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Shure MX185 Microflex Lavalier Microphone

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1274034494273   POS #:100242467
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The Shure MX185 is a wired Lavalier electret condenser microphone designed for speech and vocal pickup, general purpose sound reinforcement, recording, and remote monitoring applications. It can be cl... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Shure MX185 is a wired Lavalier electret condenser microphone designed for speech and vocal pickup, general purpose sound reinforcement, recording, and remote monitoring applications. It can be clipped to neckties, lapels, and other articles of clothing. The MX185 Lavalier microphone features a cardioid microphone cartridge and provides good rejection of ambient noise. Includes belt-clip preamp, rotatable tie clip, dual tie clip, and snap-fit windscreen.

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Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at:


  • Flat frequency response across the vocal range for uncolored sound
  • Interchangeable cardioid, supercardioid, and omnidirectional cartridges that provide optimal choice for each application
  • Sleek, low-profile design for unobtrusive appearance
  • Balanced, transformerless output for increased immunity to noise over long cable runs
  • Advanced RF filtering
  • Type: Condenser (electret bias)
  • Frequency Response: 50 to 17,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Pickup angle: 130 degrees
  • Output Impedance: EIA rated at 150 ohms (180 ohms actual)
  • Open Circuit Sensitivity (at 1 kHz, ref. 1V/Pascal*):-35.0 dB (17.0 mV) All settings -12 dB at 0 gain *1 Pascal = 94 dB SPL
  • Max SPL: (1kHz at 1%THD, 1 k ohm load): 124.2 dB All settings +6 dB at 0 gain
  • Equivalent Output Noise (A-weighted): 28.0 dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL): 66.0 dB
  • Dynamic Range at 1 k ohm load: 96.2 dB, 100 dB at 0 gain
  • Power Requirements: 11 to 52 Vdc phantom, 2.0 mA
  • Common Mode Rejection: 45.0 dB minimum
  • Polarity: Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 of output XLR connector
  • Environmental Conditions: Operating Temperature Range: -18 to 57 degrees C (0 to 135 degrees F); Storage Temperature Range: -29 to 74 degrees C (-20 to 165 degrees F)
  • Cable: Shielded 1.2 meter (4 ft.) cable terminated with a 4-Pin Female Mini Connector (TA4F)
  • Dimensions (length x diameter): 3.89 " x .79" (99 x 20 mm)
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One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
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