Azden SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone

Azden SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone

Azden SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • 12.3" in Length
  • XLR Output Connector
  • Powered by a Single AAA Battery
  • Up to 1000 Hours of Battery Life
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Includes SMH-1 Shockmount
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The SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone from Azden is an electret condenser, 12.3" supercardioid shotgun microphone with an XLR output. It can be used to capture audio for videographers in both camera-mount and boom microphone applications.

Featuring low self-noise, wide bandwidth, and a low-cut switch, the SGM-1X microphone is built with an integrated shockmount, and connects with a low-impedance XLR output to cameras or mixers. It uses a single AAA battery and can operate up to 1000 hours. A foam windscreen, a zippered carry case, and extra support bands are also included.

12.3" supercardioid shotgun microphone
Switchable low-cut filter
Integrated shockmount attaches to camera shoe or mic stand
Uses 1 AAA battery (up to 1000 hours), eliminating the need for a phantom power supply
Use an XLRF "plug-in" transmitter to make a wireless shotgun microphone
UPC: 095528060032
In the Box
Azden SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Integrated Shockmount
  • Extra Support Bands
  • Zippered Carry Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Azden SGM-1X specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Range 80 Hz to 18 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 70 dB 
    Maximum SPL 120 dB SPL
    Impedance 130 Ohms @ 1 kHz
    Sensitivity -33 dB
    Dynamic Range 80 dB
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Battery Type 1 x AAA
    Operating Current Consumption 0.2 mA
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Length 12.28" / 312 mm
    Diameter 0.83" / 21 mm
    Weight 4.76 oz / 135 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.173 x 3.622 x 2.677"

    Azden SGM-1X reviews

    SGM-1X Professional Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 138.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this review, then add to your cart. I bought this shotgun mic for use on a Canon HV30. It mounts directly to the accessory shoe on the top of the camera, or you can buy XLR cable and mount it to a boompole. Perfect for independent, low-budget films. I called B&H to determine which XLR adapter I would need, and the audio expert informed me that an XLR adapter (i.e. Beachtek, etc.) is not strictly necessary. If you plan to use this on a handheld camcorder, and you do not use an XLR adapter unit, you will need a low-to-high impedance matching transformer like the Pearstone LMT100. It plugs directly into the microphone jack on your camera. ... the audio in my film is clearer than the plot of Avatar.
    Date published: 2010-02-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from yes it is better than ... Yes this mic. is better /much/than audio technika /60$/.But you can expect it it is one class higher.But has ugly and loud noise when switched on low cut filter.I really do not know because just start to play with recording sound.Azden company did not answer me my Question,so I do not expect some great customer service in the case some problems.I'm using it off camcoder /canon HV20/.Mic do not have indicator on/off -not big deal but will be nice.I consider also Rode ,but seems me too bulky.Maybe I expect more that almost $200 mic. is able,but I'm not so much happy with.Construction seems good,also shock absorber seems will last some time.
    Date published: 2010-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shotgun mic, affordable and professional I picked up this mic to use mostly as a boom in my small production package. The sound I got from a series of exterior shoots (sometimes with noise and light wind) was as good as similar shotguns with slightly higher price tags such as the Rode and Sennheisers. The quality and performance is definitely surpassed my expectations and the included wind filter and multipurpose shock mount makes it a great package. The only drawback is the shock mount does not tilt, a small thing but for use on a boom pole I'm going to pick up a different mount, however works just fine as is.
    Date published: 2015-05-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good Pros: The Mic has impressive quality look. Has low cut filter and works really well. 1 aaa battery will run forever (if you tend to forget stuffs, it's quite ok) Sound quality is FANTASTIC. Almost comparable to the much more expensive Sennheiser I have. Works really well with Rycote 18cm/STD SOFTIE FRONT ONLY. Cons: The switches are quite easy to move during transport. (duct tape will cure it) There is no battery indicator, the good battery life make up for it. Doesn't come with the XLR cable. Doesn't support Phantom power.
    Date published: 2011-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Mic at a Reasonable Price The SGM-1X is a great mic to use with a pro-camcorder. I bought the Canon XA10 recently and loved the camera but not it's on board mic (who does?). I heard about this mic through a tech channel and thought it looked great (and the pro's use it so, how bad could it be). You have to buy cables to go with the mic and I got the Kopul Coiled 3-pin XLR cable. The low cut filter is nice, but I have to say I expected not to have to use it only to be surprised at how bad background noise was without it. In the long run, this is a quality mic and the mount it comes with is a very nice addition.
    Date published: 2013-09-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from No frills Shotgun that hits the mark I use this mic mounted to my AG-AC90 and as a Boom mic. The mic construction quality is excellent as is the sound quality. The base cut is quite effective in reducing the ever present HVAC rumble that can ruin interview audio. This mic is powered by a single AAA battery only (phantom power cannot be used to power this mic). I chose a mic that does not use phantom power to extend my camera's battery life. After leaving the mic in my bag over the weekend, with the power, on the Nimh rechargeable battery tested at 90%. The mic as ordered also has a cold shoe shock mount with a 20 thread that makes using this mic as a boom a plug and play. And as a battery powered mic it can serve as a boom for cameras with and without phantom power. Two small peeves for a mic at this price point, no protective case and no dead cat.
    Date published: 2015-03-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Mic for Beginners I use this mic to get significantly better audio than my lower level camcorder can offer. With an XLR to 3.5mm adapter and a female mono to male stereo splitter, it works pretty well in my camera's aux mic jack. Being battery operated, it is a great tool for DSLR and small camcorder users. Quality is definitely a step up from the internal mic you will have. This is a good mic for the price. The shockmount isn't that fantastic, but at least it comes with one. It needs suspending cord that is more elasticy to absorb more interference.
    Date published: 2011-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic for the Price! I have used this mic to contribute footage from my JVC GY-DV500 cameras to major film projects and I ALWAYS get compliments on the audio. The super cardiod pattern (which, in the case of the 1X is actually hyper-cardiod) has excellent side rejection. The low cut switch helps quiet ambient noise to less than a whisper.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
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