Astatic’s 1650VP microphone
with anti-rotational mount
and remote control box.
Solon, OH (May 20, 2009)–The new Astatic 1600VP variable pattern condenser hanging microphone system features remote polar control and an anti-rotational positioning mount.
It reportedly allows the user to adjust the shape of the pickup pattern to provide the best gain before feedback from a remote location using the mic cable.
Designed to hang from a ceiling, the 1600VP is targeted for the recording and sound reinforcement of choirs, instruments and ambient miking, in addition to government, institutional and business applications. A low-profile carbon fiber boom (MB-1) is available for microphone stand mounting.
The remote variable polar pattern control uses a two-conductor shielded cable (max length 2,000 feet) between the microphone head and the pattern-control box (VPC-1), giving the installer or end-user the ability to change polar patterns when installed, or from scene to scene without inducing noise into the audio chain. Adjustments to the pickup pattern can be done “on the fly” without costly lifts, ladders and capsules.
Attention has been given to the frequency response and sensitivity of the microphone while utilizing the variable-pattern control to alter the shape of the pickup pattern. The large-diameter, low-noise elements produce a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz with a selectable, recessed 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave high-pass filter that promises to remove unwanted low-frequency energy when engaged. The filter control is located on the control box.
Up to six control boxes can be mounted in one rack unit. The polar-pattern dial is positioned for adjustment and can be secured with a single “flat-style” blank panel when rackmounted.