TC Electronic PolyTune 3


TC Electronic PolyTune 3
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Key specs
Detection Accuracy Needle Mode
Our test: ±3.51 centsCOMPARE
Flat: ±3.10 cents | Sharp: ±3.92 cents
Manufacturer's specs: ±0.5 cents
Strobe Mode
Our test: Within mfr's spec of ±0.02 centsCOMPARE
Manufacturer's specs: ±0.02 cents
Polyphonic Mode
Our test: ±5.63 centsCOMPARE
Flat: ±3.10 cents | Sharp: ±5.59 cents
Detection accuracy in Polyphonic mode is not specified by manufacturer
Detection Range 27.50-4186.01 Hz (A0-C8)COMPARE
Calibration range 435-445 Hz (In 1-Hertz steps)COMPARE
Responsiveness Not testedCOMPARE
Instrument tuning modes? Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Drop-D
Transposition options 1-5 semitones flat, 1-7 semitones capo
Programmable? No
Memory? Yes
Polyphonic? Yes
Display type 2-color LED (green and red)
Display resolution 17 segments (8-/8+) x5 matrix
Optional meter modes? Yes (Guitar Needle, Guitar Strobe, Bass Needle, Bass Strobe, Polyphonic)
Bypass modes True or buffered bypass (uses TCE's all analog "Bonafide Buffer" circuit)
Volume/Boost? No
Mute? Yes
USB? Yes (mini)
Power source 9V battery or 9V AC adapter
Battery life Not specified
Auto-off/Power save? No
Low battery indicator? No
DC out? Yes (provides up to 2A to daisy-chained pedals)
Power consumption 45 mA
Enclosure Die-cast aluminum
Dimensions 72 x 122 x 50 mm ( 2.8 x 4.8 x 2.0 in)
Weight 260 g (9.17 oz)
Fine print
Warranty TC Electronic's 3-year warranty applies only if the product is registered online within 90 days of date of purchase. If you fail to register within 90 days, the term of warranty is 1 year. Foot switches are warranted for only 90 days. Digital displays/meters are warranted for only 1 year. Purchase receipt is required as proof of purchase. The warranty covers only the original buyer.
Release date May 2017
Origin Thailand
Included extras Power supply, ambient light sensor, 3M hook-and-loop pads, "Tuner Magnet" feature in Needle Mode
Recommended accessories Truetone 1 Spot 9V Adapter ($15.90 at Amazon) or Boss PSA120 9V Adapter ($26.99)
Notes For a DC power supply, TC Electronic specifies a standard 9V DC center-pin negative providing 45 mA
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About the Manufacturer

TC Electronic, based in Denmark, was founded by brothers, Kim and John Rishøj, in the 1980s. The company was acquired by MUSIC Group in 2015. MUSIC Group is a holding company with headquarters in the Philippines. It also owns the Behringer and Bugera brands.

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