The X-R remote capsule microphone system is an interchangeable microphone capsule system designed for instrument and custom mounting solutions. Using the remote cable system, X-R capsules may also be conveniently mounted on the X-R stereo bar.
The X-R remote capsule microphone system has six available capsules that can fit remote system mounts:
- cardioid: vent holes without blind hole
- nearfield cardioid: vent holes with one blind hole mark
- cardioid, low sensitivity: vent holes with two blind hole marks oriented diagonally, representing high-frequency rolloff
- hypercardioid: vent holes with two blind hole marks oriented vertically, representing front and rear polar response lobes
- omnidirectional: no vent holes
- omnidirectional, low sensitivity: no vent holes with two blind hole marks oriented diagonally, representing high-frequency rolloff
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 low-sensitivity cardioid and 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 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 surface mount as a boundary microphone. The optional equalization disc provides an on-axis high-frequency boost for enhanced directivity.
Capsules include windscreen.