Point Source Audio has unveiled its new SERIES9 subminiature microphone collection with a first-of-its-kind performance standard for professional users. Available in a variety of formats, the class-leading microphones deliver the unique combination of high max SPL with high sensitivity making them the most versatile on the market to easily handle the powerful vocals of a live sound event or the quietest whispers of a conversation in a studio.
Despite the tiny form factor, the mics feature 142dB max SPL along with a -39dB mic sensitivity – ensuring it will deliver on every aspect of a performance with ease. This impressive performance capability is matched by its practicality. SERIES9 has the added ENDURE connectors – with accelerated life testing to 12,000 bends – as a standard option to its long list of flagship features like the 360˚ bendable booms, 180˚ reversible earhooks, IP 57 waterproof rating, and sanitisation with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.
SERIES9 microphones offers a long list of features:
- 12,000 bend-tested connector
- 142dB max SPL
- -39dB sensitivity
- IP 57 waterproof rating
- 70 percent isopropyl alcohol cleanable
- 360° bendable booms
- 180° reversible earhooks
- 2 matched element options for redundancy
“Typically, subminiature microphones having a high max SPL have a lower mic sensitivity and vice versa,” explains James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio. “This can mean choosing a different microphone based on the application, which is the right approach, but having one mic that is versatile enough for any audio setup that arises can be very convenient and cost-efficient.”
The delicate nature of subminiature microphones is an enormous challenge for production teams and that is a challenge the company continually addresses with its technology advances. “We designed SERIES9 to offer the whole package: performance specs with reliability backed by the numbers,” Lamb said with conviction. “The durability features of the ENDURE connector, IP 57 waterproof rating, and boom durability will give sound teams peace of mind in an investment that will keep delivering for years to come.”
Weighing just 0.6oz (17g), SERIES9 has been designed to be a practical tool for sound engineers everywhere and comes in a variety of formats to meet day-to-day needs. Popular mic styles offered include the 3mm headset, 4mm lavaliere and Point Source Audio’s patented EMBRACE on-ear design that combines miking speed, ease and accuracy. To add in the potential for redundancy, each option is also available with patented dual elements should you need them. The new mic collection is available in beige, brown or black colours and in fixed terminations of TA4F, 3-pin Lemo-style, and 3.5mm locking ring.
Six new microphone models will begin shipping in 2Q 2023:
- GO-9WL omnidirectional lavaliere
- GO2-9WLp omnidirectional dual element lavaliere
- GO-9WD omnidirectional headset
- GO2-9WD omnidirectional dual element headset
- EO-9WL omnidirectional earmount
- EO2-9WL omnidirectional dual element earmount