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Product overview

• Handheld condenser microphone designed for recording audio in a studio
• Unidirectional audio pickup allows the microphone to detect all your audio without interference from background noise
• 3.5mm connection allows you to connect the microphone directly to recording equipment such as a dictaphone
• 1m detachable cable allows you to move the microphone to exactly where you need it
• A sensitivity of -48dBv means you get excellent response to quieter sounds from the microphone
• Requires one AA battery (not included: Order Code L43AL)

What would I use this microphone with?
This microphone is fitted with a 1m long 3.5mm cable that allows you to connect it directly to a wide range of recording equipment including laptops and Dictaphones. This will allow you to record a variety of audio such as interviews, podcasts and webinars. You can record your audio easily without needing a range of adapters and converters to use the microphone and can setup the microphone in a matter of minutes.

What is the advantage of having a condenser microphone?
Condenser microphones are the most common type of microphones for recording audio. They are often used in recording studios as they have a greater ability to reproduce all the audio of an instrument or voice. Using phantom power, condenser microphones usually have a louder output but can be more sensitive to loud sounds.

What position does the condenser microphone pick up sound from?
This microphone picks up audio from whichever direction the microphone is pointed at. This allows for the microphone to pick up audio from wherever the user is pointing the microphone without it picking up background noise. This will increase the sound quality of the audio that’s recorded.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent compact stereo microphone. Have to disagree with one of the reviewers - I found the battery is easy to replace. Nice crisp sound. Also, it's quite stylish-looking. Looks great with the table-top mic stand. Great for mini-disc recording.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Let down by the stand The microphone works and is was what I wanted, but I cannot figure out the stand that came with it. This is a selection of cheap black plastic things that do not seem to fit together at all.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tinny with poor pickup Really low quality sound pick up, tinny and not crisp at all. Even with gain all the way up, mic incapable of picking up a receive balance as needed. Bought and tried to use connected via PC. May be ok via dictaphone or camera.
Date published: 2017-09-09
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Operating Specifications

Polar Pattern:



-48 dBvdBv


Transducer Type:



Connection Type:

3.5 mm


Cable Length:


Product Specifications

On/Off Switch:


Detachable Cable:


Will this microphone fit an iPod Touch 5 and does it have  directional qualities to record wild Bird Song

Asked by: Culli 46
Unfortunately this item would not be suitable for your intended use.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-09-06

I have a Sharp QT90 retro stereo hi fi.It has a 3.5 mm mic/max port.Will this mic work with it?

Asked by: fred
This should work fine , Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-23

Is this microphone suitable for connecting to a Kodak Flip Video Camera Zi8 which has a 3.5mm entry point and pick up good audio from my lecture 8 feet away?

Asked by: ggconsulting
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-13

would it work with IDJ3?

Asked by: greeneddie05
Unfortunately not as the IDJ3 doesn't have a 3.5mm input.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-12-31

would this work to record game commentary on my hauppauge hdpvr rocket game capture device  

Asked by: tommymalibu
The item shows as having a 3.5mm connection if the device you wanted to use the product with has a 3.5mm mic input this will work fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-02

Does this work on a Macbook Pro?

Asked by: jenny12
I am sorry but the item in question does not support use in your intended application.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-09-20

Do you need a pre-amp (phantom power) if connecting straight to a camera?

Asked by: Paulie
Yes a pre amp would need to be used if connecting via a line input on a unit.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

suitable for doing podcasts

Asked by: coco
I don't see why not .
Answered by: Neil G
Date published: 2015-07-17
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