Affectionately known in Japan as "Ni-Go-Maru" (Japanese for "250"), the Azden 250 Series is a collection of four professional XLR shotgun microphones, each designed with a particular video application in mind. The Ni-Go-Maru Series delivers high-quality audio performance and world-class build quality at a very attractive price point. All 4 models are backed by Azden's amazing 10-year warranty.
The SGM-250P Professional Shotgun Microphone was designed for video and filmmaking professionals to deliver broadcast quality sound at a low budget price. Boasting the same level of high quality construction and sound performance as the SGM-250 model, the SMG-250P is a phantom powered only model, offering an even more affordable solution for those who do not require a battery power option in their microphone. Azden has set a new level in quality and performance with the SGM-250 and SGM-250P: A completely redesigned microphone element drastically improves sensitivity, frequency response and signal to noise ratio. The all metal-alloy case provides rugged durability and strong resistance to RF. The microphone's custom designed, slotted, acoustic barrel exhibits excellent super-cardioid directionality and side noise rejection.
The SGM-250P also comes equipped with an easily accessible low-cut filter switch on the body of the microphone. Set at 160Hz with a 3dB/octave roll off, the low-cut filter is designed to provide a smoother and more pronounced reduction in low frequencies, handy for combating noisy environments and proximity effect. Measuring 200mm in length (about 8 inches) the SGM-250P is easily kept out of frame in boom pole applications and is suitable for almost any filming situation.