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Electret Lapel Microphone

Small electret omnidirectional condenser microphone with a detachable tie clasp. Compact size offers peak performance in an inconspicuous microphone.
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Part # 240-520
  • Omnidirectional condenser microphone
  • AA battery operation
  • 1/4" plug termination

Product Details

Electret Lapel Microphone

Small electret omnidirectional condenser microphone with a detachable tie clasp. Compact size offers peak performance in an inconspicuous microphone. Weighs only 1.2 oz. Includes a thin 15 ft. cord.

Specifications: • Frequency response: 40-16,000 Hz Impedance: 600 ohms • Sensitivity: -65 dB ±3 dB • Connector: 1/4" phone plug • Battery holder is in plug body, requires one AA battery (sold separately.)

Product Specifications
  • Element TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternOmnidirectional
  • On/Off SwitchNo
Electret Lapel Microphone
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number240-520
  • UPC038975301037
  • Product CategoryLavalier Microphones
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight0.4356 lbs.
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Electret Lapel Microphone
Electret Lapel Microphone is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from on the cheap sideA good lav mic costs much more than this does. So the good thing about this is that it will get you in close to your sound source without a boom stand. the clip works in only one direction, best for a lapel, not a drum rim or anything a metal clip would lose grip of.and no, it's not a good microphone by pro standards. that is why it is inexpensive.the mic is small, but indeed the power unit (holds one AA and some electronics) is big in comparison. It ends with a 1/4" (Hi-Z, i presume) unbalanced male plug. One could design a circuit to phantom-power the mic and make it a balanced 150-ohm output, but that wouldn't be worth the effort, since the mic and clip are pretty cheap says it's made in the USA.
Date published: 2008-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I was hoping...I purchased this mic to be used with my Canon HV 30 camcorder in doing documentary work. I read that this mic has a mini plug that would fit in the jack on the camera. That is correct accept it is not a stereo or balanced style jack (only one black line on the plug) Since battery pack for aparent phantom power (that I was unable to see as necessary from the product description) is in the 1/4" (very bulky) adapter I would either have to put that adapter on, then adapt it back to mini pin size to work, or not use the mic all together since the camera can't power the mic. With the prospect of having about 9 inches worth of adapter sticking off the side of the camera and the highly likely chance of wearing out the jack on the camera as a result I chose to not use the unit entirely. The reality is most cameras that would provide phantom power to the mic wouldn't use a mini plug or 1/4" jack. And the cameras now days that use those sizes don't provide phantom power but force you to use this bulky not very practical setup.In the end I realized that while the price was in the range of "worth the gamble", I chose that I would just cut my losses and not use the mic altogether. Perhaps if I had a small tape deck or digital recorder for dictation work where this mic WOULD work great, then I could get some use out of it. So I am keeping the mic for now hoping to find someway to not make this a loss. However for video work on my camera, which is new as of June 2008, it was a bust. If you can find an application where this works, then I imagine it is a good value. I just wish it worked for what I needed it to work for.
Date published: 2008-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound on the cheapI purchased this as a backup saxophone mic and it sounds great. Two gripes: I wish the clip swiveled around instead of being in a fixed position. Also, the phantom power supply and 1/8"-1/4" combo adapter is rather bulky. This piece isn't pictured, but it is a brushed aluminum tube housing a AA battery/plug mount assembly, which is plastic. I feel like this part will break before too long, but at this price, I can deal.Also, if you're electronically inclined, you could probably copy the simple wiring scheme and improve upon the design for even cheaper.
Date published: 2008-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic for the money!I do video interviews for publication to YouTube and needed a way to capture decent sound. My Zoom H4 recorder's built-in mics are great, but in a club environment (I interview musicians), they can pick up too much external noise. So I bought a couple of these little clipons, and am very happy with the result.
Date published: 2007-10-14
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