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STEREO MICROPHONES

We have tested and approved these stereo mics at various price points...

AUDIO-TECHNICA BP4025  •  AT8022
Large Diaphragm One-Point Stereo Condenser Microphones

 

Ideal for stereo field recording, broadcast interviews and general stereo recording, Audio-Technica’s versatile BP4025 and AT8022 stereo condensers are unusual because they have large diaphragms to deliver pristine sound quality and exceptionally low noise (many stereo one-point mics only have the smaller diaphragms which can be OK but are more of a compromise in terms of performance and overall audio transparency). The coincident capsule configuration in the BP4025 and AT8022 produces an X/Y stereo image in an innovative coincident capsule configuration (see cutaway photos). This allows for a smaller housing while producing a wide stereo image with real spatial impact and realism. (The BP4025 is shown on the right of our photograph and the AT8022 on the left.)

Click here for a PDF spec sheet on the BP4025
Click here for a PDF spec sheet on the AT8022
Click here for a PDF leaflet on both mics


Main Specifications

Element: fixed charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern: X/Y Stereo
Frequency Response: 20 - 17,000Hz (BP4025); 20 - 15,000Hz (AT8022)
Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80Hz, 12dB/Octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity (BP4025): -32dB (25.1mV) re: 1V @ 1Pa
Open Circuit Sensitivity (AT8022): -38dB (12.5mV) re: 1V @ 1Pa
Channel Balance: <2.5dB
Impedance (BP4025): 170ohms
Impedance (AT8022): 250ohms (Phantom), 300ohms (Battery)
Maximum Input SPL (BP4025): 145dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% T.H.D. (155dB SPL with 10dB pad)
Maximum Input SPL (AT8022): 128dB SPL (Phantom), 120dB SPL (Battery), 1kHz @ 1% T.H.D. Dynamic Range (BP4025): 131dB,  1kHz @ max SPL
Dynamic Range (AT8022): 109dB (Phantom), 101dB (Battery),  1kHz @ max SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio: 80dB (BP4025); 75dB (AT8022), at 1kHz/1Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52VDC 7mA typical (both channels total)
Battery Type (AT8022 only): 1.5V AA
Battery Current/Life: 0.7mA / 700 hours typical (alkaline)
Switch (BP4025): Flat/Roll-Off; 10dB Pad (nominal)
Switch (AT8022):
Battery On/Off; Flat/Roll-Off
Weight: 269g (9.5oz) (BP4025); 247g (8.7oz) (AT8022)
Dimensions: 186mm (7.32") long, 47.6mm (1.87") head diameter, 21mm (0.83" max body diameter)
Output Connector: Integral 5-pin XLRM type
Cable (BP4025): Balanced: 5.0 m (16.5') long, 8 conductor, shielded, vinyl-jacketed stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output end
Cable (AT8022):
Balanced: 2.0 m (6.5') long, 8 conductor, shielded, vinyl-jacketed stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and two 3-pin XLRM-type connectors at output end; Unbalanced: 0.6 m (2.0') long stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end and 3.5 mm TRS connector at output end
Supplied Accessories:
AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; windscreen; battery; soft protective pouch

 

AT-BP4025

Audio Technica BP4025 Stereo One-Point Microphone - NORMALLY IN STOCK
 

 

£449 each including Vat

AT-AT8022

Audio Technica AT8022 Stereo One-Point Microphone - NORMALLY IN STOCK
 

 

£389 each including Vat

RYC-055308

Rycote Special 80 Furry Wind-Jammer for BP4025 & AT8022 Microphones above - NORMALLY IN STOCK
 

 

£36 each including Vat

AUDIO-TECHNICA BP4029
Stereo Short Shotgun Super-Directional Microphone

 

At just 236mm (9.29") in length, the BP4029 provides broadcasters, videographers and sound recordists professional quality stereo audio in a microphone that resembles a monaural shotgun mic. That means the BP4029 is easy to use with standard pistol grips, windscreens and camera mounts. Engineered for long-distance pickup in broadcasting and film/TV production, this compact M-S stereo shotgun features internal matrixing innovations that allow for stereo audio with or without an external matrix. It also features switchable low-frequency roll-off and independent line-cardioid and figure-of-eight condenser elements. Phantom powering only.

 

• Designed for broadcasters, videographers and sound recordists

• Compact, lightweight design is perfect for pistol grip, boom and camera-mount use

• Independent Line-cardioid and Figure-of-eight condenser elements

• Switchable low-frequency roll-off

• Switch selection of non-matrixed M-S mode
• Two internally-matrixed left/right stereo modes

 

Click here for a PDF leaflet on this mic

 

Main Specifications

Element: Fixed charge back plate, permanently polarised condenser
Polar Pattern: Line Cardioid, Figure-of-8 (MS Stereo)
Frequency Response: 40 - 20,000Hz
Low Frequency Roll-Off: 80Hz, 12dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity: Mid: -30dB (31.6mV); Side: -34dB (19.9mV); LR Stereo: -36dB re: 1V @ 1Pa
Impedance: 200 Ohms
Maximum Input SPL: Mid: 123dB SPL; Side: 127dB SPL; LR Stereo: 126dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% THD
Dynamic Range (Typical): Mid: 101dB; Side: 101dB; LR Stereo: 102dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio:
Mid: 72dB SPL; Side: 68dB SPL; LR Stereo: 70dB SPL, 1kHz at 1Pa
Power Requirements: 11-52VDC Phantom, 4mA typical at 48V, each channel
Switches: M-S, LR Stereo-Wide (LR-W); LR Stereo-Narrow (LR-N); flat, roll-off
Weight (Microphone): 103g (3.6oz)
Dimensions: 236mm (9.29") long, 21mm (0.83") diameter
Output Connector: Integral 5-pin XLRM-type
Cable:
Dual 0.61m (24") shielded two-conductor, terminated in two XLR3M-type connectors
Supplied Accessories: AT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; AT8134 windscreen; protective carrying case
 

Optional Adaptors, Bars, Clips, Blimps, Zeps, Booms, Stands, Grips, Suspensions and Windgags - Click the Mic Accessories menu.
 

AT-BP4029

Audio-Technica BP4029 Stereo Short Shotgun Super-Directional Microphone (requires Connectronics microphone leads - click here) IN STOCK
 

 

£779 each including Vat

AUDIO-TECHNICA PRO24
One-Point Stereo Condenser Microphone

 

The PRO24 sets a new price/performance standard in stereo microphones. Designed for stereo recording on a budget, it provides the convenience of an affordable, high-quality stereo one-point pickup in a single microphone. A pair of cardioid elements in an X-Y configuration delivers the spatial impact and realism of a live sound field. It can be powered either by an internal battery or used battery-free with recording devices that provide plug-in power at the mic input. Supplied with a captive lead terminated with a mini-jack plug.


Main Specifications

Element: fixed charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern: X/Y Stereo
Frequency Response: 100 - 17,000Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -50dB (3.1mV) re: 1V @ 1Pa
Impedance: 600 Ohms
Maximum Input SPL.:119dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% T.H.D.
Dynamic Range (Typical): 82dB, 1kHz @ max SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio: 57 dB (at 1kHz/1Pa)
Power Requirements: 2-10VDC plug-in power
Battery Type: 1.5V LR44
Battery Current/Life: 0.6mA / 200 hours typical
Switch: On/Off
Weight: 111g (3.9oz)
Dimensions: 116.5mm (4.59") long, 21mm (0.83") max body diameter
Output Connector: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack plug on permanently attached 1.8m (6') flying cable
Supplied Accessories: AT8405a Stand Clamp; LR44 battery; windscreen; soft case.
 


 

AT-PRO24

Audio Technica PRO24 Stereo One-Point Microphone (powered by the Edirol R-09's 'plug-in' power) - IN STOCK
 

 

£99 each including Vat

RODE NT4
X/Y Stereo One-Point Studio & Location Microphone

 

A unique solution to the age-old problem of stereo recording. By eliminating the need to purchase a matched pair of microphones (expensive) and the associated complex set-up bars and adaptors (messy) to get professional results. The NT4's fixed 90 degree X/Y configuration and perfectly matched stereo condenser capsules let you record any source with immaculate stereo detail.

The NT4 has a 128 dB dynamic range, 143 dBA SPL and low self-noise. Offering selectable battery or phantom power operation with power indicator light, the NT4 is ideally suited to both studio and location recording.

The NT4 comes supplied in a custom carry case with a windshield, XLR to mini-jack and dual XLR cables for portable solid state recorders with a mini-jack mic input or professional balanced XLR input connections.

 

Click here for a PDF leaflet on this mic
Click here for the instruction manual for this mic

 

Main Specifications

Acoustic Principle:
Stereo Microphone. 90° XY placement. Each side comprises an externally polarised single diaphragm condenser transducer.
Capsule Size: 0.5” (13mm)
Active Electronics: JFET Impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Pickup Pattern: Cardioid per capsule
Output Impedance: 200Ω per side
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: -38 dB re 1v/Pa ± 2 dB equivalent to 12mV/Pa where 1 Pa = 94dBSPL
Equivalent Noise: <16 dBSPL, (A-weighted per IEC268-15)
Maximum Output: +13.9 dBu @ 1% THD into 1k
Dynamic Range: >128 dB
Maximum SPL: 143 dB @ 1% THD into 1k
Signal/Noise Ratio: 78dB
Power Requirements: 4 mA, P48 (38V–52V) 2 mA, P24 (20V-26V) 2.8 mA, P12 (10.8V-13.2V) 2.4mA using 9V battery
Packed Weight: 2.3kg (Mic only 480g)

 

RO-NT4

Rode NT4 X/Y Stereo One-Point Microphone - IN STOCK

 

£399 each including Vat

SUPERLUX E523/D • E522/B
One-Point X/Y Stereo Field Recording Microphones

 

Superlux’s compact, lightweight E523/D (balanced) and E522/B (unbalanced) stereo one-point microphones are designed for live field recording. They are equipped with a pair of closely matched microphone capsules to capture the spatial impact and realism of any sound stage. Especially suited to broadcast, pro-audio and digital location recording. With 2 balanced XLR outputs, the E523/D works seamlessly with professional solid state recorders and video equipment. The E522/B is an unbalanced version with a lead terminated in a stereo mini-jack plug for use with our lower cost solid state sound recorders. The versatile E523/D operates on either battery or phantom power and comes with a 5m (16.5') cable [5-pin XLRF to two balanced 3-pin male XLR plugs]. The E522/B operates on a 1.5V AA battery and comes with one 3m cable [3-pin XLRF to stereo mini-jack plug] for general use with a solid state recorder and one 0.5m cable [3-pin XLRF to stereo mini-jack plug] for use on camera.

 

Click here for a PDF leaflet on the E523/D

 

Main Specifications

Element: fixed charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern: X/Y Stereo
Frequency Response: 30 - 20,000Hz
Low Frequency Roll-Off: 150Hz, 6dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -47dB (4.4mV) re: 1V @ 1Pa
Channel Balance: <=2.5dB
Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced
Maximum Input SPL: 126dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% THD
Dynamic Range (Typical): 102dB, 1kHz @ Max SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio: 70 dB (at 1kHz/1Pa)
Phantom Power Requirements (E523/D only): 5-52VDC Phantom, 2mA typical (each channel)
Battery Type (E523/D & E522/B): 1.5V AA / UM3
Battery Current/Life: 2mA / 1000 hours typical (alkaline)
Weight: 340g (E523/D); 300g (E522/B)
Dimensions: 218mm long, 64mm max head width, 23.5mm body diameter
Output Connector: Integral 5-pin XLRM-type (E523/D); Integral 3-pin XLR-M type (E522/D)
Cable (E523/D): 5m long, vinyl-jacketed, stereo cable with 5-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end, and two balanced 3-pin male XLR plugs at output end
Cable (E522/B): 3m long, vinyl-jacketed, stereo cable with 3-pin XLRF-type connector at microphone end, and one single 3.5mm stereo mini-jack plug at output end
Supplied Accessories: HM-38 Stand Clamp, S50 foam wind-gag, soft case
Options: HM-40C Camera Mount, Reinhardt AT822 High Wind-Gag (furry sleeve to slip over supplied foam wind-gag)

 

SUP-E523D

Superlux E523/D Stereo One-Point Microphone (balanced - this is the standard version that comes with 2 x 3-pin male XLR plugs) - IN STOCK
 

 

£79 each including Vat

SUP-E522B

Superlux E522/B Stereo One-Point Microphone (unbalanced - this is the version to buy if your recorder's mic input is a mini-jack socket) - IN STOCK
 

 

£69 each including Vat

SSS-HSM1

SSS HSM1 Hot-Shoe Mount for Superlux E523/D & E522/B - IN STOCK
 

 

£19 each including Vat

RYC-055422

Rycote Furry Wind-Gag sleeve for Superlux E523/D & E522/B (with its own foam liner) IN STOCK
 

 

£38 each including Vat

SUPERLUX E531/BCS
One-Point M/S Stereo Field Recording Microphone with Unbalanced Output

 

The Superlux E531/BCS a great little unbalanced stereo microphone. It is perfect  for use with lower cost solid state recorders and video cameras that have a 3.5mm mini-jack microphone input. The E531/BCS is configured with an M/S stereo capsule arrangement for capturing reasonably natural live sound on a budget. The effective coverage angle can be switched between 120° (wide pattern for recording orchestras, choirs etc.) and 90° (narrow pattern for solo instruments, speech and dialogue). It won't set the world alight but it'll get you some pretty acceptable recordings if cost is an issue.

Click here for a PDF leaflet on this mic

 

Main Specifications

Type: Single point stereo Mid-Side arrangement, Electret Condenser capsules
Polar Pattern: Cardioid for Mid, Figure-of-8 for Side; 120° or 90° coverage
Frequency Response
: 100 - 15,000Hz
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -45dB (5.6mV) re: 1V @ 1Pa (120° setting)
Impedance: 1kOhm +/-20% at 1kHz
Maximum Load Impedance: 2kOhm
Equivalent Noise Level: 25dB SPL
Maximum Input SPL: 110dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% THD
Dynamic Range (Typical): 85dB
Signal to Noise Ratio: 69dB
Battery Type: 1.5V AA / UM3
Battery Current/Life: 200 hours approx. (alkaline); 4mA power consumption
Weight: 110g (inc battery)
Output Connector: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack plug
Supplied Accessories: HM-29 Stand Clamp; Foam windscreen

 

 

SUP-E531-BCS

Superlux E531/BCS M/S Stereo One-Point Microphone - IN STOCK

 

£39 each including Vat

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