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Marantz Professional Umpire Desktop USB Condenser Microphone

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Marantz Professional Umpire Desktop USB Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, VO, Streaming & More
  • Works with Mac & Windows Computers
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern Minimizes Room
  • Broadcast-Quality 48 kHz/16-Bit Audio
The Umpire Desktop USB Condenser Microphone by Marantz Professional is ideal for podcasters, musicians, gamers, and other voice recording applications. It is designed to connect easily to your computer via USB, so you can use it right out of the box with your favorite audio recording software or streaming software applications.
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Marantz Professional Umpire Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Connects to Computers, Android, and iOS Devices
  • 3Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
  • 4Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
  • 5Handy Hardware Included

The Umpire Desktop USB Condenser Microphone by Marantz Professional is ideal for podcasters, musicians, gamers, and other voice recording applications. It is designed to connect easily to your computer via USB, so you can use it right out of the box with your favorite audio recording software or streaming software applications.

This mic is a suitable choice for people making their first forays into the world of spoken-word arts, as it is simple to use and delivers a good sound. With a shockmount included as well as a pop filter and a desktop mic stand, you'll find everything you need to get up and running right away.

Connects to Computers, Android, and iOS Devices
Get started right away, as this mic works directly with your computer. No separate interface or preamp is required.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic, so everyone can clearly hear your voice. A cardioid polar pattern is one of the best natural defenses against unwanted room noise.
Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
The mic records audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 16-bit / 48 kHz, giving you the broadcast standard for media playback. This mic will capture audio at the same sample rate and resolution that all your viewers or listeners would likely hear it.
Handy Hardware Included
With an included desktop stand, shockmount, and pop filter, you can get up and running right away. Simply place the mic in the mount, attach the mount to the stand, set up the pop filter, and you'll have a great sound right out of the box.
UPC: 694318024249

Marantz Professional Umpire Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
80 Hz to 15 kHz
Digital Output Connector
1x USB-A (on Attached Cable)
Microphone
Primary Applications
Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing
Form Factor
Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
-10 dB
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
Yes
Performance
Frequency Range
80 Hz to 15 kHz
Sensitivity
Cardioid: 34 dB
Connectivity
Digital Output Connector
1x USB-A (on Attached Cable)
Headphone Connector
No
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16-Bit
Sample Rate
Up to 48 kHz
Operating System Support
Windows, macOS/OS X
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Available Port
USB 2.0
Power
Bus Power
USB
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting
Shockmount, Tabletop (Included)
Mounting Thread Size
Included Mount Has No Threading
Dimensions
ø: 5.46 x L: 7.41" / ø: 138.68 x L: 188.21 mm
Weight
0.88 lb / 0.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.54 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.5 x 6.8 x 6.1"

Marantz Professional Umpire Reviews

Quality Microphone!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-05

I regally liked the microphone on the Marantz Turet but I didn't want the extras with the ring light, camera, ect. To my surprise, I found the umpire microphone on this website which was out of stock for a bit. I entered my email for updates on restock abs I jumped at the chance to buy the microphone. The sound is crystal clear. The design is awesome- it comes with a pop filter and built-in stand. It's advertised as a gaming microphone but I've been using it for music and my voice-over jobs. As for B&H, Thanks for the great service. Your website is pretty user friendly and straight. Forward. I can't wait to make more purchases like this!

Great sound, easy setup

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-08

Seems like Marantz is cranking these out to meet remote working demand during the pandemic (they used to be sold as an integrated part of their turret streaming system). Voice recording and streaming quality is great, but there are some usability issues that could be improved. The overall value is great at the $60 price. Pros:  + Great sound quality + Base stand includes shock mount + Pop screen + Plug and play + Solid build quality Cons: - Shielding in cable could be better--some interference at times - Fixed cable connection on mic - No mounting threads - Large footprint - Cardioid pattern is a bit wide - No option to turn the blue LED off

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