The Harrison Instruments 151 Theremin
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The unique Harrison Instruments Model 151 Theremin is designed for superb fidelity, stability, and ease of use. Compact, lightweight and completely portable, the 151 sets up in minutes, with battery operation eliminating the need for an external power source. When used with a mic stand and a battery-portable amplifier such as the VOX® DA-5, the 151 permits a theremin performance virtually anywhere. Equally suited for the studio, the 151 also provides unexcelled results for use in recordings and soundtracks.
The 151 Theremin was designed with the road musician in mind. Thoroughly evaluated in the rigors of harsh travel environments, it has been perfected and tested by thereminist Arthur Harrison while traveling extensively with The Cassettes in US Tours for three years. The 151's attractive, symmetrical style is both elegant and unobtrusive, allowing a clear view of the performer. The horizontal pitch antenna permits a natural, low-stress hand position, reducing the fatigue that otherwise may result from playing traditional "pole" designs. Rugged, reliable, and manufactured to rigorous standards with the best commercial materials, the 151 Theremin is a road-ready, reliable companion for the serious musician.
The volume of the 151 Theremin is specifically designed to increase as the hand descends toward the plate. While contrary to the traditional theremin volume response, extensive human-factor evaluation has found such a "closer for louder" design to be much more intuition-inclined and therefore easier to learn and play. While thereminists accustomed to the traditional volume method can adapt to the 151 with practice, beginning thereminists will find that the 151 method is very intuitive in nature.
For the left-handed thereminist, the 151 is available with a left-side pitch antenna and right-side volume antenna. Please contact us for details.
|Useful pitch range||Five octaves (55 Hertz to 1760 Hertz)|
|Available pitch range||Seven octaves (27 Hertz to 3520 Hertz)|
|Nominal pitch sensing distance||18 inches
|Pitch response||Frequency increases as hand distance decreases
|Tone waveform characteristic range||Sine-like wave to fully-rectified sine-like wave|
|Volume dynamic range||62dB minimum|
|Nominal volume sensing distance||14 inches
|Volume response||Volume increases as hand distance decreases
|Control compliment||Volume Zero (10-turn potentiometer)
Output Level (1-turn potentiometer)
LED Power and Low Battery Indicator
Tone (1-turn potentiometer)
Pitch Zero (10-turn potentiometer)
|Output connector||1/4" Mono Phone Jack for standard audio instrument cable|
|Output impedance||Approximately 900 Ohms|
|Maximum output level||3 Volts Peak-to-Peak|
|Power source||One IEC 6LR61 9V Alkaline Battery,
Duracell® MN1604 or equal
|Battery life||24 hours, minimum|
|Overall dimensions (without antennas):||17" L x 8" W x 3" H
43.2 cm L x 20.3 cm W x 7.6 cm H
|Overall dimensions (with antennas):||26" L x 8" W x 3" H
66 cm L x 20.3 cm W x 7.6 cm H
|Antenna dimensions||8" L x 5.5" W, Rectangular
20.3 cm L x 14 cm W
|Weight||Approximately 3.5 Pounds
|Shipping weight||Approximately 4.3 Pounds
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Warranty and Repair Service
Harrison Instruments Two-Year Limited Warranty
Harrison Instruments Corporation ("Harrison Instruments") warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from date of purchase, PROVIDED, however, that this limited warranty is extended only to the original purchaser and is subject to the following conditions, exclusions and limitations hereinafter set forth:
This limited warranty shall be void and of no effect, if:
In the event of a defect in material or workmanship covered by this limited warranty, Harrison Instruments will repair the defect in material or workmanship without charge or replace the product, at Harrison Instruments' option, provided however, that in any case, all costs of shipping for the purpose of shipping the product to Harrison Instruments for repair are paid by you, the purchaser.
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