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Launched in August 2022, the new Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer Systems for musical stringed instruments deliver a pure, unprocessed sound that we believe is more accurate, more dynamic, more natural and more life-like than other commercial pickup/preamplifier systems. The performance of a Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer System is characterised by the absence of piezo "quack", which has been designed out from the ground up, delivering an audio performance that displays more of the characteristics of a microphone, rather than those of a piezo pickup system. 

A key element in the audio performance of a Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Active Transducer System is the handcrafted Pure Acoustic transducer, a small copper-covered cylinder that can be fitted unobtrusively to virtually any acoustic stringed instrument.

A Handcrafted Pure Acoustic Transducer Integrated Into A Violin Bridge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

In the Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer Systems, that handcrafted transducer is coupled with the all-new Pure Acoustic Power Seriies preamplifiers - uniquely-specified, miniature circuits that have been developed during a four-year collaboration between Pure Acoustic Ltd. and an international audio and electronic design team.

The Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series preamplifiers combine innovative and uncompromising audio design with a unique application of the latest power sensing technology and power management techniques that were first developed within the computer industry. With an audio bandwidth of 10Hz-22kHz and a THD of less than 0.007%, the Pure Acoustic Power Series preamplifiers deliver the highest level of accuracy in reproduction.

Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer Systems are available for violin, viola, 'cello, double bass, guitar, cittern, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. Customised system solutions can also be designed and configured for most acoustic stringed instruments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer Systems are manufactured in the UK and are available through luthiers, repairers, music retailers and direct from Pure Acoustic Limited via our UK Webshop or, for non-UK customers only, our Export Webshop

About Pure Acoustic Limited
Pure Acoustic Limited was formed in 2011 by Kenneth (Kenny) Johnson, who designed the Skyinbow S1 violin, the original  Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Active Transducer Systems and the revolutionary Linnd violin shoulder rest; Richard Gleave, a skilled musician and geophysicist; and Bob (Robbie) Thomas, a music instrument industry veteran and lifelong folk musician. 

Kenny stepped down from Pure Acoustic Ltd. in 2018, leaving Richard and Bob to carry on the development of the Skyinbow Pure Acoustic product offering. Launched in August 2022, the new fourth-generation of Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer Systems are based on a unique preamplifier concept initially conceived by Bob and then refined by him with the assistance of an international audio and electronic design team over a period of four years. 

In addition to the unique, natural-sounding Skyinbow Pure Acoustic Power Series Active Transducer Systems for all manner of acoustic stringed instruments, Pure Acoustic Limited also manufactures and distributes Skyinbow electric violins and the unique, patented Linnd violin shoulder rests.

* Pure Acoustic Active Transducer Systems sold in the United States & Canada incorporate battery-free technology under licence from Mi-Si Electronic Design Inc

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