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Taylor Circa 74 AV150-10 2 in 1 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier with Stand

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Introducing the Circa 74®
2-in-1 Acoustic Guitar/Vocal
Amplifier + Amp Stand

Designed by Bob Taylor and a handpicked team, this new
two-channel acoustic/vocal amp combines warm sound,
simple controls and elegant woodworking craftsmanship.
Beautiful. Musical. Simple.
What started as a fun side project for Taylor Guitars cofounder
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 idea: Build a great-sounding acoustic guitar amp you
can also sing through. The guiding design thoughts: Make
it compatible with a wide range of acoustic guitar pickups
and playing environments. Make it practical and easy to
use, without over-engineering it with too many controls
or effects. Make the cabinet from an acoustic guitar
tonewood to bring an extra warm, smooth sonic character
to the amplified tone. Give it the elegant aesthetic appeal
of a finely crafted piece of furniture. And add Bluetooth
connectivity to stream music and play or sing along.
Working on the project reminded Bob of the creative,
freewheeling spirit of a startup, like the earliest days of
Taylor Guitars, circa ’74 — which gave birth to the name.
Ultimately, the group’s labor of love produced an amp that
serves up an ear-pleasing range of acoustic sounds and
brings out the very best in musicians looking to be heard.

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 — choose from mahogany
or ebony/mahogany — 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 (mahogany or ebony/mahogany), with clean lines
and rich wood texture reminiscent of mid-century modern
furniture design. The aesthetic is enhanced by the modernretro
fabric grill cloth and an equally gorgeous wood stand
designed to complement the amp.
Design Highlights
Two input channels for acoustic guitar and vocals:
The amp features convenient ¼-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.
Compatible with all major pickups and vocal mics:
The amp was designed and tested with an array of acoustic
pickups to offer broad appeal. Our user guide includes
helpful pre-sets for pickups from Fishman, Baggs, K&K and
Taylor’s Expression System, plus microphones from Shure,
Electro-Voice and Telefunken.
Power + projection: The solid-state amp delivers 150
watts of rich sound through a 10-inch full-range speaker —
perfect for cafés, outdoor weddings or house concerts. And
the tone never gets harsh as you turn up the volume.
Three-band EQ and reverb: 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.
Additional inputs/outputs: ?-inch auxiliary line-level
input (boards, effects, modelers, etc.), ?-inch headphone out.
Bluetooth connectivity: Play along, sing along, or just
listen to your favorite tunes.
Amp stand included: The stylish furniture-quality
amp comes with a matching stand (mahogany or ebony/
mahogany) 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.

Circa ’74 Model Specs
Model: AV150-10 (Acoustic-Vocal, 150 watts,
10-inch speaker)
Speaker: 10-inch full-range
Power: 150 watts RMS
Channel Configuration: Two independent
channels for guitar and vocals
Controls: Independent levels for both channels;
master volume; 3-band EQ; room reverb
Inputs: Input A: XLR or ¼-inch for mic or guitar;
Input B: ¼-inch for guitar; plus: ?-inch line-level
aux. input
Outputs: XLR and ¼-inch line out; ?
?-inch headphone out
Bluetooth Connectivity: Bluetooth button
and indicator
Input Power Range: 100-240V
Cabinet Dimensions: 16.5” x 9” x 14”
Cabinet Material: Mahogany or ebony/
Stand Dimensions: 16.75” x 9.25” x 16”