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Marantz release USB podcasting microphone

Hi-fi and recorder company enter podcast market

Marantz MPM-4000U

Hi-fi and professional recorder makers Marantz have today announced their first product aimed at the growing podcasting market. The MPM-4000U is a USB microphone, based around a 14mm aluminium-plated cardioid capacitor capsule.

In addition to piping digital audio from the microphone to an attached computer or Android/iOS mobile device, the USB connection can also carry a stereo stream from the device for monitoring through the mini-jack headphone output. Controls comprise knobs for microphone gain and headphone level, as well as a latching mute switch.

Included in the box are a mic clip for mounting to a traditional stand, a tripod desktop stand, a USB-C cable, and a copy of the MPC Beats recording software to get you started right away.

The Marantz MPM-4000U podcast mic is available now, and costs £79.99.

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