Korg Pitchblack Plus

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Korg Pitchblack Plus (PB-02)
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Key specs
Detection Accuracy Meter, Full-Strobe, Half-Strobe, Mirror
Our test: ±1.48 centsCOMPARE
Flat: ±1.45 cents | Sharp: ±1.51 cents
Manufacturer's specs: ±0.1 cents
Detection Range20.60-4186.01 Hz (E0-C8)COMPARE
Calibration range436-445 Hz (In 1-Hertz steps) COMPARE
ResponsivenessNot tested COMPARE
Notes:
Tuning
Instrument tuning modesChromatic, 6-, 7-string Guitar, 4-, 5-, 6-string Bass, Open D, Open E, Open G, Open A, DADGAD, 5 programmable
Transposition options1-5 semitones flat
Programmable?Yes
Memory?Yes
Polyphonic?No
Display
Display type3-color LED
Display resolutionMain meter: 13 segments (6-/6+); sub-meter: 11 segments (5-/5+)
Optional meter modes?Yes: Meter, Half Strobe, Mirror, Focus 1, Focus 2
Features
Bypass modeTrue bypass
Volume/Boost?No
Mute?Yes
USB?No
Power
Power source9V battery or 9V AC adapter
Battery life5 hours
Auto-off/Power save?Yes (20 min battery/4 hours AC)
Low battery indicator?No
DC out?Yes
Power consumption50 mA max
Physical
EnclosureDie-cast aluminum
Dimensions128 x 120 x 47 mm (5.04 x 4.72 x 1.85 inches) including rubber feet
Weight492 g (1.08 lbs) including battery
Fine print
Warranty3 years
Release date2012
Made inChina
Included extrasdual input jacks, with each jack allowing for separate settings
Available accessoriesTruetone 1 Spot 9V Adapter ($15.90 at Amazon) or Boss PSA120 9V Adapter ($26.99)
NotesDiscontinued
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Pros
  Very good detection accuracy   Dual (and separate) instrument inputs   High-quality build & materials   Large, bright display   True bypass   Many instrument tuning options
Cons
  Narrow calibration range   Large footprint

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About the Manufacturer

Korg is a Japanese multinational company founded in 1962. In addition to guitar tuners, Korg manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors, recording equipment and guitar pedals. Korg also manufactures products under the Vox, Blackstar, ARP, HK Audio, Ashdown, Dean Markley, Spector and Lâg Guitar brands.

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