Azden SMX-30 Super-Cardioid Stereo/Mono Switchable Camera Mount Shotgun Microphone

ITEM #: AZ-SMX30 MFG #: SMX-30

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    SMX-30 - Overview

    The Azden SMX-30 was engineered to be the ultimate video microphone with outstanding audio quality, appealing design, ergonomic form factor, and all of the functional features one expects in a top-of-the-line, camera-mounted microphone.

    Housed inside an innovative casing, the SMX-30 is actually two microphones packaged into one. The stereo microphone is positioned at the top and consists of 2 cardioid polar pattern microphone elements spaced apart at a 120§ angle for capturing a natural sounding stereo image. The mono microphone uses a super-cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera and is equipped with the same high-quality element as Azden's SGM-250 shotgun microphone to record broadcast quality sound.

    With a +20dB gain booster; you can get a strong, clean audio signal into your camera, minimizing the need to turn up the camera's noisy preamp. Also included is a -10dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motor sport events. The SMX-30 has a wide frequency response ranging from 40Hz to 20kHz, so the audio you capture will sound full and natural. Additionally, a low-cut filter switch is included for reducing the level of low frequencies below 120Hz, which is especially useful for mitigating noise caused by air conditioners, wind and traffic.

    The SMX-30 is powered by two AA batteries for up to 24 hours of operation. The battery indicator LED light lets you know when it's time to change batteries with up to a 1 hour warning. Maximize battery life by using the unique "Auto" power setting. When set to Auto, the SMX-30 can detect when a camera is on and will automatically power on and off with the camera (requires a mic input that provides plug-in power). Integrated into the design of the SMX-30 is a custom made, shock absorbing shoe mount to isolate the microphone from camera motor and handling noise. The mount is designed to fit the standard camera shoe and comes with a ¬"-20 thread at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories.

    • Features:

      • Stereo and mono recording modes
      • Level adjustment: -10dB, 0dB, +20dB
      • +20dB gain booster alleviates noise produced by low-quality camera preamps
      • -10dB pad for loud sound environments
      • Low-cut filter selectable at 120Hz, 3dB/octave
      • Operates on (2) AA batteries
      • Low noise, high sensitivity, wide frequency response
      • Custom, detachable foam windscreen
      • Integrated shock-absorbing shoe-mount with 1/4"-20 thread
      • Battery indicator LED light
      • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output
    • Specifications:

      • Polar Pattern: Mono: Super-Cardioid
      • Stereo: Cardioid (120°)
      • Freq Resp: 40Hz - 20kHz
      • Sensitivity: -36dB @ 1kHz
      • Dyn Range: 118dB
      • S/N Ratio: 82dB, 1kHz@1Pa
      • Max Input Level: 130dB SPL (1kHz@ 1% T.H.D.)
      • Max Output Level: +6.2dBu
      • Output Imp: 50Ω
      • Power Req: AA batteries x2
      • Output Conn: 3.5mm Stereo mini plug
      • Power Switch: Off, Battery, Auto
      • Gain Control: -10dB, 0dB, +20dB
      • LCF: 120Hz, 3dB/octave
      • Dims: 47mm x 107mm x 145mm
      • Weight: 145g
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