Breadcrumb Trail : Brand : APEX Breadcrumb Trail : Sound and Keys : Pro Audio : Microphones : Condenser Microphones : Instrument Condenser Microphones Apex 480 Microphone Item # MICAPEX480 | Mfg # APEX480 | UPC # 840402022879 Click To Enlarge | Hover Image to Zoom SHARE Pin It Our Price: $179.99 Retail: $199.99 | You Save: 10% Free shipping SHIPS DIRECTLY FROM MANUFACTURER, WAIT TIMES VARY. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY Be the first to rate it Qty: OVERVIEW REVIEWS WARRANTY Apex 480 The Apex480 wide diaphragm FET microphone offers a warmth and tone similar to that of a tube microphone without the limitations often associated with a tube mic design. The Field Effect Transistors (FETs) used in the Apex480 s deliver incredible clarity with an extremely wide dynamic range. This FET design offers the unique ability to create a very musical sounding “soft clip” with a smooth output and rich harmonic content, very similar to that of a tube microphone with a lower noise floor, a wider dynamic range and without the need of cumbersome external power supplies or specialized multi-pin XLR cables often required in a tube mic package. The Apex480 is a true wide diaphragm side address condenser microphone and can easily be powered from any standard phantom power source. Selectable cardioid, omni-directional and figure-8 polar patterns are available ensuring maximum versatility. Low frequency roll-off and -10dB pad switch on the body of the Apex480 ensure the microphone can easily be applied to virtually any recording or live application. The included external shock-mount suspension virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.