Farmingdale, NY (May 16, 2005)–Beyerdynamic has debuted its MCE 86 II shotgun microphone. The mic was conceived for theater, lectern and video applications, including camera or camcorder mounting and includes an active filter to increase resistance to wind noise and vibration.
The MCE 86 II uses an electrostatic transducer element and a hypercardioid/lobe polar pattern. There are two different elastic suspensions available, designed to suppress footfall sound and vibrations from zoom motors. The frequency response is spec’d at 50-1,800 Hz, and it is said to handle a sound pressure of 128 dB. The MCE 86 II can be powered from a balanced phantom source or battery powered with an integrated 1.5 V battery. All battery-powered versions have an On/Off switch and battery-condition LED.