The PZM30 D high-performance hemispherical boundary layer microphone is a Pressure Zone Microphone® designed for professional recording, sound reinforcement and broadcasting. The capsule is mounted in the pressure zone, an area where direct sound and reflected sound are in phase, which provides a 6dB higher sensitivity.
Two selectable frequency responses (flat/rising) provide greater flexibility in mic placement and sonic character. The rising position of the frequency switch adds brilliance and a crisp attack on percussion, drums, or piano. The PZM30 D comes in a very rugged, low-profile, metal housing with detachable cable that makes it sturdy and reliable for heavy duty applications.
The PZM30 D is a Pressure Zone Microphone® designed for professional recording, sound reinforcement and broadcasting. It has many applications, from miking full orchestras or individual musical instruments to security or teleconferencing.
The PZM30 D has a switchable dual frequency response: rising (R) or flat (F). The "rising" position adds brilliance. This makes it useful wherever a crisp attack is desired, such as on percussion, drums, or piano. The user can get a bright sound without boosting high frequencies on the recording console; the result is lower noise. The "flat" position provides a smooth, flat, high-frequency response for natural sound reproduction.
These sturdy microphones are especially reliable because they can be used with a rugged detachable cable. The output is a male 3-pin XLR-type, balanced and low impedance, which permits long cable runs without hum pickup or high-frequency loss.
Like other Pressure Zone Microphones, the PZM30 D utilizes the Pressure Recording Process in which a miniature condenser microphone capsule is positioned very close to a sound-reflecting plate or boundary. The capsule is mounted in the "Pressure Zone" just above the boundary, a region where sound coming directly from the sound source combines in phase with sound reflected off the boundary. The benefits are a wide, smooth frequency response free of phase interference, excellent clarity and "reach", a hemispherical polar pattern, and uncolored off-axis response.
AKG PZM30 D Features
- Hemispherical polar pattern
- PTZM (Pressure Zone Microphone) technology
- Switchable dual-frequency response
- Rugged, low-profile housing
- Detachable cable
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- Audio frequency bandwidth20 - 20000 Hz
- Sensitivity7 mV/Pa
- Signal to Noise74 dB-A
- Dimensions (LxWxH)152x127x19mm
- DesignFinish: Black
- Audio Output
- Type: Balanced XLR
- Gender: Male
- Contacts: 3-pin
- Powering InterfaceVoltage: 12 to 48 V
- Sound Reinforcement: Yes
- Retail: Yes
- DeviceBoundary Layer Microphone: Yes