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MiSi 'Motif' Guitar condenser pickup & preamp

"I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin." -Albert Einstein, physicist and amateur violin player

$469

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World’s first Active Under-Saddle Condenser Pickup!

Made in the USA.  A fully 'Active' pickup and preamp without the need of a battery! The power of the 'Super Capacitor'. Charge for 60 seconds, then perform for 6 hours!

Mi-Si incorporates the use of a state of the art 'Super Capacitor' which takes away the need for a battery.  Super Capacitors are tiny coin sized rechargeable units that are permanently built into the preamp. Recharge the unit by plugging it in for just 1 minute!  One minute of charging time will fully charge the super capacitor and gives you 6 hours of performance time!

The Mi-Si 'Motif' Acoustic Guitar System continues Mi-Si’s pattern of innovation in acoustic amplification. It includes a high-performance, endpin-mounted preamp featuring Mi-Si’s battery-free technology, while introducing the World’s first Active Under-Saddle Condenser Pickup.

This breakthrough pickup offers all the benefits of conventional under-saddle applications. It’s highly responsive with low feedback, allows the player freedom of movement, and does not impair your instrument’s appearance. It is only 1 mm thick, providing superior contact with your guitar’s bridge and saddle, with much less impact on its structural integrity.

Eliminating the harsh characteristics of more typical piezo-electric technology, 'Motif' captures the full richness and depth of your acoustic guitar. The system is completed by a low-noise Class A discrete preamp mounted directly to the endpin output jack. And like any other Mi-Si product… it’s battery-free.

Charge Motif for 60 seconds via the output jack and you’ll have 6 hours of exceptional acoustic amplification!!

The Mi-Si 'Motif' acoustic guitar system features an active, battery-free preamp designed specifically to work with the acoustic guitar pickup, with soundhole mounted Volume and Tone control. The 'Crystal' endpin jack preamp included with this system is powered by a state of the art super capacitor, and uses Mi-Si's custom piezo linearization scheme – allowing for the most truthful and accurate sound from the pickup.

All you have to do is power up for 60 seconds using the Mi-Si Power Charger, providing you with 6 hours of performance time!

Mi-Si Electronics proudly introduces a truly significant and unique breakthrough for high-end acoustic amplification: a high-performance, fully ACTIVE preamp that draws its power from a 'cutting edge technology' rechargeable 'Super Capacitor' and therefore does NOT NEED BATTERIES. Super Capacitors are tiny coin sized rechargeable units that are permanently built into the preamp.  No 9-Volt, no AA, no AAA, no lithium - NO BATTERIES at all! Charge for 60 seconds, then perform for 6 hours…. Wow!

A special blend of new energy sources with very low-power components and the ability to design compact and efficient circuits now make battery-free products a reality. This extremely energy-efficient design not only means no batteries, but no battery wires, no dead or fading batteries, no RF interference, no battery compartments, and no need to remove a battery from your instrument before transportation.

Mi-Si Electronics engineers bring an arsenal of expertise and more than 25 years experience in the amplification field, developing exciting and revolutionary electronics specifically designed for acoustic amplification. In the past, conventional circuit design components have been a burden to acoustic musicians, incurring extra cost, requiring additional space, and decreasing reliability and tonal quality.  Making a signal pass as simple as possible has not been a luxury, but a necessity. This knowledge is the driving force behind Mi-Si's approach - minimalist design with maximum functionality. Musicians have known this all along, the fewer obstacles between your pickup and your amp, the better your sound.

Saving the planet!
With other brands, every spent battery becomes hazardous waste and needs to be properly disposed of to avoid toxic chemicals leaking into soil and waterways. Mi-Si environmentally conscious and advanced designs eliminate this waste.

Instructions:
Insert the Mi-Si Power Charger into your instruments regular output jack socket and charge for just 60 seconds.  This gives you an average of 6 hours performance time - Wow!

Package includes:

  • Mi-Si 'Crystal' battery-free endpin jack preamp
  • Active Under-Saddle Condenser Pickup

  • Volume and Tone Control module (soundhole mounted) 

  • Mi-Si Power Charger

  • Made in USA