AKG C568 B Professional Small Condenser Shotgun Microphone

AKG C568 B Camera Mountable Short Shotgun Microphone

AKG C568 B Camera Mountable Short Shotgun Microphone

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The C568 B Professional Small Condenser Shotgun Microphone from AKG is a short shotgun microphone designed for camera mounting and handheld operation. The microphone yields a hypercardioid polar pattern below 500 Hz. Above 500 Hz, the microphone increases directivity, eliminating signal at the off-axis sections of the capsule. The condenser element requires 9 to 52V phantom power and features a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. A low-cut filter switch eliminates hum and noise at 120 Hz. The short design allows the C568 B to be mounted on a camera without obstructing the image. The C568 B includes a foam windscreen and stand adapter.

Eliminates Off-Axis Noise
The C568 B shotgun microphone eliminates off-axis signal while placing emphasis on the direct incoming signal. The result eliminates ambient noise while providing accurate pick up at greater ranges.
Camera Mountable
The short, compact design allows the C568 B to be mounted on a camera without obstructing the camera's view.
Wide Frequency Response
The 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response allows the microphone to be used in a variety of applications.
Low-Cut Filter Switch
The low-cut filter switch eliminates hum, noise and rumble at 120 Hz.
In the Box
AKG C568 B Camera Mountable Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • Microphone Clip
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AKG C568 B specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Hypercardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 76 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB A-Weighted
    Impedance 600 Ohms
    Load Impedance 2 kOhms
    Sensitivity 11 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter @ 120 Hz
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    Operating Current Consumption 2.0 mA
    Length 9.96" / 253 mm
    Diameter 0.83" / 21 mm
    Weight 5.64 oz / 160 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 5.3 x 3.5"

    AKG C568 B reviews

    C568 B Professional Small Condenser Shotgun Microphone is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Frequency Response I use this mic on-camera as a shotgun as well as site recording using a boom or stand. It is very directional, very sensitive but with a wonderful low end that surprises me each time I use it. I once recorded a chamber quartet at a wedding near a waterfall. You could hear the bass of the cello but barely the waterfall. Excellent for recording voices clearly amidst the clatter of a large party especially shout-out during live music. Designed for quality boom recording apps, the C568 will unfortunately catch every hand movement noise on camera. Be sure to use the low cut filter if hand holding your camera or else you will be doing post-production noise reduction.
    Date published: 2010-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great on camera mic... This mic has proven to be a invaluable asset as a on camera and studio microphone and has consistently given me great results under the most unfavorable conditions. A little fussy in setting levels under extremely high SPL conditions.
    Date published: 2009-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had 2 of these since 1990 I've used these mics to record anything from loud rock concerts to quiet trickling streams and they have never let me down. They're super directional and as long as you have a good mixer/preamp you will be happy with these. The AKG coloration is much nicer to my ears than even that of the $expensive Schoeps mics.
    Date published: 2009-03-24
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