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Harrison Instruments Model 302 Theremin

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The Harrison Instruments Model 302 is an economy-oriented theremin featuring superb fidelity, stability and ease of use, designed with the road musician in mind. Volume manufacturing techniques have enabled the production of the 302, comparable in performance to much more expensive theremins, at an affordable price. Built to rigorous standards with the best commercial materials, the 302 Theremin is a road-ready, reliable companion for the serious musician.

Compact, lightweight at just 2 pounds, and completely portable, the 302 sets up in minutes, with battery operation eliminating the need for an external power source. Its high-impact-resistant ABS plastic case ensures durability and reliability. When used with a mic stand and a battery-portable amplifier, the 302 permits a theremin performance virtually anywhere. Equally suited for the studio, the 302 also provides unexcelled results for use in recordings and soundtracks. Thoroughly evaluated in the rigors of harsh travel environments, the 302 has been perfected and tested by thereminist Arthur Harrison in every-day, practical use, in both indoor and outdoor venues.

The 302's compact, symmetrical style is functional and unobtrusive, allowing a clear view of the performer. A horizontal pitch antenna permits a natural, low-stress hand position, reducing the fatigue that otherwise may result from playing traditional "pole" designs. The volume 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 302 with practice, beginning thereminists will find that the 302 method is very intuitive in nature.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Oscillators: 1
Oscillator Notes:
Audible heterodyne
Filter Modulation: Knob
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: None
Case: Rack
Case Details: Attaches to microphone stand
Controls: Knobs
Dimensions (WxDxH): 26" L x 8" W x 3 1/2" H
Weight: 2 lbs
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack
Audio Output Count: 1
Control Features: Volume Zero, Pitch Zero, Tone, Power/Volume
Power: Single 9V battery
Year Released: 2006
Design Notes:

Designed by Arthur Harrison

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] harrisoninstruments.com
MSRP List Price: $400 - convert
Retail Street Price: $400 - convert
Used Price: $200-$500 - convert

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