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Old February 18th, 2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Apex 175 shotgun

Not that I'm going to buy this particular model, mainly because it's too large for my cams, but I had a look at one today which looked very good. It's solid, super-cardioid, and comes with an XLR cable and shoe-mount. I believe the price was $110 Canadian. Has anyone tried this mic or own one? Feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.apexelectronics.com
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Old February 18th, 2004, 08:23 PM   #2
 
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What's the body made of? If it's plastic or aluminum...I'd shurely shy away.
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Old February 18th, 2004, 10:28 PM   #3
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It's an aluminum body, chinese mic and it is too big for Franks camera. The problem here is budgetary constraints.
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Old February 18th, 2004, 10:54 PM   #4
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This is the ideal microphone for sound reinforcement applications where the microphone needs to have a tight pick-up pattern, but cannot be placed close to the source. Shotgun microphones are most commonly used on sound-stages, for stage plays, for broadcast or for electronic newsgathering. This supercardioid shotgun mic will run on either phantom or battery power. The APEX175 is shipped with a ‘pistol grip’ mic clip, and a foam windsock and is ideal for any application where a great performing, yet lightweight (392g) shotgun mic is required.

Specs:

Type:Shotgun Mic
Element/Capsule:Back Elecret Condenser
Operating_Voltage_(V):Battery 1.5V or 9-48VDC Phantom
Current_Drain_(mA):>2.0mA
Output_Impedance_(Ohms):250 Ohms
Frequency_Range_(Hz):80-15000Hz
Pollar_Patterns_(s):Super-Cardioid
Sensitivity_(dB):-70dB
S/N_Ration_(dB):>65dB
Maximum_Input_SPL_(dB):120dB
Connector:Internal 3 pin XLR-M
Weight_(oz/g):392g
Dimensions_(in/mm):22mm x 305mm
Included_Accessories:Mic Clip and Windsock
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Old February 19th, 2004, 02:26 AM   #5
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Aluminum, and very solid; but, yes, it's too big for my cams. I was just curious about it's audio quality, because it looks like one H_ll of a nice mic---and cheap.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 12:49 AM   #6
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Let's just say it's OK for the money, a fair bit better than the plastic, fine merchandise that's being flogged out there. The specs are basically meaningless. If it sounds OK then it will be OK for a $80US mic.

The Chinese are really becoming aggressive in the mic export market. They do a private label for even small orders.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 01:43 AM   #7
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Thanks, Bryan.

So the Apex 191 has better audio quality than that from the Apex 175?
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