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Aura VT Enhance and Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman

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Aura® VT Enhance™ and Matrix VT Enhance™ acoustic amplification by Fishman®

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:

  • Acoustic Matrix under-saddle pick-up, the world’s best-selling under-saddle pickup.
  • Aura Acoustic Imaging with one custom Image built into an internal active preamp.
  • Discreet, soundhole-mounted controls: Volume and tone controls up top and a new Enhance blend control on the lower part of the soundhole.
  • Battery box integrated into endpin jack for easy access.

Enhance Transducer

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:
15 Series
16 Series (2016 Summer)

 

Visit your local authorized Martin Dealer to plug in and slide in to another dimension.

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