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Sunrise Pickups and Accesories

S-1) Sunrise Pickup Only (8" wire for internal installation)

S-1LW) Sunrise Pickup Only (24" wire temporary installation)

S-1LWJ) Sunrise Pickup Only (24" wire temporary installation with 1/4" Jack)


S-2) Sunrise Pickup with Installation Kit, which includes:

2 Channel (Stereo) Switchcraft Endpin Jack

Switchcraft in-line mini connectors with plastic hold down clips

Mogami Low Noise cable

3/32" Allen Wrench

Prewired (Extra Charge)


S-B1) Preamp Buffer Box (Mono)

S-B2) Preamp Buffer Box (2 Channel) Stereo

S-LoZ) Passive Direct Box

S-TI) Vacuum Tube Interface Preamp

S-FC) STI Flight Case

S-Kit) Installation Kit Only (Prewired extra charge)



The Sunrise Acoustic Guitar Pickup

The Sunrise Pickup has earned the respect of professional players on stage and in the studio for over 20 years.

In that time it has proven itself as a reliable, tough, professional unit. This pickup and matching preamp represents the ultimate in the uncompromising search for a truly acoustic guitar sound capable of high sound pressure levels.

The Sunrise Pickup mounts securely in the soundhole, and can be wired with endpin and mini connectors, allowing easy removal if desired. A long wire Sunrise Pickup with 24 inch cable is available for temporary installations that run the wire out of the soundhole.

Sunrise Pickups work equally well for 6 and 12 string guitars, right or left-handed. Sunrise Pickups will fit into sound holes ranging from 4" in diameter to 3 1/2". All Sunrise Pickups have the unique design feature that allows the pickup to couple and sense the body resonance and top of the guitar its mounted in, and still maintain a 116dB feedback threshold. The string volumes can be set with 6 adjustable polepieces. The pickups have an injection molded black ABS composite housing sealed in epoxy, and are completely shielded from RF and hum. 2.0K- 2.2K Ohm output.

Sunrise Pickups have a transferable lifetime guarantee against defective materials or imperfect workmanship.





Sunrise Polepiece Factory Setting





Sunrise Preamp Buffer Boxes

S-B1 and S-B2

The Sunrise Preamp Buffer Box is a line matching device designed specifically to access the coupling feature built into Sunrise Pickups.The output of a Sunrise Pickup should be sent first to this preamp.

Sunrise Preamp Buffer Boxes provide the pickup signal with 12dB of gain, high resolution, and impedance matching capabilities. The active 18 volt Bi-Polar powered circuit eliminates pickup loading and line loss due to long cable runs, and also delivers up to 4 years of battery life with 2) 9 volt Energizer Alkaline batteries.

The S-B1 has two 1/4" parallel output jacks (Sunrise and Aux) which allows the same signal to be sent to two separate sources.

The S-B2 requires a 3 conductor TRS cable. The SB2 is designed to preamp the Sunrise Pickup along with a piezo pickup with each signal being sent through it\\\\\\\\'s own preamp circuit, and then to the outputs (Sunrise and Aux) with the piezo signal sent to Aux.

The S-B1 and S-B2 produce the widest frequency response possible from a battery powered preamp, and allows the Sunrise Pickup to operate at it\\\\\\\\'s full design capabilities.


Input impedance: 1 megohm

Output impedance: <100 ohms

Maximum output level: +15Dbv.

Frequency response: 10-40kHz + or - 3dB

Battery consumption: 150 microamps

Normal battery life: 3-4 Years Use 2) 9V Energizer Alkaline

Dimensions: 4 5/8" X 2 5/8" X 1 3/16"




Sunrise Tube Interface and Flight Case


The Sunrise Tube Interface is an all vacuum tube, transformerless, high resolution line amplifier. The STI reveals nuance, detail and openness with a quality usually reservered for only the finest studio microphones. Reproducing the natural voice of an acoustic guitar in the studio with only a microphone has been surpassed by the Sunrise Pickup and STI, which has become the highest standard of the industry for both live performances and recording.

The Sunrise Tube Interface delivers +20 dB of gain, and has two unbalanced outputs (XLR and 1/4") with headroom in excess of +30dBv. This Tube Preamp with its unique ability to access the Sunrise Pickup\\\\\\\\'s coupling design will deliver the sonic quality and resonance of the instrument being amplified. Frequency response is flat from 2Hz to 50kHz + or - 1 dB. The two 1/4" input jacks are in parallel with an input impedance greater than 2.0 megohm to insure against pickup loading. A true 600 ohm output impedance will drive extremely long cable runs without signal degradation.


Gain: 20dB + or - .3dB

Input Impedance: 2.2 megohms

Output Impedance: 680 ohms

Frequency Response: 10Hz to 100kHz + or - .5dB 20Hz to 20kHz + or - .1dB

Distortion @ +4 dBm: 20 Hz @ less than .006% THD

Distortion @ +4 dBm: 1kHz @ less than .003% THD

Distortion @ +4 dBm: 20kHz @ less than .006% THD

Noise: less than -84dBm unweighted

Maximum Output into 10k ohms or greater: +32dBm @ less than .01 THD

Maximum Output into 600 ohms: +20dBm

Power Requirements: 110 to 120 VAC 50-60 Hz Less than 32VA

240 VAC Available as a custom order.

STI Dimensions: 8" X 6" X 5" Weight: 6Lbs. (14Lbs. with flight case)



White fiberglass flight case with steel corners, foam fitted interior for STI and power cord.




The Sunrise Lo-Z Direct Box


The Sunrise Lo-Z Direct Box is a passive low impedance device designed to couple a Sunrise Preamp Buffer Box or Sunrise Tube Interface to a balanced Line or Mic input. The Lo-Z Direct Box features XLR pin 2 or pin 3 selectable switching, ground lift, and a bypass 1/4" output. The S-LoZ has a Bauer/Richenbach transformer that is metal enclosed. This device should be used when it is not possible to use high impedance outputs due to noise, hum from stage transformers, AC ground problems or other sources of interference. This box allows the STI or S-B1 to remain unbalanced, maintaining a pristine signal path unless a balanced line is needed. When recording or playing live with a Sunrise Pickup, Tube Interface, or Preamp Buffer Box the Lo-Z Direct Box is the perfect link to the console, or direct to tape or disk.





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