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With built-in preamp specially tuned for beautiful transient tone, adjustable pole-pieces, and fingertip volume control.

The EMG-ACS has already become the pickup of choice for acoustic artists. Champion fingerstylist Pat Kirtley is only one of many players who have discovered the ACS. The perfect mix of EMG Technology and design come together in the ACS Acoustic Sound Hole Pickup.

Only an active design can deliver the kind of frequency response, output, and quiet performance needed in a soundhole pickup. The ACS employs a unique internal preamp that has been tailored for the phase and frequency response of an acoustic guitar. Full, clear tone is effortlessly produced by the ACS, with a great balance from low to high strings, yet it retains a brilliant top-end favored in acoustic guitar tone.

The ACS can also be used in combination with the AS93U or AS125U pickup systems for even greater flexibility. Low impedance output gives you a host of features unavailable from any other sound-hole pickup.

Recording direct to tape is a true pleasure. The result is not only great tone in the studio, but live performances are a joy because of the great tone and ample output before feedback occurs. Adjustable pole pieces allow for easy string balance no matter what type of strings you use. The ACS Pickup has an on-board fingertip volume control for easy level adjustment. A single piece mounting bracket and the EMG Quik-Connector allow effortless installation and removal.

EMG ACS Acoustic Active Soundhole Pickup System Features:

  • The package includes:
    EMG-ACS pick-up
    EMG's exclusive Quik-Connect cable
    Endpin Jack with cable
    Cable keepers
    Battery bag
    Allen wrenches (.062 & .093 inches)
    Velcro dot
    Instructions
    Comes in black


EMG ACS Acoustic Active Soundhole Pickup System Specifications:

  • Resonant frequency (KHz): 14.2
    Output noise (dBV): -96
    Output impedance (kOhm): 2
    RMS output voltage: 0.5
    Current @ 9 voltes (microamps): 220
    Maximm supply voltage: 27V


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  • Great Sound

    As reviewed by John P on 9/23/2011

    I installed the pickup myself which was a breeze. They have changed the endpin jack to a regular threaded jack which requires you to put your arm thru the soundhole to attach and tighten the nut onto the endpin (would have been easier with thinner arms) but I though that would be an improvement over the jack shown. I was a bit anxious about drilling a 1/2 inch hole, but bought a new unibit at Home Depot so it would be sharp and went thru with no issues. A couple of quick connects and you're live. I had to do very little adjustments of the pickups - The EMG website recommends removing the b-string pickup completely and lowering the hi-e pickup below the surface because they are otherwise very loud. But other than that it was pretty much plug and play. Nice warm sound that I get raw from my 36 year old Alvarez Yari. Very pleased.

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  • excellent sound

    As reviewed by joseph toups on 1/2/2013

    This pickup can either make your acoustic guitar sound awesome or hardcore... Almost no feedback at all.

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  • works

    As reviewed by joseph toups on 10/31/2012

    The pickup got shipped here just in time. I was able to play along with electric guitars and bass with drums... and it delivered through a 40 watt tube amp. Even with overdrive!! Amazing pickup. I would suggest someone looking for a really nice acoustic sound to go with a microphone or undersaddle pickup... However, if you wanna rock out with your acoustic guitar, this EMG is the one for you.

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