AKG, a brand owned by HARMAN, just launched the MicroLite series of miniature wearable “reference” microphones — including a lavalier, ear-hook and headworn options.
The LC81 MD is the smallest cardioid lavalier microphone on the market (a diameter of 4.8 millimeters, a length of 10 millimeters and a weight of 2 grams). The microphone’s sensitive cardioid polar pattern picks up a wide range of frequencies and provides flexibility in getting the best sound from the source. It’s available in four colors.
The LC82 MD omni-directional lavalier microphone has a diameter of 3 millimeters and a length of 6.5 millimeters, making it one of the smallest omni-directional microphones in the world, according to AKG. Ideal for musicals, theater, churches, broadcast and large-format presentations, the LC82 MD also ensures that moisture and makeup won’t dampen a performance. Like the LC81 MD, the LC82 MD is available in four colors.
Similar to their lavalier counterparts, the EC81 MD and EC82 MD ear-hook microphones provide additional options but it’s designed for theater, broadcast, musical performances and conferences. Each microphone offers a flexible ear-hook and adjustable boom length for comfort, while users can choose between a cardioid (EC81 MD) or omni-directional (EC82 MD) model. The EC82 MD also features a highly moisture-resistant design. Both microphones are available in two colors.
For those who prefer an even more traditional fit, the HC81 MD and HC82 MC omni-directional headworn microphones features ear-hooks and an adjustable boom. Each microphone is available in two colors, and the HC82 MC features a moisture-resistant design.
All MicroLite microphones feature a cable with a Microdot connector, which is compatible with a variety of different connections, as well as all major manufacturers of wireless microphone systems. This provides the flexibility to integrate the MicroLite microphones into a variety of environments, and customize the system for optimal performance.
A variety of accessories are also available with the MicroLite series, including wire-mesh protection caps, foam windscreens, phantom power adapters, lavalier clips, and perspiration and makeup protectors. More information is here.