The Ischell contact microphone is used on many instruments similar to acoustic guitars. Tres Cubano, Viola Caipira, resonator guitar like Dobro etc. The J48C is appreciated for its operation on phantom power, its balanced output, also because it can generally remain installed on the instrument while remaining removable. The microphone is installed on the biscuit under the strings for the Dobro, inside under the bridge for the Tres or Viola Caipira … The 9v battery option allows use in balanced or unbalanced mode. A version to be installed in the instrument exists, the inside J48C
To go further, for even more naturalness and respect of acoustics, you can choose to associate an air mic to the contact microphone to adapt to any situation. The 2X48 + ACPJ combines these two types of microphones on the same system and works on phantom power.
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The AirCapt air microphone is generally used in addition to a contact microphone. It is a very small microphone designed to be placed closer to the sound source for more gain, less feedback and ambient sounds. Particularly suited to acoustic stages, it faithfully and very naturally reproduces the sound of your instrument with precision, dynamics and allows comfortable levels on stage without microphone stand. It is usually placed outside, at the edge of the soundhole, treble side, pointing upward.
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The J48A below is the best-selling of this category. Removable, this system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-Stereo / XLR cable. It can also with the 9v battery option, operate with a standard mono jack cable. It is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery will not discharge in the presence of phantom power.
The inside J48A is the installed version of the J48A described above. Drilling is therefore required. Same possibilities …
The inside BOX + APJ is appreciated for its operation on battery and its output Jack. The microphone kit can remain on the instrument. The inside BOX + AJ is the fixed installation
The AirBag-C contact microphone is a reference for string acoustic instruments that have to be performed on stages with high levels. It’s the sound of a microphone, natural and faithful, with the feedback resistance of a pickup. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects and make clean loops…
The J48C is appreciated for its operation on phantom power and balanced output. It can remain permanently installed while remaining removable, the instrument becomes autonomous with its system ready to function. Those who want an unbalanced mono jack output can take the 9v battery option (the battery is generally installed in the guitar with access through the soudhole), allowing both operation modes, balanced and unbalanced.
The inside BOX + CPJ is another possibility. It remained the most sold model in this category for a long time but was replaced by the new J48C. An installed version exists for these two models.
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The J48C is a removable version. The jack is placed on the side, at the bottom of the neck and the microphone is placed generally under the strings or beside. This system can be powered by phantom power and provide a balanced signal with a Jack-stereo / XLR cable. It can also work with a standard mono jack cable with the 9v battery option, it is then powered by the 9v battery automatically for about 500 hours of use. The battery does not discharge in the presence of phantom power.
Inside J48C is the installed version of the J48C described above. Drilling is therefore required. The same possibilities …
The inside BOX + CPJ, appreciated for its operation on battery and its output Jack, but also because it is removable. However, the microphone kit can be permanently installed on the instrument.
The inside BOX + CJ, installed version of inside BOX + CPJ
The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary for an instrument playing on high level stages and optimizes the sound in all situations by combining power and respect of the acoustic sound of the instrument.
The contact microphone gives you the power for the front and in the monitors, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics … The air microphone brings you the reverberations of the instrument, player details, the air, the finesse in the trebles. For situations that require high levels on stage and front and to have an acoustic sound, faithful to the instrument.
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The 2X48 + ACPJ is a removable system that has a contact microphone and an aerial. The ACPJ microphone jack is attached to the side at the bottom of the neck, the 2X48 system works with phantom power and 9v battery, XLR and Jack outputs, both signals completely separate with independant volume knob.
The 2X48 + ACJ is the installed version of the 2X48 + ACPJ described above. The drilling is therefore required for the Jack.
N°1 : The J48C is the most sold in this category, removable version, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone.
- Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
- Very good resistance to feedback
- Do not catch the sounds of stage.
- The ability to use effects and make clean loops
- Balanced jack output with a Jack-stereo/XLR connecting cable.
- Balanced connection allows the use of phantom power.
- The 9v battery option allows the use of a standard mono jack.
- The battery life is 500 hours. With presence of phantom power, it does not wear out.
- The installation is removable, without drilling or intervention on the instrument.
- The system can be permanently installed
N°2 : The inside J48C Is the installed version of the J48C described above. It has the same advantages…
N°3 : The 2X48 + ACPJ 2×48 with its combination of both pickups optimizes the sound in every situation by bringing power and respect of acoustics. The contact microphone gives you power for the face and monitors, high accuracy in bass and midrange, dynamics… The air microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, game details, air, the finesse of trebles…
” J’ai essayé le système ISCHELL avec un micro aérien sur ma guitare flamenca. Du coup j’en ai acheté trois ! Plus précisément , un aérien pour la Flamenca, un capteur pour le Oud et également un capteur pour la Viola Caïpira qui est une guitare brésilienne à 10 cordes métal. Ce qui est frappant avec ce système c’est sa transparence. Le test est simple : on met le volume à zéro puis on augmente progressivement. Le volume change, pas le son. C’est celui de l’instrument simplement amplifié. Je cherchais le Graal depuis longtemps, je l’ai enfin trouvé ! ” Lulu Zerrad
Je joue du Tres Cubano (petite guitare cubaine) Paris- cuba-conexion. je suis très soucieux en ce qui concerne la restitution sonore de mon instrument, cherchant le système le plus authentique, j’ai essayé plusieurs systèmes, mais le J48C que ma installé le constructeur en personne est époustouflant: son intense, restitution identique c’est à dire, sentiment et sensations purement acoustiques et surtout: PAS DE LARSENS. DU BONHEUR Merci BIG UP!
Daniel Overli wrote a review for product: J48C on jeudi 21 mai 2015
Je suis brésilien et j’ai deux de leurs produits et je suis très heureux de ces produits.J’ai testé toutes sortes de micros qui existent sur le marché, et je pense que le X48 + CPJ est la meilleure option pour une viola.
FlavioN wrote a review for product: X48+CPJ on dimanche 7 septembre 2014