Audix M1255 Miniature Condenser.Wilsonville, OR (June 25, 2008)–The Audix Micros Series, which, according to the company, consists of the world’s smallest condenser microphones with integrated preamp and detachable cable, has added the M1255. With brass housing and a modular threaded capsule, the M1255 is designed to handle a variety of live, studio and fixed-install applications.
Features include a frequency response of 80 Hz-20 kHz, 12mm gold-vapor diaphragm, a selection of four capsules, and, reportedly, immunity from RF caused by cell phones and GSM devices.
National sales manager for Audix, Gene Houck, states, “The M1255 was developed in response to demands from pro audio installers who specialize in digitally controlled audio systems for teleconferencing, like Nexia from Biamp, for example. These systems will typically require anywhere from eight to 32 microphones strategically placed overhead, hanging from the ceiling.”
Houck continues, “Since the microphones are at a great distance from the sound source (approx. 6-7 feet), the real challenge is being able to get enough gain between the microphone and the mixer to do the job adequately. The M1255 provides a great solution because it offers an additional 10-12 dB of output, while at the same time keeping the noise at floor level an astonishing 21 dB (A weighted).”
Similarly, the M1255 can be used as a table microphone for meetings, conferences or as an overhead microphone for choirs and orchestras. There is an array of clips and accessories available that enable the M1255 to be used on instruments, podiums and mic stands. Also available for overhead and distance miking is the company’s MicroBoom carbon-fiber boom arm.