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Avlex Debuts Superlux Stereo Field Recording Microphones

Avlex Superlux E522/B

Avlex Corporation announces three new Superlux stereo field recording microphones: the E522/B ($100), E523/D ($120) and E531/BCS ($49). The company expects to ship all three models in the second quarter of 2007.

The E522/B and E523/D feature two closely matched fixed-charge, back plate, permanently polarized condenser capsules with an X/Y stereo polar pattern, an integrated low frequency roll-off switch, external on/off switch and the ability to operate on a single 1.5-volt AA battery or phantom power. The E522B has dual unbalanced outputs for use with professional or consumer grade A/V equipment, offering a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug or twin 3.5mm mono plugs with 1/4-inch phone plug adapters. The E523/D offers balanced operation with two XLR male connectors. Both models offer a 30 to 20k Hz frequency response and a maximum SPL rating of 126 dB (1 kHz @ 1-percent THD). Both models have a signal-to-noise ratio of 70 dB (1 kHz @ 1 Pa) and a dynamic range of 102 dB (1 kHz @ maximum SPL). The E522/B includes a 3-meter stereo cable, while the E523/D includes a 5-meter cable. Both ship with a microphone clamp and a protective pouch. Optional accessories include the S-50 wind screen and the HM-40C camera mount.

Avlex Superlux E531/BCS

The E531/BCS is an electret condenser microphone featuring a mid-side (M/S) configuration, offering a cardioid polar pattern for its midsection and a figure-8 polar pattern for the side, as well as switchable 90-degree and 120-degree coverage patterns. It has a frequency response of 100 to 15k Hz, operates on a single 1.5V AA battery and provides an on/off switch. Its 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug that facilitates integration with a wide range of products, such as DAT, hard disk, MiniDisc or flash memory recorders. Supplied accessories include a microphone stand clip that supports both 3/8-inch and 5/8-inch threads, plus a foam wind screen.

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