Apex Electronics Apex185B
Matched Pair Pencil Condenser Microphones with Shockmounts


The Apex185B from Apex Electronics are one of the most versatile tools in any engineers' toolkit: a matched pair of multi-pattern pencil condenser mics that are great for any application where perfect stereo imaging is a necessity.

When using the cardioid capsules, they're ideal for use tight on drum kits and cymbals, as well as overhead on drum kits (when using the omnidirectional capsules), on acoustic guitars, stringed instruments, acoustic pianos, ambient vocals, plus brass or woodwind sections.

For live sound reinforcement or recording applications where wide dynamic range and good off-axis rejection is required, the cardioid capsules are generally used. The omnidirectional capsules can be used in the studio or for live recording where off-axis rejection isn't an issue, and the engineer wants to limit proximity effect or requires a wider non-directional pickup pattern.

The Apex185B has 2 switches on the microphone body. The -10dB pad switch allows the engineer to reduce the microphone's output when close-miking high sound pressure sources such as brass and woodwind instruments, or when using the Apex185B on drums or percussion instruments. The low-frequency roll-off switch lets the user reduce low frequency "clutter" in the audio signal at the source. This makes for cleaner recorded tracks with increased presence and definition.

Compatible IMC-9 shockmount cradles are included with the Apex185B to better isolate the capsules when using the mics for most delicate recording or live sound reinforcement applications.

Apex Electronics Apex185B Includes:

  • Apex185B Matched Pair Condenser Microphones 
  • Cardioid Capsule (x2) (CRT0015)
  • Omnidirectional Capsule (x2) (CRT0016)
  • IMC-9S Shockmounts (x2)
  • Carry Case (CAS0005)

Apex Electronics Apex185B Features:

  • Pencil Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair)
  • (2) Selectable Polar Patterns:

Cardioid:Cardioid   Omnidirectional:Omni-Directional

  • -10dB Pad & Low Frequency Roll-Off Switches

Apex Electronics Apex185B Specifications:

  • Type: Pencil Condenser
  • Element: Elecret Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 16kHz
  • Sensitivity: -55dB
  • Impedance: 60 Ohms
  • Operating Voltage: 9 - 52 VDC
  • Current Drain: >2.0 mA
  • S/N: 76dB
  • Max SPL: 125dB
  • Connection: XLR-M
  • Dimensions: 1" x 5.9" (25.4 x 151mm)
  • Weight: 5.07 oz (144 g)
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