Marimba "Elegance" 5 octaves C - c4, brass resonators
The Marimba Elegance combines exquisite design, innovative technique and excellent voluminous sound.
- 5 octave range from C to c4 (C2-C7)
- Bars made from Honduran rosewood, width from 83 to 45 mm
- Innovative vertical height adjusting system
- Height adjustable from 85 to 103 cm
- All connection points are provided with seated felt dampeners
- Dismantles for easy transportation
- Brass resonators
- Unique system for adjusting the resonator base
- 2 sets of mallets Jasmin Kolberg series included
- Length x width: 275 x 107 cm
- Standard tuning 443 Hz, other pitches available on request
A new Kolberg invention allows the marimba height to be adjusted synchronously at a single location - either electronically or manually by just one crank handle. By only pressing a single button on the electronic panel the marimba's height is adjusted synchronously and quickly. The electronic display panel shows the precise height in centimetres. An additional memory-function with four memory storage spaces is ideal when the instrument is shared between players. Power supply: 230 V
The resonators are made from high-quality, precision-engineered brass tubing. The surface of each resonator is polished to a high gloss finish.
Option aluminium resonators (price deduction): The resonators are made from special aluminium tubing produced exclusively for Kolberg Percussion. The surface of each resonator is covered with a rugged, scratch and impact resistant powder coating. The standard colour is silver-metallic; other colours, based on the RAL colour spectrum, are available on request.
Unique system for adjusting the resonator base
A temperature difference of 10° C (18° F) changes the length of the C-resonator by about 2.5 cm. Thus, it is critical that a musician can adjust the height for the optimal sound volume.The Kolberg Marimba, unlike conventional systems, employs an especially developed coarse thread spindle that lets the marimbist adjust the resonator base ("resonator stops") quickly and more efficiently. This system also enables the stop to retain its normal tension during repositioning, so that the sound volume remains constant. This in turn, makes it easier to locate the optimal resonance point. The resonators for the notes from C to c2 (C2-C5) can be adjusted using this system. The resonators of higher registers can be made adjustable on request.
Accessories (extra charge)
The mallet line "Jasmin Kolberg Solo" offers a wide selection of various tone colours thanks to the multi-tone heads. The spectrum ranges from a warm and voluminous tone colour for Bach transcriptions to a brilliant and dominant sound for solo concertos with symphony orchestras.
This mallet line comprises 16 head variants with 2 types of shafts. We would be glad to assist you in your individual choice.