Countryman I2 Instrument Microphone

$235.00
PA SKU # CMN I2 CONFIG MFR # I2
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  • Product Highlights
  • Smooth Frequency Response
  • Perfect for Instruments
  • Precise Polar Patterns
  • Choose Your Pattern
  • Choose Your Sensitivity
  • Choose Your Connector

Instrument Microphone with Windscreen, Basic Clip and Carrying Case

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The I2 Instrument Microphone combines smooth frequency response, low noise, and precise polar patterns with deep nulls: perfect for capturing the full character of instruments.

The I2 Instrument Microphone has been engineered from the ground up for smooth frequency response, low noise, and precise polar patterns with deep nulls and natural on- and off-axis response. The combination of small size and sonic precision makes it ideal for X-Y, M-S, and other techniques that rely on accurate coincident positioning and consistent patterns. Its tiny size makes it perfect for distance miking that is invisible on camera. Flexible new close miking techniques are aided by Countryman's line of instrument mounts, which are designed to mount securely and gently to many different instruments.

Unparalleled Precision: The I2 maintains excellent pattern controll and frequency response at all angles, for uncolored recordings and reduced feedback issues.

Complete Control: Flexible close miking techniques are aided by Countryman's line of instrument mounts, which position securely and gently to strings, brass, and more.

Effortless Possibilities: Small size and sonic precision makes it ideal for X-Y, M-S, and other techniques that rely on accurate coincident positioning and consistent patterns.

Built Tough: The aramid-reinforced cable and braided RF shielding
are ready for years of service in demanding environments.

Which pattern should I choose?
To get the best performance, know the angles where your microphone is most sensitive to sound, and which angles offer the best rejection of unwanted sounds.

The omnidirectional pattern picks up all sounds from all directions equally. It has the flattest frequency response, the lowest noise level, and is the least susceptible to wind noise and vibration. The omnidirectional microphone is often used for recording and sound reinforcement of acoustic instruments such as percussion, guitar, saxophone, and piano.

The cardioid pattern is most effective at picking up sound directly in front of the microphone, and is least sensitive to sound directly behind the microphone. Overall the cardioid picks up about 1/3 less ambient noise than the omnidirectional, so the working distance (the distance a performer could be positioned from the microphone) is approximately 1.7 times that of the omni. The cardioid is an excellent choice when you can position the microphone directly toward the 90° sound you wish to record (a lead singer, for example) and directly away from unwanted sound sources (a crowd or loud monitor).

The hypercardioid pattern has a narrower pick up pattern in front than the cardioid, overall better rejection of ambient noise, and the working distance is about twice that of the omni. The hypercardioid has a small "pick-up lobe" directly behind the microphone. This means that the maximum rejection areas are behind and to the sides (about 60 degrees away from the rear of the microphone on either side). The hypercardioid is the best choice when the loudest unwanted sounds-like speakers-can be positioned in these nulls.
  • Frequency Response:
    Omnidirectional: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Directional: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Overload Sound Level: 150 dB SPL at 1% THD
  • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms +/- 2% balanced, transformerless. Will drive load impedance without distortion at full rated SPL.
  • Equivalent Acoustic Noise:
    Omnidirectional: 25 dBA
    Directional: 29 dBA
  • Power Requirements: 6V to 50V Phantom at 4mA. Voltage below 24V wil result in reduced overload SPL.
  • Sensitivity: 1.4 mV/Pascal
  • Dimensions: 9/32" x 7/16" x 5/32" (7mm x 10.5mm x 3.5mm) excluding cable strain relief.
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