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for the IP-1 and IP-2
Highlander's preamplifier is the result of many years of research and experience designing equipment on the road and in the recording studio. This is a true Class A, hi fidelity preamplifier. Its exceptional frequency response, wide dynamic range, low distortion and low noise ensures that everything from the harmonic subtlety to the full power of your instrument will be faithfully reproduced.

The preamplifier is housed in a unique package that is as rugged as it is elegant and functional. The electronics are protected from mechanical shock and humidity by a special potting compound. The tubular metal housing protects the preamplifier from interference. In a typical acoustic guitar installation, no soldering is required. The screw thread used to hold the preamp in the end block of a guitar is designed to minimize the possibility of the preamp coming loose when the end block swells and shrinks with changes in humidity and temperature.

The preamplifier runs from a single 9-volt battery and is optimized for low power operation. The preamp draws 440µA from the battery and activates when you plug in. Battery life is approximately 1000 hours. For more information see power

In this day and age with the great strides forward in low noise amplification and digital recording systems, noise and distortion from your guitar preamp will become more and more evident. Highlander sets new standards for low noise and low distortion electronics, keeping you “up to date” with new technology for years to come.


Frequency Response: Flat from 10Hz to >500KHz
Dynamic Range: > 100dB (ref. 10Hz to 40KHz)
Input Impedance: Matched to Pickup
Output Impedance: nominal output level: -10db
headroom: 18db (ref. -10db)
power consumption: 440uA
power: one 9v battery
battery life: for an IP-1 is 1000 hours (approximately)
(test load: 100k)
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