The AMT S18i is a Side Clamping Microphone System for Cello which includes the Inline preamp. Designed and manufactured by hand, this system is intended to clamp onto the side of a Cello, allowing for quick and easy removal for traveling or when the microphone is no longer needed.
The S18i Microphone System is suitable for professionals looking for a natural sound reproduction from a clip-on microphone. It features D.C.T. (Disconnect Cable Technology) with the ability to connect the Wi5IIC creating a belt pack free wireless system. This is an electret-condenser microphone that has been specifically designed for the Cello. All of the parameters that are problematic for string instruments have been addressed during an intensive study on the sonic characteristics of the instrument.
The S18i uses a very tight pattern to give a high rejection to surrounding noise, at the same time reproducing accurately the subtleties of the Cello. As placement is especially important with an instrument that has a fine finish and varying dimensions, this microphone’s attachment mechanism is designed to secure the mic to the Cello in different positions, taking seconds to attach. The attachment mechanism is fitted with natural soft suede so as not to mark or mar the instrument.
Manufactured with lightweight aluminum to keep the mass low yet extremely strong, this microphone will remain durable through many years of use. The flex arm is easy to position yet retains it’s placement throughout the most active of performances.
It includes the AMT Inline Preamp and phantom power is required. The output is terminated with a single male XLR type connector for balanced use. The mic is connected to the pre-amp by a 4-pin locking connector.
The S18i Microphone System comes complete with the Inline preamp, a carry pouch, and AMT’s disconnecting cable technology to allow the microphone to be used wireless with the AMT Wi5IIC, Shure Line 6, or Sabine Wireless (sold separately). The Sennheiser cable is also sold separately.