Miniature USB Mic Debuts from MXL Microphones

MXL Microphones announced the MXL AC-44 USB Conferencing Microphone today as a product that will officially debut at InfoComm (booth 3725). With a compact footprint measuring only 2.5×3″ (and 1″ tall), the AC-44 is an ideal solution for any limited space application. It can easily be affixed to medical carts for telemedicine, placed in robotics for receiving voice commands, used in huddle rooms for pro AV web conferencing and incorporated into OEM applications for pristine audio clarity.

The AC-44 uses MXL’s signature three-capsule boundary design to create a small microphone with a wide pickup arc. For telemedicine, the AC-44 attaches easily to medical carts, allowing patients to communicate confidently with doctors who can then clearly understand the symptoms described. As voice-activated commands become more prevalent in electronics, such as in robotics and more advanced OEM applications, the AC-44 provides an ideal solution for capturing clear speech in a confined space.

The AC-44 has excellent sound rejection from the back, so other sound sources behind the microphone are not picked up. It is powered by simple USB-C connection, making it compatible with any computer without having to download any drivers — making the AC-44 a true plug-and-play microphone solution. There is an additional 3.5mm auxiliary output on the AC-44 for increased compatibility for OEM applications.

The AC-44 is designed with a rugged, all-metal frame and durable metal grill to ensure it can withstand the rigors of daily use in busy industrial environments. The MXL AC-44 is available in three different colors: white, black and cobalt blue, with the ability to offer custom colors and capsule configurations for special applications. When it’s on MXL’s website, it’ll be here.