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Azden SGM-250CX Short Shotgun Microphone (Shockmount, Phantom Only)

BH #AZSGM250CX • MFR #SGM-250CX
Azden
Azden SGM-250CX Short Shotgun Microphone (Shockmount, Phantom Only)
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, Web Shows & Weddings
  • Phantom Power Only
  • Shockmount for Camera Mounting
  • XLR Output with Hardwired 13" Cable
The Azden SGM-250CX is a short shotgun microphone that features a shockmount for easy camera mounting and a hardwired 13" output cable with a standard XLR connector for use with professional cameras and recorders. It is powered via phantom power. Specifically tuned to preserve the natural qualities of a speaking subject, the mic provides video creators with a cost-effective solution for indie films, web shows, and wedding applications.
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Azden SGM-250CX Overview

The Azden SGM-250CX is a short shotgun microphone that features a shockmount for easy camera mounting and a hardwired 13" output cable with a standard XLR connector for use with professional cameras and recorders. It is powered via phantom power. Specifically tuned to preserve the natural qualities of a speaking subject, the mic provides video creators with a cost-effective solution for indie films, web shows, and wedding applications.

The SGM-250CX features a supercardioid polar pattern and a custom-designed acoustic tube with high-precision, phase-canceling slots that minimize the recording of extraneous noise while focusing on the sound in front of the camera. The highly sensitive capsule delivers a flat frequency response (20 Hz to 20 kHz) with low self-noise and 130 dB SPL, for accurate audio capture.

Handcrafted in Japan, the SGM-250CX is housed in a brass/aluminum alloy case that improves durability and rejects ambient radio frequencies (RF). The SMH-X shockmount with two diameter expander sheets provides a secure hold for your mic, whether you run-and-gun or mount it to a pistol grip or to a boompole.

Key Features

  • Short length and compact design ideal for mounting on professional cameras equipped with an XLR audio input
  • Supercardioid polar pattern with narrow pickup —provides enhanced directionality for isolating dialog from ambient noise
  • Electret condenser microphone element delivers high sensitivity and low self-noise for clear recording of quiet sounds
  • Powered by standard 48 VDC phantom power
  • Wide dynamic range allows for capturing sounds at up to 112 dB without distortion
  • Gold-plated, 3-pin XLR output connector with 13" hardwired cable extension
  • Includes SMH-X shockmount—compatible with standard-size camera shoe slots as well as 1/4"-20 threaded boompoles and tripods
  • Includes foam windscreen and carry pouch
  • Handcrafted in Japan

A Variety of SGM-250 Models to Suit Your Specific Application

SGM-250

  • For use with either a DSLR/mirrorless camera (XLR to 3.5mm adapter cable required) or with a professional camera or recorder with an XLR input (XLR cable required)
  • Powered via one AA battery or phantom power


SGM-250P

  • For use with professional cameras and recorders equipped with an XLR input that supplies phantom power
  • Powered via phantom power only


SGM-250MX

  • For use connected to the mini-XLR mic input of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras
  • Powered via phantom power only
  • Comes equipped with a shockmount for camera mounting and a hardwired 13" output cable with a mini-XLR connector
UPC: 095528701010

Azden SGM-250CX Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Impedance100 Ohms
Sensitivity-33 dB at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range112 dB
Signal-to-Noise RatioAB: 76 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage11 to 50 V
Physical
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (Included)
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 6.02" / ø: 21 x L: 153 mm
Weight3 oz / 85 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.755 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.3 x 3.65 x 2.6"

Azden SGM-250CX Reviews

Excellent product

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-09

Excellent product, very well manufactured. Great sound quality and compact size.

Good clean sound.

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-26

Good clean sound on my GH-5

Fantastic sounding on camera mic

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-09

I bought this microphone based on the excellent reviews of the Azden SGM-250, which is the same microphone without the XLR pigtail.� I have not been disappointed.� At only $199 you cannot go wrong with this piece.� Sound quality is fantastic, very smooth and natural sounding.� The short barrel length does not seem to hinder performance as the microphone seems to have excellent rejection to the sides and rear.� Bravo Azden on a job well done.

Works great to for ambient sound along with a Lavalier Mic

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-23

I mostly use the Azden SGM-250CX along with a Sennheiser Lavalier wireless microphone to pick up the ambient room sound then reduce the db in that channel in post production so I have some room sound. It's also my backup incase the Lavalier has a problem. I didn't like the size or length of the Sennheiser shotgun mics and the Azden was mentioned in the Q&A and it seemed like a good fit for and on camera mic for my camcorder. Like people say, wish it didn't have a hardwired XLR connection and could run on battery as well as phantom power but the size was right and the reviews were good. It also is reasonably priced compared to some mics. I haven't used the windshield kit yet but will get to it for any outdoor sessions I might have.

Great mic for the price

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-18

This mic is of a quality that would be suitable for professional jobs. My only criticism is the hard-wired XLR cable. A cable is not going to outlive a mic, so a trip to the repair shop at some point needs to be accommodated. Also, there may arise a need to connect to a 3.5mm port, which means adding an extension cable — something that defeats the purpose of a small, compact, lightweight, uncluttered rig. If not for the hard-wired cable, I’d rate this mic 5 stars.

Very useful

By Bruno
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-05

I just tested this mic on my Sony Z90 in a stakeout situation on Capitol Hill. I was alone and jumped in one-man-band on some interviews. It captured the audio amazingly well considering I was not always in front of the subject

As Good As They All Say

By Hugh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-18

I tested this mic with my Panasonic GH5 and sound module and the sound is fantastic. Rich and velvety with great directionality. The mic is so sensitive that it actually picked up the vibrations in my fingers through the camera body during handheld testing so be aware of this when u go handheld.

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