Aputure A.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

Aputure A.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

Aputure A.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

B&H # APALAV MFR # A.LAV
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Built-In Lithium Battery
  • 50 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Range
  • 1/8" TRRS Connector
  • Multifunctional Indicator
  • Includes Windscreen & Windshield
  • Microphone Clip
  • USB Charging Adapter Cable
  • Two Recording Adapter Cables
  • Cable Winder
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Aputure A.Lav overview

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The A.Lav from Aputure is a professional omnidirectional lavalier microphone with a built-in lithium battery that is compatible with devices using a 1/8" (3.5mm) TRRS connector, such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras, and recorders. It can be utilized in several recording environments to capture audio for lectures, voiceovers, public speaking events, sermons, presentations, and more.

The microphone comes with a 10' anti-winding cable that is Kevlar-reinforced. It is made of OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) and covered with a silicone jacket to prevent knotting issues. Also included are two recording adapter cables, a USB charging cable, a foam windscreen and windshield, a mic clip, duct tape for taping the mic anywhere, a cable winder, and a portable travel case. Furthermore, the multifunctional indicator of A.Lav keeps you informed of the power status with a green & red light display. While charging, a red light comes on, going off when fully-charged. The green light indicates normal working state.

Finally, the A.Lav microphone offers precise and stable reference power for delivering broadcast quality audio in almost any scenario. It is clean, bright, yet natural sounding.

In the Box
Aputure A.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • USB Charger Adapter Cable
  • Recording Adapter Cable for Mobile
  • Recording Adapter Cable for Recorder
  • Cable Winder
  • Windshield
  • Microphone Control Module
  • Duct Tape
  • Carrying Case
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    Aputure A.Lav specs

    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Maximum SPL >100 dB @ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhms
    Frequency Range 50 Hz to 20 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <1%
    Output Impedance 800 Ohms
    Dynamic Range 114 dB (per IEC651)
    Sensitivity -45 dB ± 2 dB re 1 V/Pa @ 1 kHz
    Power P10440D
    Input Voltage DC 3.7 V
    Signal to Noise Ratio >65 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, rel 1 PA per IEC651)
    Cable Length 10' (3.0 m)
    Battery Life >200 hours
    Dimensions (L x W x D) 3.0 x 1.1 x 0.6" (77.0 x 28.8 x 16.0 mm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 3.4 x 2.6"

    Aputure A.Lav reviews

    A.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lavalier on a budget hands down This is the best lavalier microphone if you are on a budget hands down. you can use it with or without the preamp/battery thing. Just plug it in and you are ready to go. The sound quality is great, very neutral sounding, does not cut off the bass as other cheap lavaliers do. It has almost no noise at all. It is even better than the more popular R and S brand lavaliers that everyone buys. Have tested and used all of these and now have completely switched to Aputure.
    Date published: 2016-04-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good but not Perfect Great sound quality, long battery life, nice accessories. What I do not like is a cable that goes from a battery module to your camera, phone, etc. Is very short! Check even the stock pictures - the guy always holds it in hand! If you want to put your device to tripod or to some other mount then you have to attach this thing to your device and mount also. But how? Nobody knows. I think maybe this scotch tape that comes in kit... I do not know. I just wish this cable to be longer.
    Date published: 2017-05-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price I think this is a great sounding product for the price. I see many people have faced the issue of getting a weak signal when plugging this lav into a mixer. I had this issue as well when trying it with several different interfaces. I was able to solve this issue by using a 1/4 adapter plug with one ring instead of a 1/4 plug with two rings.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic and yes it's a TRS Seeing lots of confusion here, and misinformation being spread, but the basic microphone cord ends in a TRS connection, the kind that works in cameras and recorders, not the TRRS needed for phones and such. It works fine as far as I can tell on plugin power, so you don't need the little power unit that comes with it if you have plugin. Very clean, excellent signal to noise for the money. I think with Aputure the deal is you get good performance for cheap at the expense of build quality. For a casual user or cash-strapped beginner in video production it's a pretty good way to go. The power unit and quiver-full of adapters should make it usable for almost anyone. The one thing you'll need is a micro USB charger cord, that's not supplied. I'm looking at fancier lavs but for getting the job done cheaply and well it's a case of so far so good. Will update if I see any caveats other than build quality.
    Date published: 2017-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Canon Camcorder I use with a Canon Camcorder Vixia HF R60. It works great. Direct connect or use the preamp. It comes with adapters. 10ft of wire. Need to disconnect camcorder from AC adapter power source or you get buzzing. Also need to disable the AV on the camcorder. Great deal.
    Date published: 2016-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price you can't beat it. Great sound and great functionality. I love this little device. I use it with my tascam dr-40. I needed to buy an $ rode adapter (vxlr) but is well worth it. Great sound and low noise for the price.
    Date published: 2016-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finiky Microphone But Does its Job Well When I got this it was not working for my Android phone, no matter how I attempted to get it connected it just would not record audio through it. But when I hooked it up to my iPad it worked like a charm with no issues.� I would recommend this device to anyone who has an Apple device but if you want to use this with an Android device beware as it may not work for you.
    Date published: 2018-03-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from CANNOT DO BETTER AT THIS PRICE Documentary filmmaker here. Haven't used it in the field yet...BUT....for the price it's astonishing GREAT SOUND......AND rechargeable. Smart design. Beats the heck out of the competition. Amazing price too
    Date published: 2016-12-15
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