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APEX580

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The Apex580 multi-pattern wide diaphragm condenser microphone is one of the most versatile microphones available for your studio toolkit. Three selectable polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8), three position low frequency roll-off (selectable flat, 75Hz and 150Hz) and three position ( 0, -10 and -15dB) pad switch ensure the Apex580 can easily be applied to virtually any source.

The Apex580's is the ideal high performance microphone for solo vocals, but will also excel when used with solo brass or woodwind instruments, acoustic guitars or acoustic bass. The Apex580 excels anywhere superior sound quality is required, yet subtlety and clarity is paramount.

Controls on the microphone itself include a three-position pad switch, allowing distortion-free reproduction of extremely loud at-source signals, and a three-position low frequency roll off switch that reduces unnecessary low frequency interference. The included external heavy duty cradle-mount suspension virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.

Features

• Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
• 35mm Gold Sputtered Capsule
• Two Position Pad Switch (-10dB & -15dB)
• Two Position Roll-Off Switch (-6dB @ 75Hz & 150Hz)
• Handles Extremely High SPL
• Premium Heavy Duty Cradle Mount

Specifications

Type: Multi-Pattern Condenser
Filter Switch: Flat / Low Cut @ 75 Hz / 150 Hz
Pad Switch: 0 / -10dB / -15dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: -34dB +/- 2dB (0dB=1v/pa@1kHz)
Impedance:Less Than 200 ohms
Equivalent Noise Level: 11dB (A-weighted)
Operating Voltage: 48V (Phantom Power) VDC
Max SPL: 148dB (1 kHz

Great Mic3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
This is a great sounding mic, with low noise. The quality is there and it's at my price point. If you are a hobbyist, don't look any further.
Posted by Turd Ferguson on Oct 27, 2015
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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
First off, the person with the negative review must have gotten a lemon. I got this today out of curiosity mostly. I own some very nice mics and in the past year have rented or used in studio some of the best mic in the world. While this mic is not those it is honestly one of the nicest mic under a grand I have used. I brought it home and tested it against my AT-4050, Blue Bird, AKG 414, SM7b.... i would put it right up there with the 4050. It is shockingly nice. I will happily buy a couple more for times when I'm recording on location and don't want to take my most expensive mics... and I wont miss those mics while I do. These sound transparent but also...big. They don't have that harsh top-end of most cheap chinese mics. It honestly just sounds incredible. I tested direct through an Mbox Pro and also through my Avalon. Mic shined in both instances.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2015
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Good mic2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
this is a good mic it does not sound like w.e that person below says it sounds like, he either got a damaged one or a faulty or he clearly isint experianced as he claims to be "this mic lacks brightness and if u use the little buttons on the sides it does different things that make ur S es sound terrible" that kinda sounds like a damaged mic to meeee. any try this mic out and youll love it, ive searched and searrrched to find a perfect mic for my voice and well apex did it! id take this for an AKG C414 no bull VERY dope for rap vocals ill tell ya
Posted by Dylan on Dec 6, 2014
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not what i expected.2 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
i bought this mic earlier today because the guy there recomended it . and honestly for a bit over 300$ this is not standing up to what it should be , bein told by him its based off the neumann 103 or something , same components , but if ur well educated and using this for more than vocals i would recomend this because it is versitile im guessing for instruments i could see potential but it says its meant mainly for vocals , i dont think soo using it all dayénight and comparing to my old apex mic i purchased years ago the 530 , not too much behind this model , but ya i purchased this for mainly vocals and honestly i am returning it tomorrow it it that bad if my older mic from the same compsanys better , theres something wrong bout that . newer model should be on point especially when being compared too a neumann product . this mic souns nothing alike , i even mixed and mmastered some vocals sounds like garbage . there are mics from this store é round for 100-200$ as good if not definately better , take my word i got the files to prove it , this mic lacks brightness and if u use the little buttons on the sides it does different things that make ur S es sound terrible and the other side with buttons makes it 10db or 15db u can switch (i favored the 0) but they make it sound hissy and u can barely hear what u record . i give this mic a thums down in all ways . hope this helped alot of u wasting ur time , even watch this shoot out - http://vimeo.com/circuitboardingreviews/apexmicrophones the other apex mics less money , just as good , i myself am gunna be seeing if i can find a mic like my old 530 if it around ,returning this , waste of time . bad mic.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2014
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