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Azden SMX-15 Powered Shotgun Video Microphone

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The SMX-15 Powered Shotgun Video Microphone The SMX-15 Powered Shotgun Video Microphone was engineered to produce excellent sound quality for video recorded by DSLR and other compact cameras. The ... More

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Product Description

The SMX-15 Powered Shotgun Video Microphone

The SMX-15 Powered Shotgun Video Microphone was engineered to produce excellent sound quality for video recorded by DSLR and other compact cameras. The microphone element is the same used by Azdenís professional shotgun microphones, the SGM-250 an SGM-250P, and is capable of capturing broadcast quality sound. The acoustically tuned slots of the shotgun barrel give the SMX-15 itís super-cardioid polar pattern which allows you to focus on sound in front of the camera, while reducing capture of extraneous noise from the rest of the environment.

Gain Control

The audio controls on DSLR cameras are limited, if they exist at all. And DSLRs are notoriously known to have low-quality microphone preamps that add noise to the video soundtrack when the gain is turned up. Thatís why Azden designed the SMX-15 with a +20dB gain booster; so you can get a strong, clean audio signal into your camera, minimizing the need to turn up the noisy preamp. Also included is a -10dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motorsport events.

Frequency Response

The SMX-15 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.

Power

The SMX-15 is powered by two AA batteries; a lower cost option than the 9V battery that is used in some competitor microphones. The SMX-15 can achieve 24 hours of operation with a single set of batteries with absolutely no degradation of sound quality. The battery indicator LED light lets you know when itís time to change batteries with up to a 1 hour warning.

Maximize battery life by using the unique ďAutoĒ power setting. When set to Auto, the SMX-15 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). Ever leave your microphone on by accident to discover that the batteries are dead the next time you try to use it? Eliminate that possibility by always leaving the SMX-15 in ďAutoĒ mode.

Integrated Shock Absorbing Shoe Mount

Integrated into the design of the SMX-15 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 ľĒ-20 thread at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories.

Specifications


Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity -36 dB @ 1 kHz (0 dB=1V/Pa)
Dynamic Range (Typical) 118 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 82 dB, 1 kHz @ 1Pa
Maximum Input Level 128 dB SPL (1 kHz@ 1% T.H.D.)
Maximum Output Level +6.2 dB
Output Impedance 50 Ohms
Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries
Output Connectors 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini plug
Power Switch Off, Battery, Auto
Gain Control -10, 0, +20 dB
Low Cut Filters Selectable @ 120 Hz, 3 dB/octave
Dimensions (L x W x D) 1.9 x 3.9 x 5.7" (47 x 98 x 145 mm)
Weight 4.8 oz (135 g)

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