Apex530 - Apex Electronics

Apex530 - Apex Electronics
Cardioid Side Address Studio Condenser Microphone
The Apex530 is the premier high performance sideaddress medium diaphragm condenser microphone in
the Apex line. Using design elements patterned after
studio microphones costing far more, the Apex530
delivers performance and tone rivaling any cardioid
side address condenser mic in their class. The
cardioid polar pattern and internal -10dB (@ 100Hz)
low frequency roll-off switch make it the ideal
condenser microphone for solo vocal or instrument
recordings where subtlety and clarity is paramount.
In live sound applications, the Apex530’s cardioid
pattern minimizes feedback and increases isolation,
ensuring it can easily be used as an overhead mic for
drum kits, on guitar or bass cabinets or anywhere
superior sound quality and high sound pressure
handling is required.
Low Frequency Roll-Off Switch (Internal)
To enable the low frequency roll-off switch, open the
microphone by loosening the retaining ring at the
base of the microphone chassis. When ring is
removed, the microphone body will slide free. The low
frequency roll-off switch is on the center of the circuit
board. Push switch to enable. To replace microphone
body, slide into place and replace the retaining ring on
microphone base.
In virtually all recording and live sound applications,
the low frequency roll-off should be engaged to
reduce handling noise and low frequency 'rumble' at
source. It is a generally accepted practice use the
low frequency roll off on vocal applications and when
recording solo instruments, however there are no firm
rules. Experimentation is the key.
General Information
All wide diaphragm condenser microphones are
fragile. They do not like to be exposed to any sharp
impact that may stretch or knock the element out of
alignment including being dropped, tapped, or being
blown into.
It is always advisable to use a pop filter when
recording vocals not only to avoid overly accentuated
'S', P and B sounds, but also to keep excessive
moisture off the element. It is always a good idea that
the microphone is kept in its case when not in use.
Connect the microphone to your mixer or recording
device with a high quality XLR cable before turning on
the phantom power source. It is always a good idea to
make sure all volume and gain controls on your mixer
or mic preamp are set to their minimum levels when
powering up the microphone.
Once the Apex530 is plugged in and powered up, you
should gradually bring the mixer's channel fader up
and properly set the input gain on the microphone's
channel and stop just before the signal peaks. It is
never a good idea to unplug a phantom powered
condenser microphone like the Apex530 from its
power source with the gain and volume controls open.
The outer shell of your mic can be cleaned with a soft
damp cloth. Do not use harsh detergents, solvents, or
abrasive materials. Never immerse any microphone in
Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser
Highly Predictable Proximity Effect
Extremely Low Self Noise
Internal User Selectable Low Frequency
Roll-Off Switch
Shockmount & Leatherette Microphone
Pouch Included
Polar Pattern:
Frequency Response:
30 – 20,000Hz
-38.5dB +/- 2dB (0
dB=1v/[email protected])
<200 ohms
Inherent Noise:
<20dB (A)
Maximum SPL:
135dB (1 kHz < 1% THD)
Filter Switch (Inside):
Flat / Low Cut
Operating Voltage:
48V +/- 4VDC
(External Phantom Power Required)
3-pin XLR
50.5 x 190mm
Weight: 76g 
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