Following from the popular ‘Legacy’ series of floor standing microphones, the CORE series of floor standing microphones have been primarily designed for the audio capture of a choir, whether in houses of worship, broadcast, or live performance.
This ‘unobtrusive and versatile’ supercardioid microphone gives a ‘highly directional’ pickup pattern with a linear response and large dynamic range of 110dB typical to offer a natural sound from quiet to loud vocal performances. Off-axis pickup, when the audio is captured from the side of the microphone capsule, retains the audio quality however it lowers the input level captured. This is especially useful when an engineer needs to use fewer microphones as pointing at the back row of the choir balances the sound with the side pickup from the front rows of singers.
The complete setup can reach up to 253.3cm, and has three internal shock-mounts, one in the microphone capsule, one in the boom arm swivel joint, and at the base of the boom stand. This gives a quicker stabilisation time if the stand is accidentally knocked whilst also reducing the thumps caused when knocked.
The active boom pole is 122cm in length, with the cable running internally from back to front – when the CORE 4097 capsule is positioned at a 90-degree angle. The termination of the cable, which reaches a holder bracket at the floor base, is by way of MicroDot connection so that engineers can use with an optional MicroDot connector for any given wireless transmitter. A DAD4099-BC MicroDot to 3-pin male XLR adaptor is included for those using with extension cable. Using the DAD4099-BC adaptor gives a second order low-cut filter at 80Hz.
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz. Frequency range, +/- 2dB, 20cm: 80Hz – 15kHz, with 2dB soft boost at 10-12kHz. Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa, -36dB re 1V/Pa. Equivalent noise level: 23dB typical. S/N ratio: 71dB, A-weighted, 1kHz at 1Pa, 94dB SPL. Total harmonic distortion: less than 1%, up to 133dB peak. Dynamic range: 110dB, typical. Maximum SPL: 135dB, before clipping. Maximum total height: 253.3cm. Weight: 5.5kg, total weight; 4.1kg, floor base.
Included accessories: DAD4099-BC MicroDot to 3-pin male XLR adapter
Optional accessories: DAD6003, DAD6004, DAD6008, DAD6010, DAD6018, DAD6034 MicroDot adapters