Style 2000 Concert Grand
For performance harpists who want the flexibility of both an acoustic and an amplified harp, there is Lyon & Healy's Style 2000 Electroacoustic harp. Research and development for Lyon & Healy's Electroacoustic harp began in the early 1980s in response to performance harpists' demands for amplified sound equal in clarity and quality of sound to their acoustic harps. The Electroacoustic harp produces this sound through the use of transducers on each of the harp's strings. The transducers, mixdown module and preamp, specially designed for Lyon & Healy, are constructed to transform the acoustical sound of the string into an electrical signal. The result of this technology is an amplified harp which emits a reproduction of an acoustic sound in its natural state - the classic Lyon & Healy sound. In craftsmanship and visual appeal, the Electroacoustic harp is very similar to the traditional concert harp, and it uses the same strings and pedal mechanism.