Focusing on those engaged in audio and video broadcasting at home, both as hobbies and work, HyperX, a game division of Kingston Technology Company, has expanded its line of microphones with the HyperX QuadCast S model (catalog number – HMIQ1S-XX-RG/G).
It is a USB microphone, decorated with two-zone RGB backlighting, which can be controlled using the software HyperX NGENUITY. The microphone has a built-in anti-vibration shock absorber, pop filter, mute sensor and LED status indicator. The novelty is said to “provide clear and stable sound during streaming and video conferencing”.
The frequency characteristic of the microphone is 20-20 000 Hz, the sensitivity is -36 dB (1 V/Pa at 1 kHz). In the case of QuadCast S actually installed three electret condenser microphones with apertures of 14 mm diameter. This allows you to choose one of four directional diagrams:
- and bidirectional.
The sampling rate of 48 kHz at 16-bit data representation is supported. The 3.5 mm diameter headphone output is also an advantage of the device, allowing to monitor sound in real time. The kit includes a stand and a universal adapter suitable for both 3/8 inch and 5/8 inch threads, allowing installation on most racks.
The microphone weighs 254 g, the shock absorber and the stand 360 g. The weight together with the three-meter cable is 710 g. HyperX QuadCast S microphone is already available at a recommended retail price of $160.