Point Source Audio has announced the LAVALIER SWITCH KIT, a new package that includes the company’s IP 57 waterproof omnidirectional lavalier joined by tools to transorm it to two wearing styles and three different color options for added flexibility.
The low-profile mic measures only 4 millimeters in diameter and is offered with a choice of a low-sensitivity option for live stage applications or a high-sensitivity option for studio broadcast. “We created the LAVALIER SWITCH KIT to be a ‘grab and go’ solution for audio professionals,” states Point Source Audio Vice President of Sales and Marketing Yvonne Ho. “Having the right accessories can very quickly transform a basic lavalier mic into a tailored solution for a stage actor, corporate presenter, or a guest speaker in a studio setting.”
The ability to change the lavalier to a professional on-ear microphone is offered exclusively with the company’s patented EMBRACE earmounts, included in beige, brown and black colors. EMBRACE earmounts are designed to be concealing on the ear while the mounting system is engineered to keep the mic placement consistent to the mouth. To further camouflage the mic, the mic element color can be changed with a selection of custom-designed color caps in beige, brown, black, white, and gray that also serve as pop filters and added protection from water and other elements.
For traditional lavalier mounting, the kit contains eight clip-based mounting options to meet a range of needs. The SLIDER clips come as a single or a double mount, while magnetic, vampire, and alligator clip options are also included in black and white colors.
The LAVALIER SWITCH KIT can be purchased in a variety of different connector variants, including Lemo-style, 5-pin mini-XLR for Lectrosonics, 4-pin mini XLR for Shure wireless as well as 3.5 mm locking ring terminations for either Sony or Sennheiser wireless. In addition, every kit also comes with an X-connector with TRRS termination for mobile devices and computers.
The new LAVALIER SWITCH KITS are available to order immediately through all Point Source Audio authorized resellers and distributors. Each kit is priced at $800 U.S. MSRP and includes the lavalier microphone in black color and three pre-trimmed EMBRACE earmounts. It also includes eight mounting clips, five colored windscreen caps, six additional foam windscreens, an X-Connector for a specified wireless system, and a bonus TRRS audio X-Connector for computer and mobile phones.
A total of 10 LAVALIER SWITCH KITS are offered based on the mic sensitivity rating and wireless compatibility:
High Sensitivity Mic Rating for Studio Broadcast
CO-8WLh-KIT-XLE-BL – 5-pin mini-XLR termination for Lectrosonics
CO-8WLh-KIT-XSK-BL – Lemo-style termination
CO-8WLh-KIT-XSE-BL – 3.5 mm locking-ring termination for Sennheiser wireless
CO-8WLh-KIT-XSY-BL – 3.5 mm locking-ring termination for Sony wireless
CO-8WLh-KIT-XSH-BL – 4-pin mini-XLR termination for Shure wireless
Low Sensitivity Mic Rating for Live Stage
CO-8WL-KIT-XLE-BL – 5-pin mini-XLR termination for Lectrosonics
CO-8WL-KIT-XSK-BL – Lemo-style termination
CO-8WL-KIT-XSE-BL – 3.5 mm locking-ring termination for Sennheiser wireless
CO-8WL-KIT-XSY-BL – 3.5 mm locking-ring termination for Sony wireless
CO-8WL-KIT-XSH-BL – 4-pin mini-XLR termination for Shure wireless
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