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Audix continues to evolve and break new ground with the Micros Series(tm) with the
introduction of the M1280B. Developed by Audix in 2005, the Micros Series(tm) are
the world's smallest condenser microphones with integrated preamp and detachable
With a distinctive machined brass housing and modular threaded capsule, the M1280B
is designed to handle a wide variety of live, studio and fixed install applications.
Features include a smooth frequency response of 40 Hz - 20 kHz, 12mm gold vapor
diaphragm, and a selection of four capsules with either cardioid, hypercardioid,
omni, or a supercardioid (shotgun) polar pattern. Improvements for the M1280B
include a completely discrete circuit design, extremely low noise components,
recessed miniature XLR connector, and 100\% immunity from RF caused by cell phones
and wireless GSM devices.
The linear frequency response, low distortion levels, and wide dynamic range make
the M1280B excellent for field recording and musical instrument miking.
Audix Co-Founder Cliff Castle is excited to add this new revision to the Micros
family. He states, "In my opinion the M1280B is the crown jewel of the Micros
Series as it represents the very finest achievement in miniature microphone
technology. With this selection of the components, from the circuit board material
to the brass used to CNC the machined parts; there is no compromise in quality. The
manufacturing and assembly processes for the M1280B are truly impressive and happen
right here in our Wilsonville, Oregon factory."
Castle continues, "To insure that we have complete control over the even the most
minute details of production, Audix has invested in a fully integrated surface mount
line to handle circuit board assembly. It is no accident that the M1280B, will meet
the performance demands of the most critical recording, broadcast and sound
reinforcement applications. And the fact that the M1280B has such a low profile
along with a wide variety of clips and accessories makes it a strong candidate for
acoustic instruments and vocals of all types. In fact, when paired with the
MicroBoomTM system of 24, 50, and 84 inch carbon fiber boom arms, M1280B transforms
into the perfect solution for acoustic stringed instruments, overheads, and choral
miking, as well as brass and woodwinds."
The M1280B is available from authorized Audix dealers in a matte black finish at a
suggested retail price ranging from $430-$470 depending on capsule. Supplied
accessories include a 25' cable, hanging mic clip, mic stand adapter and external
windscreen. Audix is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality microphones and
powered speakers for the live sound and recording markets.
For more information, contact Audix sales at (800) 966-8261, or visit us on the web at
www.audixusa.com.Pictured (from left to right):
M1280B on DFlex underneath cymbal
M1280B with MicroBoom-24 on acoustic guitar
M1280B-S (with Shotgun/supercardiod capsule)
M1280B with MicroBoom-24 on upright bass