Motif - Active battery-free pickup system
features an active, battery-free preamp designed specifically to work with the L.R.
Baggs Element undersaddle acoustic guitar pickup. This enables Taylor fans to take
advantage of Mi-Si’s innovative battery-free technology.
The Align XT comes standard with volume and active bass and treble controls that
fit the exact spacing of your Taylor’s existing Expression preamp. You can also use
the same knobs from the Expression System, so the appearance of your instrument
The Align XT preamp uses Mi-Si’s custom piezo linearization scheme – allowing for
the most truthful and accurate sound from the pickup. The battery-free design is
a benefit for both the stage performer and the environment. All you have to do is
power up for 60 seconds using the Mi-Si Power Charger, providing you with up to 8
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 now classic 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.