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NAMM 2013: PreSonus to introduce PRM1 RTA microphone

Adam Savage
NAMM 2013: PreSonus to introduce PRM1 RTA microphone

PreSonus will launch the PRM1 RTA measurement microphone at the NAMM Show.

The affordable PRM1 RTA – a special type of condenser microphone – is designed to provide an accurate reproduction of a room's sound characteristics for use with audio-analysis tools, such as real-time analysers (RTAs) and spectrographs.

With this new mic and the company’s free Virtual StudioLive (VSL) mixer-control software with Smaart Measurement Technology, StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 digital mixer owners can have a complete, powerful and affordable audio-analysis and correction system.

It features a quarter-inch pre-polarised electret-condenser capsule and delivers a linear frequency response between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. Like most measurement mics, it has an omnidirectional polar pattern, and sensitivity is rated at -37 dB/Pa, EIN (A-weighted) at 26 dB, S/N ratio at 70 dB, dynamic range at 106 dB, and maximum SPL at 132 dB SPL.

VSL’s Smaart System Check Wizards step StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 users through the process of viewing the frequency-response trace of a venue, calculating and setting delay-system timing, and verifying output connectivity. To use them, a measurement microphone must be connected to the StudioLive mixer’s Talkback input. With the PRM1 mic, a StudioLive mixer, and VSL with Smaart, tasks that once required extensive engineering knowledge can be achieved much more easily.

The mic has an all-metal chassis and comes with a clip, foam windscreen, and hard case.

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Tags: presonus, microphones, NAMM 2013, digital mixers, PRM1 RTA, StudioLive, VSL, Smaart

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