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With its marked directionality, high sensitivity and selectivity, the EN-SH89 professional microphone finds ideal use in many different shooting and listening situations from a distance. It has a very narrow directional angle which makes it particularly suitable for picking up sounds coming from a specific direction. The operator can point it at the desired sound source and listen to voices and noises.
The technical features of this professional microphone allow you to always get excellent results both indoors, such as television studios or theaters, and in more "difficult" environments such as filmmaking locations, ambiental/naturalistic shooting stage, sporting events etc.
The particular care taken in the design and implementation of this remote listening system made it possible to compensate, in a really effective way, the characteristic lack of response at the highest frequencies typical of this category of directional microphones. At the same time, immunity from wind disturbances, mechanical vibrations, background noise, etc. was maintained at the highest levels. Moreover, the EN-SH89 professional microphone is also equipped with two filters, selectable at choice, which allow to further “fine tune” the sound quality.
The EN-SH89 professional microphone is about 54 cm long and weighs only 195 g. Having standard dimensions, connectors and hooks, it can be combined with most accessories on the market today. The dedicated preamplifier can operate both with battery (6 AA batteries) and with the special mains adapter supplied.
"This shotgun microphone does their job really well. It can pick up and identify the faintest sounds at long distances. Even in the middle of the mess of a movie set, it can enhance an actor’s voice without detecting mid-range environmental noises, and while maintaining a high fidelity"
"This microphone will receive a lot of interest from skeptic sound mixers working with movies and TV productions, which have quality requirements that are even stricter than those you get when recording faraway sound effects during a football game in a stadium. They will wonder (and some have done so already): how is the sound that you get from EN-SH89, if compared to a traditional shotgun microphone? At what price do you get such a long range?"
"With its incredible characteristics, EN-SH89 will certainly not be everyone’s favorite when the distance and surrounding sounds can fall into the 'normal' category.”
"For film dialogues, I believe that this microphone could be very useful in scenes with large crowds, especially when you need to focus on a specific area among the crowd, or in action scenes when you have to compete with the sounds coming from wind or rain machines and so on.”
It is recommended to use the directional microphone interfaced with:Micro recorders > DIGICELL
Type: pressure gradient/line combination
Frequency response: from 60Hz to 20KHz
Output impedance: rated at 150 W (100 W actual)
Output level (at 1kHz): -53dB (2.2 mV)
Output noise: 16 dB SPL typical, A-weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 79dB - 94dB SPL
Power: 11 to 52 Vdc phantom voltage - 2 mA current drain
Low-Cut filter: recessed low-cut filter switch 15 dB/octave cut below 60 Hz or 160 Hz
Operating temperature: from –29°C to 57°C
Relative humidity (operating): from 0 to 95%
Frequency response: 20Hz–80kHz (-3dB)
Gain: adjustable from +4dB to +40dB
Maximum output level for 0.5% THD: 18dBV
Output impedance: 32Ω–2,kΩ
Output socket: 1/4" stereo phone jack
Permanent infrasonic filter: 20Hz, 18dB/oct.
Deactivable low-cut filter: 150 Hz, 6dB/oct.
Internal power supply: 6 x AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
Battery life: about 8.5 hours with alkaline batteries, about 3 hours (700 mAh NiCd), about 5 hours (1100 mAh NiMH), about 5.5 hours (1300 mAh NiMH), about 7 hours (1600 mAh NiMH), about 12 hours (3400 mAh external gelled lead-acid battery)
Low battery indicator: yes
Dimensions overall measurements: 162 × 60 × 172 mm
Weight with batteries: about 1.1Kg
Directional listening to remote conversations in a secure and discreet manner
Audio shooting in theaters, movie sets, sporting events etc.
Listening in naturalistic field