Designed by Bob Taylor and a handpicked team, this new two-channel acoustic/vocal amp combines warm sound, simple controls and elegant woodworking craftsmanship. What started as a fun side project for Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and two other tone-and gear-obsessed Taylor guitar nerds grew into Circa 74--an all-new, 2-in-1 acoustic/vocal amplifier designed to help musicians sound their best in any environment.
The Circa 74 amp was designed to dial down the high-end harshness found in many acoustic amps and produce a warm, analog musical character. The sound is smooth, yet without sacrificing articulation. One important material choice was to build a wood cabinet for the amp--leveraging Taylor's tonewood voicing expertise to contribute to the amp's smooth sound palette and room-filling sound.
The warm sonic characteristics are matched visually by the cabinet, with clean lines and rich wood texture reminiscent of mid-century modern furniture design. The aesthetic is enhanced by the modern-retro fabric grill cloth and an equally gorgeous wood stand designed to complement the amp.
The amp features convenient 1/4-inch and XLR (mic) inputs, each with independent channel level, volume and EQ controls that let you play and sing at the same time and mix acoustic guitar and vocals on the fly. The amp was designed and tested with an array of acoustic pickups to offer broad appeal. The solid-state amp delivers 150 watts of rich sound through a 10-inch full-range speaker--perfect for cafes, outdoor weddings or house concerts...and the tone never gets harsh as you turn up the volume.
With the elegant, 3-band EQ, you can easily shape your sound to fit your playing environment. It's a perfect performance tool for singer-songwriters, solo players and guitar/vocal duos, whether playing at home, in small indoor venues or even larger outdoor spaces. The only built-in effect is reverb, which adds to the ease of use.
The stylish furniture-quality amp comes with a matching stand that gets your amp off the floor and your audience engaged. The surface is slightly angled for optimal projection with routed footholds that secure the amp.
-Power Output: 150 Watts
-Speaker: 10" Full-Range Taylor Special Design
-Controls: Level, Reverb, Bass, Mid, Treble, Level, Reverb, Bass, Mid, Treble, Master Volume
-Cabinet Dimensions: 16.5" x 14" x 9"
-Stand Dimensions: 17" x 16" x 9.5"
-Two input channels for acoustic guitar and vocals
-Compatible with all major pickups and vocal mics
-Three-band EQ -Digital Reverb
-1/4" auxiliary line-level
-1/8" headphone out.