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ATR6550x

Condenser Shotgun Microphone

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  • Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Condenser Microphone
  • Shotgun Microphone


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  • Overview


    The ATR6550x shotgun microphone offers crisp, intelligible pickup from close or far away. A switch on the microphone’s body allows you to shift easily between “Wide” and “Far” settings. In the “Wide” setting, which is appropriate for close and medium-range miking, the ATR6550x functions as a standard cardioid condenser, focusing pickup on your desired sound source, while blocking noise from the rear and sides. Switching to the “Far” setting causes the polar pattern to narrow to supercardioid, giving you even greater directionality to pick up sound from a distance, while bypassing ambient noise such as traffic, air-handling systems, room reverberation and mechanically coupled vibrations.

    Designed especially for use with cameras, the ATR6550x comes with a camera shoe mount and has a permanently attached cable that plugs into a camera’s 3.5 mm (1/8") mic input. Additional accessories include a microphone stand clamp, foam windscreen, and AA battery.
  • Features


    • Permanently attached cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") connector plugs into your camera’s mic input

    • Two range settings: "Wide" for close and medium distance; "Far" for long distance

    • Includes camera mount, stand clamp, foam windscreen, and AA battery


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTCondenser
    POLAR PATTERNWide: Cardioid
    Far: Supercardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE70 – 18,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITYWide: -56 dB
    Far: -45 dB
    IMPEDANCEWide: 1,000 ohms
    Far: 2,200 ohms
    BATTERY TYPE1.5V AA/UM3
    SWITCHFar/Wide/Off
    WEIGHT113 g (4 oz) without cable
    CABLE1 m (3') long, permanently attached cable with 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDCamera shoe mount; microphone stand clamp; foam windscreen; AA battery



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