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Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response for Azden Wireless Transmitters (3.5mm Mini Connector, Black)

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Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Shelved Frequency Response for Azden Wireless Transmitters (3.5mm Mini Connector, Black)
Key Features
  • Shelved Frequency Response
  • 3.5mm Mini Connector
  • Moisture-Resistant Capsule
  • Low Handling Noise
The Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is designed to reproduce vocals, musical instruments, and ambient audio sources with pristine detail and minimal handling noise. The capsule is highly resistant to moisture, making it a suitable solution for outdoor use, placement against skin, etc.

Countryman EMW Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Shelved Frequency Response
  • 3Unobtrusive Miniature Design
  • 4Kevlar Cable
  • 5Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 6Moisture Resistant

The Countryman EMW Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is designed to reproduce vocals, musical instruments, and ambient audio sources with pristine detail and minimal handling noise. The capsule is highly resistant to moisture, making it a suitable solution for outdoor use, placement against skin, etc.

Clear audio reproduction with low rubbing and handling noise is a result of the EMW's omnidirectional polar pattern. The shelved frequency response features a smooth +6 dB boost between 2 and 15 kHz. This is the standard response for lavaliers worn on the outside of clothing (lapels, jackets, etc).

A wide variety of colors and connectors are available for use with various wireless transmitters. This version is black and features a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini connector for use with Azden wireless transmitters.

Shelved Frequency Response
The EMW is available in three frequency response types and this version features a shelved frequency response that compensates for reflections lost when mounted on the outside of clothing and fabric. The shelved response is standard for lavalier microphones worn on lapels, jackets, etc.
Unobtrusive Miniature Design
The square EMW lavalier is available in a variety of colors that virtually render the entire microphone invisible against the skin, allowing you to select the version that is best suited for your application.
Kevlar Cable
The attached cable is made of durable, break-resistant Kevlar for rigorous use without shorts or wear.
Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The EMW is credited for providing pristine audio with minimal handling and rubbing noise, due to its omnidirectional polar pattern.
Moisture Resistant
This square, moisture-resistant capsule is ideal for use in humid conditions, on skin, outdoors, etc.

Countryman EMW Specs

Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity-40 dB re: 1 V/Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise24 dBA
Maximum Input Sound Level130 dB SPL @ 1% THD on 48 V Phantom
Power RequirementsPhantom: 6 to 50 V @ 4 mA
Wireless: 1.5 to 24 V 400 μA
Output Impedance600 Ohms balanced for wired operation
1500 Ohms unbalanced for wireless
Output Connector1/8" (3.5 mm) mini connector for Azden transmitters
Cable Length5.0' / 1.5 m
Dimensions0.5 x 0.26" / 12.7 x 6.6 mm
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 6 x 1"

Countryman EMW Reviews

Great upgrade to the mics in our wireless rigs. Worth it.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-29

The included kit mic in our Sony systems is good. This Countryman makes the system great. The mic itself is incredibly small. Comes with a well designed carrying case with many accessories. Countryman customer service is above average as well. (One of the mic clips was missing from our kit and they sent a replacement immediately after verifying our purchase from B&H.) Definitely worth the money.

love these

By Samuel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-11

3rd one I own, plus have used same mic for tv and doc work

Wonderful mike

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

I have been using Countryman Mike's for over 20 years. This mike replaces the old one...it's small and blend with with clothes. Excellent company

Excellent quality

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-18

I love this lav mic - the sound is excellent, it has a very small footprint, and the included clips works perfectly. Having used it both for webinars and live talks over large sound systems I can speak to the fact that the sound is full and rich. When I present on a webinar I roll a little off at about 200Hz and it sounds fantastic. Great microphone! Great price!

Quality and sound

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-01

Works great, like all their stuff.

Great option for our webcasting

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-25

Needed a lav backup XLR into a USB audio interface. Perfect set up for us.

COUNTRYMAN CUSTOMER FOR YEARS!

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-06

I've always loved the Countryman EMW lav mics. They have a great response, and reject a lot of the rustling clothing sounds used with the Rycote Undercover systems. I've used these mics in the field for years shooting outdoor television programs (some of the top in the nation). I will say that they get very rough treatment in the field, and tend to hold up well. However, once in a while a mic will go bad due to the mic cable having problems at the 1/8 connector, but as rough as they're treated in some situations, that's entirely understandable. I like that they are mostly weather proof, that's a big thing with me. I've shot in many saltwater and freshwater environments, and have never had a mic fail due to moisture/water. I give these mics a 2 thumbs up.

The best lavalier mic I've ever used or heard.

By Lamont
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-14

Perfect for filmmaking, interviews, vlogging or whatever. I've used a lot of mics of all kinds over the years as a recording engineer, producer and filmmaker and in my opinion Countryman makes the best lav mics on the market.

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