For those who prefer a minimalist approach to controls, LR Baggs has created the Anthem SL. The Anthem SL has the balance between the Tru-Mic and the Element pickup pre-set for optimum performance so you can have the same great fidelity in an endpin preamp format. The preamp, with LR Baggs' famous all-discrete studio quality circuitry, is also equipped with a soundhole-mounted volume control.
At the heart of the patent pending Anthem SL system is a proprietary noise cancelling, feedback-resistant low-profile microphone, the Tru-Mic, which mounts on the bridge plate. The Anthem SL 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.
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).