LR Baggs iBeam Active Pickup System, Classical
The LR Baggs iBeam's MIPA award-winning design employs a matched pair of virtually weightless film sensors that flex with the soundboard to trace your guitar's voice much like diaphragms in a stereo mic. A key advantage over typical bridge plate sensors is the iBeam's "cardioid" like response pattern that inhibits feedback and string squeak while selectively admitting rich tone-producing vibrations. Weighing less than 1/3 of an ounce, the pickup will not alter the guitar's natural acoustics and easily mounts to the bridge plate with peel-and-stick adhesive.
The iBeam Active pairs the iBeam with an all-discrete Class A endpin preamp with soundhole volume control. The sweet and ultra-quiet audiophile-grade preamp faithfully amplifies every nuance of the pickup. Superior sound and performance is built in for easy plug-and-play performance. An auxiliary passive channel is also available for adding a secondary pickup.
The iBeam Active is also great for direct studio or home recording. Comparison tests have demonstrated that the fidelity of this system is a great alternative to studio microphones.
Delivering the same dynamically rich, high fidelity sound as the steel string version, the Element Active System Classical is specifically voiced to articulate the frequency response of nylon stringed instruments.
- Quick and easy installation
- Includes iBeam placement jig (pin bridge guitars only)
- Natural string-to-string balance and dynamics
- All-discrete Class A preamp for warm, analog sound