MicroPod™Series
The Micros®Series
MicroPod™ Series
MICRO-GOOSENECK W/ M1250B
OVERVIEW:
The MicroPod™ Series is a modular system consisting of the M1250B miniature
condenser microphone combined with either a 6, 12 or 18 inch gooseneck.
Designed for applications such as presentations, meetings and teleconferencing,
the MicroPod™ Series is known for clarity, immunity to RF, excellent sound quality
and ease of operation. The MicroPods have the ability to accurately capture and
reproduce vocals from a comfortable distance.
The MicroPod™ Series is characterized with a uniformly controlled cardioid polar
pattern, helping to isolate the speaker from other ambient noise in the room or on
the stage. The MicroPods are also available with a hypercardioid polar pattern
(models MicroPod6HC, Micropod6S, MicroPod12HC, and MicroPod18HC)
for tighter pick-up control. With a wide frequency range of 50 Hz - 19 kHz, the
MicroPods will provide natural sound with exceptional transient response.
One of the advantages of the The MicroPod™ is that the gooseneck can be utilized
with any of the microphones from the Micros™ Series, allowing for more flexibility
and a broad range of applications. The MicroPod™ Series, which is often used in
conjunction with the Audix ATS10 table stand with lighted on-off switch, may also
be used on a standard mic stand when used with the DClip mic stand adapter.
The MicroPod™ Series features a machined brass microphone with integrated
mic preamp, field replaceable capsule, high quality gooseneck terminating in a
standard XLRm and a variety of optional accessories. The MicroPod™ Series
require 18 - 52 Volts phantom power and are available in a non-reflective black
matte finish.
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES:
Flange table mount (TM1218)
External foam windscreen (WS1218)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
ATS10 - Heavy-duty table mount with lighted on-off switch
SMT1218R - Rubber insulated shockmount
DCLIP - Mic stand adapter
APS2 - Two-channel phantom power supply
WS1281 - Heavy duty dual stage windscreen
CBL-20 - 20 ft. XLRm to XLRf microphone cable
MODEL VARIATIONS:
Micropod6 - M1250B Cardioid mic with 6 inch gooseneck
Micropod6HC - as above with M1250B Hypercardioid mic
Micropod6S - M1255B Supercarioid mic with 6 inch gooseneck
Micropod12 - M1250B Cardioid mic with 12 inch gooseneck
Micropod12HC - as above with M1250B Hypercardioid mic
Micropod18 - M1250B Cardioid mic with 18 inch gooseneck
Micropod18HC - as above with M1250B Hypercardioid mic
Micropod6WS - White M1255B Supercardioid mic with 6” gooseneck
(Pictured with
optional ATS10)
FEATURES:
Portable, easy to position
Natural accurate sound
Clean elegant appearance
Available with cardioid or hypercardioid polar pattern
Dual gooseneck sections allows for precise
positioning (12 and 18 inch models)
Low noise circuit with RF immunity
Uses standard XLR mic cable
APPLICATIONS:
Pulpit, podium
Conference room
Board meetings
Courtroom
Education
REPLACEMENT CAPSULES:
CPSMICROC - Cardioid
CPSMICROHC – Hypercardioid
CPSMICROS - Supercardioid
MICROPOD
ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS SPECIFICATIONS:
SPECIFICATIONS:
Transducer Type
Frequency Response Polar Pattern Condenser
50 Hz - 19 kHz
Cardioid
Hypercardioid
Supercardioid
Output Impedance
150 ohms
Sensitivity
9 mV / Pa (C) @ 1k
8 mV / Pa (HC) @ 1k
62 mV / Pa (S) @ 1k
Capsule Technology
27.5 mm / 1.08 in. GV Diaphragm
Signal/Noise Ratio (A-weighted)
73 dB
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)
21 dB
Maximum SPL @ .5% THD
≥140 dB
Dynamic Range
119 dB
Power Requirements
18 – 52 V
Connector
3 pin XLRm
Polarity
Positive pressure on
diaphragm produces
positive voltage on pin
2 relative to pin 3
Housing / Finish
Machined brass /
Black Finish
Weight of M1250
20 grams / 0.7 oz
Length of M1250
54 mm / 2.1 inches
Length of Goosenecks
157.5 mm / 373 mm / 430 mm
6 inches / 12 inches / 18 inches
FREQUENCY / POLARS:
The microphone system shall consist of a condenser type with a modular threaded capsule and a variety
of gooseneck attachments. The microphone shall be available in a cardioid and hypercardioid polar
pattern and shall have a base terminating in a miniature male XLR. The gooseneck shall terminate in
a miniature female XLR at the microphone end and shall have a base terminating in a male XLR plug.
The microphone shall operate on 18-52 Volts phantom power. The microphone shall have a sensitivity
of 10 mV/ Pa and a nominal impedance of 150 ohms at 1 kHz. The microphone shall have a maximum
SPL level of ≥150 dB and shall be machined from brass with gooseneck fabricated from aluminum
tubing, brass fittings, and coiled steel gooseneck material. The microphone be 12 mm in diameter and
the gooseneck available in 6 inch, 12 inch, and 18 inch length. The microphone system shall be called
the MicroPod™ Series.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
The MicroPod™ Series are low impedance microphones and should be plugged into a “mic level” input
on your console, mixer or recording device. The MicroPod microphones require phantom power and
will NOT operate without phantom power voltage (minimum of 18-52 Volts) which is available on most
professional mic preamps and mixing devices. Avoid plugging or unplugging the microphone from a PA
system unless the channel is muted or the volume of the system turned down. Failure to do so may result
in a loud “popping” noise which could seriously damage the speakers in the PA system.
Changing Capsules: Capsules can easily be interchanged by simply screwing them on and off the
capsule housing.
Permanent Installation: The MicroPod™can be conveniently plugged into any standard XLR female
connector or receptacle. For permanent installation onto a table, podium or flat surface, use the
supplied flange shockmount. The base of the MicroPod™ fits securely into the flange and a standard
XLRf microphone cable or panel jack may be used. If further shockmount or isolation is required, it is
recommended to use the optional SMT1218R rubber shockmount which requires boring out a 2 inch
hole.
USER TIPS:
Speaking distance and angle of microphone: The two flexible portions of the microphone will enable you
to position the mic according to height and speaking style of the user. In general, the microphone can
be angled at 60-75 degrees towards the speaker and be 12-16 inches away from the mouth. A shorter
distance can be used for a fuller sound or for weaker voices.
Windscreen: The supplied windscreen should be used to help minimize pop noise and breath noise.
If breath or pop noise appears to be excessive, either move further away from the microphone or try
speaker over the top of the microphone rather than directly into it. To further control excessive pop or
breath noise, the optional WS1281 is suggested.
Using with ATS-10 Table Stand: For ultimate flexibility and portability, the optional ATS-10 heavy
duty table stand is ideal. Since the electronics for the MicroPod™ is built right into the housing of the
M1250B microphone, all that is necessary is to plug the mic directly into the table stand connector on
the top of the base. The mic cable will be plugged into the back of the base and connected to a low
impedance mic level input on the mixer or recording device. Remember that phantom power is required
in order to operate. There is a noiseless 2 position on-off switch located in the table stand. The down
position is ‘on’ and the up position is ‘off’. The LED indicator light will be lit when the mic is turned on.
This is not a push-to-talk system so you need not hold down the switch, just push and click to on or off
position. A standard XLR-XLR microphone cable can be used to connect the ATS-10 to the mixer or
recording device.
To use on microphone stand: The MicroPod ™ may be used on any standard microphone stand by
using the DClip. The XLR base of the microphone will snap securely into the DClip and can be used at
any angle.
DIMENSIONS: (mm)
Hypercardioid
Cardioid
***All specifications subject to change without notice.
SERVICE AND WARRANTY:
This microphone is under warranty for a period of 3 years from
any and all manufacturing defects. Should your microphone
fail in any way, please contact the Audix Service department
at 503-682-6933. A Return Authorization number is required
before returning any products.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
The MicroPod is manufactured to exacting specs with roadworthy
construction. However, the capsule is highly sensitive and should be handled
with care. Avoid extreme temperatures and be sure to store your microphone
in the pouch provided when not in use. Moisture of any kind can adversely
affect the sound and performance of your microphone.
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Please register your product online at www.audixusa.com or mail this form to:
Audix Microphones P.O. Box 4010 Wilsonville, OR 97070
www.audixusa.com
503-682-6933 Fax: 503-682-7114
Audix Corporation 9400 SW Barber St. Wilsonville, OR 97070
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