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Crown Audio PZM185 - Herisphereical (Half Omni) PZM (Boundary) Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # CRPZM185 Mfr # 6000H50800
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The PZM185® is a Pressure Zone Microphone® for general purpose use. Ideal for applications such as conferences, group discussions, interviews, broadcast, home video production, lectures, and recordings. The mic can be placed on a large surface such as a table, floor, wall, or lectern.

Excellent clarity and rich
Consistent pickup anywhere around the microphone
Output is balanced,low impedance, which allows long cable runs without hum pickup or high-frequency loss.
Minimizes pick up of vibration and handling noise
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Hemispherical (Half-Omni) on a Large Surface
Frequency Response 50 Hz - 16 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 99 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 73 dB @ 94 dB SPL
Maximum Input Sound Level 120 dB SPL
Power Requirements Phantom 12 - 48v, or 1 'AAA' Battery
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Applications Use on Lecterns, Pulpits, or Similar Applications
Dimensions 3.409" x 5.90" x .732" (8.7 x 15.0 x 1.86cm) WxLxH
Weight 4 oz. (115 g)
Crown Audio PZM185 - Herisphereical (Half Omni) PZM (Boundary) Condenser Microphone (Black)
  • 8" (2.438m) 2 Conductor Shielded Permanently Attached Cable
  • 1.5v AAA Battery
  • 3 Year Warranty
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    Crown AudioPZM185 - Boundary Mic (Black)
     
    3.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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        4.0

        Great stage coverage

        By Improvian

        from Oakland, CA

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short Cables

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Crown Audio PZM185 - Boundary Mic (Black):

        These small mic's are great to hang near acting spaces and get clear sound even 10-15 feet away from the cast.

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        5.0

        Solid Value

        By Geo

        from Boston, MA

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              Comments about Crown Audio PZM185 - Boundary Mic (Black):

              Used on a church altar, sitting on a thin linnen cloth on a heavy wood table top. This mic gives good clean voice reproduction and seems almost immune to the clicks and pops from the movement of other items around it during the service. The output level is rather low, so avoid it if your system's preamp doesn't have some gain to spare when used with other mics.

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              1.0

              cheap design, low output, noisy

              By dtrain

              from Little Rock, Arknasas

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              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily
              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Crown Audio PZM185 - Boundary Mic (Black):

              I purchased 5 of these for a group discussion. 4 out of the 5 arrived with the plastic clips that hold on the boundary plate broken. They didn't really pick out voices well at all. I hung a few shotgun mics around and captured what I needed.

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              5.0

              No more having to rent.

              By [...]

              from Calgary, Canada

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Board Room Recordings
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Crown Audio PZM185 - Boundary Mic (Black):

              I record meeting with anywhere from 10 - 20 people sitting at u shaped tables. With 6 mics I am able to record everything being said, and in some cases even things that are believed to be whispered. Up untill now I have been renting similar, but much older mic's, and they were never any where close to this quality.

              Great Product

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              4.0

              Good sound quality, but a little soft

              By Laura the linguist

              from Washington, DC

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              Comments about Crown Audio PZM185 - Boundary Mic (Black):

              We used this product to record student interviews and the voice recordings are clear with no background noise. It's easy to use and small and relatively unobtrusive in an interview situation. The only thing we didn't love was that the volume on the recording is a little quiet compared to the other microphone we used, even after adjusting the volume on the camera.

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