NS Design debuts battery-free NXTa series

Ned SteinbergerNS Design debuts battery-free NXTa series

Manufacturer’s new green line relies on special capacitor technology

By David Sands
August 30, 2016

NS Design is definitely taking things to the next level with the launch of their new eco-friendly NXTa Active Series.

Ned Steinberger’s company has joined forces with Mi-Si Electronics to bring battery-free, high performance electronics to their entire line of NXT instruments, which includes the Omni Bass and Double Bass.

Instead of rechargeable batteries, the NXTa series makes use of special capacitor-powered circuitry to store energy. It also integrates with the NS Polar Pickup system to offer two different signal output modes, Active and Passive.

The Active mode allows users to get up to 16 hours of power to the circuit after plugging its special charger into an AC outlet for just 60 seconds. It can then plug right into any amp, without a direct box, and do its thing without experiencing any signal loss, a perk that applies to the instrument’s entire frequency range.

As for the Passive mode, it allows the instrument to be used with an amplifier with high impedance input or any amp with a direct box, just ike the original NXT series.

“We are very honored to work with Ned Steinberger,” says Michael Ioffe, co-founder of Mi-Si “We feel that we share the same design philosophy, it’s all about elegance and simplicity.”

Mi-Si has taken a less-is-more approach to the NXTa’s design that stresses power efficiency, low weight and clean sound. The NXT series of NS Design instruments, as well as their advanced CR line, is crafted in the Czech Republic and distributed worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.thinkns.com.

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