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This means that even quiet sounds and the finest nuances can be captured perfectly. The cardioid polar pattern shields against rear-incident noise, providing ideal protection against background noise. The elastic suspension on the microphone capsule prevents structure-borne noise - eliminating footsteps and fret noises.
The microphone capsule’s high quality is no accident: beyerdynamic has more than 90 years of experience in developing and constructing a wide variety of microphones. beyerdynamic has been responsible for the audio quality of countless music, sound and television productions. The new FOX provides beginners with access to the results of this extensive wealth of experience.
One of the great strengths of the beyerdynamic FOX is its simplicity. Microphone recordings normally require a preamplifier and an AD converter as well as a microphone. If you then want to listen to the recording, you’ll need a DA converter and headphone amplifier or loudspeakers. Not so with the FOX: A USB cable, a computer and a pair of headphones like the DT 770 are all you need to make first-class productions quickly and easily.
The engineers at beyerdynamic have managed to fit all the components you need for professional recording into the compact FOX. Integrated Cirrus Logic converters offer up to 24 bit at a sampling frequency of 96 kHz – that means sophisticated studio quality. But set-up is still remarkably simple: a single USB cable links the microphone to a computer, the headphones plug directly into the microphone.
The beyerdynamic FOX combines a microphone, preamplifier, converter and headphone amplifier – and is still accessible and easy to use. An adjuster on the front controls the volume for the powerful headphone amplifier. Another adjuster sends the microphone signal to the headphones, giving you instant control. A button on the back of the microphone regulates the gain and enables use of the FOX for especially loud sources.
A mute button makes it easy to, for example, cut the sound of a cough during live online transmissions. Beyerdynamic supplies the FOX with a range of accessories for immediate use. A pop shield prevents disruptive popping noises when talking, a base allows you to position the microphone on a table or lectern, and a clamp allows you to mount it to a microphone stand. An orange USB cable sets an additional highlight, as well as a thread adapter 5/8-3/8, which is also included.
Another advantage of the ultra-compact beyerdynamic FOX is the system’s portability. Instead of requiring a microphone, preamplifier, converter and a variety of connecting cables, the compact microphone and USB cable are all you need for perfect recordings when on the go. FOX is even compatible with mobile devices on iOS and Android if the right adaptor is available. This makes it easy to record with the highest sound requirements anywhere and with minimal effort.
Transducer type: Condenser (back electret)
Operating principle: Pressure gradient
Frequency response: 70 - 20,000 Hz
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Sensititvity at 94 dB SPL / 1 kHz: -15 dBFS / -33 dBFS
Self noise: -88.5 / -107 dBFS A-weighted
Max. SPL at 1 kHz: 97.5 / 97.5 dB SPL
Dynamic range: 77 / 77.5 dB A-weighted
Power supply: USB
Output power into 16 Ω: 32 mW
Output power into 80 Ω: 13 mW
Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Dynamic range: 98 dB A-weighted