Product Specification Sheet APS467

Rev. 07/2013

B500X Desk Paging Gooseneck Microphone (Press to Talk)

This Specsheet is for a product which is discontinued. Please contact us for alternative products.
Architects' And Engineers' Specifications

Desk microphone(s) shall be Alpha Communications® / Paso™ B500X or approved equal. Microphone shall be a desk base unidirectional dynamic type, with integral Push-To-Talk switch and PushTo-Lock switch. Microphone shall feature a shock mount microphone cartridge and flexible gooseneck, and shall have a heavy duty die-cast base. Microphone shall be finished in Black color.

The microphone shall be supplied with a 15 foot shielded microphone cable and XLR connector (at the microphone end). Music Muting is provided by the VOX Circuit of a Paso amplifier (where required).

Contractor shall observe all local and national electrical and building codes.

Wiring Requirements

See individual system wiring diagram for more complete wiring information

B500X Gooseneck Desk Paging Microphone

The Alpha Communications® / Paso™ B500X desk paging microphones clearly reflect a drastic departure from conventional push-to-talk desk base microphones. The flexible microphone arm permits multiple adjustments of height and angle. In addition to a conventional Push-To-Talk switch, the B500X also has a Push-To-Lock switch.

The B500X microphones are low-impedance, unidirectional dynamic microphones with a shock mount microphone cartridge and flexible gooseneck. The B500X is supplied with a 15 ft. shielded cable and is attached to the die-cast base by a Female XLR connector (the Male XLR connector is built-in the base of the B500X). Music muting is provided by the VOX Circuit of a Paso amplifier.

  • Shock Mount Microphone Cartridge and Gooseneck
  • Push-To-Talk Switch and Push-To-Lock Switch
  • Low Impedance - Works with a Variety of Amplifiers
  • Comes with 15 Foot Microphone Cable and XLR connector (at Microphone End)
  • Very competitively priced
Element: Dynamic 
Freq. Response:
60 - 14,000 Hz 
Polar Pattern:
Impedance: 250 ohms. 
Output Level:
At 1,000 Hz. -57 db (0 db = 1 mw/10 mbar)
Open Circ. Voltage: -77db .13mV (0 db = 1 V/mbar) 
Talk Switches:
Push-To-Talk / Push-To-Lock 
Cable Length: 15 feet (5m approx.) with XLR connector (at Microphone end) 
Heavy Duty Die-Cast 
Finish: Black 
Base Dimensions:
4.50"W (115mm) x 6.25"D (159mm) x 2.00"H (44mm).
Gooseneck Length:
16.50" (413mm) 
Net Weight: 3.3 Lbs. (1.5 kg).
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