The new S-Mic 2 has remarkably ultra low off-axis colouration. You have nothing to worry about if an audio source moves slightly in and out of axis of the S-Mic 2. Having to boom between multiple actors? Even a novice boom operator can pick up rich full sounds on a film set with this shotgun microphone.
All-Brass Body with Black Speckle Finish
The construction of the mic body is computer machined from solid brass inside & out. No plastic is used anywhere in the construction to hold it together or mount the PCB unlike other microphones that sell for similar prices. The S-Mic 2 uses a high-end Japanese capsule, computer designed circuitry, and features a gold coated PCB. The PCB is also sprayed and coated with a clear epoxy which allows the microphone to perform without issues even in the most humid environments. This coating also gives the microphone a water resistance level that allows it to work in the rain without being damaged. The body of the microphone has been sprayed in a black speckle paint which gives it an ultra durable finish so it looks professional in front of clients years after ownership and makes it less reflective on set.
Super Cardioid Pattern
The S-Mic 2 features a super cardioid polar pattern, offering -12dB of off axis reject.
Ultra Low Self Noise
The S-Mic 2 has an ultra low noise floor at 12dB (A-weighted), 24dB (CCIR 268-3). And along with its anti-RF interference build, the S-Mic 2 is able to be boosted with gain with a lot less background noise than some microphones on the market.