As far as tone goes, the David Deluxe is about as good as it gets with Schertler. Just plugging this thing in flat, with no EQ or tweaking, is an ear-opening experience. Fat, solid lows, crisp highs, and plenty of guts to drive a sizeable space. But tone is just the beginning; the feature set on this is out of this world. A separate headphone preamp, 4 band EQ + filter on each channel, input pad, phase switches on each channel, phantom power on each channel, and, my favorite on the list: A intelligent input that senses the impedance of the signal source automatically.
At nearly 30 pounds, this amp is not light, but it's 14 pounds lighter and $400 less expensive than Schertler's top dog, the Unico Deluxe. As such, I think this amp hits the high-end sweet spot better than anything else in the Schertler lineup, and I recommend it highly.
- Weight: 12.9 kg
- Dimensions: 31x37x27.5cm
- Frequency Response: 60 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-3dB)
- Speakers: 1" dome tweeter, 6" woofer
- Outputs: di out, line out, aux out & headphones
- Phantom Power: 48v on on MIC channel and 10V on STAT channel
- Effect: spring reverb
- Power: 150 watt biamplified