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Model 380 Balanced-Line Grand Piano Sensor with Powered Mixer

Our newest system for any size Grand Piano. The Sensors are our new Balanced-Line Humbucking style, already in use on the Model 280 system. They bring 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 line. These are then matched to a new phantom-powered mixer that combines the signals from each region of the piano and produces 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 Model 280. The phantom-powered control box eliminates the need for a power line to the piano, very handy when travelling to different countries with different a/c configurations, and very convenient on stages where the piano is moved around. The new Gold Standard in Helpinstill systems. $1495

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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. (Please note that without the mixers, the Model 280 and Model 380 are identical.) $895

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STEREO Configuration Since the three Model 280/380 Sensors each terminate in XLR connectors, when used without a mixer, the three 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 380 Phantom-Powered Control Box

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