The Trinity Mini is a dual source pickup/internal mic system with a dual-channel preamp for steel-string guitars. The three-head, bridge plate pickup is based on the same technology as our Pure pickup. The Trinity Microphone features an integrated 5" gooseneck (allowing it to be positioned in a number of ways, incuding outside the soundhole) and 20-20,000 Hz frequency range. The Trinity Preamp is a dual-channel, external, beltclip model with adjustable gain-vol-bass-mid-treb for each channel. The system comes with a stereo endpin jack and a 6-foot stereo cable--no soldering required!
Why choose the Trinity System over a solo pickup, like the Pure?
The Trinity Mini delivers an even more authentic tone than the Pure pickup alone. The mic adds some extra air and shimmer to the overall sound, which is very beneficial to the purely acoustic guitarist. The mic can be included in the mix as much as the situation allows for, using the preamp's controls. As a general rule, the lower the stage volume, the more mic can be blended in. This system is great for home recordings too!
The Trinity Preamp allows for individual sound adjustment of mic and pickup. It is built applying K&K's "Silent-Filter-Technology" and our full size component philosophy. We use full size capacitors and other parts because we find they sound better that the miniature components in most of today's competitors preamps. Outside accessible volume controls and internal adjustable gain/EQ controls with +/- 20 dB bass, midrange and treble filters (trimpots) for each individual channel make this little preamp extremely versatile and powerful.
The 1/2" diameter Mini pickups will fit ANY steel string acoustic guitar. Direct installation with superglue is required for optimum performance but the system is still removable without damaging the guitar (you may damage the pickup though). Installing the pickups is a breeze with the included mounting jig, detailed instructions, and superglue.
The Trinity System is also available with an onboard preamp (Onboard Trinity System), if it is desired to have all controls directly on/in the guitar or with our top-of-the-line preamp, the Quantum Blender (Quantum Trinity System).