SGM-3500 / SGM-3500L

Broadcast Spec Shotgun Microphones

Adhering to Azden’s highest engineering and performance standards, the 3500 series shotgun microphones are designed to satisfy the needs of even the most fastidious audio and video professionals.

Extremely Low Self-Noise

The 3500 series boasts an ultra-low noise floor at 13 dB (A weighted), for crystal clear audio.

Tuned for Speech Capture

Frequency response is boosted in the area of 5 kHz to 10 kHz where speech articulation is most present.

All Metal Brass Body

Provides optimal RF rejection and durability.

Gold-plated XLR Connector 

To ensure a good connection and a high resistance to corrosion.

High Sensitivity Mic Element

Captures a level of detail and nuance beyond any other Azden microphone.

Wide Frequency Response

From 40 Hz to 20,000 Hz with roll off at the first octave to avoid low frequency noise.

10 Year Warranty

Backed by Azden’s longest warranty term, unmatched by other microphones in this class.

Focused Directionality

The SGM-3500 at 7″ long offers a supercardioid polar pattern, while the longer SGM-3500L offers a more focused hypercardioid polar pattern.

Each microphone is tested and measured before leaving the factory and includes its own unique frequency response chart.

SGM-3500

Supercardioid Shotgun

Basically a shorter version of the 3500L, the SGM-3500 measures 7” long. The comparatively shorter interference tube generates a slightly less directional supercardioid polar pattern, that still provides excellent rejection of off-axis sound. While perfectly suitable as a boom microphone, the shorter length makes the 3500 a more practical choice for on-camera mounting.

SGM-3500L

Hypercardioid Shotgun

Measuring nearly 10” in length, the SGM-3500L’s long interference tube creates an exaggerated directional pickup pattern for extreme off-axis sound rejection, especially at the higher frequencies. This quality makes it exceptionally well suited for boom pole work in professional video production.