L.R. Baggs ANTHEM SL Classical "TRU-MIC" SYSTEM with Volume Control for Classical / Nylon string guitars
Possibly the best amplification system ever created for the classical guitar, the Anthem SL Classical features award-winning Tru•Mic technology and delivers the warmth and fidelity of a studio-mic'd guitar anywhere you perform.
"The LR Baggs Anthem SL Classical system is amazingly powerful and accurately reproduces the warm tones of the guitar..." Lawson Rollins – Guitarist / Composer
For those of you who prefer a minimalist approach to controls, we offer the Anthem SL. In the SL the balance between the Tru-Mic and Element pickup is pre-set for optimum performance so you can have the same great fidelity in an end pin preamp format. The preamp, with our famous all-discrete studio quality circuitry, is also equipped with a soundhole mounted volume control.
• Anthem Tru-Mic carries the majority of the guitars’ frequency range
while the Element Pickup carries only the lowest frequencies
• The mic is highly feedback-resistant
• Noise cancelling microphone technology eliminates any annoying
honky or boxy qualities from the inside of the guitar
• Mic installs easily on the bridgeplate with peel and stick adhesive
• Mic and pickup levels preset for optimum performance
• Soundhole remote includes volume and mic trim controls
• All discrete pre-contoured endpin preamp with preset crossover
• Element Pickup fits most common string spacings and saddle widths
• Comes with Battery Bag for secure and unobtrusive battery retention
• Tru Mic dimensions: 2.27” x .735” x .48”
• Tru Mic weight: 0.5 oz
• Pickup active sensor length: 3.4"
• Pickup thickness: .038"
• Pickup width: .092"
• Battery type: Single 9V
• Battery life: 170 hrs.
• Mic range: 250Hz - 20kHz
LOUD • ANALOG • REAL
After 30 years of effort we have done the very thing that every amplified acoustic guitarist has dreamed about and the very thing that no other pickup manufacturer has been capable of—unlocking the potential of a microphone to capture the very essence of your guitar with high feedback resistance for demanding stages.
Not obvious but equally important is that the natural ease and dynamics of the Anthem Tru-Mic liberates you to play freely without having to compensate for the pickup system. Now you’re free to play the way you like, plugged in or not.
For the Anthem we used no modeling, no illusions, it’s not “like” a mic, it’s not “like” your guitar. This is a mic and what you will experience is your guitar, loud and with the fidelity and dynamics that come from a real microphone.
TRU • MIC TECHNOLOGY
At the heart of the patent pending Anthem is a revolutionary new type of microphone. Utilizing a proprietary noise canceling mic, the Anthem Tru-Mic eliminates any annoying honky or boxy qualities that have been previously associated with internal mic’ing, leaving the pure and natural sound of your guitar the way only a real mic is capable of doing.
Because the mic is positioned within a few millimeters of the guitar top, it has very high gain before feedback. The mic housing mounts easily to the bridge plate and the mic capsule hovers just 3 mm above its surface to take advantage of the PZM or “boundary” effect. This Tru-Mic technology picks up the sound of the vibrations of the entire soundboard and makes the mic unusually free from placement issues.
MIC AND PICKUP
A RADICAL NEW TECHNOLOGY
The sound quality and feedback resistance of the Anthem Tru-Mic now allows the mic to be the primary sound source in a mic/pickup system. This is unlike previous systems where only a small amount of the mic could be used to add some “air” to the dominant pickup signal. This is a radical new relationship between a mic and a pickup, as all of the detail, warmth and personality of your guitar is captured by the Tru-mic. The mic is augmented, for only the very lowest frequencies, by our Element under saddle pickup.