This project was conceived by legendary accordionist Richard Galliano together with the sound engineer Remi Borcereau and aims to obtain the maximum quality and sound dynamics, representing a technological leap for the accordion microphones. This model features independent volume control, a mono/stereo output switch, smart power sensor which can utilize 48v phantom power or 9v battery power, balanced XLR outputs, and a battery light indicator to ensure you never run out of power while on the gig or in the studio. Included with the system is a stereo XLR cable (3 meters).
The AC 5001-RG system utilizes condenser microphones especially selected for their technical features, of which the excellence of frequency response and the high-pressure sound tolerance capacity results in distortion-free sound, even through the most rigorous playing.
Uniform Sound Capture:
With five directional microphones for the right hand and one omnidirectional microphone for the bass, this system is able to capture the full extension of keys at the same level, from the lowest to the highest notes.
High Feedback Resistance:
The AC 5001-RG is a system with high feedback resistance, as the combination of its directional microphones with high fidelity electronics enable the system to ignore external sound up to 30dB.
Harmonik has developed a unique Shock-Mount® system for its microphones, which mechanically isolates the microphones in the body of the accordion, absorbing the mechanical vibrations that are produced whilst playing. This results in a much clearer and more natural sound.
The AC 5001-RG system uses a high quality XLR jack, which guarantees the musician the best electrical contact the moment the cable is plugged in. The high quality, sealed potentiometers prevent any dust particles from entering into the electrical contacts, guaranteeing a longer volume control circuit life. In addition, the AC 5001-RG uses the highest-standard locking connectors, ensuring the best connection quality.
Versatility and Invisibility:
This system possesses the versatility to be adapted to accordions of any size – from 8 to 120 buttons, keyboard or button based, diatonic or chromatic. The AC5001-RG has no need for external circuits in order to work, simply requiring an XLR mono or XLR stereo cable. One of the most unique features of the 5001-RG is it's ability to use 48v Phantom Power or the 9v battery installed in the accordion. The system automatically senses if there is 48v Phantom Power and will not draw power from the internal battery.
No need to worry about installation problems, as the AC5001-RG comes with cables and adapters that are easy to use and replace, on top of their intuitive layout.