The 18" A3 (Cardioid) from Countryman is a podium condenser microphone designed to provide clear voice reproduction for use in meetings, conventions, lectures, and houses of worship. It features dual capsules tuned for clarity, wide frequency response, low noise, and a high maximum SPL of approximately 130 dB.
Integrated damping, along with the dual-cartridge design, attenuates thumps, rumble, vibration, and handling noise. The mic’s shielding and circuit design protect it from picking up interference from radio frequencies. The supplied windscreen reduces the level of breaths and plosives.
A standard XLR 3-pin male connector allows you to connect it to most mixers and mic preamps. The A3 is powered by 48 VDC phantom power. A protective case is included.
The cardioid polar pattern has a 130-degree pickup angle, which is well-suited for groups or moving subjects, while rejecting sound from the rear of the mic
Each dual-capsule A3 is individually fine-tuned for clarity, low noise, and high overload without distortion
Wide Frequency Range
70 Hz to 16 kHz frequency response
Active Plus Vibration Cancellation
The dual-cartridge design, combined with integrated damping, cancels thumps and handling noise
Rigorous shielding and circuit design protect the mic from radio frequency interference, including wireless devices and cell phones
Breath and Pop Reduction
A multistage wind noise reduction approach acoustically and electrically tames pops and breath noise
|Frequency Response||70 Hz to 16 kHz|
|Maximum SPL||130 dB SPL (A-weighted) at 1% THD
133 dB SPL (A-weighted) at 5% THD
|Output Impedance||200 Ohms|
|Sensitivity||-35 dBV/Pa (17.7 mV/Pa) at 1 kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level||14 dB SPL (A-weighted)|
|Current Drain||6.2 mA|
|Power Requirements||9 to 48 V phantom power|
|Output Connector||XLR 3-pin male|
|Weight||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Package Weight||0.85 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||25.8 x 3.3 x 3.2"|
Australian Shipping Via DHL
DHL offers a great express shipping service to Australia from New Zealand. We are proud to be able to offer express shipping to main cities on the east coast of Australia, within the same timeframe ( If not quicker ) than local Australian courier companies. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, service standards for these main centers was overnight. However these services have been impacted greatly, and as such the overnight service has been suspended. Overnight shipping will likely resume once things have returned to normal.
Qualifying main centers include:
Whilst this service is extremely efficient and will likely be delivered within 1-2 days 99.9% of the time, it cannot be guaranteed. In the case where something were to go wrong with your delivery and it doesn’t arrive within the specified time frame, in most cases it will be delivered by the next day.
While not all major cities are eligible for overnight delivery, they still benefit from this great service. Other centers throughout Australia will have a typical delivery ETA of 2-4 days. (Excluding rural delivery address where this ETA can be extended to an additional three or more days).
If you require urgent shipping and you don’t reside in one of the cities stated above, please contact us and we can find a solution that works best for you.
Please Note: Shipping via DHL is not available to PO boxes and/ or parcel boxes etc.