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RØDE, the Australian-based manufacturer of professional field and studio microphones, has just announced an update to its popular iXY microphone-recorder attachment for Apple iOS devices. Both the original 30-pin-connector iXY and the new lightning-connector iXY for iPhone 5, iPhone5s, and iPhone 5c feature two condenser-microphone elements positioned in an XY configuration to capture realistic stereo audio.
In addition to the new lightning connector, for compatibility with the iPhone 5/s/c, the new iXY features a smaller form factor and an integrated iClamp for securing the microphone to your mobile device.
Both versions are able to record at 24-bit 96 kHz resolution and come with a foam wind shield as well as a zippered carrying case. The microphones work with the RØDE Rec app from the App store and can be used for a wide range of audio applications, such as recording music, interviews, sound design, or cold-shoed atop a camera for digital filmmaking.
|Acoustic Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Capsule||0.50” (1.3 cm)|
|Polar Pattern||Paired Cardioid Capusles in XY pattern|
|Frequency Range||20 to 20,000 Hz (selected HPF at 0)|
|Maximum SPL||120 dB SPL (at 1,000 Hz and 1% THD into 1 kilohm load)|
|Sensitivity||-42.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (8.52mV at 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB at 1,000 Hz|
|Equivalent Input Noise Level (A-Weighted)||18 dBA|
|Dimensions||1.8 x 2.2 x 1.6” (4.6 x 5.5 x 4.0 cm)|
|Weight||1.4 oz (40 g)|