Kansas City, MO â€“ January 2009 â€¦ Avlex Corporation, the name audio professionals turn to for world-class wireless technology and microphones, proudly introduces the new Superlux PRO238MKII True Condenser microphone. Featuring a modular design with a removable capsule, high SPL characteristics, a hidden low-cut switch, and a warm, detailed sound, the new Superlux PRO238MKII feels great in the hand and makes an excellent choice for live sound, broadcast, and recording applications.
The new Superlux PRO238MKII utilizes a 1-inch gold plated, 3Âµm thin film diaphragm in a protected capsule that delivers a wide and extended frequency range with emphasis in the mid-high band. Featuring a cardioid polar pattern for broad, uniform pickup characteristics, the new PRO238MKII produces a warm, even soundâ€”even under close miking conditions and a frequency response that extends from 20 Hz â€“ 20 kHz. The microphoneâ€™s modular design makes it a snap to remove and restore the capsule while also contributing to lower handling noise. As a condenser microphone, the PRO238MKII operates on 9 â€“ 52 VDC phantom power.
To accommodate a wide range of sound sources, the Superlux PRO238MKII has a switchable 100 Hz / 12 dB per octave low cut filter that can be used to eliminate low frequency rumble caused by wind that may occur during outdoor performances. This switch is hidden in the chamber that houses the microphoneâ€™s capsule to protect it from being accidentally changed during performances. The PRO238MKIIâ€™s maximum level is 136 dB SPLâ€”great for handling a wide range of live sound reinforcement tasksâ€” and the noise floor is only 16 dB SPL A-weighted. Together, this translates to a solid 120 dB dynamic range and enables this versatile microphone to deliver outstanding results on the human voice, miking guitar cabinets, and numerous other miking tasks.
Additional noteworthy features of the new Superlux PRO238MKII True Condenser microphone is its rugged, all metal, grey painted construction and a superior ergonomic design that results in a very natural feel that lies comfortably in the hand. Further, the PRO238MKIIâ€™s strengthened grill/foam-lined windscreen is designed to withstand the rigors of live performance and minimize plosive sounds.
The new Superlux PRO238MKII True Condenser microphone delivers studio-grade performance in a form factor that is ideal for live performance and, as a result, represents tremendous value. The new PRO238MKII ships with a foam windshield, a microphone clip, and a 5/8-inch to 3/8-inch mounting adapter. A shockmount adapter and a phantom power supply are optionally available.
Jack Nead, national sales manager for Avlex Corporation, commented on the new Superlux PRO238MKII True Condenser microphone. â€œAs a true cardioid condenser microphone,â€? said Nead, â€œthe PRO238MKII is designed to provide a warm, detailed sound characteristic of studio condenser microphones in a form factor that makes this a great choice for live sound applications. The modular design of the microphone makes it a snap to remove the capsule if need arises and the hidden low cut filter prevents performers from accidentally changing the setting in the heat of performance. The PRO238MKII is a truly versatile microphone that, I believe, enables it to be well suited to both the studio and live sound environments.â€?
The new Superlux PRO238MKII True Condenser microphone carries an MSRP of $198.00. The microphone is available and is shipping now.
About Avlex Corporation
Avlex Corporation is a leading supplier of high quality, feature rich, and competitively priced professional audio products. The Avlex, Superlux, and MIPRO brands of microphones, wireless systems, electronics, and accessories are available through independent dealers and contractors nationwide. For additional information on Avlex Corporation, visit the company online at www.avlex.com.