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AV Essentials AV3 Cardioid Boundary Microphone

B&H # AVAV3 Mfr # AV3
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Product Highlights
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 100 Hz to 15 kHz Frequency Response
  • XLR Output
  • Electret Condenser Element

The AV Essentials AV3 Cardioid Boundary Microphone is a miniature electret condenser microphone designed for low profile mounting in panels, tables, or ceilings. It can be used for teleconferencing, professional recording, court rooms, and many other critical applications. The AV-3 is 1.1" in diameter at the largest point and mount in a 13/16" opening in panels up to 2" thick. It features a a solid machined brass body and AV ESSENTIALS Flex-Form hardened grille screens. The AV-3 has a built in 80Hz, 12dB/ octave. high pass filter and is terminated with a standard male 3 pin XLR connector. Color matched shock mount isolators are also included with each microphone.

The AV-3 features self-contained low noise electronics and operates from standard 12, 24 and 48 phantom power. The cardioid (half cardioid above mounting surface) pickup of the AV-3 pattern minimizes annoying feedback when used close to sound reinforcement speakers and monitors, while reducing the pickup of unwanted off axis sounds.

Element Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Unidirectional (half cardioid in plane above boundary)
Frequency Response 100 Hz to 15 kHz
Sensitivity -36 dBV (16 mV) @ 1 Pa
Impedance 150 ohms
Self Noise Less than 29 dB, A weighted
Maximum SPL 129 dB, 1% THD, 1 kHz
Powering 12, 24 and 48 V < 3mA
Connector 3-pin male XLR
Phase Positive pressure on diaphragm generates a positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.1 x 0.8 x 2.9" (27.9 x 20 x 75.7 mm)
Weight 2.3 oz (65.2 g)
AV Essentials AV3 Cardioid Boundary Microphone
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