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Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black)

B&H # COMEMWP4S05B Mfr # MEMWP4S05B
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Product Highlights
  • Shelved Frequency Response
  • 3-pin XLR Connection
  • Moisture Resistant Capsule
  • Low Handling Noise
  • Black

The Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is designed to reproduce vocals, musical instruments and ambient audio sources with pristine detail and minimal handling noise. The capsule is highly resistant to moisture making it a suitable solution for outdoor use, placement against skin, etc.

Clear audio reproduction with low rubbing and handling noise is a result of the EMW's omnidirectional polar pattern. The shelved frequency response features a smooth +6dB boost between 2kHz and 15kHz. This is the standard response for lavaliers worn outside clothing (lapels, jackets, etc).

A wide variety of colors and connections are available, this version is black and features a 3-pin XLR connection.

Shelved Frequency Response
The EMW is available in three frequency response types and this version features a shelved frequency response that compensates for reflections lost when mounted outside clothing and fabric. The shelved response is standard for lavalier microphones worn on lapels, jackets, etc.
Unobtrusive Miniature Design
The square EMW lavalier is available in various colors that virtually render the entire microphone invisible against the skin. For more information on which color ear-set suits you best, refer to the Countryman support page.
Kevlar Cable
The attached cable is made of a durable, break-resistant Kevlar for rigorous use without shorts and wear.
Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The EMW is credited with providing pristine audio with minimal handling and rubbing noise, due to its omnidirectional polar pattern.
Moisture Resistant
This square, moisture resistant capsule is ideal for use in humid conditions, on skin, outdoors, etc.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 24dBA
Maximum Input Sound Level 130dB SPL @ 1% THD on 48V Phantom
Power Requirements Phantom: 6 to 50V @ 4mA
Wireless: 1.5 to 24V 100uA
Output Impedance 600 Ohms balanced for wired operation
1500 Ohms unbalanced for wireless
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR Connection
Dimensions Not Specified Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified Manufacturer
Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black)
  • Storage Case
  • Windscreen
  • 2 x Tie Clips
  • Viper Clip
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    CountrymanEMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (5)
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      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      5.0

      Low Noise and Versatile

      By JoeTheProducer

      from Phoenix

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black):

        Even though this one is Shelved, I knew I would be putting it under a shirt. I figured with a little EQ, it would sound fine. It did.

        When I first used it indoors, it sounded fuzzy. My voice emphasizes 100Hz to 900 Hz frequencies. Don't ask my why, it just does. Anyway, that was what contributed to the fuzziness. So, I end up attenuating those freqencies -06dB and it evens out nicely.

        The curious thing is, that the same mic, mounted in the exact same place, sounds perfectly fine outdoors, without any need to EQ it at all.

        I like that it can take the rigors of moisture, and even a bit of mishandling (thanks to the kevlar coated lead). I am concerned about inadvertently causoing damage to the face of it, so I store it face down in the viper clip. This way, no chance of damaging the capsule when I handle it.

        I also like that it's very small, and did I mention the low noise? And the nice sound it creates?

        I did a lot of research before selecting this mic. You could easily spend twice the amount for a more popular mic, but this isn't high school. Nevertheless, after you do your homework you'll be glad you selected this mic too.

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        5.0

        HOT mic! Just what the doctor ordered!

        By Dylan Sunshine Saliba

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black):

          I've bought other countryman products in the past. They still make quality gear for reasonable prices. I believe the value is fully there with this lav mic. I use it with my Canon C100 and it works flawlessly. STRONG signal and a strong cable that feels like it will last for some time to come.

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          5.0

          Great mic for the pro-am and Tascam DR-4

          By P- man

          from OC, California

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black):

            This is a great mic for the prosumer. The cable is only six feet long, so I purchased a high quality extender. I have this hooked into my DR-40. For doing interviews semi-pro documentary type films, this is a great value. I was hesitant on spending so much, looking at the AT -355 instead. Glad I went with this mic, its worth spending the extra money so I can grow with it.

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            5.0

            best lav for the money

            By EDTV

            from SOUTH FLORIDA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Best value
            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording
            • Sit Down Interviews
            • Wireless mic-lectrosonics

            Comments about Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black):

            This is the best mic for the money, i have several lavs and the one i replaced was over 10 years old and it just came a point that it could not be return. i use this for all my sit down interviews and i also have the one converted for my Lectrosonic wireless transmitter (cost a bit more)

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            5.0

            Great Quality, Great Price

            By Bruce, Director/DP (Not Musician)

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Interviews
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black):

              I'm using this mic strictly for interviewing on commercial and corporate productions. It is well suited for vocal recording as it has the proper pattern, sensitivity and shelved frequency response. It is well made durable.
              As with all lapel microphones, especially when hiding them, you have to watch out for clothing russell.

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              4.0

              Mic performs as advertised

              By Mike

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response and 3-pin XLR Connector (Black):

                  This omni lavalier microphone is relatively inexpensive and performs well for recording interviews.

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