Polsen SMS-45A Mini Shotgun Stereo Condenser Microphone

Polsen SMS-45A Mini Shotgun Stereo Condenser Microphone

Polsen SMS-45A Mini Shotgun Stereo Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Compact Lightweight Design
  • Durable Solid Aluminum Construction
  • X-Y Cardioid Condenser Capsules
  • Shoe Mount Adapter for Camera Mounting
  • 5/8" & 1/4"-20 Socket for Boom Mounting
  • Rubber Shock-Resistant Mic Holder
  • Can Operate on Battery or Plug-In Power
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter at 80 Hz
  • Desktop Stand for Tabletop Mic Placement
  • Also Includes Foam Windscreen & Pouch
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The Polsen SMS-45A Mini Shotgun Stereo Condenser Microphone is a compact, lightweight, and durable stereo microphone designed for recording stereo audio directly into a DSLR camera, camcorder, or portable recorder. Engineered for videography, sound field recording and broadcast, the SMS-45A features two cardioid condenser capsules arranged in an X-Y pattern for capturing pristine audio with realistic stereo and spatial imaging. Its small frame makes it perfect for camera mount use.

The microphone is powered by one LR44 button cell battery (not included), or with plug-in power when used with cameras or portable recorders that provide it. A switchable high-pass filter helps reduce low-end rumble caused by handling and vibration. The mic comes with a rubber lined, isolated microphone holder that helps absorb vibration, and allows you to adjust the angle of the mic.

The SMS-45A can be used for any recording application requiring a boom pole, and it can also attach to a camera's shoe mount, making it a versatile and sturdy tool for a variety of field and studio recording projects. The mic also comes with a desktop mic stand, great for standalone tabletop microphone placement, a foam windscreen, and a travel pouch.

X-Y Stereo Condenser Capsules
The SMS-45A's two cardioid capsules are arranged in an X-Y stereo pattern to capture accurate, realistic stereo imaging, making the microphone ideal for field recording, video production, live performances, ENG, and interviews
Mount to Camera or Boom
The shoe mount adapter lets you mount the SMS-45A on a DSLR camera or camcorder. Standard 5/8" and 1/4"-20 threaded socket provides various mounting options
High-Pass Filter
The high-pass filter attenuates noise below 80 Hz and helps prevent the microphone from recording disruptive low-frequency noise
Multiple Power Options
Either battery or plug-in power operation
UPC: 847628595422
In the Box
Polsen SMS-45A Mini Shotgun Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • Microphone Holder
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Shoe-Mount Adapter
  • Desktop Stand
  • Carry Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Polsen SMS-45A specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Stereo
    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Stereo Mode, XY
    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 50 Hz to 18 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 60 dB A-Weighted
    Impedance 1.5 kOhms
    Sensitivity 45 dB at 1 kHz
    Low-Cut Filter @ 80 Hz
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Cable Length 8" / 20.3 cm
    Length 4.7" / 11.94 cm
    Weight 3.2 oz / 91 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 5.6 x 2.4"

    Polsen SMS-45A reviews

    SMS-45A Mini Shotgun Stereo Condenser Microphone is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Price, Great Sound, Great Mic! I got this microphone to improve my audio quality in my videos since I had previously been using the on-board microphone on my Canon t3i. For $60 I've been impressed with quality that you get when recording with this microphone. I had previously tried the Audio-Technica ATR-6500, but found that this microphone easily outperforms that audio-technica model and is half the size! I'll include a link below to my video where I showcase the audio quality of this microphone compared to my on-board camera mic to give you a better idea of exactly how it sounds. I'm very pleased with my purchase and will continue to support Polsen in the future. Video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-t5zl1l6o
    Date published: 2017-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG Best Mic This is an amazing product I would recommend this to anyone who would like amazing audio. The reason I wanted such a small mic is because I film action sports and use a 8 mm Fisheye to get the action up close. BEFORE using this lens I would see the mic in shot. Also because of it size I can now use it on top of my Axler Gimble. Its light weight and very small. I have nothing negative to say. The design is absolutely amazing. You can tilt in any direction I like to face it down towards the person's mouth for perfect audio. 10 out of 10 Incredible.!!!!
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nifty little mini-shotgun I searched and searched for a small mic for my high end consumer HD camcorder. The specs of all the under $150 mics did not really impress me. I wanted 20-20000hz with a very high S/N ratio. You have to pay for that! So... I listened to a lot of youtube videos where most the mics are reviewed, and finally chose this mic. Now... I am not editing with head phones, nor in an edit suite, so the add on speakers to the TV is it. The mic is MUCH BETTER than the camera mic. The camera mic is terrible in a light wind, where as this mic is good but in wind about 10mph, you start to hear it. The foam wind guard ony does just so much. The mic is stereo which is nice. I have tried it with theatrics... nature... the beach... and I am liking it more everyday. It is a battery powered mic, but I found that it sounds no difference with my Panasonic HC-X90 whether the battery was in or not. I did a bunch of tests... so I took the batteries back for a refund! Now I can leave the switch on and not worry about dead batteries, or shooting video with a mic in the off position. ouch! My only complaint with this mic is the shoe mount. It is plastic which is not bad, but the threaded collar nut is sooo loose I am afraid to tighten it much because I am sure it will strip. No problem. I can get an all aluminum adapter mount for $6 on Amazon. I just bought $2 of imitation cat fur at JoAnnes fabric to make a dead cat. I will have plenty left over for what ever mics I might own the rest of my life! You can't go wrong with this mic for the price. I think it sounds just as good as the on camera powered RODE mics that are around $150-$200 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ROFs16_-4
    Date published: 2017-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mic works well with Canon Rebel T71 This is an excellent mic. I've bought several mics to try and this is by far the best.
    Date published: 2017-05-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where's the volume?� -"shotgun"? -no way Compared to my Panasonic G7 internal mic, this one is only about 25% as sensitive.� If I speak from 2 feet away at a normal volume, there are no bars displayed in the camera meter, compared with nearly full volume, 4-5 bars with the internal mic.� To get it to register full I need to speak at about 6 inches.� It seems to be well built, but it is useless as a "shotgun".� Anything across the room will not even be heard.� Utterly pointless, I had to return it.
    Date published: 2018-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice quality sound, ease of use, good mobility
    Date published: 2017-05-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Super quite and noisy!! I got this for scratch track on my FS100 as it is small/compact and light but wow does this thing suck even at full blast it can barely pic up anything. The only reason I kept it is that the shock mount is nice and holds the stock mic and or others and is more compact than my rycote mounts and for x amount of dollars I figured just keep it
    Date published: 2017-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning audio I would highly recommend this to any cinematographer. I use a 14 mm Lens on the front of my camera when I'm vlogging and my rode mic would alway show up on screen. This microphone is so small that you can even put it on with the fisheye which is incredible for up close audio. Very small and perfect for traveling
    Date published: 2017-06-13
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