Earthworks FM500 Gooseneck Microphone

Small-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Flexible Neck - 19" Length
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Earthworks Flex Series

Earthworks Flex Series microphones offer the same great sound and open easy to use cardioid pickup as their acclaimed SR69 and SR71 mics but with a range of quiet, flexible neck lengths. These allow real time and real world adjustment of microphone positioning. Earthworks Flex mics are intended for podium use, hanging choir mics and for reaching into hard to reach places such as drums and hammer dulcimers.

Their on-axis sound quality is natural and uniform all the way out to 90 degrees and yet arrivals from off-axis are rejected smoothly with very little coloration. This is a strong plus for church, civic and corporate podium vocal applications because an orator moving about in front of the mic will be picked up more evenly than with most microphones.

The sound quality of the Flex mics is every bit as good as Earthworks' other cardioids for applications ranging from acoustic guitar to choirs. Earthworks Flex mics will also cleanly handle very loud sources like drums and guitar amps.

The Flex Series Microphones are flat from 50Hz to 20kHz within +/-2dB at 6 inches. This level of accuracy is unusual in flexible microphones. Earthworks Flex mics facilitate intelligibility and communication through time accurate response. Earthworks mics are optimized for fast clean impulse response. This results in uncolored sound because the relationships between frequency and time are less smeared than with normal mics. They sound true to life and are very user friendly.

FM 500
Half a meter is just the right length for most podium and church applications. Its swan-like neck can be adjusted with very little handling noise and it will stay where you put it. It is a good size to position unobtrusively into an instrumental ensemble or in front of a choir for sound reinforcement or recording.

Additional Media

Flex Mic Data Sheet
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 139dB
Output Impedance 65 ohms
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Connector XLR
Gooseneck Length 19"
Weight 0.3 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number FM500

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3/5

Where's the foam windscreen?

I bought this as a replacement for the previous model. Sound quality is as good or better than previous model. This is a podium mic and I have many users who benefit from an additional windscreen over the new built in one. Still a fine product.
Music background: Live sound engineer
See also: Condenser Mics, Earthworks, Earthworks Condenser Microphones, Earthworks Condenser Microphones