Audio Technica has been displaying its new AT2031 condenser microphone at this week's show.
Ideal for stringed instruments (from violin and guitar to harp and piano), this microphone is best suited to recording and live situations. The AT2031 – retailing at £149 – delivers extended frequency response with a slight rise in the high frequency range for beautifully detailed sound. Low self-noise and high SPL handling also contribute to the AT2031’s wide dynamic range.
A switchable 150Hz high-pass filter means this microphone can be tailored for a wide variety of instruments, while its cardioid polar pattern improves isolation of the sound source from its environment.
Audio Technica’s BPHS1-XF4 intercom headset has also been making its debut at Prolight + Sound.
Offering comfort, durability and versatility, the BPHS1-XF4 features a four-pin XLRF connector for use with intercom systems. Its two-metre cable delivers unbalanced audio from the microphone and a mono signal to the headphones. Using a two-pin XLR cable also makes it suitable for broadcast situations.
Based on the company’s popular M30 headphones, this new headset features a dynamic cardioid microphone attached to the left earcup and combines natural, focused vocal reproduction with high levels of background noise isolation from the closed-back circumaural earcups.
Its flexible, field-ready design is further enhanced by the inclusion of replaceable ear pads, an adjustable cushioned headband and a gooseneck microphone mount that allows positioning on either the left or right-hand side. The BPHS1-XF4 has a retail price of £159.