Shure MX396/C-TRI Microflex Multi-Element Boundary Microphone


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  • The Microflex® Multi-Element Boundary microphone delivers a unique and versatile tool for conference room installations.

    Clean and simple in appearance, Multi-Element Boundary mics come in two or three element configurations, combining the coverage of multiple microphones into one small, compact package.


    • End of table (300°), center of table (360°), or cross table (bidirectional) coverage patterns
    • Individual audio output for each element
    • Bi-color status indicator
    • Programmable mute switch
    • Logic input/output for remote LED and mute control
    • CommShield® Technology
  • TypeCondenser (electret bias)
    Frequency Response50 to 17000 Hz
    Polar Pattern
    MX396/C-DUAL2 x Cardioid
    MX396/C-TRI3 x Cardioid
    Output ImpedanceEIA Rated at 150 Ohms (170 Ohms actual)
    Output ConfigurationActive balanced
    Sensitivity (at 1 kHz , open circuit voltage)-35 dBV/Pa (18 mV) ; 1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
    Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 1% THD, 1 kilohms load)122 dB
    Equivalent Output Noise (A-weighted)28 dB SPL
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz)66 dB
    Dynamic Range (1 kilohm load at 1 kHz)94 dB
    Common Mode Rejection (10 Hz to 100 kHz)45 dB minimum
    Preamplifier Output Clipping Level (1% THD)-7 dBV (0.5 V)
    Net0.587 kg (1.29 lbs.)
    Packaged0.916 kg (2.02 lbs.)
    Logic Connections
    LED INActive low (=1.0V), TTL compatible.
    Absolute maximum voltage-0.7V to 50V.
    LOGIC OUTActive low (=1.0V), sinks up to 20mA, TTL compatible.
    Absolute maximum voltage-0.7V to 50V (up to 50V through 3 kilohms)
    Mute Switch Attenuation-50 dB minimum
    Cable6.1 m (20 ft) attached unterminated cable with three shielded audio pairs and three shielded conductors for logic control
    Environmental Conditions
    Operating Temperature-18 to 57 deg. C (0 to 135 deg. F)
    Storage Temperature-29 to 74 deg. C (-20 to 165 deg. F)
    Relative Humidity0 to 95%
    Power Requirements
    MX396/C-DUAL48–52 Vdc phantom, 10.0 mA
    MX396/C-TRI48–52 Vdc phantom, 12.0 mA
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