AKG Goes Mini with MicroLite Range

The trend for ever smaller body-worn microphones continues with the MicroLite series from Harman subsidiary AKG. This range of “miniature wearable reference microphones” includes a variety of mounting options, including lavalier, ear-hook and head-worn, for use in broadcasting, theatre and conference work.

The MicroLite mini-microphones are designed to be used in conjunction with AKG's wireless systems, including the DMS800, as well as working with other Harman products. All models offer cables fitted with Microdot connectors, meaning they are compatible with various connection formats and wireless technology produced by other manufacturers.

LC81 MD carioid lavalier microphone

LC81 MD carioid lavalier microphone

The range includes the LC81 MD, claimed to be the smallest cardioid lavalier available. It has a diameter of 4.8mm, is 10mm long and weighs 2 grams. Designed to be as unobtrusive as possilbe the LC18 MD comes in four colours, as does the LC82 MD omni-directional lavalier. Both mics are said to have effective protection against moisture.

The EC81 MD and EC82 MD are ear-hook mics, which have adjustable booms with either cardioid or omni-directional polar patterns. These come in two colours, with the EC82 MD particularly resistant to moisture. Head-worn mics the HC81 MD and HC82 MC (pictured above) offer more stability in the wearing and can be adjusted to suit individual wearers.

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