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Realist RV5PeBA Pro Ac-El Violin with Instant Active, Trans Black finish & Wittner Finetune Pegs

Regular price $2,700.00 USD
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  • Estimated delivery: Jul 17 - Jul 21
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This beautiful Realist RV-5Pe has a clear black finish over its close-grained spruce top and tightly-flamed maple back and sides. Acoustic tone is complex, sweet, and pure, while the amplified tone is rich and nuanced. This version of the RV5Pe has upgraded Wittner fine tune pegs for easier tuning. Realist Pro violins feature 'Instant Active' technology, which includes a MiSi super capacitor-powered preamp that is rechargeable (not battery powered).

Come to the dark side! This Realist™ has a gorgeous black transparent finish over its close-grained spruce top and flamed maple back and sides. The finishes on the RV-5Pes are more subtle and nuanced than the previous RV-5 Pro, and the wood selection is of a noticeably higher quality than the earlier RV-5Se mid-range European violins. The build quality on the RV-5Pe is excellent, and the instrument feels great to play and sounds awesome under the ear.

The RV Pro model features Instant Active (iA), a system that can transform the passive pick-up harness into an active one, delivering a hotter signal. This lets you contour your sound without sacrificing the texture and color of the instrument's tone. A hotter signal also means more gain, which magnifies the effect of the tone knob. By increasing gain and lowering output impedance the iA system also lets you plug directly into a sound board, digital interface and most guitar amps without the need for an external preamp or DI box.

The iA system only requires a 2-minute charge for approximately 24 hours of high-gain output (no batteries necessary). To activate the active mode, simply pull out the tone knob until it clicks. When the tone knob is left pushed in the violin will remain in passive mode but is still able to plug in and amplify.


  • Handmade in Europe
  • Premium choice Carpathian Spruce top
  • Elegantly molded maple ribs an back
  • Realist pickup integrated into top plate
  • Volume & Tone knobs for on-the-fly sound contouring
  • Ergonomically placed, integrated jack keeps the instrument balanced
  • Transparent Black finish
  • Set up with Thomastik Infeld Vision violin strings
  • Wittner Finetune Pegs (convenient geared tuners which look like traditional ebony pegs)
  • Protec MAX dart-shaped violin case included

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