Apex 480 Condenser

Regular price $150

Large Diaphragm FET Condenser microphone. Switchable Omni/Cardioid/Fig 8 polar patterns, -10dB Pad, bass roll-off. High SPL rating. Includes shock mount, wind sock and hardshell carry case. Serious value.



Manufacturer Info:

The multi-pattern Apex480 is a true FET microphone design. Unlike standard solid-state microphone circuitry, the FETs (Field Effect Transistors) used the Apex480\'s signal path deliver incredible clarity with an extremely wide dynamic range. The FET design offers the unique ability to create a very musical sounding \'soft clip\' with a smooth output and rich harmonic content, much like that of a tube microphone.

The Apex480\'s FET design is rugged enough for live stage or remote recording applications where a tube microphone may be too fragile or cumbersome to use. Unlike a typical tube microphone design, the Apex480 will operate with a standard phantom power source, without a bulky external power supply or proprietary multi-pin microphone cable, yet deliver an almost tube-like presence and warmth. There the FET design shines is its higher signal to noise ratio with a lower inherent noise floor than its tube counterpart - making it an ideal microphone for recording critical tracks like solo vocals.

Three selectable polar patterns, low frequency roll-off and -10dB pad switch on the body of the microphone ensure the Apex480 can be easily applied to virtually any recording or live application.

It can easily be used with instruments solo instruments like saxophones, flutes, brass or woodwinds, acoustic guitars or acoustic bass. The Apex480 excels anywhere superior sound quality is required, yet subtlety and clarity is paramount.

Due to its rugged construction and ability to handle high SPL, the Apex480 is an outstanding choice for live sound reinforcement or live recording applications. It can handle the levels you\'d see on an overhead mic for drum kits or in front of guitar or bass cabinets.

Controls on the microphone itself include a -10 dB pad switch, allowing distortion-free reproduction of extremely loud at-source signals, and a low frequency roll off switch that reduces unnecessary low end \'boominess\' and low frequency interference. The included external shock-mount suspension virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.


    • Selectable Polar Patterns (Omni-Directional, Cardioid & Figure-8)

    • -10db Pad & Low-Frequency Roll-Off Switches On Mic Body

    • Warm, Extremely Smooth-Sounding FET Design

    • Wide Dynamic Range With Low Noise Floor

    • 20 - 20,000Hz Frequency Response