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Boom Boom Swivel: A-T’s BPHS1 Is for Broadcasters

Stereo headset has closed cups and a flexible gooseneck mic

The BPHS1 is a stereo broadcast headset from Audio-Technica, introduced in recent months and designed for on-air news & sports broadcasting, announcing and interviews.

A-T promises “natural, highly intelligible and focused vocal reproduction,” closed-back circumaural ear cups to keep out noise and a high-output dynamic microphone on a flexible gooseneck boom. It will exhibit the headset at next month’s NAB Show.

The mic has a cardioid polar pattern tailored for pickup of speech with maximum voice intelligibility over a wide range of frequencies. It is more sensitive to sound originating directly in front of the element, making it useful in reducing pickup of unwanted sounds.

The flexible gooseneck boom swivels for easy positioning on either the right or left side.

The manufacturer also will show the new AT4080 Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone, which it says solves problems of fragility and low output that have historically plagued ribbon mics.

NAB Booth: C1632