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Apex High Performance Condenser Shotgun Microphone

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APEX176

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This is the ideal microphone for sound reinforcement applications where the microphone needs to have a tight pick-up pattern, but cannot be placed close to the source. Shotgun microphones are most commonly used on sound-stages, for stage plays, for broadcast or for electronic newsgathering. This super-cardioid shotgun mic will run on either phantom or battery power.

Features

• Extended Hypercardioid Pickup Pattern
• Excellent Off-Axis Rejection
• 70Hz Low-Frequency Roll Off Switch
• Operates with Internal AA Battery or with Phantom Power
• Padded Carry Bag, Deluxe Microphone Clip & Foam Windscreen Included
• Ideal Microphone for Remote Recording, Film and Broadcast Applications

Specifications

Element: Black Electret Condenser
Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: -56dB (+/- 3dB, 0dB = 1v/ubar@1kHz)
Impedance: 300 ohms
S/N: 72dB (1kHz @ 1Pa)
Max SPL: 132dB (1kHz @ less than 1% THD)
Power Requirement: Internal AA Battery or Phantom Power (9 to 48V)
Connection: XLR-M
Dimensions: 14.5 x 0.75 in / 368.3 x 19.5 mm
Weight: 13.3 oz / 392 g

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Closest StoreBrantford, Ontario
Bought this to be a congregational/audience mic for in-ear monitor mix for band and eventual live stream congregational mix. It’s easy to use however had a terrible noise sounded like a wind blowing and crackling. Despite using wind screen it came with and isolated it in a separate room turns out it was the mic itself causing the noise. This was confirmed in the store when I returned it. It does work doing what’s its intended but the noise to me is extremely noticeable and unable to EQ it out without drastically affecting the sound quality. This may have been unique to this mic as a defect but I found a YouTube video demo had the same noise. I exchanged it and can confirm you’re better off spending a bit more to get at least the Rode NT2 at long and mcquade, which works incredibly well without any noise for a reasonable price.
Posted by John on Feb 23, 2020
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