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Model 280 Balanced-Line Grand Piano Sensor with Powered Mixer

Our ultimate system for any size Grand Piano. The Sensors are our new Balanced-Line Humbucking style, bringing all the advantages of our original Model 180 humbuckers to a new configuration in coil design that preserves a true balanced-line output all the way to the XLR-type connector on each element. These are then matched to a new 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 permits for the first time 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.) $1195

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Also available: Model 280/380 System without 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. Comes with all the brackets and accessories necessary for installation. $895

NOTE: The Model 280 and Model 380 differ only in the type of mixer supplied, so when ordered without a mixer, they are identical.

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STEREO Configuration Since the three Model 280 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.

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Model 280 Mixer

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