Apex Compact Clip-on Instrument Condenser Microphone

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APEX565

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The Apex565 is particularly suited for many different types of instruments including sax, trumpet, trombone, woodwinds, acoustic (especially classical) guitars, cello, Double Bass and drums. It has also been successfully utilized (with user modifications to the clamp assembly) on violins and violas, accordions and ducilmers.

Don't let its size fool you. This microphone handles the high SPL you would expect when close miking a tom or brass wind instrument. The Apex565's miniature design comes complete with shockmount assembly and gooseneck clamp, perfect for safe attachment to brass instruments, conga rims and drum rims without damaging or breaking the chrome or lacquer. It's unobtrusive, easy to attach to any instrument and almost impossible to accidentally dislodge, even during enthusiastic live performances.

Features

• Perfect Live Mic for Use on Toms, Brass and Woodwind Instruments
• Cardioid Polar Pattern Delivers Good Feedback Rejection & Predictable Proximity Response
• Handles Extremely High SPL without Distortion or Capsule Overload
• Integrated ABS Clip with Rubberized Grips Won't Damage Drum Rim or Instrument Bell
• Rubberized Integrated Shockmount Eliminates Vibration Transfer from Microphone Clip
• Reinforced Gooseneck Assembly Holds Mic Position
• Integrated Preamp Circuit Included
• Gold Plated Pins on XLR Connectors for Improved Signal Transfer

Specifications

Element: Black Electret Condenser
Frequency Response: 50Hz - 18kHz
Sensitivity: -65dB 3dB
Impedance: 250 ohms
S/N: Greater than 65dB
Max SPL: 135 (1kHz @ 1% THD)

Good entry level clip-on0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Danforth), Ontario
I use this with my tenor sax for both jam sessions (past and future) and at-home recording (what else is there at the moment?). It is just OK sound reproduction quality wise and presents some distortion. Going to buy a recommended Shure Beta 98 H/C and keep this as a backup.
Posted by Kevin on Aug 2, 2020
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Amazing little mic!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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I use them (and the older 165) with a diatonic accordion, an Irish bouzouki and a banjo! They can be used with almost anything, wind, brass, strings, percussion... I was told that the XLR connector contains a pre-amp fed by the phantom power. All and all an excellent small mic, much cheaper than other brands and equally performing.
Posted by François on Feb 19, 2015
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Very good mic for the price0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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I use it with a diatonic accordion and a banjo, and it sounds very nice. Got 2 of them! Apex products are all very good deals.
Posted by François on Jan 27, 2015
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Great for drums3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Perfect for my toms, also good for snare if you need. Super sturdy and flexible clip, easy to use and it sounds great!
Posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2014
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