Wilsonville, OR (June 3, 2013)—Audix has released the M55 hanging ceiling mic, a miniature condenser microphone designed for conference, meeting, board and classroom installations.
"In designing the M55, we set out to solve the common problems of installation and performance for hanging ceiling mics," said Cliff Castle, VP of Sales and Marketing at Audix. "We started with our M1255B miniature condenser mic that uses an integrated preamp and power supply. We then designed a ceiling mount system (patent pending) that allows aiming and height adjustment, even after the mic is installed. Finally, we included an airtight plenum-rated enclosure that meets all code requirements.”
"Other ceiling mic designs use an external power adaptor down the line, which means the cable connecting the mic to the adaptor is unbalanced, and thus susceptible to interference," said Gene Houck, National Sales Manager at Audix. "The M55's integrated electronics solve this problem at the source. The M55 also accommodates interchangeable capsules that offer a wide variety of coverage patterns: omni, cardioid, hyper-cardioid and super-cardioid (shotgun).”
The M55 includes a UL-approved, plenum-rated junction box that houses all cable connections neatly above the ceiling.
The M55's mounting hardware allows finger-tip adjustment of hanging down to 48 inches from the ceiling surface. An airtight connection to the included plenum box locks the mic at the desired height and rotation. An optional aiming clip makes any additional angular adjustments simple and reliable.
The frequency response of the M55 is optimized for speech. All electronics are fully integrated, high sensitivity, low noise, and the signal output is balanced.