Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone

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  • For Vocal & Acoustic Guitar Applications
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Switchable Low-Frequency Roll-Off
  • Operates on Battery or Phantom Power
  • Includes 6' Cable Hardwired to Mic
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Audio-Technica Pro 70 overview

  • 1Description

The Audio-Technica Pro 70 is a cardioid lavalier microphone designed for vocal or instrument capturing in recording or sound reinforcement applications. The frequency response favors the mid-range frequencies of instruments and vocals while minimizing noise registering at high and low frequencies.

The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing pickup at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. The result is improved signal before feedback response and minimal ambiance pickup. A low frequency roll-off switch further reduces low frequency noise due to hum, wind etc. The provided UM3 power supply provides phantom power with a single 1.5V AA battery or external phantom power source. The UM3 provides a standard 3-pin XLR output connection to mixers, preamplifiers, cameras etc.

Accurate Vocal and Acoustic Guitar Reproduction
The tailored frequency response favors the mid-range frequency response associated with vocal intelligibility and presence.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid pattern is effective in signal isolation. Audio signal at the off-axis sections of the capsule are attenuated, minimizing noise and improving gain-before-feedback response.
Low Frequency Roll-Off
A low frequency roll-off filter switch minimizes low frequency noise and rumble due to wind, hum and proximity effect.
UPC: 042005134342
In the Box
Audio-Technica Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone
  • Power Module (attached)
  • AT8411 Clothing Clip
  • AT8444 Instrument Adapter
  • Windscreen
  • AA Battery
  • Protective Pouch
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Audio-Technica Pro 70 specs

    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 100Hz to 14kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 96dB, 1kHz @ Max. SPL
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 67dB, 1kHz @ 1 Pa
    Maximum Input Sound Level 123dB SPL, 1kHz @ 1% T.H.D.
    Power Requirements 11 - 52V, 2mA typical
    Output Impedance 200 ohms
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR male
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off 80Hz, 8dB per octave
    Dimensions Cable Length - 6' (1.8m)
    Weight 0.3 oz (8 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 5.3 x 3.0"

    Audio-Technica Pro 70 reviews

    Pro 70 Cardioid Lavalier Microphone is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Special Purpose Lav Mic My experience with lav mics is that the best full- sound usually comes from omnidirectional pickup patterns rather than cardiod. But if your talent is recording in a noisy environment or a room that is not acoustically treated, you may need the narrower pickup pattern that this cardiod lav provides. I notice that the sound coming in needs some EQ for most voices in the 1K range--usually a cut of about 6db. Once I do that, the sound is quite nice--natural sounding with an even low-end. If you don't EQ, there is a slightly harsh sound where the mid frequencies are a little hyped. So be careful when comparing this to most other lav mics--because of its cardioid pickup pattern, this one is best for noisier environments or untreated rooms. For this purpose, I love it--well constructed, durable, sounds great (after EQ as above).
    Date published: 2012-02-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade I shoot a bunch of promo videos for my Church on a volunteer basis, and just moved from the $$Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone to the The Audio-Technica Pro 70 and I'm VERY happy with the upgrade. The Polsen was fine at first, but I never had a spare LR44 battery (those tiny little batteries). After 4 years, I started to get static on my recordings. I don't know if it was a problem with the rather thin cable, low battery power, the connectors, or what. But the static would come-and-go. I find the quality of the sound and manufacturing much better with the Audio-Technica Pro 70 -- not to mention, I've always got plenty of AA batteries hanging around. I would definitely recommend this product.
    Date published: 2015-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, affordable mic Primary use: oral history.Bought these mics to replace some Shure WL51s that have been giving me some problems, and these are much better at picking up sound at lower levels of gain on the recorder. Tested them on a Zoom H5, which gets a lot noiser at gains of 6 and above, and that needed a 7 or more for the Shures. It picks up the ATs fine a bit under 6. (Incidentally, tried them briefly on a Tascam DR100-mkII and these mics picked up with no trouble at a gain of 3).These are bigger than the Shures, especially with the windscreen on, but I'm not producing theatre. I'm interviewing people and want good audio. Audio is clear, low noise, and the mics are well built with a pretty long mic cord. You'll need your own XLR cable to connect the mic to the recorder. Each mic runs off phantom power or a single AA battery, and I've been using the battery to extend the life of the Zoom H5. I may update this later to let you know how long the battery lasts.Only minor issue I have: the battery fits a bit too snugly in its compartment. Nice to not have it rattling around, but it's a little bit of work to remove it.They are a pretty amazing buy at this price. Funding is always a big concern in public history, and it's really great to buy two mics for the price of one higher end mic, while not losing much that your ears will be able to detct. With these and a Zoom H5 or a Tascam DR-100mkII, you can put together a very good field recording kit for $ (I'm including the mic cables in the cost; not including the memory card or batteries).
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from INTERVIEW IN A PINCH I needed at lav that I could use in a filed interview to capture sound without depending on my Sennheiser shotgun. I wanted the flexibility to use the phantom power that comes with the Pro 70 or supplied by another source. Overall, the mic met my needs. NOTE: it is not good for exterior recordings, if there is the smallest chance of wind. It is really for studio or controlled settings. If that fits you bill, its worth the money.
    Date published: 2010-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughtfully Designed - Good Features I purchased 3 of these to use for filming video depositions. They are thoughtfully designed and rugged. The power supply runs off one AA battery (included)and is made of heavy metal. It has a switch on the side with three positions - power off - power on, flat response - and power on, low cut filter. The mic clip is not flimsy. The storage bag is padded mesh fabric and is nicer than what you get with an SM-57. The capsule is a bit large, thicker than a pencil not as thick as one of those black permanent markers we all use to label our DVDs (you know the one... right?). The best two features of this mic though are it's RF rejection (dead silent while a cellphone call was lighting my other -more expensive brand- lav up like a Christmas tree) and the length of the cable coming from the power supply to the mic element (something like 6 feet, maybe more. and it's good quiet cable, not a lot of handling noise). The only thing I might call a con is that the Battery Cover Latch is sort of a light weight, not cheap, but not exactly the same build quality as the rest of the mic, but certainly not a deal-breaker... My suggestion is buy three.
    Date published: 2010-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good instrument mic I originally bought this to mic a cello as the available pickups were unsatisfactory. After a makeshift adaptation of the instrument clip we were getting a nice, rich, warm, full tone right away without even touching the EQ. We've been using this for frequent gigs--weddings, parties etc.--for about 4 or 5 years now and it's still working perfectly. This unit has served us so well at such a great price, I just bought 3 more from B&H to mic the string section of the jazz orchestra.
    Date published: 2013-11-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pro 70 Lavalier Selected Again This is the second time I have purchase the Pro 70 lavaliere. If your on a fixed budget, looking for a good interview lavaliere, then Pro 70 is one to look at.
    Date published: 2013-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Sounding Microphone I was hunting for a cardiod lav mic that I could use for indoor and outdoor interviews. This mic looked like a good choice and had a decent price. After doing some brief testing, I decided this was a good choice. It sounds great indoors (even with background noise). I did not notice much hiss or noise. I connected this to a Zoom H4n using an Audio Technica XLR cable. Everything seems great. In fact, I'm thinking of purchasing another one.
    Date published: 2013-01-26
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