Azden SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone

Azden SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone

Azden SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • For TV, Film, and Video Production
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • AA Battery or Phantom Power
  • LED Status Indicators
  • Two-Step Low Cut Filter
  • Gold-Plated XLR Output
  • Includes Shock-Mount Holder
  • Foam Windshield
  • Rugged Metal Construction
  • Zippered Carry Case
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The SGM-250 from Azden is a supercardioid, dual-power, broadcast-quality shotgun microphone that can be used in various environments to capture audio to camcorders, DSLRs, recorders, and more.

The SGM-250 features a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response and a two-step low cut filter. The mic is built with a rugged all-metal barrel and has tightly spaced vertical slots along the tip to provide side and rear rejection. In addition to the dual-power design, a status LED indicator is provided to monitor the AA battery (1.5V) or phantom (48V) power source.

The mic includes a gold-plated XLR output, and comes with a shock-mount holder, a foam windshield, and a zippered carrying case.

UPC: 095528122228
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Azden SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone
  • Shock-Mount Holder
  • Foam Windshield
  • Zippered Carry Case
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Azden SGM-250 specs

    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Low Cut Filters Selectable @ 160 Hz, 3 dB/oct
    Sensitivity -38 dB at 1 kHz
    Dynamic Range Phantom:115 dB
    Battery:110 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77 dB, 1 kHz @1 Pa
    Maximum Input Sound Level 1 kHz @ 1% T.H.D.:
    Phantom: 132 dB SPL
    Battery: 127 dB SPL
    Output Impedance 120 ohms
    Power Requirement Phantom: 11-52 V
    Battery: 1.5 V AA/UM3
    Output Connector Gold plated 3-pin XLR
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off Selectable HPF @ 160 Hz/3 dB octave
    Dimensions (L x W) 9.8 x 0.8" (250 x 21 mm)
    Weight 5.6 oz (160 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.7 x 4.6 x 2.4"

    Azden SGM-250 reviews

    SGM-250 Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Buy Great shotgun microphone. Clean sound at an affordable price. I've shot two projects on it so far and I am very happy with it. I used this for film projects not music so I can only speak on dialogue recording right now. The low cut filter worked great and helped reduce unwanted sound before post production. The review posted on 5/19/2015 mentions a hiss when plugged into a dslr. That hiss is due to the camera's weak pre amp. It's not a fault of the mic. Spend a few bucks and get a decent preamp. You won't find a dslrs with built in preamps good enough to handle a quality mic. The primary function of a dslr is photography and that's where manufacturers spend their dollars, not on sound recording.
    Date published: 2015-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why I chose the 250 over the MKE600 It was a toss-up between this and the Sennheiser MKE600. My uses: strictly on-camera nats/sots mic.I only use Lavs (countryman b3) for interviews. My camera is NOT professional and does not have phantom power. Likes: - 250 had consistent sound between battery/phantom, sennheiser lost a little bass on battery not using phantom - 1/2 shorter - super minimal shockmount Cons: - in the pro world it's sound devices and sennheiser so there is that My first azden experience was a SGM 1x that only had 80-18,000 response, but for voice it was my favorite starter mic and did not have to do any de-esser. I never even knew what de-essing was until experiencing a full range 20-20k mic.
    Date published: 2017-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty awesome mic - especially for the price The SGM-250 is a mic that has a pretty great range for capturing dialogue and foley sounds for audio capture. The fact that you can power it off of Phantom (48v) or battery makes it a bit more versatile then mics that rely only on Phatnom power. The mic comes with a camera mountable shock mount as well as a foam windscreen. I suggest checking out a deadcat windscreen as an add-on to further reduce wind. Finally the mic has a high-pass filter to minimize the amount of post work that you will need to do. Overall, I'd recommend.
    Date published: 2016-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SGM-250 from Azden is a great buy I video production for a living and I need an additional good affordable boom mic. After I read the reviews I decided to give the SGM-250 from Azden a go. I used it on two productions and it worked great.
    Date published: 2015-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic! This has been the best shotgun mic I have used thus far. I have used several ranging from $50 - $250. I used this particular mic outside with the foam windscreen that came with it. The sound of my talent came out clean and blocked a lot of distracting noises. I still had other noises bleed through onto the audio track, like cars 15 - 25 feet away, but they were not overpowering or distracting. The audio was clean. I was recording directly to a Zoom H4n Pro.
    Date published: 2017-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from All good all good I shoot doco and adventure work from a web based perspective, and this works beautifully. I have nothing but good things with it.
    Date published: 2016-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. I use it on my professional camcorder
    Date published: 2016-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well Needed a mic for short videos of actors for their demo reels. Tried basic mics but to have them out of frame they needed to be three feet from the actor and at that distance the sound was poor. Then tried lavaliere mics, but only the very high end (expensive) mics picked up the vocal range needed. Went to B&H and tried-out some shotgun mics in their soundproof mic room. With the help of a very knowledgeable salesperson I picked the Azden. The actors and their agents are happy with the sound, and the price didn't break the bank. Very satisfied.
    Date published: 2018-10-03
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