Marantz Pro Audio Scope SG Series - Frequently Asked Questions

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Microp3Conventional microphones can’t match the Marantz Pro Audio Scope SG series' focused pickup pattern and thus a conventional microphone can’t deliver anywhere near the same degree of articulation and detail.  This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Audioscope SG series microphones.



What is included?

The Audio Scope SG Mics come with the following:

  • Audio Scope SG Microphone
  • Foam Winscreen
  • Mounting Clip
  • Carrying Case


What type of polar pattern does it have?

The Audio Scope SG-9P and SG-17P have a Supercardioid pattern that will be the most sensitive directly in the front of the capsule and reject any sound from directly behind the capsule. Here is a graph depicting the capsule's response at 1kHz:

microphones supercardioid


What is the frequency response?

The Audio Scope SG Series has a 30–16,000Hz frequency response that emphasizes the tonal character and clarity of your source, while not being overly harsh.

The SG-17P is a longer microphone which means it is able to capture audio at a greater distance.  For most productions the shorter SG-9P is more than sufficient. 


Do I need to use phantom power or a power supply?

The Audio Scope SG series are standard condenser microphones and will require 48vDC power, either supplied by phantom power through the interface, mixer, field recorder, or through an external phantom power supply. Check the specifications for your mixer or recording device to find out if it can provide phantom power on it's own, or if you will need to supply this through an external adapter.

Here is a simple procedure for connecting the microphone:

  1. Make sure that the gain or volume on your pre-amp, speakers and headphones are all turned down.
  2. Use an XLR cable and attach the female end securely to the Audio Scope SG-9P. Connect the male end to your field recorder or phantom power supply.
  3. Once the Audio Scope SG-9P is fully connected to the recorder, turn on the phantom power.

While disconnecting, always be sure to turn down your pre-amp, speakers, and headphones before turning off phantom power. Wait approximately 30 seconds after turning off phantom power to disconnect the Audio Scope SG-9P. This can help avoid damage to your equipment.


How do I mount the microphone?

The Audio Scope SG Microphones come with a standard mic clip for mounting to your microphone stand. It's always recommended to mount the included clip first before attaching the microphone to prevent any accidental damage to the mic. 

The included clip will not have any isolation features which may cause the mic to pick up unwanted sound.  If you will be using the microphone on a moving stand or boom pole it is recommended to use our Audio Scope Gear.  This set of accessories will allow different mounting options including a shock mount. 

Along with the Audio Scope Gear,  9-foot and 11-foot extension boom poles are available, either with or without an integral XLR cable. These optional extension boom poles dramatically increase the reach and placement versatility of the SG series, giving you far greater precision and flexibility in the composition of your recordings.


Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Marantz Professional product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Marantz Professional technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: phone support, email support.




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