The microphone is arguably the single most important piece of equipment in any entertainment technology setup. For live performances, a good mic is essential for capturing the nuances and details of a singer’s voice, while DJs, Emcees, and hosts need a quality mic to ensure that their announcements are heard clearly. For a long time, a few well-known models have dominated the cabled vocal mic market, but now American Audio is challenging you to reconsider your options with the introduction of its new VPS Series.
Launched at the recent NAMM trade show in Anaheim, CA, the VPS Series is a collection of vocal performance mics that have been developed based on the American Audio philosophy of combining audio excellence with robust build quality at an affordable price. The range comprises three models that have each been specifically designed for use by professionals looking for great sounding microphones at an affordable price.
At the top of the new range is the VPS-80, an all-purpose vocal mic that is perfect for use both on stage and in the studio. Fitted with a neodymium capsule, its ultra-smooth frequency response, covering 50Hz – 18KHz, accurately provides clear and natural sound, while its supercardioid pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback. It also features a floating capsule suspension design, which greatly reduces handling noise, which is a definite advantage when the mic is used hand-held, rather than on a stand.
With its combination of accurate audio reproduction, high gain potential, and low handling noise, the VPS-80 is a perfect all round vocal mic for every kind of professional audio setup. Not only does it sound great, but it has been designed to be hardwearing, making it a reliable audio tool for both permanent installations and touring setups. It is supplied with a stand clip, 15-foot (4.5M) XLR-XLR cable, and a carry bag, and has an affordable retail price of $79.99.
At the middle of the range sits the VPS-60, which is a live stage microphone optimized for vocal applications. Also fitted with a neodymium capsule and offering a supercardioid polar pattern, it specifically controls proximity effect through low-frequency roll-off, making it a great choice for all performers. With a frequency response of 50Hz – 18HKz, it minimizes handling noise without compromising sound quality. The VPS-60 is also supplied with a stand clip, 15-foot (4.5M) XLR-XLR cable, and a carry bag, and has a retail price of just $49.99.
Completing the new line-up is the VPS-20, a multi-purpose dynamic microphone with a cardioid polar pattern. It has been designed for home studio use, but is also likely to appeal to DJs hosting karaoke nights who want an inexpensive vocal mic for use by guests that still offers clear, accurate sound reproduction. With a frequency response of 50Hz – 15KHz, the VPS-20 offers superior articulation making it ideal for capturing the specific characteristics of a unique voice. It is supplied with a stand clip and a 15-foot (4.5M) ¼-inch jack to XLR cable, and has a retail price of just $29.99.
By introducing the VPS Series, American Audio is providing all audio professionals with a new option when it comes to choosing their microphones. Offering excellent audio quality, as well as unrivalled value for money, the VPS microphones are ideally suited to a wide variety of applications. Mobile entertainers will find them perfect for making clear announcements that accurately convey the natural tones of their individual voice, while production companies will appreciate their low handling noise and accurate vocal response for stage work. Church sound technicians will also love their unique combination of affordable price, robust build quality and clear, natural sound.
So, is it time for you to reconsider your options when it comes to the most important part of your audio system? The next time that you’re looking to replace an existing mic, or expand your inventory, be sure to consider the three low-cost, high-quality mics that make up the VPS Series – we think that you’ll be glad you if you do!
The American Audio VPS Series microphones are available now from ADJ USA & ADJ Europe.