The S-Mic 2 is a medium length XLR shotgun ready for anything you throw at it: great off-axis rejection, an RF interference-proof body, ultra-low self noise and weather-proof circuitry.
Deity makes the best sounding shotgun for under $400.
Travis Devin - No Film School Journalist
With remarkably low off-axis coloration, the S-Mic 2 is designed to pick up rich, full sounds on set, even in the hands of a novice boom operator.
The S-Mic 2’s body is 100% brass making it both an incredibly strong and durable piece of equipment AND resistant to RF interference.
The internal circuitry is sprayed and coated with a clear epoxy that allows the microphone to perform without issue in even the most humid environments. This coating also gives the mic a water-resistance level that allows it to work in the rain without being damaged.
The S-Mic 2 has an ultra-low noise floor at 12dB (A-weighted), 24dB (CCIR 268-3). Combined with its anti-RF interference build, the S-Mic 2 is able to be boosted in post with a lot less background noise than other microphones on the market.
This microphone sounds
pretty damn good…
|Frequency Range||50Hz to 20kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level||12 dB A-Weighted|
|Maximum SPL||130 dB SPL|
|Load Impedance||800 Ohms|
|Sensitivity||32±2dB re 1V/PA @ 1 kHz|
|Output Connector||3-Pin XLR|
|Operating Current Consumption||1.5mA|
|Operating Temperature||14 to 158°F / -10.00 to 70.00°C|
|Length||9.84″ / 250 mm|
|Diameter||0.75″ / 19 mm|
|Weight||0.44 lbs / 198 g|
It makes the microphone fast like a race car. Honestly it is cut that way just for looks. You have to cut the metal one way or another and we chose a pointy diagonal design.
On the bottom of the microphone near the XLR output you will find your serial number.
No. Technically the Aputure Deity Shotgun should be called the S-Mic 1 but when it came out no one knew what a S-Mic was or that the model would even be the “first” version. The S-Mic 2 uses the same housing as the Aputure Deity shotgun but the circuit board and the microphone capsule have both been upgraded to sound much better.