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The Sniper Kit

Q Mini Boom Pole on location audio capture

Built around Q’s Mini Shotgun Microphone, the Sniper Kit includes all the accessories needed for lightweight on-camera mini shotgun style audio capture for DSLR cameras and video camcorders as well as for location sound booming, ENG, and audio for video production applications.

The Q Sniper Kit includes:

    • QMSG1: Mini Shot Gun Microphone w/windscreen and carry case
    • QMB1: Mini Boom Pole
    • QB1: Base for Mini Boom Pole (can be used as a base on the boom pole, a counterweight, or as a stand alone desktop base
    • QSM1: Shockmount for Mini Shot Gun Microphone
    • QM1: Run And Gun Cold Shoe Adapter
    • QM2: High Quality Cold Shoe adapter w/adjustable gimbal
    • QSM4: Rubber Shock Absorber (fits between QSM1 and QMB1/QB1/QM2 for extra insulation against handling noise and resonance)
    • QWJ1: The original WOMBAT Fluffy Wind Muff for Mini Shotgun Microphone
    • QCBL2: 2 meter Q Compact Thread  (male) to Q Compact Thread (male) black
    • DAAD: TRL TRS 3.5mm Adapter Black
    • QAD2: TRS 3.5mm (female) to XLR (male) Adapter Black
    • QBA2 AG4 1.5V Batteries (pair)


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We started with all the pieces from our Q DSLR-Video kit, and then added the Q Mini Boom Pole and Boom Pole Base unit which attaches directly to the Mini Boom Pole or Mini Shockmount via standard tripod 1/4″ 20 threading for boom counterbalancing, mic stand, or desktop stand uses. We also added the QAD2 passive 3.5cm to XLR adapter plug, and substituted a longer 2 meter compact threaded cable. READ MORE on Q Compact Connection System (QCCS)

The Q Mini Boom Pole is made out of telescoping stainless steel outfitted with a ribbed rubber comfort grip allowing for extremely lightweight and travel friendly location booming. Fully collapsed it measures just less than 13.5″ (>34 cm) and fully extended length is just under 57.5″ (4′ 9.5″ or >1.5 meters) without any attachments. (Boom Pole Base, Mini Shockmount, Shock Absorber, and Mini Shotgun Mic add up to 7.5″ or 19cm.) READ MORE on Q Mini Boom Pole

Use the Q Sniper Kit anywhere a high quality, compact, and lightweight mini shotgun microphone is needed. (On/off camera run-and-gun, boom pole / location sound, desktop stand, ENG/Journalism, studio production.)

The Q Compact Connection System (QCCS)
Although the microphone is extremely small and unobtrusive, the rejection properties are comparable to standard wide body shotgun microphones. The microphone is self-powered using two (2) AG4 1.5V batteries (included) but can also be phantom powered (balanced/low-impedance) using the optional QAD3 XLR adapter (batteries remain in mic for parallel operation).


*Superlative audio quality

*Pencil profile Q Mini Shotgun microphone

*Compact and lightweight, yet extremely durable

*Hypercardioid polar pattern for excellent on/off axis rejection

*High SPL capabilities

*Q Compact Connection System (QCCS) for solid twist-on connection convenience and flexibility

*Detachable 2 meter QCCS cable

*Optional QCCS adapter connectors are available for +48V XLR balanced low-impedance, and for all of the popular 3rd party wireless transmitters.

Specifications – Q Mini Shotgun Microphone (MSG1)

Capsule principle – Back electret

Frequency response – 30hz > 18Khz

Polar pattern – line and gradient – Hypercardioid

Sensitivity -36dB @ 1v @1 Pa

Sound pressure level 124 dB @1 KHz

Capsule impedance – 600 ohms

Power requirement – 3v internal

Battery type – 2 x AG4 1.5V button cell batteries

Battery life – approximately 100 hours of continuous use

Size – Length 125mm Diameter 10mm

*Specification and designs subject to alteration without notice

Q MSG1 Frequency Response Chart

Q MSG1 Polar Pattern Chart

QAD3 – Q compact thread (female) to 90 degree (male) XLR adapter – 48V phantom powered, balanced, low-impedance connection of the Q Mini Shotgun microphone to digital recorders, standard or camera-mount audio mixers, and pro video camcorders. (Sound device must have 48V phantom power enabled.) The QAD3 also delivers increased gain/sensitivity from the Q Mini Shotgun Microphone. (Batteries must remain in the Q Mini Shotgun microphone.)



QCBL6 – Q 30cm compact thread (male) to compact thread (male) black curly cable – Shorter 30cm cable attaches to the Q Mini Shotgun and any of the Q compact connection system adapters including the QAD3, DAAD TRL 3.5mm connector that ships with the Sniper Kit, or any of our wireless connectors for all of the popular wireless transmitters. Perfect for using on board DSLR cameras or HD video camcorders of all types to connect the camera, on board digital recorders/mixers, etc. The QCBL6 also ships in the Q DSLR-Video Kit



QBA2 – Stock up with a 10-pack of 1.5V AG4 batteries. The Q Mini Shotgun operates using two of these batteries for a minimum of 100 hours of continuous use.


Q DSLR-Video Kit & Q Sniper Kit
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