MXL FR-355K Lavalier Interview Microphone Kit

MXL FR-355K Lavalier Interview Microphone Kit

MXL FR-355K Lavalier Interview Microphone Kit

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  • Includes Omnidirectional Lavalier
  • Includes Cardioid Lavalier
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The MXL FR-355K Lavalier Kit is a pair of lavalier microphones, one with a cardioid and one with an omnidirectional polar pattern. It is intended to provide the user with options for interviews, instrument capturing, presentations and other applications.

The cardioid pattern microphone yields a generous pickup area while maintaining adequate feedback and noise rejection at the off-axis section of the capsule. The omnidirectional polar pattern microphone provides a uniform frequency response at the direct and off-axis sections of the capsule, and is noted to reject clothing, contact and handling noise more efficiently.

The lavalier pair of mics both require phantom power, feature XLR output connectors and include a windscreen and clothing clip. The modestly priced kit is an ideal solution for in studio interviews, instrument capturing and more.

Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The lavalier mic with the omnidirectional polar pattern provides a uniform frequency response at the direct and off-axis sections of the capsule, and is noted to reject clothing, contact and handling noise more efficiently.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The lavalier mic with the cardioid pattern yields a generous pickup area while maintaining adequate feedback and noise rejection at the off-axis section of the capsule.
UPC: 801813125771
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MXL FR-355K Lavalier Interview Microphone Kit
  • 2 x Windscreens
  • 2 x Microphone Clips
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    MXL FR-355K Specs

    Transducer Back Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional and Cardioid
    Frequency Response 30Hz - 18kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Maximum Input Sound Level 120dB
    Power Requirements 48V +/- 4V
    Output Impedance 200 ohms
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Dimensions (LxDiameter) Microphone: 1.18 x 0.5"
    Cable Length: 6' (1.82m)
    Weight 2.4 oz (68g)
    Packaging Inforuxaerwvtwx
    Package Weight 0.585 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 7.3 x 2.75"

    MXL FR-355K Reviews

    FR-355K Lavalier Interview Microphone Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 66.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Starter Kit Along with my Panasonic AG HMC 150P, I used the microphones to conduct over 18 (run and gun) oral history project interviews. The mics performed admirably. Be sure to use at least a 12 -15 mic extension cable; do not attempt to plug them directly into your camera's XLR input doing so is improper use. Based on your tastes, you might need to lower the mic levels to ensure desired recording levels to save time in post. If you prefer a flat sound, you'll need to do a bit of post tweaking; otherwise you'll be quite satisfied with your results. And if you position your Talents close enough, you can get away with a three person interview with Very usable audio.
    Date published: 2010-10-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from For the price? Hard to beat The bad points first. The inside of the connector is way to small. I almost rip the xlr connector from my camera trying to remove it. The second mic ( this time connected to a xlr cable!) was as tight. And the wires are flimsy looking! The solutions? A bit of sanding and graphite and the connector problem is solved. And for the wire, a bit of camera tape to secure the wire to the casing, with some slack and the connection should stay fine for a while. I used a different color for each mic. The cardio is very small and the pick-up pattern of the omni is great.And the quality of the sound? I have a Tram and a Sony.These guys are not as clean but very close.Close enough that I will buy 2 more pairs just in case. A must have.
    Date published: 2011-01-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from My low expectations still were not met I purchased 2 of these kits, and despite the fact that one of the omni mics arrived defective, here is what I think. I was going to use these kits for legal deposition video work and just needed to stay in budget for my audio setup so I bought a nicer Shure mic for the deponent and these 2 Marshall kits for the attorneys, and since they came with 2 mics per kit, I would also have backups. I had heard that there were a few issues with these but the pricepoint was too attractive to pass up, and reviewers generally seemed to like them for what they were. I'll cut to the chase. There was considerably more noise to these than to the Shure I purchased, however the sound was acceptable. The complaint that the XLR connector is tight plugging it into anything is absolutely true. It is incredibly tight and always feels like your forcing it, so you can never quite tell if it is lined up properly to start with. Besides the fact that one of them didn't work, my biggest reason for sending both kits back was that they were extremely flimsy, and I would have been shocked if I would have gotten 6 months worth of work out of those. The biggest concern is where the wire enters the metal condenser cartridge. It is a very small gauged wire into a heavy piece of metal and it feels like there is nothing holding the two together besides the solder at the wire connection inside the cartridge. If you spun it around a few times like a lasso, I swear that thing would fly right off and put out somebody's eye. Despite the pricepoint, my expectations, low as they were, were not met. I won't be buying a mic from this company again.
    Date published: 2012-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Price for what you get! Two mics, for the price of one! This came in very handy for my most recent travel assignment. I needed two microphones that I didn't care about possibly destroying on my trip to Haiti. These were perfect. They served two purposes and the audio quality isn't bad at all. I would give it five stars...the only thing I wish was different is the wiring. I wish that where the wire meets the XLR connecter there was a more reinforcement. My first impression was that it felt a little bit cheap. No problems so far though and I put them through a good beating.
    Date published: 2011-08-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Price is Right I recently purchased these mics to use with my H4n recorder and a Canon DSLR. Since I got them I have done a couple of tests and one larger project. Overall I have been pleased with the quality of the audio and also the construction of the mics... here are a few more details. Pros: 1) Good price 2) Clear audio 3) Works well with field recorder Cons: 1) They are obviously wired, so you are limited by your xlr cable length. 2) Picked up some pops when the subject was speaking (probably my poor placement) 3) Phantom power drains portable audio recorders batteries really fast. I would definitely recommend them if you understand the limitations of what you are working with.
    Date published: 2011-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price I've used the cardiod lavalier for multiple interviews at this point, both in indoor and windy outdoor settings, and it works very well. The cable itself feels pretty delicate, so take care not to kink or tug it for fear of breaking. The male XLR connector is tighter than I fell comfortable plugging directly into my camera... you really have to wrestle to get it out, so I now always plug it into a longer XLR cable, which gives the talent more of a comfortable leash length anyways. Overall, it is a mic set that is serving us well.
    Date published: 2011-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from surprisingly good quality The clip on the unidirectional is cheap it just kind of loosely clips onto the cable but some super glue seems to do the trick. However the quality of sound on both are better than my old Sennheiser G1 wireless (which cost hundreds of dollars).An excellent deal if they are treated gingerly.I use them for legal video depositions and expect the cable will break from the mic the first time someone forgets to take it off before walking away from the table....but at $ for 2 I'm not too worried about it.
    Date published: 2010-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the job I mean they're very accessible for their price but they sound really great. I use them for interviews with my Tascam DR-40 and I've had good results.
    Date published: 2012-08-05
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    How long are the cords?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Answered by: Mark A.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    hello i just buy a zoom 4h and a set of two lavaliers... but i need the adapter to plu in the lavalier to the zoom, questiion is this the accesori i need?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    i dont think so, but i use a regular xlr cable to connect
    Answered by: Wesley B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Can they be put directly into a 3.5mm jack for smart phone recording?
    Asked by: Luke S.
    No they are XLR you would have to have an XLR to 1/4 adapter
    Answered by: Jay S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Would the phantom power from a Shure SCM268 (12v) power these mics?
    Asked by: lorenzo
    I believe so I use this mic on a professional video camera and I use 48v phantom power and it works fine but I did some research and it should work fine.
    Answered by: Chad C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Can I use these to record audio on my Canon 5d M3? Will I need an additional connector? I am new to recording video. Thank you!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Well this is not a matter of connecting. The sound quality of the 5D is not good enough , so u can record your audio on the solid state and then sync in ur edit. This gadget is good, however if you are looking for pro sound and more options and flexibility i suggest for the ZOOM insdead. But ya this lil gadget is good for indie stuff on a budget
    Answered by: Christophe Henri D.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    I recently purchased a zoom F4. When I plugged in one of my laveliers it seems only one side is working. So I plugged in the other lavelier and get the same result. To make sure it's not my headset , I listened to pre-recorded music.My headset are ok. So I also checked to make sure nothing is panned on the zoom f4. I haven't used my laveliers hardly at all over a few years. Then it was only once. Weird?
    Asked by: terry m.
    I would check and make sure you have mono mix on for the Zoom, and it's taking the XLR channels individually, not trying to do anything with a stereo mix which might have caused your one channel in headphones.
    Answered by: Gabriel V.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    What is the best XLR connector cable to use with this mic set?
    Asked by: Angie S.
    This microphones have XLR male connector. Professional camcorders and audio mixers have XLR female inputs. So any XLR (M-F) cabe can be used for connection. If you also need to connect these microphones to a device with any other type of input, you should buy also special adapter.
    Answered by: Valentin S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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