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Mi-Si Products - Battery Free Operation

Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc. (pronounced “My-Sigh”) was founded in April 2004 by an experienced team of engineers with a passion and a drive to make music technology better - for both artists and music lovers. Although new to the marketplace, Mi-Si's engineers bring an arsenal of expertise and more than 25 years experience in the amplification field, developing exciting and revolutionary electronics specifically designed for acoustic amplification.

In the past, conventional circuit design components have been a burden to acoustic musicians, incurring extra cost, requiring additional space, and decreasing reliability and tonal quality. Making a signal pass as simple as possible has not been a luxury, but a necessity. This knowledge is the driving force behind Mi-Si's approach - minimalist design with maximum functionality. Musicians have known this all along, the fewer obstacles between your pickup and your amp, the better your sound.

Battery-Free Operation - After more than 25 years of designing and building preamps, Mi-Si's team of engineers proudly introduces a truly significant and unique breakthrough: a high-performance, fully active preamp that does NOT NEED BATTERIES. No 9-Volt, no AA, no AAA, no lithium – NO BATTERIES at all. A special blend of new energy sources with very low-power components and our ability to design compact and efficient circuits make our battery-free products a reality.

Mi-Si Battery Free Operation - Pickups

Mi-Si MAGPIE battery-free, active magnetic
soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar

MISIMAGPIE Mi-Si Acoustic Magpie Guitar Pickup
with Power Charger $369.95
(PDF MANUAL)

The Mi-Si Magpie Magnetic Soundhole Pickup includes the revolutionary new active, battery-free magnetic soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar and the Mi-Si Power Charger.  The Magpie pickup employs a unique “planar” single coil design – less susceptible to AC hum than traditional bobbin wound pickups.  This design provides much broader sound and reduces the overall weight – combining the benefits of a single coil pickup with the virtually hum-free operation of a humbucker.Powering up the Flux for 60 seconds with the Mi-Si Power Charger will provide you
with up to 8 hours of performance time.

Mi-Si Acoustic Duo battery-free, active magnetic
soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar

MISIDUO2 Mi-Si Acoustic Duo Series (Flux 2)
Guitar Pickup with Power Charger $319.00
(PDF MANUAL)

The Mi-Si Acoustic Duo system includes the revolutionary new Flux 2.0 active, battery-free magnetic soundhole pickup for acoustic guitar with the Mi-Si Power Charger. 

The Flux 2.0 pickup employs a unique "planar" single coil design - less susceptible to AC hum than the traditional bobbin wound pickups.  This design provides much broader sound and reduces the overall weight, combining the benefits of a single coil pickup with the virtually hum-free operation of a humbucker.

The Flux 2.0 is an ACTIVE magnetic pickup, so you don't have to worry about cable capacitance or the input impedance of your system - the pure and natural sound of your acoustic guitar is not altered.

Powering up the Flux 2.0 for 60 seconds with the Mi-Si Power Charger
will provide you with up to 8 hours of performance time.


ABOVE-MISIDUO2 MI-SI ACOUSTIC DUO SERIES - FLUX 2 - GUITAR PICKUP
INCLUDES POWER CHARGER (BRONZE WINNER OF THE PLAYERS CHOICE AWARDS)

The Mi-Si Acoustic Trio Pickup
Simple Jack & power charger with L.R. Baggs acoustic guitar pickup

MISITRIO Mi-Si Trio Pickup - Simple Jack & power charger
with L.R Baggs Acoustic Guitar Pickup $239.95
(PDF MANUAL)

ALSO NOW IN -
MISITRIOUKE
Mi-Si Trio Pickup Simple Jack & power charger
with L.R Baggs Ukulele Pickup $249.95
(PDF MANUAL)

The Mi-Si Acoustic Trio system features an active, battery-free
preamp designed specifically to work with the L.R. Baggs
undersaddle acoustic guitar pickup.

The preamp for this system uses Mi-Si's custom piezo linearization scheme - allowing for the most truthful and accurate
sound from the pickup.

All you have to do is power up for 60 seconds using the Mi-Si Power Charger, providing you with up to 16 hours of performance time
( New Trio uke version now available )


ABOVE-MISITRIO MI-SI ACOUSTIC TRIO SERIES - INCLUDES POWER CHARGER
WITH SIMPLE JACK & L.R BAGGS GUITAR PICKUP ( now also available in uke version )

Mi-Si Volume & Tone Controls

MISIVOLTONE Mi-Si Volume and Tone Control Module , Mi-Si's Volume and Tone Control unit is designed to work with the Acoustic Trio. $75.00
(For Use with Mi-Si Acoustic Trio)


ABOVE: MISIVOLTONE - VOLUME
& TONE CONTROL MODULE

Mi-Si Cutless Wireless System

Mi-Si's latest breakthrough in acoustic amplification, the CUTLESS is an innovative analog signal processing unit with digital wireless remote control. The CUTLESS eliminates the need to cut a hole in your prized instrument. Bass, Treble, Mid-range, Brilliance, Volume, and Phase are controlled by wireless remote control outside the
instrument at your fingertips.

The analog preamp is incorporated into the instrument's endpin jack. The CUTLESS utilizes Mi-Si's custom piezo linearization scheme, allowing for the most truthful and accurate sound from the pickup.

Like all Mi-Si products, the CUTLESS is battery-free. Power up the CUTLESS for 120 seconds using the Mi-Si Power Charger,
and get up to 4 hours of performance time.

MISICUTLESS Mi-Si Cutless Wireless System
w/ Remote $599.00
(PDF Manual)

Mi-Si AIR Pickup Models

WORDS FROM NAMM 2016 Those that have tried the MiSi Acoustic Trio Uke Pickup system will be able to confirm that MiSi were already the market leaders for making your Ukulele sound its very best. Truly innovative features include being able to charge the pickup system using a mains adapter that plugged into the end pin socket via jack lead.. The only thing we would occasionally hear from customers was 'it isn't ever going to sound as good as a microphone'.

Well in some way that is true and MiSi have obviously heard this as well. Introduced at NAMM 2016 - MiSi released the 'Air' pickup. This Ukulele attenuated microphone sits at the end of an end pin jack socket and perfectly captures the acoustic sound of your Ukulele. If you are a solo performer or recording musician - this product will eliminate the need for condenser Microphones and mic stands and allow you to just plug in and play for upto 8 hours without needing to recharge the system at the mains (even then the charge only takes about 90 seconds).

Having tested it - large ensemble players or players playing at extremely high volumes may still benefit from the Acoustic Trio Piezo system but for the rest of us, MiSi have really hit the nail on the head
MISI‘s new Air ‘Ukulele pickup. It features MISI’s battery-free active technology but instead of running a UST pickup it has a special kind of microphone mounted on the endpin! This allows for a (hopefully) more natural sound and super easy installation. They claim that this mic doesn’t feedback like other internal mics might, Also coming down the pipes is a blended model that will feature the UST element and the mic technology.

Check out Ken Middleton strumming it up on Mike Pereira’s Tenor
uke with the Air Uke pickup!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc5Dn49ekl0

VOTED BEST IN SHOW AT NAMM 2016 FOR NEWLY DEVELOPED PRODUCTS HEAR ABOUT IT HERE FROM THE ENGINEER
AT MI-SI ON YOU TUBE -- BELOW www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iVbIJvjays

MISIACOUSTICTRIOAIR MI-SI ACOUSTIC TRIO AIR PICKUP $349.95

MISIAIR MISI AIR PICKUP $249.95

MISIAIRUKE MISI AIR UKE PICKUP $249.95
( MANUAL )

DUE TO A DELAYED REPONSE IN TESTING AND PRODUCTION TIME THE MISI AIR SHIPMENT WILL BE MOST LIKELY DELAYED UNTIL NEXT YEAR 2018- UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NO STOCK IS AVAILABLE * APOLOGIES CHEERS PMA.


ABOVE: MISI AIR PICKUP
SYSTEM NEW MODEL 2016

Mi-Si Jacks

The Mi-Si Simple Jack
A battery-free preamp / endpin jack

This simple and compact model, a high-impedance buffer incorporated into the guitar's endpin jack, also features Mi-Si's revolutionary battery-free technology. The Simple Jack takes the concept of highly efficient design to a level beyond that of the Modern Force and the
New Alliance. Power up for only 60 seconds and you
are free to play for an incredible 16 hours! The Simple Jack is suitable for L.R Baggs Pickups or other alternate brands of pickups

MISISJOTHER Mi-Si Simple Jack - For use
with Other types of Pickups ( Eg. Martin 332, & Artec PG607
Under Saddle Pickups
) $169.95

MISISJBAGGS Mi-Si L.R Baggs
Simple Jack - For use with L.R Baggs Pickups $199.95


ABOVE: MISISJ ( SIMPLE JACK)
AVAILABLE AS TWO OPTIONS

Mi-Si Battery Free Operation - Preamps

Acoustic Trio Vio / Mando active battery-free preamp &
power charger with Kremona pickup

MISITRIOVIOLIN Mi-Si Acoustic Trio Violin Preamp
with Power Charger & Kremona Pickup $299.95
(PDF MANUAL)

MISITRIOMANDO Mi-Si Acoustic Trio Mandolin Preamp
with Power Charger & Kremona Pickup $299.95
(PDF MANUAL)

The Mi-Si Acoustic Trio Vio/Mando system features an active, battery-free preamp designed specifically to work with the Kremona piezo pickup for violin and mandolin. The preamp for this system also uses Mi-Si's custom piezo linearization scheme. The extremely compact active battery-free preamp is built into a 1/4” Carpenter Jack. Power up for 60 seconds using the Mi-Si Power Charger and play for up to 8 hours.


ABOVE - MISITRIOVIOLIN / MANDOLIN MI-SI VIOLIN / MANDOLIN
SYSTEM WITH KREMONA PICKUP- INCLUDES POWER CHARGER

The Mi-Si Align - the world's most flexible preamp...

The Align is the single most flexible, compact and lightweight battery-free preamp currently manufactured. The board thickness is just 20mm thick versus more traditional circuit boards that are 62 mms thick. It comes standard with active bass, treble and volume controls and can be installed virtually anywhere within the instrument.

Amazingly, the Align can be bent up to a radius of 40 mm. There is no danger of damaging components because they all are sitting on stiffened areas of the Align directly under the pots.

Designed to work with LR Baggs Element pickup, the Align can also be specially ordered to work with any brand pickup. For more “flexibility” in placement, the board can be cut into two or three sections, allowing for even more complicated installations. The perfect choice for amplifying ukuleles, mandolins, violins and other smaller
bodied acoustic instruments.

And like with any other Mi-Si preamp it requires no batteries and takes only 60 seconds to charge. A single charge will net you
8 hours of active preamp power.

MISIALIGN Mi-Si Align Preamp System - works with L.R Baggs & Other Brands, the board can be cut into two or three sections, Amplifies with any acoustic instrument $269.95

ALSO IN NEW XT VERSION MISIALIGNXT --- The Align XT preamp uses Mi-Si’s custom piezo linearization scheme – allowing for the most truthful and accurate sound from the pickup.Active battery-free preamplifier,  L.R. Baggs undersaddle pickup,
and Power Charger
$269.95


ABOVE: MI-SI ALIGN PREAMP SYSTEM
(PDF MANUAL)

Mi-Si Power Charger

The Mi-Si Power Charger
charge for 60 seconds - play for 8 hours

The Mi-Si Power Charger is compatible with all Mi-Si products and allows you to enjoy the benefits of battery-free technology. Plug it into any available electrical outlet, connect it to your instruments output jack, and power up for 60 seconds. Now you're ready to perform with confidence for up to 8 hours. When your low power LED flashes, just plug in and power up for 60 seconds for another 8 hours of performance time.

MISI240V Mi-Si Power Charger 240v - to suit all Mi-Si
products plugs into any available Power Outlet,
charges in 60 Seconds $49.95