We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will be reviewing the brand new LR Baggs Synapse 'Personal PA System'.

If LR Baggs's pickups and DIs are anything to go by, this should be a superb piece of kit.


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As LR Baggs say:

"After decades of consistently raising the bar in acoustic amplification with the pickups and electronics we have become known for, we are naturally compelled to add another level of quality to your sound by completing the chain from input to output.

Introducing The Synapse – Personal PA System, the result from nearly four years of our most advanced engineering to date. Developed primarily for the singer songwriter and solo acoustic performer, this revolutionary approach to the portable loudspeaker isn’t just visually unique, it will fill a room and impact your audience like no other speaker can."




The speaker is a totally unique "all-horn" design, which provides a full 180 degree waveform at all frequencies. With just one speaker unit, this system promises to be able to fill a room with a dynamically rich, natural sound. We can't wait to try it out!


It features two channels with independant gain and EQs, with all-disrete preamplifiers and top-shelf components. It also has a powerful 500W Class-D power amplifier which is compact and lightweight and performed incredibly well in tests.




The Synapse also promises to look superb.

"The design of the housing is purely “form follows function”. The front cover was shaped to present a full 180 degree horizontal waveform in a hemispherical pattern. We then constructed a cabinet that would yield our desired frequency response and SPL, while remaining compact for easy portability. The combination of a high quality, walnut veneer plywood cabinet with a speaker baffle and an interlocking front cover made from high density, structural foam minimizes resonances to preserve fidelity of sound."




Watch this space for our review, coming soon!



  • Compression woofer and tweeter
  • 500 watt, Class-D amplifier
  • 2 Channels featuring separate:
    - Gain control
    - 3 Band EQ for shaping your sound
    - Reverb level control
    - Phase inversion
    - Mute
    - 20 dB pad
    - 48 V phantom power
    - 1/4”/XLR combo input
  • Custom reverb with 3 length settings
  • 1/4” and 1/8” Auxiliary inputs
  • Auxiliary volume
  • Master volume
  • Mix input and Mix output
  • 118 dB max, 115 dB continuous