Soon as we got our hands on Rode StereoVideoMicX, we were impressed.
Designed as an 'on-camera' microphone, this stereo mic picks up immersive audio. It's not a 'Lav', nor is it anywhere near directional enough for monologue (shotgun), but to set the scene in a variety of situations, it's simply brilliant.
It features a matched pair of ½” true-condenser capsules - the same as found on NT4, or NT5 - configured in a stacked X-Y configuration. Each capsule is supported by the Rycote® Lyre® shock-mounting system, providing isolation from vibration as well as knocks and bumps.
Digital switching on the rear of the SVMX allows the user to control the level adjustment (-10dB or +20dB), high-pass filter (0/75/150Hz) and an innovative high-frequency boost (+6dB @ XHz) designed to boost the intelligibility of dialogue.
- Acoustically matched true condenser capsules
- Rycote® Lyre onboard shock mounting
- Balanced professional XLR output
- Heavy-duty, lightweight aluminium construction
- High Pass Filter
- 9V or Phantom Power (P48 - via miniXLR)
- Level adjustment
- High Frequency Boost
- Includes SC2 TRS cable, pop sheild and wind shield
Professional-grade balanced outputs are available on the side of the body (2 x mini XLR), in addition to the RF shielded 3.5mm stereo output cable. An outer dome structure provides physical protection for the sensitive capsules, while reducing wind noise in the same manner as RØDE’s RedDot-winning Blimp.
|Acoustic Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance converter|
|Frequency Range||40Hz - 20kHz (selected HPF @ 0, 75Hz, 150Hz)|
|Maximum SPL||143dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Sensitivity||-32.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||12dB-A|
|Dimensions||102mmH x 118mmW x 100mmD|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|