Large diaphragm condenser vocal microphone
The A231 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone built for the most discerning studio user. With its externally-biased ?true condenser? capsule and low-noise circuitry, the A231 is able to capture the nuances of the human voice as well as the rich overtones of acoustic instruments with natural warmth and in stunning detail. An exceptionally consistent cardioid polar pattern focuses on the performance while offering smooth off-axis rejection.
The 33 mm condenser capsule of the A231 features a precision-tensioned diaphragm made from a specially formulated, heat-treated film with gold deposition distributed evenly to the far edges of the diaphragm. The result is a 25% greater effective diaphragm area when compared to the capsule of a typical large diaphragm microphone.
Behind the double-woven steel mesh grille of the A231, acoustic reflections and diffractions are minimized for transparent sound capture. The internal shock mount isolates the capsule from mechanical vibrations, eliminating the need for a bulky external shock mount. Proprietary impedance control between the capsule and circuitry ensures consistent and reliable performance across a wide range of environments.
Designed, machined, assembled, and tested by Audix in Wilsonville, Oregon.
33 mm externally-biased condenser capsule25% greater effective diaphragm areaCardioid polar patternProprietary internal shock mountLow noise preamp circuitryMachined aluminum body with gold-plated brass band
Transducer / Capsule Technology: 33 mm externally-biased condenser capsule / 29 mm 3.4 micron gold-sputtered diaphragm
Frequency Response: 20 Hz " 20 kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Output Impedance: 150 ohms
Sensitivity: 16 mV / Pa @ 1 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 82 dB
Maximum SPL: 140 dB
Dynamic Range: 128 dB
Equivalent Noise Level: 12 dBA
Operating Voltage: 48 V (± 4 V) Phantom
Connector: 3-pin XLR m
Materials / Finish: Body: Machined aluminum and gold-plated brass band Grille: Steel alloy
Weight: 330 g / 11.6 oz
1x A231 Microphone
1x Protective zippered carrying case
1x DCLIP Heavy-duty nylon molded snap-on clip
APS2 " Two-channel 48 V phantom power supply with 110 V switchable to 240 V and detachable power cord
TRIPOD " Metal tripod desktop mic stand
STANDKD " Short pedestal stand with telescoping boom arm
DFLEX " Dual pivot rim mounted clip with extra-wide butterfly jaws
CBL20 " 20? premium XLR-XLR balanced mic cable. Quad conductor, twisted-pair with a braided shield for conductivity. 6 mm PVC-jacketed
CBLDR25 " 25? premium right angle XLR balanced mic cable. Quad conductor, twisted pair with braided shield for conductivity. 6 mm PVC jacketed
PD133 " Pop diffuser to control plosives
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