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Gadgets: Audio Equipment

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Clickable Connections - Audio



Wired Lapel

wired lapel mic



  • Various models
  • 3.5mm (1/8") male connector
  • Omnidirectional lav mic
  • For DSLR Cameras, Camcorders & Recorders
  • For Speeches, Lectures & Interviews
Wireless Lav System

wireless lavalier system



  • For Mobile Journalism, Video, Vlog
  • Omnidirectional Lav Mic
  • 1x Transmitter
  • 1x Receiver w/ hot shoe camera mount
Shotgun Mic Kit

shotgun microphone kit



  • Supercardioid & Cardioid Polar Patterns
  • Durable Aluminum-Alloy Construction
  • Powered by Phantom or One AA Battery
  • Shockmount and Stand Mount Included
Shotgun Mic (Hot shoe)

Rode on-camera shotgun microphone



  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls

Snowball Microphone



  • Cardioid Pattern
  • USB Connectivity
  • CD-Quality Audio
  • Includes Stand and USB Cable
  • Plug 'n play to Mac or Windows
  • Create podcasts and add narration to video
  • Record instruments, vocals or bands
  • Improves audio quality on Skype, Windows Live, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger

Audio Recorders

Voice Recorder

voice recorder

  • Various models
  • Record in MP3 Formats
  • Internal 4GB Memory & microSD Expansion
  • Onboard Monaural Microphone
  • External mic input (3.5mm)
  • For simple recording of meetings, lectures, & other applicable scenarios
  • Automatic Voice Record Mode
Tascam DR-05
Audio Recorder

Tascam DR-05


  • Integrated omnidirectional condenser microphones
  • 3.5mm stereo mic/line input
  • WAV and MP3 Recording
  • Records up to 24-Bit/96 kHz
  • Uses microSD and microSDHC Cards
  • For musicians, teachers, journalists, and more
Tascam DR-40
Audio Recorder


  • For Podcast, Sound Effects & Music Recording
  • Adjustable Unidirectional Mics
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Inputs w/ Phantom Power
  • 4-Channel / 4-Track
  • 3 x AA Batteries
  • Connects to camera audio (3.5mm)
  • Handheld or Tripod mounted use

Tascam DR-60 MKII
Multitrack Field Recorder


Tascam DR-60DmkII


  • Filmmaking, TV, and Web Broadcast
  • Optimized for DSLR Shooters
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Inputs with Phantom Power
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
  • 4x AA batteries
  • Connects to camera audio (3.5mm)
  • Handheld or Tripod mounted use

PA Systems


Knox Gear

8" Active PA System



Speaker x2

  • 8” Subwoofer
  • 300 Watt Peak, 100 W RMS
  • Robust Bass
  • Woofer Magnet: 30oz.
  • Woofer Coil Size: 1.5in.
  • Woofer Impedance: 8ohmsx2
  • Horn Size: 1.75in.
  • Frequency Response: 60-19Hz


  • 8 Channel Powered Amplifier
  • 4 x XLR Microphone Inputs
  • Bluetooth, SD Card, USB MP3 Inputs
  • 1/4” and RCA Line In Inputs
  • Phantom Power
  • 5 Band Equalizer
  • Digital Echo Effects
  • Individual Level Controls

Tripod x2

  • Adjustable Height: 25in. – 46in.


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