Acoustic Image Combo units

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Acoustic Image Combo units


The amp of choice at Bennett's Lane jazz club! See for further info about Melbourne's dedicated jazz venue.

Acoustic Image are a relatively young company consisting of musicians and engineers who insist on superior sound quality and reliable performance from their audio equipment. Acoustic Image aim to evolve acoustic instrument amplification to the next stage of sound reinforcement product design.

This aim is quite simple: To design and build unique, innovative and functional audio products, providing a balanced, clean, natural sound for acoustic instruments with effortless portability.

With this mission statement in mind, Acoustic Image have redesigned their amps and combo units to produce the new Series 3 range. All changes implemented to produce Series 3 have been carefully considered and only for good reasons. These reasons include: lighter weight, higher power output and the addition of a variety of features musicians have requested. The new Series 3 combos are now more visually aesthetically pleasing, due to the practical choice of high density polymer cabinets allowing new, sleeker design directions.

All this has been completed without altering A.I's high standard of sound in any way at all.

The Key Changes to Series 3

  • No change in natural, high fidelity flat-across-the-spectrum AI sound
  • Contra, Coda and Clarus Series 3 power output increases to 400 watts (4 ohms)
  • All integrated amps now have: three-band EQ, mute switch, dual-purpose quarter-inch/XLR inputs (both with notch/high pass filter), reverb plus other effects (chorus, flange, delay), and pre and post EQ on the direct out.
  •  All combos weigh 20lbs and have CAD designed, maintenance-free injection moulded cabinets with integrated handles, internal seaker connections and spring-loaded tilt mechanism as wellas a cover with power cord storage compartment.
  • Single-channel models are only available without reverb/effects. All dual channel models now come with reverb/effects.

*The New Series 3 Acoustic Image Combo units selling from $2130.00 for single channel and $2590.00 for dual channel with effects*

-All Acoustic Image amplifiers are covered by a 5 year limited warranty from the date of original purchase-

For further information, please email 

Price is inclusive of 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST). This tax is not applicable to overseas customers.   



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The month of July marks the 21st anniversary of the opening of my Showroom and Atelier in Hawthorn.
Time goes fast when your having fun! Times like this I reflect on one of my biggest inspirations. My Nonno Puglisi. A proud and hard-working fruiter, who understood the meaning of honest caring service. I just love this photo! Taken in 1966 i believe . I was just 1yo.
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It is truly an honour to have an original instrument with this amazing musician. We are sure that there are some amazing things to come from this relationship.









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