Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Mic & Furry Windshield Cover Kit

BH #AZSMXSWS30K (B&H Kit)
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Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Mic & Furry Windshield Cover Kit
Key Features
  • Stereo/Mono Powered Shotgun Video Mic
  • SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover
  • Foam Windshield
  • Level Adjustment: -10, 0, +20 dB
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The Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Mic & Furry Windshield Cover Kit from B&H includes a battery-powered Azden SMX-30 shotgun-style microphone with a 1/8" stereo mini jack, a foam windscreen, and an Azden SWS-30 furry windshield cover. It can be used on DSLRs and other compact cameras for capturing audio in outdoor and indoor environments.
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SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Mic & Furry Windshield Cover Kit Overview

The Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Mic & Furry Windshield Cover Kit from B&H includes a battery-powered Azden SMX-30 shotgun-style microphone with a 1/8" stereo mini jack, a foam windscreen, and an Azden SWS-30 furry windshield cover. It can be used on DSLRs and other compact cameras for capturing audio in outdoor and indoor environments.

Housed inside an innovative casing, the SMX-30 is actually two microphones packaged into one. It consists of two cardioid-polar-pattern mic elements spaced apart at a 120° angle for capturing a natural-sounding stereo image. The mono microphone uses a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera and has the same element as Azden's SGM-250 shotgun microphone to record broadcast-quality sound.

Furthermore, the furry windshield cover was designed to provide maximum protection against wind noise and is made to slip over the included SMX-30's foam windscreen. It delivers acoustically transparent results.

Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone

The SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone from Azden is a battery-powered microphone with separate stereo and shotgun-style microphone units that can be switched between mono and stereo recording modes. It can be used to produce pro-quality sound for DSLRs and other compact cameras in applications for interviews, weddings, presentations, and more.

Housed inside an innovative casing, the SMX-30 is two microphones packaged into one. The stereo microphone is positioned at the top and consists of two cardioid polar patterns spaced apart at a 120° angle. The mono microphone uses a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera. It has the same high-quality element as Azden's SGM-250 shotgun microphone.

Using the built-in +20 dB gain booster to get a strong clean audio signal into your camera, the SMX-30 minimizes the need to turn up noisy preamps usually associated with DSLRs, and also includes a -10 dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motorsport events.

Furthermore, the microphone has a wide frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz and has a full, natural sound. There is a low-cut filter switch for reducing low frequencies below 120 Hz, which is useful for mitigating noise caused by air conditioners, wind, and traffic.

Powered by two AA batteries, you can operate the SMX-30 microphone for approximately 24 hours with no degradation of sound quality. The battery-indicator LED light lets you know when it's time to change batteries with up to a 1-hour warning beforehand.

Finally, an integrated shock-absorbing shoe mount isolates the SMX-30 microphone from camera-motor/handling noise. The mount is designed to fit the standard camera shoe and comes with 1/4"-20 threads at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories. A foam windscreen and a carry pouch are also included.

Stereo or Mono? Why Choose?

If you only have the budget to buy one microphone for your camera, why should you have to choose between mono and stereo? The SMX-30 is stereo/mono switchable.

Gain Control

The audio controls on DSLR cameras are limited, if they exist at all. And DSLRs are notoriously known to have low-quality microphone preamps that add noise to the video soundtrack when the gain is turned up. Azden's SMX-30 has a +20 dB gain booster so you can get a strong, clean audio signal into your camera, minimizing the need to turn up the noisy preamp.

Frequency Response

The SMX-30 has a wide frequency response ranging from 40 Hz to 20 kHz, so the audio you capture will sound full and natural.

Power

Powered by two AA batteries, which is a lower-cost option than the 9V battery used in some competitor microphones, the SMX-30 can achieve 24 hours of operation with a single set of batteries with absolutely no degradation of sound quality.

Maximize Battery Life

Maximize battery life by using the unique "Auto" power setting. When set to Auto, the SMX-30 can detect when a camera is on and will automatically power on and off with the camera (requires a mic input that provides plug-in power). Ever leave your microphone on by accident to discover that the batteries are dead the next time you try to use it? Eliminate that possibility by always leaving the SMX-30 in "Auto" mode.

Integrated Shock-Absorbing Shoe Mount

Integrated into the design of the SMX-30 is a custom-made, shock-absorbing shoe mount to isolate the microphone from camera-motor/handling noise.
UPC: 095528122235

Azden SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover

The SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover from Azden was designed specifically for the SMX-30 microphone to provide maximum protection against wind noise in outdoor environments. The cover is made to slip over the SMX-30's included, custom-fit foam windscreen and delivers acoustically transparent results.

UPC: 095528631027

Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone Specs

Microphone
Form FactorCamera-Mount
Sound FieldMono, Stereo
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Supercardioid
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter120 Hz, 3 dB/Octave
Gain Adjustment+20 dB
Indicators1 x Red Single LED
On-Board ControlsPolar Pattern, High-Pass Filter, Pad, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Impedance50 Ohms
Sensitivity-36 dB at 1 kHz
Output Level6.2 dBu
Dynamic Range118 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio82 dB (1 kHz)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage3 V (Battery Power)
Battery Type2 x AA
Approximate Battery Life24 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting1/4"-20 Female, Camera-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Dimensionsø: 1.85 x H: 4.21L: 5.71" / ø: 47 x H: 107L: 145 mm
Weight5.11 oz / 145 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.55 x 5.5 x 3.2"

Azden SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover Specs

Physical
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.065 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 4.9 x 0.9"
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