The Ischell contact microphone is recognized for its qualities of fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument, resistance to feedback and ease of use on an amp, the possibility of using effects, making clean loops etc. The model X-Jack is the most sold, appreciated for its releases Jack and XLR available simultaneously, operation on 9v battery and phantom, also for the removable side which does not require intervention on the instrument, the microphone and the system can remain permanently installed inside. The other version often chosen is the model X48C for its simplicity and the inside J48C, system that installs in the harp, with a volume button option.
To learn more, for even more naturalness and respect for acoustics, you can choose to associate an aerial microphone with the contact microphone to adapt to all situations. The models 2X48AC ou 2X48 + ACPJ for example, combine these two types of microphones on the same system.
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The mic AirCapt is generally used in addition to a contact microphone on a harp. It is a very small microphone with a design studied to be placed as close as possible to the sound source, to have more gain, less feedback and limit the capture of ambient noise. It faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision. In combination with a contact microphone, it brings fidelity, air, precision in the treble. It is placed outside, on the soundboard in the second top third, directed towards the string plane. The sound of this microphone is generally reserved for the room. No need for a microphone stand, you can move around without the soundhange!
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The model J48A below is the best-selling of this category. Removable, this system works on 9v battery for approximately 500 hours of use.
The model inside J48A is the installed version of J48A described above. Drilling is therefore required. The same possibilities with the addition of the volume potentiometer option
The contact microphone AirBag-C is a new type of microphone, it performs very well on the harp with a natural sound and faithful to the instrument, it respects the nuances of the musician with precision, the sound insulation and the feedback resistance are comparable to a pickup and allow high levels on stage and in the hall. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects to it, and make clean loops. The model X-Jack is the most sold for its removable side, but also for its two separate outputs Jack and XLR can be used simultaneously. It does not require any intervention on the instrument but can remain permanently installed indoors. The microphone is installed near the string plane, so it is invisible and protected.
Another popular model for the harp is the model inside J48C with its 9-volt battery operation and its volume button option. This model is fixed in the instrument. Drills are therefore required for the Jack and the volume button option.
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The model X-Jack described above is a removable system that fits inside the instrument, the microphone on the soundboard inside and the system near a gill with Velcro tape.
The model X48C simple removable model. XLR output, operation on phantom power.
The model inside J48C is the version installed, so drilling is required. Has a volume button option. Works on 9v battery, output Jack useful to go to effects pedals for example.
The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary and makes it possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. The contact microphone can be placed inside or outside, the aerial microphone is fixed outside on the soundboard.
The contact microphone gives you power on stage and in the hall, great precision in bass and midrange, dynamics. The aerial microphone brings you the instrument's proximity reverberations, playing details, tune, and treble finesse. For situations that require high levels on stage as indoors with a search for an acoustic sound faithful to the instrument.
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The model 2X48AC is a removable model that can be installed inside the instrument. The contact microphone can be permanently placed inside near the strings. The aerial microphone is retracted inside and placed outside when in use. The system is fixed with a Velcro adhesive near a hearing to have easy access to the connectors while being invisible.
The model 2X48 + ACPJ also allows you to control the volume, output XLR or Jack, to operate on phantom power or 9v battery ...
A version with two systems installed is possible with a inside J48C plus one inside J48A, with 9v battery option and volume buttons
N ° 1: The model X-Jack is the best-selling of this category, removable version, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone and the separate outputs.
- Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
- Limit of grip to feedback largely pushed back
- Capture of surrounding sounds almost nonexistent.
- The ability to use effects and make clean loops
- XLR output and Jack can be used simultaneously.
- Battery life is 500 hours. In the presence of phantom power, it does not wear out.
- The installation is removable, without drilling or intervention on the instrument.
- The system can remain permanently installed indoors
N ° 2: The model inside J48C is also very popular for harps. Fixed version, it has a volume button option and comes out Jack...
N ° 3: The model 2X48AC with its combination of the two types of microphones, it is possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. The contact microphone gives you power on stage and in the hall, great precision in bass and midrange, dynamics, the aerial microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, the playing details, the tune, the finesse of the treble ...
“The sound result is magnificent, both from the point of view of the fidelity of the timbre and the restitution of the dynamics. We remain speechless while listening to the quality of the grain of sound and the equality of the capture, and this over the entire range of the harp.
I warmly recommend the system Ischell with two sensors: it represents THE solution for amplifying pedal harps or Celtic harps. ” Jakez François - President of Harpes Camac
”I was able to use the system 2X48+ ACPJ on stage and in the studio. On stage the sensor provides exceptional acoustic sound fidelity, which can be sent to the feedback circuit at high level without feedback problem. The advantages of a sensor, with the sound quality of a condenser microphone. The restitution of the midrange and bass is impressive: velvety, warmth, while retaining astonishing precision, a “flavor” that we quickly get a taste for… ”François Pernel