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Deity Microphones S-Mic 2 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone

Deity Microphones S-Mic 2 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • Phantom Powered
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
With the Deity Microphones S-Mic 2 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone, boom operators and sound recordists can achieve broadcast-quality sound in a variety of outdoor shooting scenarios such as indie films, news gathering, documentaries, and weddings.
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Deity Microphones S-MIC Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ideal for Outdoor Use
  • 3Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • 4Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 6Waterproof Hardshell Case

With the Deity Microphones S-Mic 2 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone, boom operators and sound recordists can achieve broadcast-quality sound in a variety of outdoor shooting scenarios such as indie films, news gathering, documentaries, and weddings.

Professional-level features such as low-noise circuitry and anti-RF interference construction minimize the need for noise reduction after recording. Thanks to the high sensitivity of the S-Mic 2, robust output levels are possible without having to max out your preamp's gain control. Tonally, the S-Mic 2 offers a smooth, warm sonic signature with low off-axis coloration and natural attenuation of bass frequencies below 50 Hz.

You'll find no switches, buttons, or dials on the S-Mic 2, so you always depend on it to deliver consistent sound, reliability, and ease of use. The lightweight solid brass housing ensures toughness gig after gig, and its black speckle paint provides low reflectivity and added durability.

Ideal for Outdoor Use
The construction of the mic body is computer machined from solid brass inside and out, and no plastic is used anywhere in the construction to hold it together or mount the PCB. The S-Mic 2 uses a high-end capsule, computer-designed circuitry, and a gold-coated PCB (printed circuit board).

The PCB is also sprayed and coated with a clear epoxy, which allows the microphone to perform without issues even in the most humid environments. This coating also gives the microphone a water-resistance level that allows it to work in the rain without being damaged. The body of the microphone has been sprayed with a black speckle paint to give it an ultra-durable finish, so it looks professional in front of clients for years of ownership while being less reflective on set.
Broadcast-Quality Sound
The S-Mic 2 was engineered to give you broadcast-quality sound on a reasonable budget. Its 9.8" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yield focused directivity in front of the mic and 18 dB of off-axis rejection. It has a low noise floor of 12 dBA and an anti-RF interference build, allowing it to maintain less background noise even with significant gain boosts.
Phantom Powered
Featuring a balanced 3-pin XLR output and support for 24V or 48V phantom powering, the S-Mic 2 is ready for use with a variety of devices such as multitrack field recorders, handheld audio recorders, camera-mount mixer adapters, and XLR-equipped cinema cameras.
Ideal for Boompole Mounting
The S-Mic 2 includes a mic clip with a 3/8" thread for easy placement on a boompole and a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners.

For maximum reduction of noise from wind, vibration, and mic handling, the S-Mic 2 is available with a location kit, which includes a Rycote Lyre pistol grip shockmount and a faux fur windjammer.
Waterproof Hardshell Case
To better protect your microphone, the S-Mic 2 comes with a waterproof hardshell case. The case features a rubber O-ring in the lid that seals the case tight and an auto air-pressure balanced feature, ensuring your microphone is safe and ready to go.

Deity Microphones S-MIC Specs

Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
12 dB at 120°
>14 dB at 180°
Impedance75 Ohms
Load Impedance800 Ohms
Sensitivity32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level12 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
THD< 0.5%
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Operating Voltage24 to 48 V
Operating Current Consumption1.5 mA
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size3/8"-16 Female
Included CaseHard Case
Construction MaterialBrass
Operating Temperature14 to 158°F / -10 to 70°C
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 9.84" / ø: 19 x L: 249.94 mm
Weight6.98 oz / 198 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.465 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.05 x 8.45 x 3.7"

Deity Microphones S-MIC Reviews

Amazing quality

By Nate
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-08

Upgraded from the Deity D 3 Pro and the S-Mic 2 is one of the best I've heard. Great at sound isolation and has rich tone.

Close but has defective plug

By Lenny
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-25

So disappointed. Got my mic yesterday. Has a bad fit on the XLR connector. Mic works but you need to push very hard to connect the cable. Sent it back today. Asked for an exchange will give it a second chance. I believe in second chances but you know I'll be checking that right out of the box. if bad second time well...Hope not

Great Mic without breaking the bank

By Tyler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-04

Love this mic, we tested it with the MKH-416, rear reflection is not as good as the 416 but the sound is fantastic and darn close.

Great VO Mic

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-28

This is a great mike. Almost as good as the Sennheiser MKH416 but at 1/3 the price. A must-have in your inventory. Great for as a travel mic.

Def Love This Mic

By Jamaal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-24

This microphone is dope. My partner and I have been looking for a microphone for our videos we do and this one is cheap but it don't feel cheap. It feels like a professional microphone you know. It sounds alot better than the on camera microphone we had been using. I suggest you get this one if you want to step up your game.

Mic of All Trades!

By Sarah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-22

I won this microphone in a contest but I love B&H. I use the S-Mic 2 with my Zoom F4n. Its a simple and easy setup. I like that it works off 48v. I know some people like the option for a AA battery but I have always had those explode and get all crusty on the inside of the microphone. I like the simple plug and play aspect of the S-Mic 2. I should also mention that it actually sounds really good, like I was really shocked at how well it sounded.

Great mic for the price BUT

By Alex
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-09

Purchased last year to mount on my rig as a run-and-gun audio option. First off, this thing is solid. I don't use the case anymore, I just toss it in my CineBag and go. The solid metal construction means I'm not worried about it breaking and the moisture-resistance means it can be tossed in a case even in the most humid conditions. Audio-quality is fantastic. I would not recommend if you, like me, find yourself having to film in indoor locations with a lot of ambient reverb or a lot of reflective surfaces. I learned this the hard way and now primarily use this outdoors or in very controlled studio setups as an on-camera mic.

Better than I expected

By Bryan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-16

I'm used to Sennheiser mics, so I was skeptical. I knew this didn't have all the bells and whistles. I wanted an affordable mic to throw in my kit for quick setups. So far, I'm happy with what I hear.

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Which 48V phantom power is recommended to work ...

Which 48V phantom power is recommended to work with this mic?
Asked by: Margaret
I dont know, I think where ever. I use mine connecting a normal mic cable with my Sony camera that supports 48 phantom power mic.
Answered by: Jaime
Date published: 2019-05-30

I lost my foam windscreen for this mic, any ...

I lost my foam windscreen for this mic, any recommendation for replacements?
Asked by: Ray Kendrick
Please review the following item. Auray WSF-2029 Foam Windscreen for Shotgun Microphones - (29cm) BH #AUWSF2029 &bull; MFR #WSF-2029
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-06-02

Can this mic be rigged on-camera?

Can this mic be rigged on-camera?
Asked by: Darrin
In short, yes. The Deity S2, like most other mics, fits into a mic clip or shock mount, and many such clips and mounts are made to fit camera shoes. However, my Deity S2 came with a standard mic clip (as expected), not one that mounts on-camera. Also, this is a solidly built mic, not plastic, but also not as light weight. Other shotgun mics are made with lighter weight and smaller form to accommodate on-camera mounting for smaller rigs. The Rode Video Mic comes to mind.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-17

Any meaningful differences of the Diety S-Mic 2 ...

Any meaningful differences of the Diety S-Mic 2 and the Rode NTG-1 shotguns for crowd miking?
Asked by: Robert
The S-Mic 2 may be a better choice because it has a slightly wider pickup range which is better to capture audio from multiple people than a mic with a very narrow pickup range, which is better for picking up one person. The S-Mic 2 is easy to use because it has no onboard switches or controls to adjust and it is also moisture resistant. Its frequency response range is 50 Hz to 20 kHz, it handles loud sounds up to 130 dB SPL, and has very low noise. The NTG1 has a frequency response range or 20 Hz to 20 kHz and handles loud sounds up to 138 dB SPL, and also has low noise. It also has an onboard low-cut filter which is useful to reduce low rumbling background noise. Both the S-Mic 2 and NTG1 are very good mics, but for miking a crowd, the S-Mic 2 may be the better option since it has a wider pickup range and not as focused as the NTG1. The noise level rating for the S-Mic 2 is slightly lower than the NTG1 (12 dBA vs 18 dBA). The moisture resistance is also a good feature for outdoor use.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-04-22
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