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  • Boundary Microphone
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • 6 m (20') Cable Length
  • 50 Hz - 17 kHz Frequency Response
  • 150 Ω Impedance
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MX396 Multi-Element Boundary Microphone

Cardioid boundary microphone delivers a unique and versatile tool for conference room installations in a simple design. It features wide dynamic range, smooth frequency response, a mute switch, and CommShield technology for RF filtering.

Key Features:

  • Low profile, aesthetic design
  • Wide dynamic range and smooth frequency response
  • Configurable mute switch with logic output
  • RF filtering with CommShield™ technology
  • End of table (300°), center of table (360°), or cross table (bidirectional) coverage patterns
  • Individual control of each element
  • Bi-colour status indicator
  • Logic input/output for remote LED and mute control


Product Specifications

MX396 Multi-Element Boundary Microphone 

Type Condenser (electret bias)
Frequency Response 50 - 17,000 Hz
Output Impedance EIA Rated at 150 Ω (170 Ω actual)
Output Configuration Active Balanced
Sensitivity -35 dBV/Pa (18 mV)
Maximum SPL 122 dB
Equivalent  Output Noise (A-Weighted) 28 dB SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (referenced at 94 dB SPL at 1 kHz) 66 dB
Dynamic Range 94 dB
Common Mode Rejection 45 dB minimum
Preamplifier Output Clipping Level -7 dBV (0.5 V)
Weight Net: 0.587 kg (1.29 lb)
Packaged: 0.916 kg (2.02 lbs)
Logic Connections LED IN: Active low (≤1.0V), sinks up to 20mA, TTL compatible. Absolute maximum voltage: -0.7V to 50V (up to 50V through 3kΩ).

LOGIC OUT: Active low (I 1.0V), sinks up to 20mA, TTL compatible. Absolute maximum voltage: -0.7V to 50V (up to 50V through 3kΩ).
Mute Switch Attenuation -50 dB minimum
Cable 6.1 m (20 ft) attached unterminated cable with three shielded audio pairs and three shielded conductors for logic control.
Environmental Conditions Operating Temperature: -18–57 °C (0–135 °F)
Storage Temperature: -29–74 °C (-20–165 °F)
Relative Humidity: 0–95%
Power Requirements MX396/C-DUAL: 48–52 Vdc phantom, 10.0 mA
MX396/C-TRI: 48–52 Vdc phantom, 12.0 mA

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Shure MX396/C-TRI Tri Element Boundary Microphone

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