Fishman Rare Earth Humbucker Acoustic Guitar Pickup
The Fishman RARE EARTH HUMBUCKER Humbucking Soundhole pickup for Acoustic Guitar, Active electronics. Produces perfectly clear and natural sound.
The Fishman Rare Earth Humbucker pickup is a compact active magnetic soundhole pickup, designed for most steel-string, flat top guitars. Its low profile design ensures that both your picking style and the guitar’s acoustic tone will not be affected. The natural sound of your acoustic guitar is reproduced a by the Rare Earth thanks to state-of-the-art magnetic field/coil structure and advanced active electronics. A unique arrangement of neodymium magnets is responsible for the Rare Earth's excellent string balance and light weight. Neodymium (a rare earth element, hence the name) has 10 times the magnetic strength of ceramic magnets, which makes the Rare Earth smaller and lighter than many traditional soundhole pickups. Each magnet in the Rare Earth is voiced for precise balance with bronze or phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings. This pickup is a "stacked coil" style, for musicians who demand quieter reproduction than a single coil pickup can offer. A brilliance switch, located on the side of the pickup, is easily accessible through the soundhole. In the "up" position, this switch provides a subtle, rising treble boost, from 2 kHz to 20 kHz. This position is especially effective for adding a bit of extra sparkle to finger style playing. In the "down" position, the switch provides a flat response, which produces a mellower sound, well suited for strumming and flatpicking.
Produces perfectly clear and natural sound
Maximum Output Level: -6 dBu RMS
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
Output Noise Level: <-98dBu RMS, A weighted
Recommended Minimum Load Impedance: 2K ohm
Brilliance Switch (humbucker): +3 dB @ 20kHz
Supply Voltage: 3.0-3.6V
Current Consumption: 0.4 mA
Battery Life: >300 hours
Battery Requirements: Two 1.5 Volt silver oxide (Eveready #357, ANSI-WS15, 1EC-SR44)- Will also accept one 3-Volt lithium battery: Duracell DL1/3N, Eveready 2L76, Varta CR 1/3N 6132, Union Carbide 2L76, Sanyo CR 1/3N