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1600VP by Astatic Commercial Audio Products

July 21, 2009

The new 1600VP continuously variable pattern condenser hanging microphone system with remote polar control design (patent pending) and an anti-rotational positioning mount allows the user to precisely adjust the shape of the pick-up pattern to provide the best gain before feedback from a remote location using the standard mic cable.

Designed to hang from a ceiling, the 1600VP is highly effective in the recording and sound reinforcement of choirs, instruments, and ambient miking, in addition to government, institutional, and business applications. A low-profile carbon fiber boom (MB-1) is available for microphone stand mounting.

The remote variable polar pattern control uses a two-conductor shielded cable (max length 2,000 feet) between the microphone head and the pattern-control box (VPC-1), giving the installer or end-user the ability to change polar patterns when installed, or from scene to scene without inducing noise into the audio chain. Adjustments to the pick-up pattern can be done on the fly without costly lifts, ladders, and capsules.

Special attention has been given to the frequency response and sensitivity of the microphone while utilizing the variable-pattern control to precisely alter the shape of the pick-up pattern. The large-diameter, low-noise elements produce a frequency response of 40Hz to 20KHz with a selectable, recessed 80Hz, 12dB/octave high-pass filter that removes unwanted low-frequency energy when engaged. The filter control is conveniently located on the control box.

Up to six control boxes can be mounted in one rack unit. The polar-pattern dial is positioned for easy adjustment and can be secured with a single “flat style” blank panel when rack mounted.

The 1600VP has been designed to resist interference from cell phones, two-way communication devices, and lighting apparatus. Using Astatic’s RF Resistant Architecture, the 1600VP meets the stringent RF standards set by the European Union.

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