RMC Poly-Drive II Preamp

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outboard preamp for 6-7-8 string guitars
[bass version available as custom order]
analog and MIDI capable
DIN-8S instrument connector
6 ft. multi-conductor cable
1/4" mono and DIN-13 output jacks
RMC Poly-Drive II Preamp. The matching outboard preamp for the RMC pickup system with individual sensors for each guitar string.

The RMC string sensors [pickup] system is engineered to match with the RMC Poly-Drive preamps. These preamps buffer and filter each string to optimize the individual tone color and attack.

Additionally they open the world of MIDI and synths.

For analog applications, the Poly-Drive preamp helps the RMC individual saddle system by further eliminating spurious noises caused in the body cavity and neck of a guitar. Through an elegant system of electronic buffers and filters that match up with the individual RMC string sensors, the Poly-Drive preamps isolate the sound of each string flexing against the top of the guitar and optimizes its tone color. In other words, Pure Sound.

For polyphonic applications in MIDI or synths, the RMC Poly-Drive also have DIN-13 output with 6 separate string signals for driving Roland and other electronica. The optimized waveforms result in excellent tracking performance.

Together, the individual RMC sensors and the Poly-Drive preamps provide for an exceptional way to amplify your acoustic guitar. Please contact SOUND ISLAND Music for additional information and personal perspectives.

Focus control is used to align the phase of the mid & high frequencies once the phase switch has been set to align the low-frequency response of the amplified sound with the instrument's acoustic radiation.

weight: 0.75 lbs
size: 4.5" x 3.5" x 2.25"
input: DYN-8
...jack|connector for instrument [included]
...6 ft. multi-conductor cable [included]
...optional longer cable available [inquire]
output: 1/4" mono and DIN-13
instrument volume
EQ: 3-band
Mid selector switch
...up: 1200 Hz
...down: 700 Hz
DMX feedback elimination circuitry
synth volume
synth mode selector SW1 & SW2
internal 9V battery or phantom power [7 VDC]
studio quality 90 dB S/N typical

A little name dropping. The list of well-respected RMC guitar players is truly exceptional and includes:

Romero Lubambo
Paul Meyers
Earl Klugh
Jeff Linsky
Pat Metheny
Oscar Castro-Neves
Lee Ritenour
Ottmar Leibert
Paulo Bellinati
John Pizzarelli
Fareed Haque
John McLaughlin
Ken Hatfield
Al Dimeola
Leona Boyd
Allan Holdsworth
California Guitar Trio


Manufacturer's warranty is 2-years from date of purchase