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RODE Stereo VideoMic X

BH #ROSVMX • MFR #SVMX
RODE Stereo VideoMic X
Key Features
  • Suitable as On-Camera Microphone
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 9V or Phantom Power
For capturing audio the Stereo VideoMic X by RODE Microphones offers professional quality. It can be used as an on-camera mic in various environments, for applications such as interviews, weddings, sports and nature shoots, and more. It features a matched pair of 1/2" condenser capsules configured in a stacked X-Y configuration with cardioid polar patterns, a 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 9V battery or 48V phantom power. It is built with a balanced mini XLR (TA3F) output connector, and an unbalanced 1/8" output stereo mini jack plug. The Stereo VideoMic X can deliver professional-grade audio and gets the job done when capturing audio in various environments.
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RODE SVMX Overview

For capturing audio the Stereo VideoMic X by RODE Microphones offers professional quality. It can be used as an on-camera mic in various environments, for applications such as interviews, weddings, sports and nature shoots, and more. It features a matched pair of 1/2" condenser capsules configured in a stacked X-Y configuration with cardioid polar patterns, a 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 9V battery or 48V phantom power. It is built with a balanced mini XLR (TA3F) output connector, and an unbalanced 1/8" output stereo mini jack plug. The Stereo VideoMic X can deliver professional-grade audio and gets the job done when capturing audio in various environments.

The VideoMic features digital switching on the rear that allows the user to control level adjustment, high-pass filter, and high-frequency boost to increase intelligibility of dialogue. The enclosure is constructed of a lightweight aluminum, and, inside the enclosure, the capsules are supported by the Rycote Lyre shock-mounting system, providing isolation from vibration as well as knocks and bumps. In addition, a pop shield and wind shield is included.

Acoustically matched true condenser capsules
Rycote Lyre onboard shock mounting to isolate from knocks and bumps
Balanced professional XLR outputs, and unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack outputs are provided
Rugged metal construction insures durability
Three step high-pass filter (0, 75 Hz, 150 Hz)
Three position level control (-10dB, 0dB, +20dB)
High frequency boost (+6dB)
LED power on/low battery indicator
10 Year Warranty*
Note:
*Online registration required
UPC: 698813004096

RODE SVMX Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Camera-Mount / Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
2x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
143 dB SPL
Analog Output
2x TA3F 3-Pin Female (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Camera-Mount / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Stereo
Element Type
2x Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.7 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone Adjustment
High Boost:
+6 dB at 3 kHz
Gain Adjustment
-10 dB to +20 dB
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
143 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection
3 dB at 60°
10 dB at 120°
22 dB at 180°
Impedance
200 Ohms
Sensitivity
-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
131 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
82 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
12 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
2x TA3F 3-Pin Female (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Cable Length
6.7 to 15.7" / 17 to 40 cm (Coiled)
Power
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
V ()
Battery Type
1x 9 V (Not Included)
Physical
Mounting Thread Size
3/8"-16 Female
Construction Material
Aluminum
Dimensions
H: 3.9 x W: 4 x L: 4.6" / H: 10 x W: 10.2 x L: 11.8 cm
Weight
10.6 oz / 300 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.07 lb

RODE SVMX Reviews

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Will this mic work with the Leica SL2S?

Will this mic work with the Leica SL2S?
Asked by: Steven
The RODE VideoMixX will work with the Leica SL2S by powering the mic with a 9V battery and connecting with the 3.5mm cable.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-08-30

question

Do you supply xlr cables for the microphone ? Need a mini xlr female to xlr male...
Asked by: Anonymous
XLR cables are not supplied with the unit, however we have found the Sound Devices cables work well, and ship as a pair. <a href= http://bhpho.to/1z7CxPL target= _blank >http://bhpho.to/1z7CxPL</a> In addition on the product page, there are mini XLR to XLR cables in the accessory section under the Adapter category.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2023-02-22

Is there a rechargeable battery recommended for ...

Is there a rechargeable battery recommended for the RODE Stereo VideoMic X?
Asked by: seunghee
The RODE Stereo VideoMic X can be used with the Powerex Precharged Rechargeable NiMH Battery - 8.4V, 300mAh (B&H # POMHR84VP) or the Watson 9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery - 250mAh (B&H # WA9V250), which is also available in a 2-pack with a charger - Watson 2-Bay 9V Charger & 2 9V Rechargeable Batteries Kit (B&H # WA9V2BCK). The charger is also available separately - Watson 2-Bay 9V NiMH Battery Charger (B&H # WA9V2BC).
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-08-29

question

Is it possible to turn off those LEDs on the operation panel when shooting in dark area?
Asked by: Wei
There is no setting to turn off the lights unfortunately. If it is an issue on set you could cover it momentarily with a piece of gaff tape.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I have this microphone and want to power it using XLR phantom power. Can one mini-XLR to XLR cable power it already, or does it require both?
Asked by: Alan
The Rode Stereo VideoMic X includes a mini XLR cable which will be appropriate to pass phantom power to each capsule.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Will this mic turn on and off with the camera ...

Will this mic turn on and off with the camera like the videomic pro?
Asked by: Ryan
No. Not as currently configured.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2020-01-13

Have you heard of any issues regarding this mic ...

Have you heard of any issues regarding this mic and humidity?
Asked by: jason
No, Rode has not listed any issues relating to humidity. However, the Rode Stereo VideoMic X is not moisture-resistant or waterproof, so you will not want to use it in environments where condensation may build up and get inside of the mic where it can damage the components.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-11-07

question

Would this be a good choice for the Panasonic GH4?
Asked by: Anonymous
It's a great stereo mic irrespective of the camera you use is with. I haven't used the GH4 so I can't comment on that part of it, but assuming you get a good pre-amp before you go into the camera, I'm sure you'd get an solid sound out of it.I hope that helps.Cheers,Zan
Answered by: Zan N.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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