What is the Cube audience mic?

The Cube is a throwable microphone designed to be used during events, conferences, lectures, and meetings both in person and remotely for: 

  • Audio capturing. Cube ensures clear audio from every participant as the mic is held by the person speaking or asking questions. This close proximity to the speakers is crucial for remote participants and for providing audio for assistive listening devices, captioning, and other needs. 
  • Audience engagement. The Cube throwable mic makes audience interaction smoother without needing someone to pass around the regular mic, saving time and encouraging quick discussions. Its less intimidating design makes it easier for people to speak up.

The Cube mic is one of the two wireless microphone transmitters that connect with the Hub receiver and can be bundled up to create the Catchbox Plus system that best suits your needs. 

1. Components

2. Throwability

3. On/Off Button

4. Pairing

5. LED indicators

6. Battery Life and Charging

7. Power Saving Modes

8. Muting

9. Technical Features

10. Best Practices for Usage

11. Safety and Cleaning

12. Tech Specs

1. Components

  • The Cube consists of a soft cover and a high-quality, focused omni-directional microphone capsule that captures clear audio
  • The capsule is secured inside the cover with magnets that are located in the bottom part of the cover and capsule.
  • To remove the capsule, always turn it by 90 degrees before pulling it out. Twisting allows the magnets to release the capsule easily
  • When putting the capsule back in, make sure to align the triangles inside the cover and on the bottom of the capsule.

2. Throwability

  • The soft cover ensures safety when the Cube is thrown or caught
  • Make sure the person you're throwing the microphone to knows it's coming and is ready to catch it
  • Watch out for any cups, glasses, or other items near the person who's going to catch the Cube mic to avoid mishaps

3. On/Off Button

  • The on/off button is located on the Cube mic which is inside the soft cover
  • Thanks to the muting function, the pick-up-and-talk functionality from the charging base, and power-saving modes when the Cube is not on the charger, the need to use the on/off button should generally be minimal

4. Pairing

  • Cube audience mic is paired with the Hub receiver before being shipped out 
  • In case the mic is not paired or if you need to initiate pairing on your own, here is how to do it.

5. LED indicators

  • The line of 5 LED indicators on the Cube capsule shows the battery level 
  • The single LED indicator on the capsule will show:
    • No light at all: The Cube is not powered
    • Green light: The mic is on and paired with the Hub
    • Yellow light: The mic is on but not paired
    • Yellow and blinking: The mic is in pairing mode

6. Battery Life and Charging

  • When fully charged, the Cube mic battery lasts up to 22 hours 
  • To start charging, simply place the Cube mic (with the capsule inside the soft cover) on the charging base
  • Make sure the Cube mic is fully on the charging base with the sides aligned. If only part of it is on the charger, it won't charge
  • The LED indicators on the charging base will show:
    • Fully charged: All LEDs are on and none are blinking
    • Currently charging: One or more LEDs are blinking. As the charge increases, the LEDs stay static, and the next ones start blinking
    • Detecting the Cube mic: All LEDs are blinking in sequence
  • Only place the Cube mic on the charging base. It won't charge other items like mobile phones

7. Power Saving Modes

  • The Cube automatically powers off after 2 hours of inactivity
  • If not on the charging base and not moved for 2 hours, the Cube enters Low Power mode. After another 2 hours, it goes into Shutdown mode
  • To wake the Cube from Low Power mode, simply pick it up
  • To wake it from Shutdown mode, place it on the charging base or press the on/off button on the Cube capsule

8. Muting

  • Active Automute: The Cube mic has a patented feature that senses motion and temporarily mutes the audio when the mic is thrown, caught or dropped
  • The Cube automatically mutes when placed on the charging base, ensuring it doesn't pick up any background noise while charging

9. Technical Features 

  • All the microphones in the Catchbox Plus system, including the Cube, operate on the DECT (1.8/1.9 GHz band) license-free radio protocol to connect to the Hub receiver
  • The range of the Cube mic is 100 m/330 ft

10. Best Practices for Usage

  • To start using the Cube mic, pick it up from the charging base and speak into the top part
  • Try to maintain about 20 cm (8 in) distance between the microphone and the speaker
  • Check battery level, pairing status, mute/unmute controls, and other functionalities on the Hub receiver, via our open API or third-party integration like the Q-SYS plugin (requires a Hub receiver with a Networking module)
  • Adapt to different room sizes by using multiple Cube mics simultaneously. Most situations need 1-2 Cubes
  • Customize the Cube mic with your university's, company's, or event's colors and logos when ordering to make it uniquely yours

11. Safety and Cleaning

  • The cover is treated with a water-repellent Polygiene ViralOff coating, providing a self-cleaning effect against micro-organisms. Clean it with wet wipes or a wet cloth with soap if needed
  • Don't machine wash or dry clean the cover. The magnet inside can be damaged irreversibly
  • Don't fully submerge the cover in water or other liquids
  • The foam cap at the top of the capsule, attached with velcro, can be machine washed. Ensure it's completely air-dried before reattaching

12. Tech Specs

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