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ACS Acoustic Active Soundhole Pickup System

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With built-in preamp specially tuned for beautiful transient tone, adjustable pole-pieces, and fingertip volume control.

The EMG-ACS has already become the pickup of choice for acoustic artists. Champion fingerstylist Pat Kirtley is only one of many players who have discovered the ACS. The perfect mix of EMG Technology and design come together in the ACS Acoustic Sound Hole Pickup.

Only an active design can deliver the kind of frequency response, output, and quiet performance needed in a soundhole pickup. The ACS employs a unique internal preamp that has been tailored for the phase and frequency response of an acoustic guitar. Full, clear tone is effortlessly produced by the ACS, with a great balance from low to high strings, yet it retains a brilliant top-end favored in acoustic guitar tone.

The ACS can also be used in combination with the AS93U or AS125U pickup systems for even greater flexibility. Low impedance output gives you a host of features unavailable from any other sound-hole pickup.

Recording direct to tape is a true pleasure. The result is not only great tone in the studio, but live performances are a joy because of the great tone and ample output before feedback occurs. Adjustable pole pieces allow for easy string balance no matter what type of strings you use. The ACS Pickup has an on-board fingertip volume control for easy level adjustment. A single piece mounting bracket and the EMG Quik-Connector allow effortless installation and removal.


The package includes:
  • EMG-ACS pick-up
  • EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
  • Endpin Jack with cable
  • Cable keepers
  • Battery bag
  • Allen wrenches (.062 & .093 inches)
  • Velcro dot
  • Instructions
  • Comes in black

ACS Acoustic Active Soundhole Pickup System Specifications:

  • Resonant frequency (KHz): 14.2
  • Output noise (dBV): -96
  • Output impedance (kOhm): 2
  • RMS output voltage: 0.5
  • Current @ 9 voltes (microamps): 220
  • Maximm supply voltage: 27V
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