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Trance Audio Amulet MVT Phantom

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The Amulet MVT Phantom Guitar Pickup System
- Amulet M Phantom plus soundhole-mounted volume AND TONE controls!


Trance Audio Amulet MVT Phantom Guitar Pickup System

We strongly recommend that you view the video below to ensure the Amulet MVT Phantom will fit in your guitar! This system does not fit all makes & models of guitars. It WILL fit all modern Martins and Blueridges. Read Maury's Amulet Review. We play the products we sell, and Maury uses the Amulet in his guitar.  If you're interested in having Maury install one in your guitar, we can do that too! Maury is very familiar with this install and you're invited to drop off your guitar or ship it to us. Turnaround time is usually 5-7 days.


  • 100% Analog design for incredibly accurate reproduction of the tone, dynamic range and response of your instrument
  • Renowned Acoustic LensTM triple shielded polyplanar transducers, still hand-made in the USA
  • Dual Mono system provides separate preamps for each transducer for maximum signal clarity and separation, and perfect balance
  • User-adjustable balance control to provide the perfect blend between the bass- and treble-side transducers
  • Connects via a ¼″ to XLR balanced guitar cable (not included)
  • Incredibly easy installation with NO SOLDERING​


For almost 20 years, Trance AudioTM has been the choice of discerning musicians like Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Aerosmith, Michael Hedges, Yusuf (Cat Stevens) and many more, and their systems and solutions have unfailingly powered incredible performances on stages and in studios night after night, the world over.

Trance Audio Amulet MVT PhantomTM features include:

  • No batteries! Phantom power means that your guitar continuously operates at peak performance without worry of battery failure or need for replacement .
  • Lighter! Without a battery, battery bag and with a new, smaller internal cable assembly the Amulet M Phantom adds even less weight to your instrument (the Phantom preamp on its own weighs just 1.4 oz).
  • The Amulet M Phantom output is now a professionally balanced low impedance signal capable of driving your music for hundreds of feet without hum or noise problems. Want a longer cable? Plug in any standard mic cable to extend it as needed!
  • An internal trimmer allows you to adjust the overall Amulet output level plus or minus 14 dB (in addition to already being able to adjust the balance between Lens transducers), allowing you to precisely match the output of your guitar to your amp or other devices, as well as allowing you to easily match levels between multiple instruments for smooth changes during live performances.
  • An internal slide switch allows you to invert the phase of your signal, so you can perfectly match any additional pickups you might use with your instrument in a multi-system setup. This can also be used to help to increase gain before feedback in difficult monitoring situations.
  • Sophisticated regulation and protection circuits allow the Amulet M Phantom to be "hot plugged" with phantom power engaged without damage to the preamp. A special "fade-in" mute circuit creates a pop and thump free power up when the guitar is plugged in.

The Amulet MVT PhantomTM can be powered from most mixers and amplifiers with 48 volt phantom power. You can also use a stand-alone external phantom supply, which are readily available for less than $20! An external phantom supply can even double as an active direct box... you can plug the balanced XLR output directly into any stage box or XLR input. A simple inexpensive adapter can convert the output to a standard balanced or unbalanced 1/4" jack to interface with your conventional amp or pedalboard. As an added extra, ANY existing Amulet M system can be upgraded to Phantom or PLUS operation.

Like all Trance Audio products, the Amulet MVT Phantom is designed with the criteria of super-wide dynamic range, extremely low noise and distortion, flexibility and reliability. The heart of the Amulet M Phantom is the renowned Acoustic LensTM pickups. The Trance Audio Acoustic Lens pickups deliver crispness and accuracy, coupled with incredible warmth and presence, and the Amulet M's preamp package perfectly complements this incredible transducer.

The unique Dual Mono (see tab below) design of the internally-located preamp allows you to easily adjust the bass and treble balance of your guitar without using any EQ (see tab below) whatsoever. Power is provided by your mixer, amp, preamp or stand-alone Phantom Power supply (sold separately). A precision designed low-cut filter is included to eliminate unwanted low frequencies without removing any of the low end power of your guitar, even on instruments that are tuned far below standard pitch. The signal leaving the guitar via the high-quality Switchcraft ¼″ endpin jack is low impedance, making it immune to hum and buzz, and enabling long cable runs with no loss of signal or quality, and no cable handling noise.

The goal at Trance Audio is to further state-of-the-art, acoustic guitar music. The Amulet M series provides the true sound of your acoustic guitar to any mixer or amplifier system in microscopic, wondrous detail.

  • Amulet MVT Phantom system fits a standard ½″ endpin hole
  • Newly designed Acoustic EngineTM Preamp Technology gives superior audio performance
  • Feather light and invisible installation
  • Rugged, road-ready system is completely shielded to eliminate hum and buzz
  • Ultra Low Noise Floor > -100dB
  • Ultra Wide Dynamic range 118dB
  • Ultra Low Distortion <.006% THD
  • Extended Frequency Response -3dB @95K

Please note: Cable not included! View the Trance Audio 1/4" to Male XLR cable.

This Trance Audio product can only be shipped to a US address. Please contact Trance Audio for a retailer in your country.

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What's the advantage of a DUAL MONO preamp?

The Amulet MVT Phantom system was created right from the beginning as a Dual Mono System. This means that there are two separate monaural preamps (one for each Acoustic Lens transducer) that are combined into a single output. This allows each Acoustic Lens transducer to see exactly the proper impedance matching to ensure that it delivers all of the tone and dynamic range possible.

Most manufacturers that offer a system with two or more transducers use a single preamp to plug them into. Although this is the cheapest solution, it suffers from a number of problems. Paralleling two or more transducers together into a single preamp compromises their performance by allowing interactions between the transducers, increasing distortion, and reducing dynamic range. You are also dependent on the matching of the transducers themselves to get proper balance and tone between the strings, and there is no way to easily adjust them to produce the ideal balance between low and high strings. Also, if the preamp is external to the instrument, then you run a much greater risk of producing hum and noise, and the endpin, the preamp connections and even the cable connecting them become potential sources of trouble.

The Amulet MVT Phantom utilizes Trance's newly-designed ACOUSTIC ENGINETM technology, providing each transducer with its own extremely low noise preamp, and providing the ability to easily balance between the two transducers to get the exact response desired from your instrument. These signals are combined to a monaural signal, and buffered to produce a hum and noise free signal at the endpin jack that's ready to plug into any system. This allows you to get the maximum dynamic range and lowest noise possible from the transducers to produce a clearer more defined sound that more accurately captures the nuances and dynamics of your performance.

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