Earthworks FM500 - 19" Gooseneck Podium Microphone

20kHz full-flex gooseneck podium microphone with ultra-high intelligibility and reliable coverage


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The Earthworks FM500 is a 19″ cardioid condenser podium microphone with full gooseneck flex 

Since most fixed installations requiring amplified spoken word are not designed with sound in mind, the Earthworks FM500 gooseneck podium mic is an integrator’s ace in the hole for speech intelligibility. The FM500 FlexMic features a flat frequency response to 20kHz, excellent phase response for speech intelligibility and articulation, and 32dB rear rejection, to keep unwanted sounds sources out of the mic, as well as more gain before feedback. Taking into account the fact that heads have a tendency to turn when speaking, the near-perfect polar response of the FM500 provides exceptional coverage and freedom of movement. Whether speaking above, below or to either side of the microphone, every word will be reproduced with incredible clarity and intelligibility up to 90 degrees off-axis. This wider coverage also means that a single FM500 can be used to cover more than one speaker.

Earthworks FM500 gooseneck podium mic in one take:

  • Uniform frequency response on or off-axis
  • Flat from 50Hz to 40kHz within ± 2dB at 12 inches
  • Will handle up to 139dB SPL
  • 19″ full flex gooseneck
  • No handling noise
  • High rejection of sounds to the rear of the microphone
  • RFI resistant
  • Incredible gain before feedback
  • Orators can speak above, below or to either side of the microphone and maintain the same pristine sound quality with high intelligibility


The FM500 features a slim yet sturdy 9/32″ (7 mm) gooseneck that stays put when adjusted, while providing low-profile sightlines. The gooseneck employs the latest innovations in flex material to virtually eliminate handling and movement noise. Additionally, a metal mesh windscreen coupled with layers of foam prevent loud pop-inducing bursts air from reaching the microphone. For outdoor events, an additional foam windscreen accessory (FMW2) is available to help eliminate noise from high-velocity winds. (Optional PMM1 permanent mount accessory available separately.)


Earthworks FlexMic microphones are available in 13″, 19″, 23″ and 27″ lengths. Fully flexible and rigid center goosenecks are available. Available in cardioid or hypercardioid.

Designed for permanent installation on podiums and other surfaces for spoken word, the Earthworks FM500 is ideal for civic, corporate, court, government, and worship spaces. For more information, call or chat online with your Westlake Pro Sales Consultant today.


Earthworks FM500 gooseneck podium mic specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa (-34dBV/Pa)
  • Power Requirements: 24 – 48V Phantom, 10mA
  • Max Acoustic Input: 139dB SPL
  • Output: XLR (pin 2+)
  • Output Impedance: 65 ohm balanced (between pins 2 and 3)
  • Min Output Load: 600 ohm between pins 2 and 3
  • Noise: 16dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)
  • Weight: .25 lb. (25g)

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