Shure MX412SN - 12" Cardioid Gooseneck with Switch (No Microphone Cartridge)

Shure MX412SN - 12" Cardioid Gooseneck with Switch (No Microphone Cartridge)
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Shure MX412 Overview

The Microflex Gooseneck microphones bring a whole new meaning to the word flexible. Beyond their fully adjustable goosenecks lies a new level of flexibility the new Microflex interchangeable condenser microphone cartridge. Designed for easy replacement and available in cardioid, supercardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns, the interchangeable cartridges offer wide frequency response and accurate sound reproduction for a broad variety of applications, such as houses of worship, courtrooms and conference centers. Plus, the condenser cartridges fit every model in the new Microflex product line for enhanced convenience and consistent sound.

Microflex Gooseneck microphones are available in four models with a variety of heights and mounting styles to choose from. One model includes a silent mute switch with LED indicator, a Shure Microflex exclusive. And every Microflex Gooseneck features high sensitivity and balanced, transformerless output for maximum immunity to electromagnetic hum and RF interference, even over long cable runs. Each Microflex Gooseneck microphone comes with a complete installation kit.

Wide dynamic range and frequency response for accurate sound reproduction across the audio spectrum
Interchangeable cartridges provide the right polar pattern for every application
Balanced, transformerless output for increased immunity to noise over long cable runs
Shock mount that provides over 20 dB isolation from surface vibration noise
Locking flange mount for permanently securing microphone to lecterns, pulpits, or conference tables
UPC: 042406076272

Shure MX412 Specs

High-Pass FilterNone
Frequency Range50 Hz to 17 kHz
Maximum SPLCardioid: 123.0 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Supercardioid: 122.0 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Omnidirectional: 117.5 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Impedance180 Ohms at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range94 dB (1-Kilohm Load)
Signal-to-Noise RatioCardioid: 65.0 dB (at 1 Pa/94 dB SPL)
Supercardioid: 66.0 dB (at 1 Pa/94 dB SPL)
Omnidirectional: 70.5 dB (at 1 Pa/94 dB SPL)
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Operating Voltage11 to 52 V (Phantom Power)
Dimensionsø: 0.79 x L: 16.88" / ø: 20.07 x L: 428.74 mm (Microphone)
ø: 2.62 x " / ø: 66.7 x  mm (Mount)
Weight17.8 oz / 504.6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25 x 5.5 x 3"
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How heavy is the base? Will it stay in place even if the podium is slightly tilted?
Asked by: Charles
This product is intended to be used on a flat surface. A few degrees of tilt may not affect stability much, however the typical podium tilt is much more than a few degrees. I recommend securing the base to the podium in order to ensure it stays in place regardless.
Answered by: Product Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


I want to find a way to run Shure MX412's wirelessly using my existing Sennheiser G3 wireless belt pack transmitter combos. I tried to use Whirlwind 4x Phantom Power blocks but they introduced too much line noise to be useful. Any suggestion?
Asked by: Adam
I would consider getting the Sennheiser SKP 300 G3 transmitter which will provide 48 volts of phantom power for your MX412. This way you will not be introducing additional electronics to your audio chain, potentially causing line noise.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does it have an off/on or mute button?

Does it have an off/on or mute button?
Asked by: Marc
Yes - There is a "touchpad" switch on the microphone. By default the mic ships in an "always hot" state, and pressing the button momentarily "mutes". As outlined in the user manual, I have switched these to "touch-on" - "touch-off". Simple process in the bottom panel of the mic. I have 12 of these and it's a 2 minute process to convert each one by flipping a DIP switch on the board in the bottom stand.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-27


What cable type and gauge do I use for connection of MX412DC microphone to a mixer approximately 100 feet away?
Asked by: Anonymous
We've got 14 of these mics. Any standard XLR cable will work fine. I just grabbed a couple off the shelf that always get used when hooking these mics up, the cables are Canare 21 AWG. Obviously keep in mind you need phantom power to operate the mics.
Answered by: Peter S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


how is it powered?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Shure MX412DS requires phantom power which is generally provide by the source through the XLR connection cable.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does the MX412 DS have a mute switch and is it easily operable? If not which desktop model has the mute switch?
Asked by: Ryan
Jeff P is correct.
Answered by: Product Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will this mic preform outside well with a ...

Will this mic preform outside well with a windscreen?
Asked by: Bruce
I have basic windscreens on all my units (for interior use), and still get breathing noises when people are too close. Like any mic used outdoors, you'll probably get a lot of wind noise.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-03-29


does this have a mute and led indicator for the flange mount option?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately it does not have these features. The MX412S/C has an LED and the MX418S/C has both a mute and LED.
Answered by: Product Rep Shure Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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