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ROLAND’S GK3 AND GK STUDIO EXTREME


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ROLAND GK3 VS GK STUDIO EXTREME PREAMP

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GK STUDIO EXTREME

It’s a GK preamp and a Breakout Box in one! GK Studio Extreme represents a 100% solution in recording separate strings. In terms of audio performance GK Studio Extreme leaves the Roland GK3 far behind.

The separate string signal-to-noise-ratio is a full 10dB improvement on Roland’s GK3. In recording, compared

to a passive breakout box, GK Extreme signal-to-noise ratio boasts an incredible +20dB separate string improvement.


FEATURES:


• Breakout Box and GK pre-amp in one!


• Add a simple ‘Break-in’ cable and you have a 100% v-synth re-amping solution


• 10dB quieter than the Roland GK3 in A/B comparison.


• When recording separate strings with a passive breakout box, GK Extreme’s signal-to-noise-ratio is a massive 20dB improvement over GK3.  Why? The GK Extreme is already in the output and target area of 0dB, and a hex pickup is usually around -10dBu.  In digital audio processing, ‘normalizing’ a separate string recording by 10dB is necessary, which in turn raises the the noise background by 10dB. So 10dB of gain ‘Normalizing’ a hex pickup + 10dB from the louder GK Extreme circuit  = 20dB.  Sticking the boot in on the GK3, Roland have overlooked the critical output to signal-to-noise-ratio ‘crossover point’, with the GK sensor and preamp design.  A few modifications to the existing design, and a metal case would have made GK3 a hi-end pickup and pre-amp.


• No-compromise extremely low resistance OFC ‘breakout’ cable set, with ultra-low resistance and dual screens.


• Custom multicore return OFC cable to V-Synth for re-amping and hand-free patch changing.


• Hi-Quality separate power supply: Mains and Battery. A battery power supply is 2-3dB quieter than a mains supply.


• Metal enclosure.  Roland chose a plastic case to house their GK3. GK Studio Extreme utilises a metal case to ensure maximum electromagnetic interference suppression.






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GK EXTREME GALLERY

ROLAND GK3
GK STUDIO EXTREME
POWER SUPPLY
POWERED FROM ROLAND SYNTH
LOW-NOISE SEPARATE MAINS
PSU OR DUAL BATTERY PSU
FEATURES:
SWITCHES: GUITAR, MIX, GK SW.
PAGE UP/DOWN SW. GUITAR VOL
SIX SEPARATE PHONO OUTPUTS.
A GK PICKUP PRE-AMP AND BREAKOUT BOX IN ONE.

HARD-WIRED GK PICKUP SENSOR
CABLES
ROLAND STANDARD 13 PIN GK CABLE
HIGH QUALITY INTERCONNECTS USING OXYGEN-FREE CABLE TERMINATING WITH GOLD PLATED PHONOS AND STANDARD 1/4” JACKS.
AUDIO PROPERTIES
ROLAND GK3
GK STUDIO EXTREME
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
0.00055%THD INPUT.
0.00467%
0.00453%
DYNAMIC RANGE.
AVERAGE PLAYING STRENGTH.
ALL SIX STRINGS.
83.54dB
93.61dB with dual 9-VOLT battery PSU

-90.41dB with mains PSU
DYNAMIC RANGE.

ONE STRING OUTPUT.
93.00dB
105.54dB with dual 9-VOLT battery PSU

102.71dB with mains PSU
OUTPUT LEVEL.
AVERAGE PLAYING
STRENGTH.
300mV OR -8dB BELOW TARGET
AREA OF 0dB
ONE VOLT OR ABOUT +2dB ABOVE TARGET AREA OF 0dB.  ASSUMING 0.775mV = 0dB OPERATING LEVEL.
AVAILABILITY
WIDELY AVAILABLE. PRICE £105 TYPICALLY
CUSTOM PROJECT ONLY

P.O.A
GK3 Versus GK Extreme GK3 Versus GK Extreme Sound Forge

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