Laney UK A Series, A-Fresco-2 Acoustic Guitar Amp
Designed and engineered in the UK, the A-FRESCO-2 provides versatility, portability, and reliability to all levels of acoustic players. An ultra-efficient, Class D power amplifier plus a single 8” custom-designed full frequency coaxial woofer, delivers articulate transparent acoustic sound with both punch and high-end clarity, just like your acoustic instrument.
The Laney A-FRESCO-2 is ultra-compact acoustic instrument combo designed for use with both mains or battery power options, with a range of acoustic-friendly controls. Designed with two independent channels, powerful but sympathetic EQ and an aux in channel means you are ready for any gig, either on stage or out and about. The internally rechargeable Li-Ion batteries give you up to 24 hours of power, to perform anywhere.
Power & Portability
Whilst the A-FRESCO is small and light, weighing in at only 7.2kg (15.8lbs), it has the power and headroom to deliver serious performance. An ultra-efficient, cool-running Class D power amplifier is combined with an 8” custom-designed dual-cone woofer to deliver articulate, transparent acoustic sound reproduction with plenty of high end sparkle.
The A-FRESCO-2 can be powered either via mains connection (adaptor included) or a choice of battery power options (available separately). The optimum battery power option is 4 x Li-Ion protected cells. Utilizing these highly effective batteries will provide impressive performance and power for up to 24 hours. A set of approved batteries plus charger is available directly from Laney as an optional extra (BP-18650).
Dual Channel Flexibility
The A-FRESCO-2 has two completely independent channel strips, both of which can accept either XLR or Jack inputs, provide 3-band equalization and feature a ‘Shape’ control for instant single button optimization. This flexibility allows for connection of a mic and instrument, two different acoustic instruments or even a blend of separate mic and pickup connections from the same instrument. Plus, with an additional Aux in connection for backing tracks, the A-FRESCO is ideal for live performances. Both channels also feature their own Chorus and/or Reverb for further sound enhancement without the need for external effects units.
Anti-Feedback control can be engaged and adjusted to eliminate the body resonance feedback often associated with amplified acoustic guitars at high volume levels. To eliminate body resonance feedback, switch the filter in and adjust the anti-feedback control until the body resonation reduces. You should find a “sweet spot on” the control where any feedback present disappears.
The XLR-DI out allows you to connect your amplifier to a PA system or recording interface, without the need for mic-ing. A ground lift switch allows you to reduce or remove any unwanted hum due to earth loops.
On both XLR channel inputs, Phantom power is permanently available for use with a condenser or dynamic microphone. A balanced XLR D.I. out provides direct, mic-free connection to a mixer or active speaker system for larger performance situations. Four digital EQ pre-sets provide sound global enhancement options depending on situation and setup.
Power Savings Mode
The A-FRESCO-2 offers ‘Normal’ and ‘Eco’ mode operation. Eco reduces power to the amplifier and is designed for longer battery life, up to 24 hours when this mode is engaged. Holding the battery switch down will indicate your remaining battery life via the adjacent LED lights. The A-FRESCO-2 also has a sleep mode to conserve battery life which is active in both power modes
- 1 x 8” Dual Cone speaker
- 60 Watts
- FS2-MINI sold as accessory
- On-board Digital FX
- FX loop
- Closed back cabinet design
- Phantom Power for condenser mics
- Battery level indicator
- 2 Channels
|Product type||Acoustic Guitar Amp|
|Product Part Number||A-FRESCO-2|
||FS2-Mini Foot switch PN: FS2-MINI|
|Li-Ion Battery pack - Part number: BP-S18650-4|
|Output Power Rating||60W|
|Loudspeakers||1 x 8” Custom Designed Full Range Coaxial Driver|
|Inputs||CH1/CH2 - Combi Balanced XLR Supports 15V Phantom Power|
|CH1/CH2 - Mic/Line - Unbalanced 6.3mm jack Impedance - 10M Ohm/47pF|
|CH1/CH2 - Mic/Line - Combi Balanced XLR Supports 15V Phantom Power|
|Unbalanced 6.3mm jack|
|Middle:±12dB at 100Hz, Lo Shelving|
|Treble:±12dB at 600Hz, Peaking|
|±12dB at 10KHz, Hi Shelving|
|Shape: 3 Band Preshape EQ|
|FX Channel1||Reverb: Adjustable amount|
|Chorus: Adjustable amount|
|FX Channel2||Reverb: Adjustable amount|
|Chorus: Adjustable amount|
|Other||Anti-Feedback control Auto 12 Position notch filter|
|D.I Out||Balanced XLR with source switch and GND lift|
|AUX IN||3.5mm Stereo jack|
|Headphones||3.5mm Stereo jack|
|(Speaker mutes when headphones are connected)|
|Power||2.1mm DC inlet for 24V/1.5A supply (included)|
|Unit Dimensions||350 x 265 x 245mm, 13.8" x 10.4" x 9.6"|
||7.8Kg, 17.2 lbs|
|Item dimensions:||347mm x 265mm x 242mm (HWD)|
|Carton dimensions||450 x 310 x 285mm, 17.7" x 12.2" x 11.2" (HWD)|
|Packed Weight||9.3Kg, 20.5 lbs|