Generally considered to be the ideal microphone for vocals, solo instruments and any broadcast application, the classic ribbon microphone design boasts the most natural sounding audio capture available.
The active element of the Apex 210B is a very thin corrugated aluminum ribbon mounted under low tension between the poles of a strong magnet. The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room with incredibly fast and accurate transient response and stunning realism. The Apex210 ribbon microphone is ideal for todays direct to digital recordings.
Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the Apex 210B can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 165dB range. The low-tension 2-inch long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon design offers audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response. The Apex210B comes in an all new black and smoked chrome finish, and is shipped with a custom designed aluminum carrying case.
The linear frequency response and omnidirectional polar pattern of the Apex220 allows you to carry out measurement and alignment tasks with ease and precision. It is the ideal measurement microphone for use with any real-time analyzer or other audio test equipment. The Apex220's rugged construction ensures years of reliability.
Note: A linear measurement microphone is, by design, meant to have a very flat frequency response and may not yield the best results when used as an audio source microphone for live or recording applications.
An excellent choice for use on guitar or bass cabinets, for background vocals, on strings, brass and woodwinds, acoustic guitars or upright basses or any application where subtlety and clarity is paramount and high sound pressure handling is required.
The rugged Apex415B is also the microphone of choice for live recording or live sound reinforcement applications.
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 uses a heavy-duty machined brass body construction with a durable, scratch resistant finish for added long term ruggedness and reliability. The package includes microphone, high quality Apex IMC-3 shock mount, wind sock and carry case.
One of the most versatile microphones in any engineers' toolkit, the matched pair of Apex 185B multi-pattern pencil condensers are perfect for any application where perfect stereo imaging is required.
Ideal for use tight on drum kits and cymbals (when using the cardioid capsules), overhead on drum kits (when using the omnidirectional capsules) on acoustic guitars, stringed instruments, acoustic pianos, ambient vocals and brass or woodwind sections.
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 Apex 185B 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 souces like brass and woodwind instruments or when using the Apex 185B 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 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 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 dulcimers.
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 shock-mount 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.
The Apex150 is a professional miniature high output cardioid condenser microphone particularly suitable for choirs and other situations where it is important for the microphone to be “invisible” to the audience.
The Apex150 comes complete with a metal wire hanger and a mini XLR to standard XLR adapter. Frequency response is 30Hz to 18kHz and signal to noise is better than 65dB. Impedance is 250 Ohms and the operating voltage can range from 22V to 48V DC.
This microphone is shipped with hanger assembly and tie clip, and has an attached 6 meter cable.
The Apex747 side address supercardioid microphone delivers exceptional tone in a visually stunning vintage styled package. The black over black chrome all metal chassis, vintage yoke design and antique windscreen make the Apex747 the ideal microphone for artists needing to make a visual as well as sonic impact from their stage.
Supercardioid polar pattern delivers exceptional off-axis feedback rejection making the Apex747 a perfect choice for live sound vocal reinforcement even in high stage volume environments. Although the Apex747 has the appearance of a vintage microphone, the high performance capsule delivers the exceptional sonic performance required in modern live sound or broadcast applications.
The Apex747 comes with an integrated microphone standmount and ships in aluminum carry case.
The Apex460B is a high performance wide diaphragm vacuum tube studio condenser microphone that delivers incredible versatility and tone. Competing easily with far more expensive microphones in its class, the Apex460B is an outstanding choice as the main microphone for any professional studio, home studio, or any of the computer based direct to hard drive recording system.
The 12AT7 tube in the Apex460B's preamp stage offers warmth and a smooth transient response not available in solid-state microphone design. The Apex460B has nine different selectable polar patterns easily available from a selector switch on the front panel of the external power supply.
Rather than limiting the user to the three popular patterns (Omnidirectional, Cardioid, and Figure-Eight pattern) most commonly available, the Apex460B has three gradient stages between each position. This allows the studio engineer or home recordist far more versatility especially in vocal applications where an omnidirectional pattern isn't quite 'fat' enough, but cardioid is too narrow.
Due to their rugged construction, high SPL handling capability and affordable price, the Apex460B is also an outstanding choice for live sound reinforcement or live recording. They have proven themselves as a versatile overhead microphone for drum kits, for guitar or bass cabinets where superior sound quality and high sound pressure handling is required. They are also the mic of choice for saxophones, flutes, acoustic guitars or acoustic bass where subtlety and clarity is paramount.
Studio style microphone shockmount in Low reflectivity black finish.
The Apex787 delivers natural tone and the stunning realism of classic vintage ribbon microphones, with the advantages of an increased overall output and more consistent frequency response when used with various mixers and microphone preamps.
The integrated active electronics of the Apex787 deliver higher output than a classic ribbon design, rivalling the levels of any side address studio condenser microphone. Unlike a dynamic ribbon mic design, the Apex787's overall tone is less affected by the variable impedance of the input channel or preamp.
This innovative design makes the Apex787 the ideal solution for any critical recording where the tone of a ribbon microphone is preferred, but the reliability, output and performance of a condenser microphone is required.
The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.
The microphone's chassis is precision-tooled aluminum alloy with a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen. The included shock-mount virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.
The Apex787 includes a vintage yoke-style microphone standmount and ships in aluminum carry case.
The Apex591 is one of the most versatile condenser microphones in the Apex line. Ideal for virtually any live sound, broadcast or recording application, the Apex591 operates on either internal 9-volt battery or phantom power where available.
Perfect for drum overheads, hi-hats, acoustic guitars, strings, brass or woodwinds the integrated thee position pad switch (0, -10dB and -20dB) as well as an 80Hz high pass filter ensure the Apex591 can be tailored to suit any sound source.
The Apex580 multi-pattern wide diaphragm condenser microphone is one of the most versatile microphones available for your studio toolkit. Three selectable polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8), three position low frequency roll-off (selectable flat, 75Hz and 150Hz) and three position ( 0, -10 and -15dB) pad switch ensure the Apex580 can easily be applied to virtually any source.
The Apex580's is the ideal high performance microphone for solo vocals, but will also excel when used with solo brass or woodwind instruments, acoustic guitars or acoustic bass. The Apex580 excels anywhere superior sound quality is required, yet subtlety and clarity is paramount.
Controls on the microphone itself include a three-position pad switch, allowing distortion-free reproduction of extremely loud at-source signals, and a three-position low frequency roll off switch that reduces unnecessary low frequency interference. The included external heavy duty cradle-mount suspension virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.
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