At the NAMM 2012 Show, Shure debuted new models for the Microflex line, including the MX150 subminiature lavalier microphone and the MX153 subminiature earset microphone.
The MX150 is available with either an omnidirectional or cardioid polar pattern, and in wired or wireless configurations. A new snap-fit foam windscreen is included, which locks securely to the microphone and reduces plosives and wind noise.
A new multi-position tie-clip reduces cable noise by routing the cable in loops, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically for ease of use on different types of clothing. The same clip can accommodate single or dual microphones for applications where redundancy is required.
The MX153 is intended for speech reinforcement in situations where a lavalier mic does not provide sufficient gain-before-feedback. It offers a padded earloop for excellent comfort, and a flexible boom for easy microphone placement. The MX153 is available in black, tan, or cocoa to match typical skin tones.
Both the MX150 and MX153 incorporate proprietary CommShield technology, consisting of robust shielding and RF filtering that makes the microphone highly resistant to intense RF interference from nearby smartphones or other digital wireless devices, often called “GSM buzz.”
“Most events are recorded on video for online distribution, so appearance has become an important factor,” said Chad Wiggins, category director for wired microphones at Shure. “The MX150 lavalier and MX153 earset are designed to deliver excellent sound quality with very low visibility on camera and to the audience.”
The MX150 lavalier and MX153 earset are available now in a variety of configurations, with MSRP ranging from $374 to $199.