Audix Introduces M45 Shortgun Ceiling Mic

Audix has introduced its newest installed ceiling mic, the M45 Shortgun miniaturized shotgun condenser ceiling mic. The new M45 microphone is able cover up to 150 square feet of area with remarkable sensitivity and exceptionally audible sound, and is ideal for use in corporate or educational classroom style setups, boardrooms and conference rooms as well as larger lecture venues and hospitals.

The M45 is highly versatile and amiable, featuring a low-profile,  swivel-and-pivot base for convenient positioning. The M45 is optimized for vocal intelligibility and offers high sensitivity of 98 mV / Pa at 1 kHz,  a maximum SPL of >124 dB, an integrated preamp, immunity from RF interference, and is easy to install in a 1-1/2” hole with no additional tools required.

With the M45, mic-level signal and LED control is over an RJ45 connection. An adapter is also included to convert from RJ45 to an 8-conductor pluggable terminal block.

For those using Dante networks, the optional AUDIX DN4 Enhanced Onramp for Dante | AES67 is available for purchase, and supports up to four devices and includes LED logic control.


• High sensitivity and low noise
• Easy to install and aim
• Optimized for vocal intelligibility
• Immunity from RF interference


Transducer                              Condenser
Frequency Response              85Hz-8kHz
Polar Pattern                           Supercardioid
Output Impedance                  150 Ohms
Sensitivity                                98 mV / Pa @ 1 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio              72 dB
Maximum SPL                         >124 dB
Dynamic Range                      100 dB
Operating Voltage                   18-52 V
Connector                               RJ45
Materials/Finish                       Brass & Aluminum/White
Weight                                     195g

The M45 Shortgun is available now for an MSRP of $599 US.

About Audix
Audix began in 1984 and to this day their mission remains unchanged – to design, engineer and manufacture high performance, innovative products which contribute to the advancement of the professional audio industry. With passion and ingenuity, the company strives to push the limits of technology in order to provide their customers with products that exceed expectations. The company’s headquarters in Wilsonville, Oregon is also home for their research, design, manufacturing and logistics operations. The company prides itself on having the latest technology products, an innovative R&D team and a loyal customer base. Audix microphones, earphones and headphones are recognized for their innovative design, performance, quality, durability, and value year after year.