X-R microphone capsules

X-R microphone capsules

X-R microphone capsules

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Capsules ordered in pairs will be matched on request–please allow two weeks for a matched pair.  Short cardioid capsules ordered in quantity of four will be matched for use in an ambisonic matrix.  Capsules include windscreen.

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Description

X-R microphone capsules are available in nine polar pattern and sensitivity combinations:

Polar Patterns (10mm capsule unless otherwise noted):
  • cardioid:  vent holes without blind hole
  • nearfield cardioid:  vent holes with one blind hole mark
  • side-address cardioid: 14mm capsule, female RCA jack output only
  • cardioid, low sensitivity:  vent holes with two blind hole marks oriented diagonally, representing high-frequency rolloff
  • short cardioid:  short body with vent holes, male RCA output only
  • hypercardioid:  vent holes with two blind hole marks oriented vertically, representing front and rear polar response lobes
  • omnidirectional:  no vent holes, without blind hole
  • omnidirectional, low sensitivity:  no vent holes with two blind hole marks oriented diagonally, representing high-frequency rolloff
  • measurement (omnidirectional):  6mm capsule, steel grille, no vent holes, male RCA output only

The cardioid capsule is intended for general use on all sources where off-axis rejection is important, but a low-frequency rolloff outside the nearfield is not desired.

The nearfield cardioid capsule has reduced farfield low frequency response.  When placed within 30cm (1′) of the source, the capsule’s proximity effect will provide a natural tone on the source with excellent rejection of farfield low frequency signals.  It is recommended for instrument mount in more difficult acoustic environments where low frequency bleed from other instruments must be rejected.  It is also excellent in combination with the omnidirectional capsule using the acoustic low-pass filter; the combined pattern yields the natural low-frequency response of the omnidirectional capsule combined with the precise stereo image of a directional capsule.

The side-address cardioid is also a general use capsule, with better low-frequency extension and improved noise compared with the standard cardioid capsule.  The side-address cardioid is only supplied with a female RCA jack.

The low-sensitivity cardioid and low-sensitivity omnidirectional capsules have reduced sensitivity and increased SPL handling for close-mic techniques on very loud sources, such as drums or instrument amplifiers.  Both capsules have attenuated high-frequency response to yield a frequency response similar to dynamic microphones.

The short cardioid capsule is intended for use with 3D (ambisonic) surround applications.  Its reduced length is designed to minimize phase differences experienced in an ambisonic decoding matrix.  The short cardioid capsule is only supplied with a male RCA plug.

The hypercardioid capsule has superior rejection of off-axis signals.  It is especially intended for instrument mount or stereo recording in difficult acoustic environments.

The omnidirectional capsule provides the most natural response when mounted on an instrument.  It may also be used with the table mount as a boundary microphone.  The optional equalization disc provides an on-axis high-frequency boost for enhanced directivity.

The measurement capsule uses a flat-response 6mm omnidirectional capsule, and includes a 1/3 octave calibration report.  The measurement capsule is only supplied with a male RCA plug.

Capsules include windscreen.

X-R capsule outputs are inverse polarity.  The X-R and X-Y amplifiers and custom output cables are designed to route the capsule signal output to the inverting pin of the corresponding XLR output connectors, such the the signal at the microphone amplifier has positive polarity.

 

General capsule specifications:

Type: 10mm electret condenser microphone (measurement: 6mm; side-address cardioid: 14mm)
Power: +5V to +12V recommended; +3V minimum, 6KΩ recommended
Current: 0.5mA maximum

cardioid:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 132dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -34dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 100Hz to 12.5kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -5dB @ 1kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -13dB @ 1kHz
Self-Noise: 18dBA
Weight:  10g (0.4oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 12mmø (1 1/4″ x 1/2″ø)

nearfield cardioid:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 132dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -34dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 250Hz to 20kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -6dB @ 1kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -16dB @ 1kHz
Self-Noise: 15dBA
Weight:  10g (0.4oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 12mmø (1 1/4″ x 1/2″ø)

side-address cardioid:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 132dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -34dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 80Hz to 20kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -5dB @ 1kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -13dB @ 1kHz
Self-Noise: 16dBA
Weight:  23g (0.8oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 19mmø (1 1/4″ x 3/4″ø)

cardioid, low-sensitivity:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 144dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -47dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 100Hz to 4kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -5dB @ 1kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -16dB @ 1kHz
Self-Noise: 30dBA
Weight:  10g (0.4oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 12mmø (1 1/4″ x 1/2″ø)

short cardioid:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 132dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -38dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 125Hz to 20kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -6dB @ 1kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -16dB @ 1kHz
Self-Noise: 15dBA
Weight:  9g (0.3oz)
Dimensions:  22mm x 12mmø (7/8″ x 1/2″ø)

hypercardioid:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 132dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -34dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 200Hz to 10kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -10dB @ 1kHz
Polar Response, 135°: -10dB @ 1kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -3dB @ 1kHz
Self-Noise: 20dBA
Weight:  10g (0.4oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 12mmø (1 1/4″ x 1/2″ø)

omnidirectional:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 132dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -34dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Response with equalization disc
Polar Response, 90°: -3dB @ 13kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -3dB @ 13kHz
Self-Noise: 15dBA
Weight:  10g (0.4oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 12mmø (1 1/4″ x 1/2″ø)

omnidirectional, low-sensitivity:

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 144dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -47dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 20Hz to 5kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -3dB @ 13kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -3dB @ 13kHz
Self-Noise: 27dBA
Weight:  10g (0.4oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 12mmø (1 1/4″ x 1/2″ø)

measurement (omnidirectional):

Maximum Level, 1kHz @ 1% THD: 132dBSPL
Sensitivity, 1kHz @ 94dBSPL: -34dBV/Pa, +/-2dB
Frequency Response @ 1m (-3dB): 20Hz to 20kHz
Polar Response, 90°: -3dB @ 16kHz
Polar Response, 180°: -3dB @ 16kHz
Self-Noise: 22dBA
Weight:  8g (0.3oz)
Dimensions:  32mm x 9mmø (1 1/4″ x 3/8″ø)

Additional information

Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 3 × .5 in

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