Subject: The dawn of the 600 Ohm noise sensor

The BIG problem with noiseless (hum cancelling) single coil pickups is the hum sensing coil strangles a lot of the tone that comes from the string sensor.

Kinman has always put a lot of effort into designing sonically transparent hum sensors and as far back as 2004 I broke the 1000 ohm barrier with my AVn-56 coming in at 960 Ohms.

This sets new standards for noiseless Strat and Tele pickups and results in better sound that is identical to the original noisy pickups.

Continued research here at Kinman has led to a remarkable new barrier being broken, the 600 Ohm barrier.

Why is this important? Simple, the more ohms the more the strangling effect on the sound of the pickup. More ohms means more Parasitic Coil Capacitance and less highs, less snap and less dynamics and more compression. These are the downfalls of noiseless pickups everywhere.

Here is a list of popular competitive products that underlines in dramatic fashion the difference in noise sensors to the revolutionary Kinman 600 Ohm sensor.

DiMarzio Virtual Vintage 1700 Ohms
DiMarzio Area series 1300 Ohms
Duncan Classic Stack 1900 Ohms
Fralin P-90 noiseless 9000 Ohms
Lace P-90 noiseless 6000 Ohms
Lace Strat HG-1000 5500 Ohms

The Kinman 600 Ohm noise sensor has extremely low Parasitic Coil Capacitance and is therefore highly sonically transparent, meaning there are no losses of highly desirable sonic characteristics. That’s why this event is such an important milestone in the evolution of noiseless single coil pickups.

The Kinman P-90 Hx was the first product to be made possible because of our 600 Ohm noise sensor.

Now, a startling new series of Stratocaster and Telecaster products are emerging using a 600 Ohm noise sensor. These new products sound like a new pickup, unlike all other Kinman’s which have aged sound. New Vintage sound has the snap, sparkle, and dynamic range of a new pickup. There is zero compression difference compared to a new pickup. In other words the sound will not crunch or break up under heavy pick attack.

This remarkable achievement is the result of years of ongoing Research, Experimentation and Development here at Kinman and of course it is ‘Patent Applied For’.