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Parts of the Model 225 Upright Sensor

 

Model 225 Helpinstill Balanced-Line Upright Piano Sensor

This is an upright version of our Model 280 Grand System. Like the Model 125, it fits all vertical pianos: spinets, uprights, or console models.We have incorporated the same balanced-line construction technique and XLR connectors that make the Model 280 able to use our powered line-level mixer. These are not humbucking pickups, but we have found that the cast-iron plate of upright pianos provides such effective shielding that hum is rarely a problem. The single-coil design also allows the pickup strips (Sensors) to be more thin and flexible, allowing them to be easily slipped in behind the strings. Since all upright pianos have the keyboard range divided into three sections, three sensors provide coverage of every note. We have selected the lengths through years of experience to provide the best chance of complete coverage on whatever upright piano you might have. Sections of the piano are quickly balanced after plugging these into the mixer, which provides a headphone jack that permits adjusting the note volumes before a sound system is even connected if necessary. The output is a line-level XLR jack for connection with a mic cable. A special model is also available for 64-note uprights. $795.

Also available: the Model 225 without the mixer, designed to plug directly into three mic channels for mixdown and EQ at your board. $495.

INSTALLATION VIDEO

 

Model 125 Installed (Same as the Model 225)

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