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Akg C 542 BL

Boundary Layer Recording Microphone

Product Code 44486

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The C 542 BL is a high-quality boundary microphone designed to deliver superior results for a multitude of recording applications. The boundary layer technique is well-known for recording and offers non-directional pickup that is frequency independent.

Succeeding the proven C 562 BL, the C 542 BL is small, lightweight and easy to place. no stand is needed. Since the transducer sits in a metal plate only 5 mm (0.2 in) thick, the plate doesn’t interfere with or color the sound. Frequency response is very uniform within its hemisphere and it captures the "room sound" of an instrument very accurately.

The C 542 BL can be permanently attached to the floor or wall of a studio using the screw holes in the plate or attached temporarily using the supplied adhesive compound. Its 3-pin output connector also has a switchable bass-cut filter to minimize surface-born noise.

Easy to use and sonically versatile, the C 542 BL is a great addition to the ’mic locker’ of any studio.

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MPN: C 542 BL
UPC: 9002761012668

- Polar pattern: omnidirectional (hemispherical)
- Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 20 mV/Pa (-34 dBV)
- Max. SPL: 130 dB (for 1% THD)
- Equivalent noise level (CCIR 468-3): 26 dB
- Equivalent noise level: 16 dB-A
- Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 78 dB
- Bass filter: switchable flat or 150 Hz, 12 dB/octave
- Impedance: <600 ohms
- Recommended load impedance: >=2.000 ohms
- Supply voltage: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596
- Current consumption: <2 mA
- Connector: 3-pin XLR
- Finish: dark gray
- Net weight: 56 g (2 oz.) (without cable)

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