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The SMX-30 is stereo\/mono switchable so you don’t have to.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eHoused inside an innovative casing the SMX-30 is actually two microphones packaged into one. The stereo microphone is positioned at the top and consists of 2 cardioid polar pattern microphone elements spaced apart at a 120º angle for capturing a natural sounding stereo image. The mono microphone uses a super-cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera and is equipped with the same high-quality element as Azden’s SGM-250 shotgun microphone to record broadcast quality sound.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGain Control\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eThe audio controls on DSLR cameras are limited if they exist at all. And DSLRs are notoriously known to have low-quality microphone preamps that add noise to the video soundtrack when the gain is turned up. That’s why Azden designed the SMX-30 with a +20dB gain booster; so you can get a strong clean audio signal into your camera minimizing the need to turn up the noisy preamp.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eAlso included is a -10dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motorsport events.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrequency Response\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eThe SMX-30 has a wide frequency response ranging from 40Hz to 20kHz so the audio you capture will sound full and natural. Additionally a low-cut filter switch is included for reducing the level of low frequencies below 120Hz which is especially useful for mitigating noise caused by air conditioners wind and traffic.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePower\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eThe SMX-30 is powered by two AA batteries; a lower cost option than the 9V battery that is used in some competitor microphones. The SMX-30 can achieve 24 hours of operation with a single set of batteries with absolutely no degradation of sound quality. The battery indicator LED light lets you know when it’s time to change batteries with up to a 1 hour warning.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eMaximize battery life by using the unique “Auto” power setting. When set to Auto the SMX-30 can detect when a camera is on and will automatically power on and off with the camera (requires a mic input that provides plug-in power). Ever leave your microphone on by accident to discover that the batteries are dead the next time you try to use it? Eliminate that possibility by always leaving the SMX-30 in “Auto” mode.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIntegrated Shock Absorbing Shoe Mount\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eIntegrated into the design of the SMX-30 is a custom made shock absorbing shoe mount to isolate the microphone from camera motor and handling noise. The mount is designed to fit the standard camera shoe and comes with a ¼”-20 thread at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories. \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eSwitch between stereo and mono microphones\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eLevel adjustment: -10dB 0dB +20dB\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003e+20dB gain booster alleviates noise produced by low-quality camera preamps\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003e-10dB pad for loud sound environments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eLow-cut filter selectable at 120Hz 3dB\/octave\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eOperates on (2) AA batteries\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eLow noise high sensitivity wide frequency response\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003e10 year warranty with 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Imp:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e50Ω\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003ePower Req:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eAA batteries x2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eOutput Conn:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e3.5mm Stereo mini plug\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003ePower Switch:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eOff Battery Auto\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eGain Control:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e-10dB 0dB +20dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eLCF:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e120Hz 3dB\/octave\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eDims:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e47mm x 107mm x 145mm\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eWeight:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e145g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e","published_at":"2020-10-01T13:50:41-04:00","created_at":"2020-10-01T13:50:42-04:00","vendor":"Azden","type":"Audio \u0026 Video Production","tags":["1sourcevideo finance24"],"price":24900,"price_min":24900,"price_max":24900,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":33615,"compare_at_price_min":33615,"compare_at_price_max":33615,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32196471390297,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default 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Why Choose?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eIf you only have the budget to buy one microphone for your camera why should you have to choose between mono or stereo? The SMX-30 is stereo\/mono switchable so you don’t have to.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eHoused inside an innovative casing the SMX-30 is actually two microphones packaged into one. The stereo microphone is positioned at the top and consists of 2 cardioid polar pattern microphone elements spaced apart at a 120º angle for capturing a natural sounding stereo image. The mono microphone uses a super-cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera and is equipped with the same high-quality element as Azden’s SGM-250 shotgun microphone to record broadcast quality sound.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGain Control\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eThe audio controls on DSLR cameras are limited if they exist at all. And DSLRs are notoriously known to have low-quality microphone preamps that add noise to the video soundtrack when the gain is turned up. That’s why Azden designed the SMX-30 with a +20dB gain booster; so you can get a strong clean audio signal into your camera minimizing the need to turn up the noisy preamp.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eAlso included is a -10dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motorsport events.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrequency Response\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eThe SMX-30 has a wide frequency response ranging from 40Hz to 20kHz so the audio you capture will sound full and natural. Additionally a low-cut filter switch is included for reducing the level of low frequencies below 120Hz which is especially useful for mitigating noise caused by air conditioners wind and traffic.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePower\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eThe SMX-30 is powered by two AA batteries; a lower cost option than the 9V battery that is used in some competitor microphones. The SMX-30 can achieve 24 hours of operation with a single set of batteries with absolutely no degradation of sound quality. The battery indicator LED light lets you know when it’s time to change batteries with up to a 1 hour warning.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eMaximize battery life by using the unique “Auto” power setting. When set to Auto the SMX-30 can detect when a camera is on and will automatically power on and off with the camera (requires a mic input that provides plug-in power). Ever leave your microphone on by accident to discover that the batteries are dead the next time you try to use it? Eliminate that possibility by always leaving the SMX-30 in “Auto” mode.\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIntegrated Shock Absorbing Shoe Mount\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp class=\"page\"\u003eIntegrated into the design of the SMX-30 is a custom made shock absorbing shoe mount to isolate the microphone from camera motor and handling noise. The mount is designed to fit the standard camera shoe and comes with a ¼”-20 thread at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories. \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eSwitch between stereo and mono microphones\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eLevel adjustment: -10dB 0dB +20dB\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003e+20dB gain booster alleviates noise produced by low-quality camera preamps\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003e-10dB pad for loud sound environments\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eLow-cut filter selectable at 120Hz 3dB\/octave\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eOperates on (2) AA batteries\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eLow noise high sensitivity wide frequency response\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003e10 year warranty with registration\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eCustom detachable foam windscreen\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eIntegrated shock-absorbing shoe-mount with 1\/4”-20 thread\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003eBattery indicator LED light\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cli\u003e3.5mm stereo mini-jack output\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctable class=\"specs\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd class=\"title\"\u003ePolar Pattern:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd class=\"info\"\u003eMono: Super-Cardioid\u003cbr\u003eStereo: Cardioid (120º)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eFreq Resp:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e40Hz – 20kHz\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eSensitivity:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e-36dB @ 1kHz\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eDyn Range:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e118dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eS\/N Ratio:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e82dB 1kHz@1Pa\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eMax Input Level:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e130dB SPL (1kHz@ 1% T.H.D.)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eMax Output Level:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e+6.2dBu\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eOutput Imp:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e50Ω\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003ePower Req:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eAA batteries x2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eOutput Conn:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e3.5mm Stereo mini plug\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003ePower Switch:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eOff Battery Auto\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eGain Control:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e-10dB 0dB +20dB\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eLCF:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e120Hz 3dB\/octave\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eDims:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e47mm x 107mm x 145mm\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003eWeight:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003ctd\u003e145g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e"}

Azden Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Mic with +20dB Boost (AZDEN-SMX-30)

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Product Description

Azden Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Mic with +20dB Boost


The SMX-30 was engineered to be the ultimate video microphone with outstanding audio quality appealing design ergonomic form factor and all of the functional features one expects in a top-of-the-line camera-mounted microphone.


Stereo or Mono? Why Choose?


If you only have the budget to buy one microphone for your camera why should you have to choose between mono or stereo? The SMX-30 is stereo/mono switchable so you don’t have to.


Housed inside an innovative casing the SMX-30 is actually two microphones packaged into one. The stereo microphone is positioned at the top and consists of 2 cardioid polar pattern microphone elements spaced apart at a 120º angle for capturing a natural sounding stereo image. The mono microphone uses a super-cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera and is equipped with the same high-quality element as Azden’s SGM-250 shotgun microphone to record broadcast quality sound.


Gain Control


The audio controls on DSLR cameras are limited if they exist at all. And DSLRs are notoriously known to have low-quality microphone preamps that add noise to the video soundtrack when the gain is turned up. That’s why Azden designed the SMX-30 with a +20dB gain booster; so you can get a strong clean audio signal into your camera minimizing the need to turn up the noisy preamp.


Also included is a -10dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motorsport events.


Frequency Response


The SMX-30 has a wide frequency response ranging from 40Hz to 20kHz so the audio you capture will sound full and natural. Additionally a low-cut filter switch is included for reducing the level of low frequencies below 120Hz which is especially useful for mitigating noise caused by air conditioners wind and traffic.


Power


The SMX-30 is powered by two AA batteries; a lower cost option than the 9V battery that is used in some competitor microphones. The SMX-30 can achieve 24 hours of operation with a single set of batteries with absolutely no degradation of sound quality. The battery indicator LED light lets you know when it’s time to change batteries with up to a 1 hour warning.


Maximize battery life by using the unique “Auto” power setting. When set to Auto the SMX-30 can detect when a camera is on and will automatically power on and off with the camera (requires a mic input that provides plug-in power). Ever leave your microphone on by accident to discover that the batteries are dead the next time you try to use it? Eliminate that possibility by always leaving the SMX-30 in “Auto” mode.


Integrated Shock Absorbing Shoe Mount


Integrated into the design of the SMX-30 is a custom made shock absorbing shoe mount to isolate the microphone from camera motor and handling noise. The mount is designed to fit the standard camera shoe and comes with a ¼”-20 thread at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories. 


Features



  • Switch between stereo and mono microphones

  • Level adjustment: -10dB 0dB +20dB

  • +20dB gain booster alleviates noise produced by low-quality camera preamps

  • -10dB pad for loud sound environments

  • Low-cut filter selectable at 120Hz 3dB/octave

  • Operates on (2) AA batteries

  • Low noise high sensitivity wide frequency response

  • 10 year warranty with registration

  • Custom detachable foam windscreen

  • Integrated shock-absorbing shoe-mount with 1/4”-20 thread

  • Battery indicator LED light

  • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output

































































Polar Pattern: Mono: Super-Cardioid
Stereo: Cardioid (120º)
Freq Resp: 40Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity: -36dB @ 1kHz
Dyn Range: 118dB
S/N Ratio: 82dB 1kHz@1Pa
Max Input Level: 130dB SPL (1kHz@ 1% T.H.D.)
Max Output Level: +6.2dBu
Output Imp: 50Ω
Power Req: AA batteries x2
Output Conn: 3.5mm Stereo mini plug
Power Switch: Off Battery Auto
Gain Control: -10dB 0dB +20dB
LCF: 120Hz 3dB/octave
Dims: 47mm x 107mm x 145mm
Weight: 145g

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