The Apex460 is a high performance wide diaphragm vacuum tube studio condenser microphone that delivers incredible versatility and tone. Competing easily with far more expensive microphones in its class, the Apex460 is an outstanding choice as the main microphone for any professional studio, home studio, or any of the computer based direct to hard drive recording system.
The 12AT7 tube in the Apex460\'s preamp stage offers warmth and a smooth transient response not available in solid-state microphone design. The Apex460 has nine different selectable polar patterns easily available from a selector switch on the front panel of the external power supply.
Rather than limiting the user to the three popular patterns (Omnidirectional, Cardioid, and Figure Eight pattern) most commonly available, the Apex460 has three gradient stages between each position. This allows the studio engineer or home recordist far more versatility especially in vocal applications where an omnidirectional pattern isn\'t quite \'fat\' enough, but cardioid is too narrow.
Due to their rugged construction, high SPL handling capability and affordable price, the Apex460 is also an outstanding choice for live sound reinforcement or live recording. They have proven themselves as a versatile overhead microphone for drum kits, for guitar or bass cabinets where superior sound quality and high sound pressure handling is required. They are also the mic of choice for saxophones, flutes, acoustic guitars or acoustic bass where subtlety and clarity is paramount.
- Nine User-selectable Polar Patterns including Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Figure Eight with gradient positions between each
- True Tube Microphone Design with Dual 1-inch Gold Sputtered Capsules
- External High Voltage Power Supply to Reduce System Noise
The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form
The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone\\\'s microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.
The technique is called a \\\"roving bug,\\\" and was approved by top U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping himthe eavesdropping technique \\\"functioned whether the phone was powered on or off.\\\" Some handsets can\\\'t be fully powered down without removing the battery; for instance, some Nokia models will wake up when turned off if an alarm is set