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beyerdynamic Intros New MCE 86 II Shotgun Mic at NAB

New light and rugged design ideal for mounting on cameras (April 26, 2005)

beyerdynamic's new MCE 86 II Shotgun Microphone

beyerdynamic's new MCE 86 II Shotgun Microphone

beyerdynamic, a leading manufacturer of exceptional microphones, headphones and wireless microphone systems, introduced the new MCE 86 II Shotgun Microphone at NAB 2005 Booth # C10421. The MCE 86 II can be used for video recordings, lecterns or theater applications. It is an extremely light and rugged microphone, making it ideal for mounting onto cameras or camcorders.

?Due to its construction and integrated active filter, the MCE 86 II is exceptionally resistant to wind noise and vibrations caused by zoom motors, says Alan Feckanin, beyerdynamics Video and Production Unit Manager. ?Each sound source is reproduced with absolute accuracy and clarity. This microphone is ideal for a range of applications, both outdoor and indoor.

The electrostatic transducer element and the hypercardioid/lobe polar pattern in the MCE 86 II result in an excellent directional polar pattern with high sensitivity to the intended sound source. There are two different elastic suspensions available, both suppress footfall sound and vibrations from zoom motors. The size and weight of the MCE 86 II allows it to be used easily in outdoor applications, as well as in studio environments with fish pole booms, or as a handheld unit.

The frequency response is 50 18,00 Hz, and it can handle a sound pressure of 128dB. The MCE 86 II can be powered from a balanced phantom source or battery powered with an integrated 1.5 V battery. It also has an electronic balanced output, allowing for operation with long cables. All battery-powered versions have an ON/OFF switch and battery condition LED.

About beyerdynamic
beyerdynamic, with headquarters in Heilbronn, Germany, and distributed in the USA by beyerdynamic Inc., has been an industry leader in the design and manufacture of premium-grade microphones, headphones and microphone systems since 1924. With its commitment to continuous research and innovative developments for the audio industry, beyerdynamic features a continuing wide range of the latest technologies and high quality standard products including microphones, headphones, wireless systems, conference systems, sound reinforcement components and accessories.

For more information, visit the beyerdynamic website at, or call 631-293-3200.


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