Audio-Technica unveils pair of shotgun microphones
Audio-Technica is to unveil a pair of shotgun microphones from its Broadcast & Production series at IBC2018.
For the first time, the BP28 and BP28L combine low-noise, large diaphragm condenser elements in shotgun models with tight polar patterns, suitable for long-range sound recordings.
Two length options are available, with the BP28 being 355mm long, the BP28L 568mm – both feature a patented acoustic port to maintain directionality across the entire frequency range.
The new models offer dynamic range, with self noise of just 3dB (BP28L) and 8dB (BP28) in conjunction with SPL handling (143dB in the case of the BP28 and 138dB for the BP28L).
The BP28 and BP28L are expected to be available in Europe in Winter 2018 with recommended retail prices as follows:
BP28 €1188/£1080 inc VAT
BP28L €1366.80/£1236 inc VAT
Both BP28 and BP28L ship with Rycote transport and protector case included.