#22656

GXT 232 Mantis Streaming Microphone

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USB microphone with tripod for streaming, podcasts, vlogs and voice-overs

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Key features

  • Digital USB connection; instantly works on any PC and laptop
  • Clear audio reproduction; for universal use
  • Perfect for podcasts, vlogs, voice-overs, music recording or streaming on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook
  • Including shock mount, pop filter and tripod stand
  • 1.5m USB cable

High-level talk

The Mantis has a USB adapter for high-quality, distortion-free digital audio. Apart from talking to your teammates, this microphone is made for perfect use with Twitch, YouTube or the platform of your choice: everyone will hear you clearly.
 

Stand-up

The Mantis is equipped with a tripod stand and makes it possible to adjust the angle of the microphone. This allows you to use the microphone easily in the most comfortable way possible. The universal shock mount and pop filter make sure you are set for clear audio reproduction.
 

Success is in your hands

Thanks to the 1.5m cable, you can place the Mantis anywhere. Don’t want to be stuck behind your desk? The Mantis can also be used without the tripod, by simply holding the microphone in your hand. Sing, dance or vlog your way to the top!

Specifications

General
Application Home, Desktop
Height of main product (in mm) 150 mm
Width of main product (in mm) 50 mm
Depth of main product (in mm) 35 mm
Total weight 120 g
Connectivity
Connection type wired
Cable length main cable 150 cm
Connector type USB
Audio
Impedance 32 Ohm
Sensitivity -38 dB
Frequency response 50 Hz - 16000 Hz
Features
Noise reduction yes
Microphone
Sensor type microphone condenser
Pick-up pattern Omnidirectional
Echo cancellation yes
Mount
Type of stand tripod
Compatibility
Compatible Device Types laptop, pc, gaming console
Compatible Consoles PS4, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS4 Original
Compatible Software Platforms Windows, Chrome OS, Mac OS

Extra information

General Item number:
22656
EAN code:
8713439226560
Warranty:
1   year
Product weight (net):
120 g
Package contents Microphone Pop filter Tripod stand User guide Gaming sticker
System requirements PC or laptop with USB port Windows 10, 8, 7
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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation and configuration


How to install the microphone?

  1. Assemble the microphone and set it in your preferred position
  2. Connect the USB-plug to the USB-connection of the computer
  3. Set the microphone as the default sound input and the speaker as the default sound output device on the computer.
  4. Check the microphone properties and on Windows 10 the Microphone Privacy settings.
  5. The microphone is ready to use

Solving problems


My microphone picks up a lot of noise, what can I do?

We would advise to:
- Move the microphone closer to the desired sound source, since omnidirectional microphones pick up sound from all directions.
- Disable all enhancements: Open the Control Panel and click on Sound. Select the Recording tab, right-click your microphone, and select Properties. Select the Enhancements tab, disable all enhancements, and click Apply.
- Turn off speakers and other electronics, if the echo is from picking up noises from speakers or interference from other electronics. Use a headset instead.
- Turn off other recording devices. Sometimes the problem stems from more than the microphone picking up sounds.


The microphone is not working on my Windows computer. What do I do?

This microphone doesn't need a special driver, it functions with the built-in Windows driver.

  • Make sure the computer is fully updated via windowsupdate.com
  • Unplug the microphone.
  • Restart the computer.
  • When Windows has fully restarted, connect the microphone to the computer.
  • The computer will recognize the microphone and install the built-in driver, this might take a few moments.
  • After this, make sure to select the microphone as the default sound input device on your computer in the Windows Sound Settings.
  • Also check that the microphone is not muted in the Sound Settings.
  • And doublecheck in the Microphone Privacy settings that the microphone is allowed to be used by apps/software.

Where is your service center? Or where can I send my product to be repaired?

Unfortunately, we do not have service centers to repair products.
A defective product should be replaced by your point of purchase during the warranty period.


My product is faulty. What do I do?

We offer a 'return to retailer' warranty on our products. In case of a defect, you can return the product to your retailer with failure description, proof of purchase and all accessories. During the warranty period you will receive a replacement product from the retailer if available. For full warranty conditions you can consult: https://www.trust.com/support/warranty


Compatibility


Can I use this microphone on my Android device?

Unfortunately it is not possible to use a USB-microphone with an Android device (phone or tablet).


Does this USB-microphone function on my MacBook?

If your MacBook has an appropriate USB (and not USB-C) connection, a USB microphone will work on your Mac.

After connecting the microphone, you select the microphone in the audio settings to install it.


Other


What is the pick-up pattern of a microphone?

The pick-up pattern of a microphone is the sensitivity to sound relative to the direction or angle from which the sound arrives, or how well the microphone "picks up" the sound from different directions. The most common types are: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Unidirectional, Bidirectional.

CARDIOID
The most commonly used pattern is most sensitive at 0° (the front) and least sensitive at 180° (the back). This isolates it from unwanted ambient sound. You can use this for most recording applications. It is easy to get a good signal as the cardioid pattern blends out a bad sounding room, a noisy fan in the background, etc.

OMNIDIRECTIONAL
The omnidirectional microphone has equal sensitivity at all angles. This means it picks up sound evenly from all directions. Therefore, the microphone need not be aimed in a certain direction. It will be especially useful in good sounding rooms.

UNIDIRECTIONAL
Unidirectional microphones are most sensitive to sound arriving from directly in front (at 0°) and less sensitive in other directions. This makes unidirectional microphones effective at isolating the desired sound from both unwanted sound and ambient noise.

BIDIRECTIONAL
A bidirectional microphone (with figure-8 pattern) picks up the sound from in front of the microphone (at 0°) and from the rear (at 180°), but not the side (at 90° and 270°). It can be beneficial in situations where you do not want a signal coming from a 90° angle to bleed into the microphone.



Warranty

Warranty conditions
  • Trust offers a warranty to the original purchaser from an authorized retailer.
  • Your Trust product is guaranteed under the terms and conditions of this warranty against manufacturing defects for a period of one (1) year* from the date of original purchase, if purchased from an official retailer.
    • *In Europe, there is a statutory minimum warranty period of 2 years on every product we sell.
  • In case of defect, return the product to your retailer with failure description, valid proof of purchase and all accessories.
  • During the warranty period you will receive a replacement product from the retailer if available.
  • Warranty will be void in cases of opened products, physical damage, misuse, modification, repair by unauthorised persons, carelessness and using the product for other purpose than its intended use.
  • Exclusions of warranty:
    • Damage caused by accidents or disasters, such as fire, flood, earthquake, war, vandalism or theft.
    • Incompatibility with other hardware/software not defined as minimum system requirements.
    • Accessories such as batteries and fuses.
  • In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for any consequential or incidental damages, including any loss of business profits or any other commercial damages, arising out of the use of its product.

 


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