The Capture-KMC20V is an incredibly thin line array microphone with 8 x 4 mm cardiod capsules for vertical setup resulting in a wide registration on the horizontal plane.
The Capture vertical base is shaped from a block of brass using a lathe and a milling cutter. It consists of three concentric cylinders truncated at 28°. The thin microphone frame is fastened to the base with a brass sphere which regulates the orientation of the mic. By tightening the upper ring, it is possible to lock the ball connector and consequently the microphone in the desired position. The possible inclinations with respect to the base support surface range from 90 ° to 145 °.
Ever since we launched our first slim column speaker in 2007, we have maintained our leadership in sleek line arrays. With every subsequent product release, we’ve managed to perfect our line arrays composed of closely-spaced, full-range sound sources by incorporating our Pure Array Technology.
This same technology is now being applied to our line of microphones. The Capture series has three different models – the KMC20, KMC20V and KMC20H – to adapt to different mounting needs and feature 8 x 4 mm cardiod capsules aligned in a line array configuration and includes a preamplifier (48V Phantom power required).
With all the advantages of a K-array Pure Array Technology, the Captures shows a minimal variation of gain with distance. As a result, the distance between the orator and the microphone is not crucial allowing the orator to move towards or away from the mic freely without strongly affecting the volume or audio quality.
The polar response is cardioid in the horizontal plane and very narrow in the vertical plan, therefore, when mounted in vertical, not only does the mic not pick up sound from behind, but it’s also insensitive to sounds that come from above and below, strongly reducing the amount of ambient sound captured. Being very wide in the horizontal plane, a single microphone can pick up more people and gives maximum freedom of movement to the right and left without volume fluctuations.
When mounted in horizontal, the microphone shows very narrow horizontal pick-up angle and cardioid vertical polar patter, resulting in capturing only the person in front of the microphone while standing or sitting.