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HyperX Announces New DuoCast Microphone and White Colourways for QuadCast S and SoloCast Microphones

SoloCast USB Microphone 24-bit Audio Upgrade also Revealed
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

London (UK) – 1st August 2022 – HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today revealed the expansion of its microphone family with three new additions – the HyperX DuoCastTM USB microphone and white colourways in the HyperX SoloCastTM and QuadCastTM USB microphone line-up. HyperX also announced that SoloCast now supports hi-res 24-bit/96 kHz audio recording via updates using the HyperX NGENUITY software for enhanced studio audio editing.


“HyperX is proud to offer a wide range of high-quality gear tailored to meet the unique needs of the vibrant and growing community of content creators, influencers, gamers, and more,” said Bianca Walter, audio business manager, HyperX EMEA. “Our continued efforts to meet the needs of today’s microphone users has resulted in our extensive microphone line-up, all delivering clear and consistent sound along with different design styles to fit into the setups of gamers, streamers, casters, students, and business professionals alike.” 


The latest HyperX line of products offer new levels of comfort, performance and control and are designed to improve the user experience. More information on the new microphones includes:
 

  • HyperX DuoCast USB Microphone: DuoCast USB microphone is designed to meet the demands of PC, PS5TM, PS4TM, and Mac professional or aspiring streamers. The DuoCast utilises Hi-Res 24-bit bit-depth and up to 96kHz sampling rate to provide high quality and crystal-clear voice capturing. The microphone also utilises an internal pop filter to provide cleaner audio capture. The DuoCast features a low-profile shock mount, an easily-accessible gain control adjustment, two selectable polar patterns – cardioid and omnidirectional – and tap-to-mute functionality with convenient LED lighting to indicate broadcast status. DuoCast also offers an RGB light ring that is customisable via HyperX NGENUITY software.  
     
  • HyperX QuadCast S Microphone: Now available in a white colourway, QuadCast S is a USB microphone featuring stunning RGB lighting effects, customisable with HyperX NGENUITY software. Equipped with a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, built-in pop filter, and a tap-to-mute sensor with an LED status indicator, QuadCast S delivers clear and consistent sound during streams and video conference calls. The QuadCast S microphone offers four polar patterns – stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional – to optimise broadcast and work from home setups. In addition to an internal pop filter designed to reduce plosive sounds for clearer audio quality, QuadCast S comes with a stand featuring a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, quick gain control and a 3.5mm headphone output for live mic monitoring. 
     
  • HyperX SoloCast Microphone: SoloCast offers a USB microphone with an easy plug-n-play setup. With a new white colourway to align with different styles, the microphone utilises a cardioid polar pattern that is more sensitive to sound sources directly in front of the microphone, making it ideal for in-game voice chat, streaming voice audio and audio recordings for content creation. The microphone offers a tap-to-mute feature that indicates mute status when the status LED is flashing, and a stand that swivels to fit a variety of setups for ease of use. Also, new to the SoloCast is Hi-Res 24-bit bit depth and up to 96kHz sampling rate for high-quality and accurate recordings. This upgrade is accessible through a HyperX NGENUITY firmware update. 
 

A Duocast microphone video can be seen here. 


Availability 
The HyperX QuadCast S in white will be available for £159.99 MSRP. The HyperX SoloCast in white will be available for £64.99 MSRP. The HyperX DuoCast will be available for £99.99 MSRP. All the new products will be available through the HyperX network of retail and etail. For more information on the availability, please visit the HyperX product pages. 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimise the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery. 

Pricing on row.hyperx.com is subject to change without notice. Retailers’ pricing may vary. 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimise the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery. 

HyperX DuoCast USB Microphone Specifications 

Part Number         4P5E2AA  

Microphone Specifications 
Element: Two electret condenser capsules 
Polar patterns: Cardioid, omnidirectional 
Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz 
Sensitivity: -6dBFS (1V/Pa at 1kHz) 
Noise (RMS): ≤-70dBFS (A-weighted) 

Headphone Output 
Impedance: 32 Ω 
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz 
Maximum power output: 7mW 
Total harmonic distortion: ≤ 0.05% (1kHz/0dBFS) 
Noise (RMS): ≤-110dBFS (A-weighted) 
Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 100dB (1kHz/0dBFS, A-weighted) 

Connections and Features 
Connection type: USB-C, 3.5mm headphone output 
USB Specification: USB 2.0 (full speed) 
Sampling rates: 96 kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz 
Bit-depth: 24-bit 
Power consumption: 5V 200mA (white light) 
Shock mount: Included 
Pop filter: Built-in 
Controls: Microphone gain, tap-to-mute, multifunction button 
Lighting: RGB (16,777,216 colours) Light effects 2 zones1 
Software support: HyperX NGENUITY 

Physical Specifications 
Weight (Microphone): 243.2g 
Weight (Shock mount and stand): 190.5g 
Weight (Mount adapter): 31.3g 
Total Weight (w/ USB cable): 502.9g 
Cable length(s) and type(s): 2m USB-C to USB-A 

HyperX QuadCast S USB Microphone Specifications 

Part Number       519P0AA (White)

Microphone Specifications 
Element:  Three 14mm electret condenser capsules  
Polar patterns:  Stereo, Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Bidirectional  
Frequency response:  20Hz–20kHz  
Sensitivity:  -36dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz)  
Noise (RMS):  ≤-95dBFS (A-weighted)  

Headphone Output 
Impedance: 32 Ω  
Frequency response:  20Hz - 20kHz  
Maximum power output:  7mW  
THD:  ≤ 0.05% (1kHz/0dBFS)  
Noise (RMS):  ≤-95dBFS (A-weighted)  
SNR:  ≥ 90dB (1kHZ, RL=∞)  

Connections and Features 
Connection type:  USB-C, 3.5mm headphone output  
USB Specification:  USB 2.0 (full speed)  
Sampling rates : 48kHz, 44.1kHz, 32kHz, 16kHz, 8kHz  
Bit-depth: 16-bit  
Power consumption:  5V 245mA (white light)  
Shock mount:  Built-in  
Pop filter: Built-in  
Controls:  Microphone gain, tap-to-mute, polar pattern  
Lighting: RGB (16,777,216 colours)  
Light effects:  2 zones1 
Software support: HyperX NGENUITY  

Physical Specifications 
Weight (Microphone):  255g  
Weight (Shock mount and stand):  335g  
Weight (Mount adapter):  33g  
Total Weight (w/ USB cable):  700g  
Cable length(s) and type(s):  3m USB-C to USB-A 

HyperX SoloCast USB Microphone Specifications 

Part Number                                     519T2AA (White)                                                    

Microphone Specifications 
Element: 14mm electret condenser capsule 
Polar pattern(s): Cardioid 
Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz 
Sensitivity: -6dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz) 
Noise (RMS): ≤-74dBFS (A-weighted) 

Connections and Features 
Connection type: USB-C 
USB Specification: USB 2.0 (full speed) 
Sampling rates: 96kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz 
Bit-depth: 24-bit, 16-bit 
Power consumption: 5V 47mA 

Physical Specifications 
Weight (Microphone): Black: 261g, White: 268.5g 
Weight (Microphone stand): Black: 125g, White: 125g 
Total Weight (w/ USB cable): Black: 429.9g, White: 432.4g 
Cable length(s) and type(s): 2m USB-C to USB-A 

12 zone RGB lighting customisable with HyperX NGENUITY software. 

About HyperX 
For 19 years, HyperX’s mission has been to develop gaming solutions for every type of gamer and the company is consistently recognised for delivering products that provide superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. Under the tagline of “WE’RE ALL GAMERS,” HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, USB microphones, and console accessories are the choice of everyday gamers as well as celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because they meet the most stringent product specifications and are built with best-in-class components. For more information, please go to www.hyperx.com 

About HP 
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com. 

HyperX can be found on:  
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/hyperx 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity 
Twitter:    http://twitter.com/hyperx 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hyperx 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hyperx 
 

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