FW730

30kHz 7 foot directional microphone system

Where to Buy

The FlexWand™ is a combination of a 30kHz High Definition Microphone™ and a low profile microphone stand and boom as a single unit. It allows the microphone head to be positioned as high as 7 feet and as low as 1.5 feet from the floor or anywhere in between. There are no visible wires or cables above floor level. Visually it is low profile, smooth, sleek and clean. The FlexWand™ is the ideal solution for applications where the utmost in sound quality and a low profile is required. Now you don’t have to find a mic, attach the mic clip to the stand and then dress the cable around the stand. Just pick up the FlexWand™, position it and plug the mic cable into the base.

  • Uniform frequency response on or off axis
  • Frequency response of 30Hz to 30kHz
  • Near perfect polar response and the ability to reject sounds from the rear of the microphone, making it a perfect solution for choirs and vocal groups
  • Large flex section near the center of the stand that couples the stand and the wand
  • Mini-gooseneck between the end of the wand and the microphone head
  • Substantial improvement in gain before feedback
  • They will handle high sound pressure levels with high rejection of sounds to the rear of the microphone
  • Ideal where bands or orchestras are placed in front of a choir, as the FlexWand™ will reject much of the sound of the band or orchestra
  • The near perfect polar response of the FlexWand™ allows the use of fewer microphones on choir, with better sound quality, no spotlighting and incredible rejection of sounds from the rear of the microphone
  • The sturdy 12 pound cast iron base will not allow the FlexWand™ to be accidentally knocked over
FW730 7 Foot Cardioid FlexWand with cast-iron base

FW730mp 7 Foot Cardioid FlexWand with cast-iron base – matched pair

FW730/HC 7 Foot Hypercardioid FlexWand with cast-iron base

FW730/HCmp 7 Foot Hypercardioid FlexWand with cast-iron base – matched pair

FW730TPB 7 Foot Cardioid FlexWand with tripod base

FW730TPBmp 7 Foot Cardioid FlexWand with tripod base – matched pair

FW730/HC-TPB 7 Foot Hypercardioid FlexWand with tripod base

FW730/HC-TPBmp 7 Foot Hypercardioid FlexWand with tripod base – matched pair

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 30kHz ±2dB at 6 inches (15cm)

Polar Pattern: Cardioid or Hypercardioid

Sensitivity: 10mV/Pa (-40dBV/Pa)

Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA

Max Acoustic Input: 145dB SPL

Output: XLR (pin 2+)

Output Impedance: 100Ω, balanced (50Ω ea. pin 2 & 3)

Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3

Noise: 22dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)

Positioning Range: From 1.5 ft. to 7 ft. above floor level

Dimensions: Stand 7’ 2” long (2.18m), Base 12” (30.5cm) in diameter, (2.7cm) high

Color: Stand, flex & wand – black, base – dark gray

Weight: Stand 2 lbs. (.9 kg), Base 12.6 lbs. (5.7kg)

Acoustic Guitar
Bass Amp
Brass Instrument
Choir
Drum Overhead
Guitar Amp
Orchestra
Percussion
String Instruments
Woodwinds
“In my experience, this characteristic extends to the uniformity of the frequency response, transient response, and level—meaning that if you have vocalists or speakers in front and to the sides yet within the coverage pattern, they will sound like they are right in front of the mic.”
The narrow usable portion of a conventional microphone’s polar response (with full frequency response) provides only a narrow area that will pick up sounds without high frequency losses at the sides of the microphone. The figures on the left indicate how many conventional microphones it takes to cover an 80-person choir.

The figure on the right shows the much wider polar response (with full frequency response) of Earthworks directional High Definition Microphones™, requiring fewer microphones. In addition you also have more sound level before feedback, no spotlighting or highlighting, more rejection of sounds from the rear of the microphone, in addition to a vastly superior sound quality.

Conventional Microphone

Notice in the Conventional Microphone polar graphic, the narrow usable portion of the polar response only provides a narrow window in which it can pick up sounds with full frequency response (due to the high frequency losses at the sides). In Figure 10 you will see an 80-voice choir miked with conventional microphones. It takes 6 conventional microphones, placed 6 feet in front of the choir, to adequately cover the choir with the full frequency response of the microphones.

Earthworks Microphone

In contrast, the much wider polar response (with full frequency response) of Earthworks High Definition Microphones allows the use of fewer microphones. With Earthworks High Definition Microphones, you can not only use fewer microphones, you also have more sound level before feedback, no spotlighting or highlighting, more rejection of sounds from the rear in addition to a vastly superior sound quality. Figure 11 illustrates how the same 80-voice choir is covered fully with only 3 Earthworks High Definition Microphones because of their wider pick-up pattern and utilizing the full frequency response of the microphones.

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