Oct 22, 2012 12:14 PM, By Mark Johnson
Milab’s VM-44 gooseneck condenser microphone features interchangeable microphone capsules, but comes standard with a cardioid element. A 3-meter cable separates the preamp from the mic. The frequency response is 20 to 20,000Hz with a maximum SPL of 140dB. The 120mm gooseneck allows for different mounting options.
The AC-400 from MXL is an USB-powered gooseneck mic designed for web conferencing applications. In addition to USB, other I/O includes a 1/8in. headphone jack and a 1/8in. extension jack. Up to three AC-40 EXT mics can be connected. The microphone frequency response is 40Hz to 16kHz.
The PM 18S back-electret condenser podium microphone from Peavey/Architectural Acoustics comes in black or white finish and provides a cardioid pickup pattern. The mic features a collet-type mounting flange with a mechanical isolation system, an LED power indicator, and a security locking system to prevent unauthorized removal once installed.
The Revolabs Fusion comes in a four or eight microphone version and provides functionality as the wireless receiver for the mics, digital signal processor, audio mixer with acoustic echo cancellation, and noise reduction technology. The system can interface directly to amplifiers or speakers or most major videoconferencing systems. The wireless signal is 128-bit digitally encrypted for secure communication.
The Samson Technologies CM15P and CM20P gooseneck podium mics come in either 15in. or 20in. in length. They feature a rigid midsection with flexible goosenecks at the top and bottom. The mic features a cardioid pickup pattern with a frequency response of 60Hz to 16,000Hz and has an internal selectable high pass filter. Also included with the mic is the FMS1 standard flange mount and SMS1 shock mount.
A unique absorbing system helps to provide isolation for Sanken’s CUS-101B from table vibrations. The mic comes in gooseneck lengths of 130mm, 240mm, and 300mm. Available in a satin nickel finish, the mic features a cardioid polar pattern, a frequency response of 50Hz to 10kHz, and a maximum SPL of 125dB.
Sennheiser’s SDC 8200 digital conference and interpretation system features the SDC 8200 chairman unit, which comprises a gooseneck cardioid mic with a frequency response of 100Hz to 14kHz, built-in loudspeaker, two headphone jacks with individual volume controls, and LED indicators. The SDC 8200 CV with PC control provides an LCD display for advanced voting capabilities and text messaging.
Shure’s Microflex modular gooseneck microphones are available in three gooseneck lengths (5in., 10in., and 15in.) and a variety of other options, including desktop or mounted bases, wired or wireless, and interchangeable mic elements (cardioid or supercardioid polar pattern). The units feature either bi-color status indicator or single color light ring.
The Sony ECM530 tabletop microphone can be powered via a AA battery or phantom power, and features a gooseneck that can extend from 12 7/8in. to 17 3/8in. The mic features a uni-directional pickup pattern, a frequency response of 70Hz to 18kHz, and a maximum SPL of 126dB.
The HCS-5300 series digital infrared wireless conference system from Taiden features a unidirectional microphone with a two-color illuminated ring and individual microphone sensitivity and EQ adjustment. The system can control up to 1,000 chairman and delegate units. The built-in rechargeable Lithium battery can operate up to 14.4 hours when the mic is on and up to 48 hours when the mic is off.
TOA’s TS 770 series conference system central unit can support up to 70 chairperson/delegate stations and up to three central units can be combined for a potential total of 210 chairperson/delegate units. The TS-771 features a headphone/recording output, internal speaker, a speech button, and a priority button. Gooseneck unidirectional mic length options are 14.49in. (TS-773) or 20.39in. (TS-774).
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