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Parts of the Model 240 Upright Sensor

Model 240 with Standard Mixer

 

Model 240 Balanced-Line Upright Piano Sensor

Our newest breakthough in Sensor design. For the first time, we are able to provide a humbucking sensor that fits upright pianos! Our new humbucking construction technique allows the pickup strips (Sensors) to be thin and flexible, allowing them to be easily slipped in behind the strings. We can now offer 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 a balanced-line, humbucking design with XLR connectors that make it able to be used in three different ways: no mixer, with standaard mixer, and with our phantom-powered mixer. 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. Three choices are available for connecting to a sound system:

No Mixer: Our new Balanced-Line Sensors terminate in XLR-type connectors, making it easy to plug directly into three channels of a sound system or any mixer with mic inputs. Many acts are now using this method to interface directly into their monitor board or other setup. STEREO Configuration Since the three Model 240 Sensors each terminate in XLR connectors, when used without the mixer the three direct channels of piano can not only be EQ'd individually, they can be panned L-C-R to broaden the perspective and create a credible illusion of stereo mic'ing. When used for recording, the three sections of the piano keyboard can be recorded on three separate tracks, and EQ'd and panned during mixdown. $695

With Standard Mixer: They can also be matched to our powered mixer that combines the signals from each region of the piano and produces a true line-level output. A headphone out on the mixer even permits the balancing of the element volumes with no external equipment. This means the piano pickup system can be perfectly adjusted before any other part of the sound system is even turned on. The mixer is powered by the usual a/c adapter, but may also be activated by optionally installing two 9 volt batteries for situations where 110 v./60 Hz. power may not be readily available. (Customers outside the U.S. will also be supplied with a 220 v. European-style power supply.) $995

With Phantom-Powered Mixer: For applications demanding the highest level of performance from studio-quality equipment, our phantom-powered mixer combines the signals from each region of the piano to produce a true line-level output. New low-noise, matched-FET circuitry produces the best signal-to-noise ratio possible, dramatically reducing background hiss by 7 dB over the Standard 280 mixer. The phantom-powered feature eliminates the need for a power line to the piano, very handy when travelling to different countries with different power plug configurations, and very convenient on stages where the piano is moved around. The new Gold Standard in Helpinstill systems. $1295

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INSTALLATION VIDEO

 

 

Model 125 Installation (Similar to the Model 240)

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