Apex Matched Pencil Mics - Black/Chrome

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APEX185B

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New black brass body with a chrome grill, the Apex 185B mic set is the most versatile sound tool in any engineers' mic kit. The matched pair of Apex 185B multi-pattern pencil condensers comes with a choice of cardioid and omnidirectional heads making them perfect for any application where stereo imaging is required, for acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments including acoustic piano, ambient vocals and brass or woodwinds, in-tight or overhead on drum kits, etc.

The cardioid capsules are generally used for live sound reinforcement or recording applications where wide dynamic range and good off-axis rejection is required. The omnidirectional capsules can be used in the studio or for live recording where off-axis rejection isn't an issue, and the engineer wants to limit proximity effect or needs a wider non-directional pickup pattern.

The Apex185B has two switches on the microphone body. The -10dB pad switch allows the engineer to reduce the microphone's output when close miking high sound pressure sources such as brass and woodwind instruments or when using the Apex185B on drums or percussion instruments. The low-frequency roll-off switch allows the user to reduce low frequency 'clutter' in the audio signal at the source, making for cleaner recorded tracks with increased presence and definition.

The matched pair of Apex185Bs come with IMC-9 shockmount cradles to better isolate the capsules when using the microphones for most delicate recording or live sound reinforcement applications.

Features

• Pencil Condenser Microphones (Pair)
• Matched Interchageable Cardioid Capsules
• Alternate Omnidirectional Capsules Included
• -10dB Pad & Low Frequency Roll-Off Switches
• Deluxe Heavy Duty Shockmounts
• Moulded Carry Case Included

Specifications

Type: Pencil Condenser
Element: Elecret Condenser
Frequency Response: 30Hz - 16kHz
Sensitivity: -55dB
Impedance: 60 ohms
Operating Voltage: 9 - 52 VDC
Current Drain: less than 2.0 mA
S/N: 76dB
Max SPL: 125dB
Connection: XLR-M
Dimensions: 1 x 5.9 in / 25.4 x 151 mm
Weight:5.07 oz / 144 g

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These mics get the job done well! I've been using them for about a year now, and I have gotten complements one how professional the mics sound, very pleased with the price and quality, would recommend.
Posted by Joe on Mar 27, 2020
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