This LR Baggs mike-pickup system for acoustic guitars restores the dominance of the microphone in the sound mix. This is unlike previous systems where only a small amount of the mike could be used to add some 'air' to the dominant pickup signal.
At the heart of the patent pending Anthem system is a proprietary noise cancelling, feedback-resistant low-profile microphone, the Tru-Mic, which mounts on the bridge plate. The Anthem Tru-Mic eliminates any annoying honky or boxy qualities that have been previously associated with internal miking.
Because the mike is positioned within a few millimeters of the guitar top, it has very high gain before feedback. The mike housing mounts easily to the bridge plate and the mic capsule hovers just 3mm 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 mike unusually free from placement issues.
A Baggs under-saddle Element pickup is combined to enhance the lowest frequencies - or you can set it to full-frequency range, and balance it against the mike using the onboard controls.
The two units are wired to a featherweight soundhole-mounted preamp-control module with volume, mix, phase and battery check controls. The combined signal is then routed to a standard strapjack. Powered by a 9V battery (not supplied).