Vaddio Ships CeilingMIC Microphones

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Vaddio has introduced (and is already shipping) its new CeilingMIC overhead microphones. Each CeilingMIC unit is designed with three microphone elements enclosed in a single pendant hanging enclosure, designed for 360-degree pickup coverage with integrated acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) and digital signal processing (DSP). The DSP interface box provides AEC reference from the far end […]

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Listen to What Is Being Said (If You Can)

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We recently had a email thread at my institution discussing whether people should use microphones as a standard at all meetings. The discussion started as a result of people having a hard time hearing during faculty meetings. Interestingly, this discussion took a different direction that previous ones had. It was focused on accessibility and how […]

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ClearOne Debuts WS800 M550 RF Range Wireless Microphone System at InfoComm to Comply With New FCC Rules

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ClearOne announced a new WS800 M550 Wireless Microphone System that operates in the 537-563 MHz range in response to new FCC rules limiting the use of certain frequencies in North America. The new WS800 M550 model is necessary to give integrators a full range of frequency options as new FCC rules will require any products […]

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DPA Microphones d:sign Installation Solutions Series Targets AV and Conference Markets

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DPA Microphones demo’ed its new d:sign Installation Solutions Series at InfoComm 2018. Targeted specifically at the installation and conference markets, the d:sign product line includes an array of products ideally designed for conference and AV applications, including floor stand, ceiling and tabletop microphones. Also at InfoComm, DPA will introduce its spec-swap and protect program as […]

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Audio-Technica Adds Handheld Transmitter to 6000 Series Line

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Audio-Technica is now offering the ATW-T6002x Handheld Transmitter for the 6000 Series High Density Wireless System — a spectrum-efficient solution that allows 31 channels in 4 MHz of bandwidth. The ATW-T6002x handheld transmitter offers low handling noise and features a metal construction body, high-visibility OLED screen, soft-touch controls and switchable RF power (2 mW/10 mW/50 mW). Its industry-standard thread mount […]

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Audix Announces AVB-Enabled Ceiling Microphones

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Audix today announced AVB-enabled models of several of its most popular models, including the M3 tri-element hanging microphone. Since it’s launch in 2014, the M3 has become a widely popular microphone for conferencing solutions. Its patented tri-element design incorporates three-phase coherent hypercardioid capsules with tailored frequency response. The M3 is designed for speech intelligibility and provides a 360-degree coverage pattern […]

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Apogee MiC+ Debuts

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Apogee just introduced their new MiC Plus, professional quality USB microphone for iPad, iPhone, Mac and PC. Designed for music production, voice recording, YouTube or live streaming, MiC Plus is a significant upgrade to the Apogee MiC product family first introduced in 2011, MiC plus features an entirely new design with improved sound quality, dynamic range and built-in headphone output for latency-free […]

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TASCAM Unveils New TM-90BM and TM-90GN Mics and Stands

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TASCAM has introduced three new TM-series condenser microphones and the new TM-AM-series microphone stands and booms. The new products have multiple applications but are ideal for podcasters and videographers. Primarily intended for personal podcasting and other talk shows but also useful for recording group interviews and corporate meetings, the new TM-90BM boundary condenser microphone is […]

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Audio-Technica Ships U841R Boundary Microphone

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new U841R Omnidirectional Condenser Boundary Microphone. A new addition to Audio-Technica’s UniPoint line of microphones, the U841R is an update to and replacement of A-T’s U841A microphone. While retaining the feature set that has made the U841A such a successful tool, the new U841R microphone is enhanced with the addition of internal electronics that do […]

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DPA Microphones Introduces New Amplifier Technology Called CORE

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DPA has just launched CORE, a new amplifier technology that lives within its line of miniature lavalier and headset microphones. Looking to minimize distortion as well as increase the dynamic range, or workable area, of its d:screet and d:fine lines of microphones, DPA developed this new amplifier to create an even clearer sound from the highest of the highs […]

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Audio-Technica Ships AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. The most recent addition to Audio-Technica’s acclaimed 50 Series (which also includes the AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 instrument mic), the AT5047 is a studio microphone that features the same capsule as the AT5040 but with a transformer-coupled output and optimized electronics. It is equally at home capturing instruments and […]

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Extron Ships VoiceLift Pro Wireless Classroom Microphone System

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Extron has announced the immediate availability of the new VoiceLift Pro Microphone, an update to the company’s classroom sound field solutions. Using RF wireless technology. VoiceLift Pro utilizes digital transmission and pairing in a dedicated spectrum to provide superior performance over traditional systems. Benefits include higher sound quality, increased reliability, and greater range, with reduced interference. VoiceLift Pro integrates seamlessly with […]

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Point Source Audio Now Shipping New Microphones with Built-in Backup

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Point Source Audio (PSA) has announced it is now shipping the dual element microphones with built-in backup. The CO2-8WL Dual Lavalier Microphone and the EO-8WR Dual Earmount Microphone are patent pending and claim to be the world’s first fully redundant microphones with dual factory-matched elements. The dual microphones incorporate matched frequency and sensitivity elements in a single housing to ensure consistent audio quality from either source. Two […]

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Sennheiser Addresses FCC’s Ruling

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Sennheiser has announced a trade-in program in the U.S. region following the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to phase out use of the 600 MHz band for wireless audio over the next few years. Between now and December 14th, Sennheiser will offer any owners of non-compliant wireless systems from any manufacturer a unique opportunity to trade-in their outdated gear […]

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Audio-Technica Ships New AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Audio-Technica is now shipping its new AT5047 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. An addition to the company’s 50 Series (which also includes the AT5040 vocal microphone and AT5045 instrument mic), the AT5047 is a studio microphone that features the same capsule as the AT5040 but with a transformer-coupled output and optimized electronics. It’s equipped with a transformer-coupled output, so the microphone maintains a […]

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New USB Microphone Now Available from beyerdynamic

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beyerdynamic, Inc. has announced that the Classis BM 53 USB microphone is now available. The plug and play USB solution is designed to use for recording or transmitting sound using a laptop or PC. This USB boundary microphone is also perfect for teleconferences, video conferences, Skype conferences and teaching purposes. The microphone can be simply […]

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Earthworks Debuts CTF Tabletop Gooseneck Microphones

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Earthworks has introduced the CTF tabletop gooseneck microphones with integrated base designed for conferencing and speech applications. This integrated solution provides the flexibility of temporarily placing the microphone on a table for ad-hoc meeting spaces or permanently affixing it to a surface. Spec’d at a flat frequency response and near-perfect cardioid polar pattern, the CTF […]

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Sennheiser Ships New All-Digital System in 6000 Series

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Digital 6000, the latest member of Sennheiser’s professional wireless microphone range, is shipping now. Incorporating their Long Range transmission mode and proprietary audio codec from Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 series, is aimed at rental companies, theatres, broadcasters and houses of worship that need a flexible two-channel wireless solution that allows the use of existing accessory infrastructures. […]

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AKG Debuts New AKG HC644 and LC617 Hands-Free Microphones

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HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the AKG HC644 head-worn and LC617 lavalier microphones for presentation and speech applications. The new microphones are directly compatible with all AKG body-pack wireless transmitters and are adaptable to most popular wireless systems, making them ideal for presentations in classrooms, lecture halls and multiuse event facilities of any size. AKG […]

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ClearOne Shows New DIALOG 20 Two-Channel Wireless Microphone System

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ClearOne has a new tiny mic called the DIALOG 20. The two-channel DIALOG 20 wireless microphone product line by empowering smaller venues on smaller budgets needing smaller numbers of mics — such as training rooms, presentation venues, and offices. Leveraging ClearOne’s “spread” spectrum technology within the 2.4 GHz unlicensed spectrum, DIALOG 20 has some advantages […]

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AKG by HARMAN Debuts the P5i Microphone

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AKG by HARMAN today announced the new AKG P5i high-performance dynamic vocal microphone. AKG P5i is the first microphone designed to automatically configure with the new HARMAN Connected PA ecosystem (also announced today), providing what HARMAN says is effortless set up, instant recall of performer and presets and great sound for musicians of all skill […]

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AKG by HARMAN Unveils The C636 Master Reference Handheld Condenser Microphone

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AKG by HARMAN today announced the new AKG C636 master reference handheld condenser microphone. In addition to a custom-tuned capsule with hand-selected components, the C636 is engineered to reject feedback, handling noise and pop noise so vocalists can fully focus on their performance. The AKG C636 features three proprietary technologies that are designed to address […]

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New Sennheiser XS Wireless Microphone Systems Debuts

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Sennheiser is debuting a new radio microphone series: XS Wireless 1 and – in a preview – XS Wireless 2. The series uses the Sennheiser evolution capsules, and employs antenna switching diversity for reliable reception. The individual sets provide up to ten compatible, preset channels in eight frequency banks, and are available in a number […]

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Sennheiser Announces the Digital 6000 Series

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Sennheiser has announced a new addition to its Professional Wireless Range: The upcoming Digital 6000 Series of radio microphones for RF-based live productions. The series uses the same long-range mode and proprietary Sennheiser Digital Audio Codec as the Digital 9000, Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range wireless series. Comprising a two-channel receiver in two different versions, a bodypack and […]

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Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic, a Compact Microphone for Creating VR/AR Content

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High-quality 3D audio that eliminates the boundaries between playback and reality – this is the promise of the AMBEO VR MIC that was launched by Sennheiser today. Up until now, VR productions had to record immersive audio with quite complicated microphone set-ups. The AMBEO VR Mic puts everything into a compact and easy-to-use handheld – […]

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beyerdynamic Debuts New Gooseneck and Array Microphones with Programmable Button

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beyerdynamic has extended its product range of the Classis installation microphone series with new gooseneck and vertical Revoluto Array microphones, which are fitted with programmable buttons. The button functions can be easily selected with a rotary control. By using the programmable button of the SP variants you can select the operating mode ON/OFF, Push-To-Talk or […]

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Apogee Intros MiC 96K USB Microphone

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Apogee Electronics has announced the MiC 96k for Windows and Mac. MiC 96k is a professional 96kHz, 24-bit USB microphone that’s designed to capture vocals, voice overs, podcasts and acoustic musical instruments on a Windows or Mac computer. With MiC 96k and your laptop you can make studio-quality recordings anywhere. Features: Cardioid condenser microphone Up […]

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Audio-Technica Offers New ES931 Six-Inch Condenser Gooseneck Microphone

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Audio-Technica has introduced its new ES931 Six-Inch Condenser Gooseneck Microphone, available in multiple configurations to meet the varied needs of system integrators and their end users. Broadly, there are three classifications under the ES931 umbrella: the ES931PM gooseneck microphone with standard AT8534 wall/ceiling plate power module; ATND931 Dante model with ATND8734 Dante wall/ceiling plate power […]

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Catchbox Is Proof that Simplicity (and Creativity) Matters

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There’s no mic that’s simpler than the Catchbox – literally a crowd-microphone that is housed in a custom box that you throw around a room to allow attendees to actively participate in a meeting by asking questions (and mic’ing them so the rest of the room can hear them. The mic quality is decent, but […]

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Sennheiser Launches New Frequency Variant for Evolution Wireless

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With the forthcoming changes in spectrum allocation in the USA and Canada, audio specialist Sennheiser is anticipating future customer needs with the release of a new frequency variant of its popular evolution wireless ew 100 G3 and ew 300 IEM G3 series. From July, the wireless microphone and monitoring systems will be available in an […]

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Earthworks Debuts FMLR FlexMic Podium Microphones With LED Light Ring

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Earthworks has expanded its FlexMic Series of podium microphones to include the FMLR models, which feature a single color LED light ring at the top of the microphone. The LED light ring can be programmed via an external media control system to indicate on/off status. The FMLR microphones are available with either a green or […]

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