Studio-Grade Microphone Performance for The Masses
Are you looking for that next level of simplicity when it comes to stellar sound capture? Seeking your entry point into pro-sounding podcasts/broadcasts? Look no further than Marantz Professional’s Umpire - a high-quality, studio-grade condenser USB microphone - perfect for podcasters, musicians, Skype, Hangouts, live streaming, Twitch and anyone using a USB microphone in conjunction with a computer. Part of the expanding line of Marantz Professional microphones, Umpire features the same acclaimed USB microphone used on the popular Turret all-inone freestanding broadcasting system.
Plug and Play Simplicity
No drivers, no fuss! Simply hook up Umpire to a free USB port on your Mac or PC, load your digital audio workstation (DAW) of choice for recording or set your microphone preferences in your broadcasting/streaming application and you’re set! Entering the world of pro-grade audio recording has never been this easy!
At the heart of Umpire is a high-quality 14mm electret condenser microphone - a microphone chosen by studio professionals globally for its high sensitivity and crystal clear sound. With on-board A/D conversion at 48kHz and 16-bit resolution, a wide-ranging frequency response and a focused cardioid polar pattern, you can be certain every subtle nuance of your performance is captured exactly as you intended.
Everything you Need
No accessories required - everything you need for your next recording adventure is thoughtfully included. With a pop filter and integrated shock mount, you’re primed for whatever your next session demands. There’s even a 10dB pad switch to instantly reduce the incoming sound volume - perfect for capturing loud sources without overload distortion, including amplified instruments.
Compact, Robust Form Factor
Engineered to withstand any recording scenario! Umpire features a hard-wired USB-A cable to minimise dropouts from unwanted disconnection and a rugged all-metal desk stand base that guarantees your mic stays exactly where you need it!
- High-quality USB cardioid condenser microphone
- 48kHz/16-bit resolution
- Pop Filter and 10dB pad
- Shock mount
- Rugged metal desk stand base
- Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 and higher
- macOS 10.10 and above
- Type: Electret condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Capsule Diameter: 14mm
- Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 15 kHz
- Sensitivity: -34dB ± 2dB (0db = 1V/Pa @ 1KHZ)
- Equivalent Noise Level: < 12 dbA (A-weighted)
- Output Impedance: 100 ohms ± 30% (@ 1kHz)
- Pad Switch: 0 dB / -10 dB
- Sample Rate: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz @16-bit
- USB 2.0 Class Compliant
- USB: USB-A connector / USB 2.0 connection
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 126 x 188 x 139mm
- Weight: 0.4 kg