Wilsonville, OR (May 16, 2011)--Audix has unveiled the latest member to its Micros family--the multi-pattern M1280B condenser mic/preamp.
It features a machined brass housing and modular threaded capsule; 40 Hz-20 kHz frequency response; and a 12mm gold-vapor diaphragm. Exclusively for the M1280B, Audix includes a discrete circuit design, recessed miniature XLR connector, and total immunity from RF caused by cell phones and wireless GSM devices.
Audix co-founder Cliff Castle states, "In my opinion, the M1280B is the crown jewel of the Micros Series as it represents the very finest achievement in miniature microphone technology. With this selection of the components, from the circuit-board material to the brass used to CNC the machined parts; there is no compromise in quality. The manufacturing and assembly processes for the M1280B are truly impressive and happen right here in our Wilsonville, Oregon factory."
Castle continues, "To insure that we have complete control over even the most minute details of production, Audix has invested in a fully integrated surface-mount line to handle circuit-board assembly. It is no accident that the M1280B will meet the performance demands of the most critical recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement applications. And the fact that the M1280B has such a low profile along with a wide variety of clips and accessories makes it a strong candidate for acoustic instruments and vocals of all types. In fact, when paired with the MicroBoom system of 24-, 50- and 84-inch carbon fiber boom arms, M1280B transforms into the perfect solution for acoustic stringed instruments, overheads and choral miking, as well as brass and woodwinds."
The M1280B is available in a matte black finish, and supplied accessories include a 25-foot cable, hanging mic clip, mic-stand adapter and external windscreen.