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-250MX is a short length, condenser shotgun microphone that is ideal for mounting on compact digital cinema cameras like those by Black Magic. Measuring a mere 6 inches in length, the SGM-250MX can easily stay out of the way. Integrated in the microphone's design is a hardwired, 13-inch cable with a Mini XLR connector, specially made for cinema cameras that use the smaller Mini XLR input, such as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K. The microphone's highly sensitive, condenser element is powered by standard 48 V phantom power, which most XLR (Mini included) microphone inputs can provide. The SGM-250MX includes Azden's SMH-X shock mount which mounts to standard size camera shoe slots, as well as 1/4 - 20 inch threaded mounts and tripods. Also included are diameter expander sheets for universal compatibility with ring-clamp style microphone mounts.
The SGM-250 microphone series has become notable in the industry for its natural, professional sound. Specifically tuned to preserve the natural qualities of a speaking subject. While other manufactures hype-up the bass response on their microphones, making the audio sound muddy, or over-accentuate high mids, making dialogue tracks sound harsh, you can expect the SGM-250MX to accurately record the sound of your scene. You can rely on the SGM-250MX for great reference audio, but it's capable of more than that. Its low noise, and wide frequency response performance means it can capture audio good enough for the final cut. Whether you run and gun, mount to a pistol grip or a boom pole, the SGM-250MX can be your go-to mic for great dialogue capture.