unobstructed signal flow and pure sound – crystal clear and as alive as water! So what could be more fitting than to name the River Series models after German rivers?

Lass deine Signale fließen, natürlich und kraftvoll wie ein Fluss! Die River Series verkörpert diesen Anspruch bis ins Detail: Mit hochpräzisen Schaltungen, designt von unseren preisgekrönten Ingenieuren, damit dein Sound unverfälscht sein Ziel erreicht: das Herz deiner Zuhörer. Denn genau dafür steht Palmer®. Schon seit 1980 fertigen wir Audio-Tools für den professionellen Einsatz auf der Bühne, beim Rundfunk und im Studio. Musiker und Toningenieure weltweit schätzen unsere in Deutschland entwickelten Lösungen für ihren ungehinderten Signalfluss und reinen Klang – kristallklar und lebendig wie Wasser! Was lag also näher als die Modelle der River Series nach deutschen Flüssen zu benennen? Entdecke unsere zuverlässigen und bewährten DI-Boxen, Re-Amp Boxen, Line-Isolatoren, Splitter und Summierer.

WE ASSEMBLE ALL BOXES HERE IN EUROPE BY HAND!

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