Carson City, NV (August 22, 2007) - Sonic Research’s new ST-122 Turbo Tuner is a small but true strobe tuner, not a simulation or virtual strobe. The display is made with LEDs instead of motorized discs, allowing the unit to be small enough to fit into an instrument case but bright enough to read from across the room.
Strobe tuners work by comparing a particular note to a reference frequency. Traditional mechanical strobes use a rotating disc to generate the reference note; the pattern on the disc is illuminated by a strobe and appears to match up when a player’s note is in tune. This visualization allows even the most minute differences in frequency to show, making strobes the preferred tuners of many musicians.
The ST-122 displays the actual stroboscopic effect of the two frequencies with LEDs rather than spinning discs, which means it is 100% solid-state but as quick and accurate as a traditional strobe tuner.
Sonic Research says each ST-122 is calibrated with NIST traceable laboratory equipment and is guaranteed to hold an accuracy of ±.02 cents for the life of the tuner.
- Chromatic Tuning Mode (C0 to C8)
- Open Tuning Modes for Stringed Instruments
- User-defined Alternate tuning modes- up to 14 custom temperaments
- Built-in Mic
- Automatic note selection/Manual override
- Flat/Sharp Tuning- transpose up to six semitones
- Backlit LCD Display with four modes of operation
- Hands free automatic operation.
- Equal, Just and Pythagorean temperaments are built in.
- Input/Output jacks for electric instruments
- Adjustable reference pitch
- Optional frequency display
- Uses 9 Volt battery or DC power
- Low battery indicator
- Settings memory
- Auto power-off
- 4.75”H x 2.7” W x 1.4”D
- 6.2 oz w/battery
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