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The FM500HD/HC High Definition 18.7" Fully Flexible Podium Mic by Earthworks is for capturing audio. It is used in various environments in audio applications such as for conference rooms, boardrooms, lecture halls, meeting rooms, educational facilities, theater, churches, in houses of congress and more. It features a hypercardioid polar pattern and a 50 Hz to 40 kHz high frequency response that offers more detail with greater clarity and speech intelligibility than previous non HD models.
The fully flexible FM500HD/HC is built with an XLR connector and is powered by 48V phantom power. It features smooth off-axis response and provides more gain before feedback. With 145dB SPL max acoustic input it is difficult to overload the microphone. There is also no microphone handling noise in addition to good RFI rejection. A windscreen is included.
Picks up well on or off axis and allows you to always hear the orator
Uniform frequency response at 0, 45 and 90 °
More gain before feedback
No handling noise
Excellent RFI rejection
Fully flexible gooseneck microphone
In the Box
Earthworks FM500HD/HC High Definition 18.7" Fully Flexible Podium Mic
Limited 15-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
50 Hz to beyond 40 kHz + 2dB @ 12"
10 mV/Pa (-40 dBV/Pa)
48 V Phantom, 10 mA
Max Acoustic: 145 dB SPL
XLR-3 (pin 2 ±)
Minimum: 600 Ω between pins 2 & 3
A Weighted: 22 dB SPL equivalent
Fully flexible gooseneck
Diameter: 0.860" (22mm) Length: 18.7" (47.2 cm)
4.8 oz (137 g)
Earthworks FM500HD/HC High Definition 18.7" Fully Flexible Podium Mic Review