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Ace Backstage and Audio-Technica have teamed up to bring you a handy microphone for use with choirs and other ensembles. The Choir Stick Microphone is a great light-weight portable solution. This is a wired microphone. We have Choir Stick Microphones for wireless systems as well!
|CHOIR STICK MICROPHONE (#CSM-40x, #CSM-60x) GENERAL DESCRIPTION
ACE #CSM-40 and #CSM-60 Series Choir Stick Microphones offer the ultimate performance of an overhead hanging choir mic in a totally portable configuration. The low profile, light weight, black, aluminum, space age alloy Stick mic is available in both 40” and 60” models. The Boom Stick places the microphone element ideally above and over any choir. This versatile Stick microphone mounts on any standard microphone stand with any standard taper-body mic stand clip. It is extremely stable and will not easily tip over. Four (4) Audio-Technica® pick-up pattern choices mean one will be right for your needs. Use the Choir Stick Microphones for children or adult groups on the stage steps, portable risers or anywhere.
The CSM-40 (40” long) and CSM-60 (60” long) Choir Stick Microphone features Audio-Technica®‘s miniature back-plate condenser elements. The elements are then assembled into an ultra light weight aluminum boom shaft (.312” Dia.) for long reach, high performance microphone applications. The aluminum boom shafts are made from #6061 - T6 and have a thickness of .049". Each Stick microphone version is supplied with a Taper-Body Clutch Stand Mount and a U-U Clip ready for use with any standard microphone stand. The Audio-Technica® CSM Mic is a wide range condenser microphone.
The Audio-Technica® series of Stick Mics are available with four interchangeable pick-up elements. Audio-Technica® pick-up elements include Cardioid (120º), Hypercardioid (100º), Omnidirectional (360º), and UniLine (90º). All Choir Stick Mics are designed for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television, and other demanding sound pickup situations. The small-diameter gooseneck design permits highly flexible positioning while maintaining a smooth, well contoured appearance. The Ouptput Connection Power Module for the Audio-Technica® Stick microphone is an Integral 3-pin XLRM-type, phased with Phantom Power Requirements of 9-52V dc, 2.0mA typical and an Output Impeadance EIA rated at 200 ohms.
• CSM40x and CSM60x Data Specification Sheet (pdf format)
• CSM40x and CSM60x Data Installation Sheet (pdf format)
CHOIR STICK MICROPHONE FINISHES
• CSM Series Stick Mic Finishes = Black matte anodized scratch, wear resistant finish
CHOIR STICK MICROPHONE MATERIALS
• CSM Series Choir Stick Mic Material = Boom shafts are made from tough, space age alloy aluminum (#6061 - T6) that is .312” Diameter. The shafts are .049" thick.
CHOIR STICK MICROPHONE SIZES
• CSM40x Size = 40" Long without microphone stand
• CSM60x Size = 60" Long without microphone stand
• #C - Cardioid Element with a 120º Polar Pattern
• #H - Hyper-Cardioid Element with 100º Polar Pattern
• #O - Omnidirectional Element with 360º Polar Pattern
• #UL - UniLine Element with 90º Polar Pattern
GENERAL INSTALLATION OF CHOIR STICK MICROPHONES (#CSM)
Ace Backstage Co.’s Choir Stick Microphone is a wide-range miniature condenser microphone designed for quality sound reinforcement, professional recording, television, and other demanding sound pickup applications. It requires 9V to 52 V DC from an external phantom power supply (usually provided by the mixer). A recessed switch on the power module permits the choice of flat response or low frequency roll-off to help control undesired ambient noise. Four interchangeable Audio-Technica® elements (Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional, and UniLine) are available to permit selection of angle acceptance from 90° to 360°.
AUDIO-TECHNICA® HYPERCARDIOID ELEMENT CHOIR STICK MIC CONFIGURATION AND INSTALLATION (#CSM-40H and #CSM-60H)
FIGURE 1 - Vertical Positioning of Hypercardioid Element
FIGURE 2 - Horizontal Spacing of Hypercardioid Element
Note: Figures 1 and 2 assume that the element in place is a Hypercardioid element (100°). The combination of small size and excellent response makes the Choir Stick Microphone ideal for choirs, instrumental groups, or theater stages. A uniform 100° angle of acceptance from the Hypercardioid element provides well-balanced audio pick-up. The microphone should be located forward of the front-most source (12”) and above the rear most source (approximately 88”), and “aimed” between them (Figure 1). Increasing the height of the mic above the sources will tend to equalize the sound levels between them, but may also increase the background/reverberant sound pickup. Whenever possible, the distance from the mic to the rear-most pickup should be no more than twice the distance to the front source, to maintain front-to-rear balance (Figure 1). Width of the pickup is approximately 2.5 times the distance to the closest performer.
If additional mics are needed for wide sources, they should not be closer together laterally than 2.5 times the distance to the front source, to avoid phase cancellation (Figure 2). This typical spacing is approximately 4 feet apart. To orient the mic element in the proper direction, bend the “gooseneck” housing until the desired location is found. Note: All Audio-Technica® elements will have somewhat different configurations depending on the element(s) being used. With the exception of the MicroLine Element (90°), all element configurations will have broader coverage patterns, leading to variations in the Distance “X”, the angle of acceptance (element polar patterns), and so on. Since applications may vary, please use this spec sheet as a guide. All drawings and measurements are for reference only.
AUDIO-TECHNICA® CARDIOID ELEMENT CHOIR STICK MIC CONFIGURATION AND INSTALLATION (#CSM-40C and #CSM-60C)
FIGURE 3 - Vertical Positioning of Cardioid Element
FIGURE 4 - Horizontal Spacing of Cardioid Element
• (1) #CSM-40x (40" Long) or #CSM-60x (60" Long) Choir Stick Mic
• (1) Phantom Power Module
• (1) U-U Power Module Clip
• (1) Stand Mount Clip
• (1) Taper Body Clutch
• (1) Element of your choice - Cardioid (120º), Hyper-Cardioid (100º), Omnidirectional (360º), and UniLine (90º)
*Microphone Stand not included.
• CSM Wireless Adaptor Kit - Adapt standard Choir Stick Mics to a Wireless Configuration
• Optional Elements - Choose mic elements to match your sound requirements
LOW PROFILE: Low profile, light weight, black aluminum space age alloy 40" and 60" boom sticks properly place the microphone element above and over any choir.
DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Choir Stick Mic (#CSM) boom shafts are made from tough, alloy aluminum (#6061 - T6) that is .312” Diameter. The shafts are .049" thick.
FLEXIBLE MOUNTING: ACE Choir Stick Mics Mount on any standard microphone stand with any standard taper-body mic stand clip. Extremely stable and will not easily tip over.
OPTIONAL ELEMENTS: Choose from up to (3) three Audio-Technica® pattern pick-up elements including Cardioid (C, 120º), Hypercardioid (H, 100º) or MicroLine (ML, 90º).
VERSATILE APPLICATIONS: Use ACE Choir Stick Mics for all children and adult groups on the stage steps, portable risers, or anywhere! Great for use as a podium mic --- without the podium!
CONVERTS EASILY FOR WIRELESS APPLICATIONS: The CSM Wireless Adaptor Kit allows the CSM to be used in both wired and wireless applications.
DURABLE FINISH: Black matte anodized scratch, wear resistant finish.