The Apex170 is designed for use in any live sound reinforcement or recording application where a tight, controlled pickup pattern is preferred. The Apex170's cardioid polar pattern reduces unwanted background noise and feedback potential. Its smooth response and clear imaging make it an ideal choice for acoustic instruments like violin, viola or guitar. With a frequency response from 80 to 15,000Hz, it also suits cello, background brasses or acoustic basses where isolation and performance are needed.
The Apex170 is also a very cost-effective solution to overhead miking a drum kit, or miking the area around a percussionist. The Apex170 also has the ability to power its electret condenser capsule with phantom power OR a single 1.5V AA internal battery when phantom power is not easily available.