What is Aura® VT Enhance™ with Acoustic Imaging and Matrix VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification by Fishman®?
“C.F. Martin & Co. has been making the finest acoustic guitars and providing the best equipment to accompany them for 182 years. The new Aura® VT Enhance™ and Matrix VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification by Fishman® are prime examples of our dedication to making a Martin guitar sound like a Martin guitar when amplified.”
- Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO
Martin exclusively debuts a new pickup and preamp, the Aura® VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification by Fishman®, which offers the most advanced technology, Aura Acoustic Imaging, to preserve the unique and pristine acoustic tone of each instrument with studio microphone quality. In addition, the new streamlined Matrix VT Enhance™ will be offered on select models.
Both the Aura® VT Enhance™ with Acoustic Imaging and the Matrix VT Enhance™ feature a new bridge plate mounted transducer to add dimension, resonance and body to the amplified tone of the guitar.
With no control holes cut into the side of your guitar, Aura VT and Matrix VT Enhance is discreet and simple to use with Volume, Tone and Enhance Blend controls inside the sound hole and at your fingertips.
The result is a sound that is pure Martin, with more responsiveness to your playing dynamics and touch.
How it works:
Fishman’s new Enhance Transducer is a bridge plate transducer that is mechanically and electrically optimized to bring out the dynamic and percussive elements of guitar playing.
The Enhance Transducer is specially designed to capture the longitudinal energy (dynamic and percussive attack) of the guitar top while being highly resistant to the transverse energy that manifests in string squeak, body handling noise, and parasitic feedback.
The Enhance Transducer adds these characteristics to the full spectrum audio performance of the Aura VT Enhance and Matrix VT Enhance to deliver a new level of sound quality and dynamic playing response.
Aura® VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification system with Acoustic Imaging powered by Fishman® will be available on the following new 2016 models:
Standard Series (18, 28, 35)
Select Custom Shop models
New Matrix VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification system powered by Fishman® will be available on the following new 2016 models:
16 Series (2016 Summer)
Visit your local authorized Martin Dealer to plug in and slide in to another dimension.