Apex Compact Studio Condenser Mic with Case - Black

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APEX435B

Your Price: $109.00 CDN

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In black brass with a chrome grill, the Apex 435B carries on the tradition of remarkably high performance and live-or-recording versatility all at a reasonable price that made its forbear a number one seller in the side-address category.

Overview
Rugged construction, high SPL handling in a compact chassis makes the Apex435B an ideal choice for live sound reinforcement or live recording applications. It is also an ideal choice as a utility microphone for home or project studios where performance in required, yet budget is a concern.

The Apex435B microphone is made with a heavy-duty machined brass body with a durable, scratch resistant anodized finish and is shipped in a hard case with a quality Apex IMC-35 'cat's cradle' style shock mount mic stand adaptor.

Features
• Solid State Medium Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
• Cardioid Polar Pattern
• Internally Mounted -6dB 100Hz Low Frequency Roll Off Switch
• Heavy-Duty Machined Brass Body
• Deluxe Shockmount & Moulded Carry Case Included

Specifications
Type: Wide Diaphragm Condenser
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: -37dB (14mV/Pa)
Impedance: less than 200 ohms
Equivalent Noise Level:24dB
S/N: 76dB
Max SPL: 140dB
Power Requirement: 9V - 48V Phantom Power
Dimensions: 1.75 x 6 in / 45 x 152 mm
Weight:13 oz / 362 g

Great budget mic1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I have been doing more home recording these days, typically using a SM58 for vocals. Decided to try a condenser so I picked up the Apex 435B. It is quite the mic for the price! My Roland Quad-Capture with phantom power easily handled this mic. There is much less noise compared to the SM58 I was using and in my opinion it captured my voice more clearly. It made the SM58 seem rather dull. I look forward to using this mic for all my vocals and will eventually try it for guitar and bass cabinet recording as well. It seems very solid and well built. For the low price, it also comes with a shock mount, a plastic case and a windscreen. The case seems sturdy enough, but I am not sure about the shock mount. I won't be moving this mic around much after it's setup so it will be fine for me, but I think in more of a studio situation where it's getting setup and taken down a lot, that mount may not survive. The only thing I didn't really like is that you have to take the mic apart to get to the pad switch. I don't think I will need to change the setting in my application, but a bit of a pain to get to the switch if you do. overall, very very happy with this purchase.
Posted by Sean on Jun 12, 2021
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Great mic !!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
You really can't go wrong with this mic , very clear. I use it for vocals , guitar and drums. So good to me I got another one.
Posted by Trevor on Sep 13, 2020
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OK for live venues, self noise is noticeable anywhere else.2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
I was on a shoe string budget and no regrets getting this mic as my first venture into a condensor microphone. I was after sensitivity and clarity and it's certainly got that. However, it also generates a noticeable amount of its own hiss. In a quiet setting it is easy to pick up the noise when no one is talking or singing. It's fine for what I need the most which is live singer/songwriter solo and duo musicians in small pubs/restaurants, recording to a Tascam DR-40. Owned since 2014. Next purchase is either the 415B or better the 580. I tried both in the L&M store with headphones and the 580 is clean and quiet enough to warrant the higher price.
Posted by Charlie on Feb 12, 2019
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Great Mic4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Great mic Great price. sounds awesome ! way better then a conventional mic .I can see another one being added to my gear in the near future. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good condenser mic at a great price.
Posted by Badbowtie on Dec 31, 2016
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Decent Microphone/s7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I have two for drum overheads mostly....they do a quite decent job. I tried using two to mic an acoustic guitar, the result was okay but not fabulous. Good value for the money.
Posted by Chris on Sep 3, 2015
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Great buy12 of 12 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
Does the job it's intended to do at a great value. There are obviously better mic's out there but this one does sound great and you won't bust the bank purchasing it.
Posted by Randy Orton on Jul 11, 2015
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