TC Electronic PolyTune 2 BlackLight

Now discontinued, the PolyTune 2 BlackLight has become a somewhat sought-after piece of gear, identical to the white PolyTune 2 except for the flecked black finish and ultra-cool blue and white LEDs. It delivers six-string polyphonic tuning capability and ±0.1 cent accuracy (in Strobe mode).
TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Blacklight
Street price Discontinued. Search on Reverb
Key specs
Detection Accuracy Needle
Our test: ±3.35 centsCOMPARE
Flat: ±3.09 cents | Sharp: ±3.62 cents
Manufacturer's specs: ±0.5 cents
Our test: Better than ±0.1 centCOMPARE
Manufacturer's specs: ±0.1 cent
Our test: ±5.55 centsCOMPARE
Flat: ±5.63 cents | Sharp: ±5.47 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
Notes: Test results above show results of tests of the PolyTune 2
Instrument tuning modes? Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Drop-D
Transposition options 1-5 semitones flat, 1-7 semitones capo
Programmable? No
Memory? Yes
Polyphonic? Yes
True analog strobe? No
Display type 2-color LED (blue and white)
Display resolution 17 segments (8-/8+) x5 matrix
Optional meter modes? Yes (Guitar Needle, Guitar Strobe, Bass Needle, Bass Strobe, Polyphonic)
Bypass mode True bypass
Volume/Boost? No
Mute? Yes
USB? Yes
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 to 50 mA (typical use)
Enclosure Die-cast aluminum
Dimensions 72 x 122 x 50 mm ( 2.8 x 4.8 x 2.0 in)
Weight 300 g (10.6 oz) including battery
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 2013
Made in Thailand
Included extras Ambient light sensor; 3M hook-and-loop pads, easy battery access; "Tuner Magnet" feature in Needle Mode
Available accessories TC Electronic PowerPlug 9 — Buy on Amazon ($24.99)
Notes Discontinued. For a DC power supply, TC Electronic specifies a standard 9V DC center-pin negative providing greater than 100 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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