APEX 185 Pencil Condenser Microphones
This new version of the Apex 185 retains all of its predecessor's features, specs and time-honored reliability while adding a fresh new black appearance.
The Apex 185B microphone 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 Apex 185B's come with IMC-9 shockmount cradles to better isolate the capsules when using the microphones for most delicate recording or live sound reinforcement applications. The matched pair of Apex 185 includes individual Frequency Response graphs for the microphones to verify that they are indeed matched pairs. A sturdy carrying case is also included for safe storage and transportation of the Apex 185 microphones, shockmounts, capsules and windsocks.
APEX 185 Pencil Condenser Microphones Features
- Pencil Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair)
- Cardioid and Omnidirectional Polar Patterns
- -10dB Pad & Low Frequency Roll-Off Switche
APEX 185 Pencil Condenser Microphones Specifications
- Type: Pencil Condenser
- Element: Elecret Condenser
- Frequency Response: 30Hz - 16kHz
- Sensitivity: -55dB
- Impedance: 60 ohms
- Operating Voltage: 9 - 52 VDC
- Current Drain: >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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