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OmnidirectionalCardioidApex Electronics 185

Detachable-Capsule Pencil Condenser Microphone

The Apex 185 is a detachable-capsule FET condenser microphone. As with the Apex 180, it includes both Cardioid and Omnidirectional capsules, which can be interchanged.

Onboard switches provide a -10dB pad and a high-pass filter (slope and cutoff frequency not specified).

The capsules are believed to be identical to those used on the Apex 180.

The 185 is sold in matched pairs; the kit inludes “windsocks” (presumably this means foam windscreens), low-profile elastic shockmounts, and a hardshell case.

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Specifications

Compatible Capsules
Apex Electronics 180 CardioidCardioid Apex Electronics 180 Cardioid
Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 14 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 30 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: n/a | Still In Production
Apex Electronics 180 OmniOmnidirectional Apex Electronics 180 Omni
Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: 14 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 30 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: n/a | Still In Production
OktavaMod MJE-K47HCardioid OktavaMod MJE-K47H
large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: n/a
MSRP: $349 | Still In Production
Pads & Filters Impedance SPL/Noise
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
60 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 125 dB
Self-noise: 24.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
144g (5.08oz) 151mm (5.94'') 25mm (0.98'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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