Shure MX185 - Cardioid Wired Lavalier Microphone

Shure MX185 - Cardioid Wired Lavalier Microphone

Shure MX185 - Cardioid Wired Lavalier Microphone

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  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • XLR Connection
  • Includes Accessories
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The Shure MX185 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone features a wide dynamic range and frequency response for accurate sound reproduction of vocals, instruments and other sound sources.

The microphone may be clipped to neckties, lapels, and other articles of clothing, making it an ideal solution for interviews, presentations, dictation and sound reinforcement.

The cardioid polar pattern features a uniform frequency response and adequately rejects noise and feedback at the off-axis sections of the capsule.

The MX series lavalier microphone feature interchangeable cartridges for easy servicing and replacement. The MX185 features a 4' (1.2 m) long cable with an TA4-F connection. The supplied RK100PK preamplifier provides the standard 3-pin XLR connection. Additional accessories include tie clips, a foam windscreen, zipper pouch, and snap-fit windscreen.

Highly sensitive condenser lavalier capsule
Interchangeable cartridges for easy replacement and servicing
4' (1.2 m) long cable with 4-pin female (TA4-F) connection
UPC: 042406051651
In the Box
Shure MX185 - Cardioid Wired Lavalier Microphone
  • Zipper Bag
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Snap-Fit Windscreen
  • Tie Clip
  • Dual Tie Clip
  • RK100PK In-Line Preamp with XLR Connection
  • Hex Wrench #4
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Shure MX185 specs

    Transducer Electret Bias Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 50Hz - 17kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 94dB, (@ 1kHz, A-Weighted)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 65dB
    Maximum Input Sound Level 123dB, (@ 1kHz, 1% THD)
    Power Requirements 11 - 52VDC (with Belt Clip Preamp, Included)
    Output Impedance 150 Ohms (180 Ohms Actual)
    Output Connectors TA4-F (4-pin mini connection)
    XLR-3M Type (with included RK183T2 preamplifier)
    Pad None
    Low Frequency Roll-Off None
    Applications Radio, Videography, Television and Broadcast.
    Dimensions Microphone Housing: .85 x .46" (22 x 12mm) LxDiameter
    In-Line Pre-Amp: 3.89 x .79" (99 x 20mm) LxW
    Cable: 4' (1.2 m) Long (w/TA4F Connector)
    Weight 0.12 oz (3.4g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 4.7 x 3.2"

    Shure MX185 reviews

    MX185 - Cardioid Wired Lavalier Microphone is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality, no hassle I bought this (along with the 183 and 184 cartridges, for a full selection of pickup patterns) to do interviews in a very small room (not at all a sound studio). For now I use it with a Roland Quad Capture to get audio into Adobe Audition CC for processing/sync with video. Shure have done a good job with the product design - as a low-experience amateur I thought it was a joy to work with. The audio quality is excellent, and once I fiddled enough with the levels etc. on the other equipment, I got crystal clear audio with a minimum of background noise. Disclaimer: I have not tried other lavalier microphones, so I can't compare, but I am extremely happy with this one. Pros: Audio quality, build quality, options for fastening to subjects. Cons: Not come across any after using for a while.
    Date published: 2014-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine Quality for Depositions Use in depositions. Pickup is superb. CONS: None.
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Correction This mic has never been useful too us. It is too large, tips over on collars from weight and it has connection problems. I know Shure has a great repair/replace policy but I'd rather not have to use it so often.
    Date published: 2012-12-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Our first wired Lav After testing Azden's cheaper wireless lav kit we decide to purchase an extra zoom recorder and a wired lav from a company I have nothing but faith in. This shure lav is a bit bulky but its audio quality makes the size worth it.
    Date published: 2012-01-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ugly as a Lavalier Too bulky as a clip-on lapel mic. When I use it comjunction with other lavaliers, it is extremely full of bottom and not much top. When my customers need a lavalier, and have options, the WL185 is usually left behind. If only Shure made a smaller mic that can connect to the SLX series body pack.
    Date published: 2010-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A SHURE BET! I have several Shure lavs for my video documentaries, and have found this brand a bit more forgiving from rubbing sounds from my subjects clothing and the mic screen. I also like the convenient zipper bag to hold the mic. My one mic, from a competitor, comes in a rectangular box, which doesn't store well in my camcorder case.
    Date published: 2012-03-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Mic Well, I've been using this mic for the purpose of video interviews. One very big negative of this mic is that it is huge compared to some of the other lavs out there. Nonetheless, the sound quality is really great. I think, for the price, it's a good deal.
    Date published: 2009-08-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable mic with great sound I have been using this mic at work for about a year and just ordered one for my business. Beautiful, worry-free sound. My only complaint is the wind screen is really big. The mic itself is nice and small. They just need to include a smaller wind screen.
    Date published: 2010-10-11
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