Deity has announced a new microphone. The S-MIC 2 is an update to their budget friendly shotgun mic with improved, ultra-low self-noise, continuing to put clear water between them and their buddy brand, Aputure.
Aputure announced the original Deity shotgun under their banner, but have since separated the brands as it was a little confusing (why buy a mic from a lighting company?).
Confusion aside, the price point of the Deity Shotgun condenser has made it quite appealing, throwing itself in the mix with other filmmaker-targeted budget friendly shotgun mics.
Deity says they have listened to users when developing the S-MIC 2. The new shotgun has improved, ultra-low self noise along with an updated true condenser microphone capsule.
It’s still machined from 100% solid brass and features an epoxy sealed gold-coated PCB board & moisture-resistant capsule; the hard case it ships with is shock proof & water proof.
“The Deity S-Mic 2 features a super cardioid pickup pattern which minimizes surrounding ambient sounds but still offers low off-axis coloration. The S-Mic 2 also is very forgiving when trying to point it at an actor or actress because of its super cardioid pickup, making it a great microphone for new boom operators”
Specifications for the Deity S-Mic 2
- Polar Pattern: Super Cardioid
- Maximum SPL: 130dB SPL(@1KHZ,1% THD into 1K )
- Frequency Range: 50Hz~20kHz
- THD: ≤0.5%
- Nominal Impedance: 75Ω
- Min. Terminating Impedance: 800Ω
- Sensitivity: -32±2dB re 1V/Pa @1kHz
- Equivalent noise level: 12 dB(A) re. 24dB (CCIR 268-3)
- Input Voltage: 24V or 48V phantom power
- Current consumption: 1.5Ma
- Temperature range: -10℃ to +70℃
- Dimensions: ⌀19 x 250mm
- Output: XLR-3M
- Pad: None
- Low-Cut: None
- Microphone Weight: 198g
- Packaging Weight: 38 x 9.3 x 21.8 (CM)
If you’re a filmmaker looking for a budget friendly mic, Deity is targeting the S-Mic 2 right at you. It’s certainly well priced, and can be bought independently or in the Location Kit where it’s included with a Rycote™ pistol grip mount.