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Meridian Microphone K&K sound systems


The Meridian Microphone is an external, unidirectional condenser microphone with extremely smooth sound transmission and amazing feedback rejection. It is recommended for acoustic guitar and mandolin. The Meridian Microphone has one serious advantage over an internal microphone: it is outside your instrument, where the true sound happens, avoiding the excessive bass frequencies and various sound reflections and reverberations that internal microphones tend to pick up . An external mic captures the sound as you hear it.The K&K sound clamps are specially designed to securely attach the microphone to your instrument.




K&K Sound Systems was founded in Germany in 1984 by Dieter Kaudel and his wife Karla. Dieter always displayed a strong interest in electronics and especially music electronics. In 1976, he and three other musicians formed Munju, a fusion rock band. All their records were self-produced, what gave him a chance to learn the intricacies of technical production work in the studio environment.

In 1983, the band purchases a vibraphone; since there was no amplification system available on the market, Dieter started to design his own. That was the first step to found K&K Sound Systems, what officially happened in 1984. Within the next year, K&K built an international reputation among vibraphone and marimba players.

By 1990, K&K introduced the first acoustic guitar bridge plate pickup system, the Twin Spot Internal (a forerunner of the Pure Pickup), picked by a German guitar magazine as the best-sounding pickup in a comparison test among different pickups. In 1995 K&K relocated their headquarters and manufacturing plant to USA. From then on, K&K began to focus on transducer systems for string instruments and this is the product line K&K is best known for today.

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