Shure has launched the new MXA710 linear array microphone designed for quality audio capture in AV conferencing environments, an alternative where the MXA910 or MXA310 might not be the best option.
The MXA710 can be wall-, ceiling and flush-mounted, with a low-profile form factor intended to help subtly blend into any meeting room aesthetic without sacrificing audio quality. Onboard patented Steerable Coverage technology is designed to capture audio anywhere in a room, utilizing four lobes with the 2-foot array and eight lobes with the 4-foot array.
“No matter where presenters are seated, the MXA710 will be able to
automatically capture their speech, minimizing other sounds in the room,
to deliver clear, precise audio,” says Jim Schanz, VP, Global Integrated
Systems Sales, at Shure. “With the explosive growth in demand for
software-based video conferencing solutions such as Zoom and
Microsoft Teams, this is a tremendous option for providing quality audio
conferencing in any type of room.”
Onboard IntelliMix DSP provides automatic mixing, acoustic echo cancellation, noise reduction, and automatic gain control. Autofocus technology is designed to fine-tune each lobe position in real-time, adjusting for meeting participant movements.
Using Designer System Configuration software for deployment, room coverage templates enable lobe optimization specifically for wall, ceiling, or table installations. Available in 2-foot (60 cm) and 4-foot (120cm) lengths, and three colors (white, black, and aluminum), the MXA710 is compatible with both Dante and AES67 audio networking protocols. It is PoE-powered and offers LED status bars at each end of the array with configurable colors and brightness.
Also being introduced alongside the MXA710 array is the MXA network mute button, a configurable PoE-powered mute button accessory designed for mute/unmuting of Shure networked systems products, including all MXA arrays as well as the IntelliMix P300 and IntelliMix Room DSPs and ANIUSB-MATRIX audio network interface. It provides programming-free mute functionality for one or many networked devices in a room and is also compatible with third-party control systems via command strings.
“The MXA710 and MXA network mute button are additional options for integrators as they evaluate the Shure audio ecosystem,” continues Schanz. “The ecosystem – microphones, software, DSP, accessories, speakers – is appealing because it is flexible and highly scalable for an audio system architecture in all room types and ensures end users will experience a high-quality, more unifying AV conference experience.”
The new MXA710 will be available globally later this year.