TUBE CONDENSER MICS 

AKG C12
AKG C12

AKG’s C12 is one of the best-known tube condenser microphones in history. It is a side-address, large-diaphragm design based on AKG’s CK12 capsule, a 6072 dual-triode glass tube, and a transformer-coupled output circuit. The C12 is the evolutionary source of several other significant mics, such as AKG’s 414 series and Telefunken’s Ela M 250/251. One of our absolute favorites!

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AKG C24
AKG C24

This amazing mic comprises two completely separate C12 diaphragms. XY, MS, and stereo techniques or, use each capsule in mono and select from one different directional choices (cardioid, omni, figure eight, and all points in-between).

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AKG C12VR
AKG C12VR

The original AKG C12 is one of the first famous tube microphones in the history of recording. This collector's item is still very much sought after and engineers all over the world love it for its fantastic, unique sound. Now, AKG's C12 VR offers a remarkable renaissance of the original, with new self noise and distortion specs optimized to meet the current state of the art.

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AKG C12A
AKG C12A

The C12A was released in 1962, just ahead of the C12's demise. It was the first step away from the large cylindrical body of the C12, into the trapezoidal shape that is still iconic of AKG 414 series microphones to this day. An amazing microphone!

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AKG The Tube
AKG The Tube

A predecessor to the C12VR. Large diaphragm tube mic.

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ADK Area51
ADK Area51

The ADK Area 51 TT Multi-Pattern Remotely-Variable Valve (Tube) Microphone with Factory Stock Military Grade 6072A Vacuum Tube (Valve) is ideal for Male and Female Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Reed Instruments (Sax), Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, and Contrabass), Drum Overheads, or anywhere you would use a Vintage Tube Microphone.

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ADK Area51 Commemorative
ADK Area51 Commemorative

The ADK Area 51 TT Multi-Pattern Remotely-Variable Valve (Tube) Microphone with Factory Stock Military Grade 6072A Vacuum Tube (Valve) is ideal for Male and Female Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Reed Instruments (Sax), Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, and Contrabass), Drum Overheads, or anywhere you would use a Vintage Tube Microphone.

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ADK Vienna Edition
ADK Vienna Edition

The Popular Vienna Edition has a more fine-tuned response-curve designed to replicate a vintage late 1960’s Austrian tube mic. The Vienna offers a sparkling, iridescent tonality.

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Audio Technica AT4060
Audio Technica AT4060

Audio-Technica’s AT4060 cardioid vacuum tube condenser brings the warmth of vintage tube sound to every shade of the SPL spectrum. It easily captures the subtlest nuances of vocal and instrumental performance and can handle guitar cabinets and other extreme SPL environments. Featuring hand-selected, individually tested and aged tubes.

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AKG C12A
AKG C12A

The development of the AKG C12A condenser microphone has been based on the experience and requirements of leading recording studios: Twin diaphragm Exceptionally low distortion due to nuvistor low frequency circuit in the preamplifier Nine variable patterns may be remotely selected + 2.5 db deviation from frequency response curve This microphone has been evaluated under studio conditions for years. It embodies the highest professional standards and has been acknowledged as a significant advance

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AKG "TheTube"
AKG "TheTube"
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Blue Cactus
Blue Cactus

Audio professionals in every style of music rave about the Cactus, and the second you hear this sweet mic in action, so will you! The Cactus delivers detailed, inviting, totally professional sound reproduction in the tradition of the world's most-loved vintage microphones. This multi-pattern, large-diaphragm microphone sounds fantastic in a wide range of recording applications.

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Brauner VM1
Brauner VM1

The VM1 was the fulfillment of Dirk Brauner's dream to build the perfect sounding tube microphone. A microphone that captures the spirit of the classic vintage tube microphones and at the same time, meets the high technical standards of today?s modern microphones. The VM1 was awarded the SSAIR Award in 1998, marking the beginning of a tradition of excellence in design philosophy, engineering and precision.

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BRAUNER VM1 KHE
BRAUNER VM1 KHE

The VM1 has a completely natural, modern sound with the highest resolution of sonic detail. Its transparent open character is predestined for vocal and instrumental recordings and is the first choice microphone of top artists and sound engineers all over the world.

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Klangfilm CR17
Klangfilm CR17

Documentation on this rare mic is extremely sparse and hard to find. What isn't hard to know is how great it sounds.

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KORBY RED
KORBY RED

The KAT RED is a fixed-pattern, cardioid tube condenser, each using an NOS Philips 6111 dual triode. The body and long swing arms that hold the mic is brass, and covered in a brushed-nickel finish. The feel is solid, and the bodies are considerably smaller than you'd expect from a 1-inch diaphragm, making it easy to swing and place the mic in tight spots. The RED is a free-floating, side-terminated, custom-tuned capsule with an AKG C 12 backplate. Awesome mic!

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KORBY KAT C12
KORBY KAT C12

Part of the Korby Audio Kat 4 system that features hot swappable capsules (U47, 251, C12, and U67) Beautiful mic with different tastes!!! Power supply, all cables, shock mount and case included.

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Manley Gold
Manley Gold

This nimble CK12-style American-made capsule, open grille, and continually adjustable pickup pattern design allow it to hear deep into a room, capturing all the nuances. The capsule rings and back-plates are milled from solid brass. The gold diaphragm film comes from Germany and is tensioned using proprietary techniques by David Josephson ensuring capsule-to-capsule constancy, combined with the speed, "air", and superb ultra-high frequency response you have only dreamt about.

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Manley Reference Cardioid
Manley Reference Cardioid

The Reference Cardioid Microphone shares the same electronic attributes as the Gold Reference Series, but has a center-fixed cardioid-only capsule with a thicker gauge (6 micron) gold sputtered diaphragm. With the similar film thickness and construction, similar high frequency resonance (a little edge), similar proximity effect and pretty good immunity from pops and sibilance problems, our Reference Cardioid more closely recalls how many of the vintage European tube mics such as the beloved U47.

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Neumann CMV 563
Neumann CMV 563

The ORIGINAL "Bottle Mic", the CMV-563 mic was conceived as a tube preamplifier that could be used with any of a variety of interchangeable capsule heads: the M 55 (omni), M 7 (cardioid), M 8 (figure eight) and M 9 (omni) as well as M7S, M8S and M9S with short handles. The M7, M8, and M9 attached via a long “bayonet” mount. The “S” versions screwed directly onto the mic body.

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Neumann CMV 5
Neumann CMV 5

This amazing tube condenser microphone CMV5/B is a postwar successor of famous "big bottle" microphones CMV3. The microphone use condenser microphone capsules M7, M8, M9 with a bayonet mounting.

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Neumann CMV 3
Neumann CMV 3

The CMV 3 debuted in 1928, and became the first mass-produced condenser mic for Neumann. It's the father of all the "bottle mics". The CMV designation referred to "Condensator Mikrofon Verstärker" (condenser microphone amplifier) and the number three probably indicates that two earlier prototype versions existed. Nicknamed the “Bottle mic,” the CMV3 had an omnidirectional M1 capsule with large, gold-sputtered colloidan (later switched to PVC) diaphragms and RE084 triode-based tube electronics.

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Neumann ElaMZ 028
Neumann ElaMZ 028

This stellar mic from c.1930, features a fixed omnidirectional CM 5 capsule (the same one used in the other Neumann "bottle mics").

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Neumann M49
Neumann M49

The M49 was a multipattern large-diaphragm tube microphone with an important new innovation: the mic’s pickup pattern could be adjusted remotely, by a dial on the power supply. Another new innovation was that the mic maintained nearly equal sensitivity and output level across patterns — unlike the U-47, for example, which was 5dB hotter in Cardioid than Omni. Neumann built various versions over the years. The M49 was built during 1949 and used the M7 capsule, which was also used in the U47.

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Neumann M49B
Neumann M49B

The M 49b differs from the M 50 by the two equal cardioid condenser systems mounted back to back. By means of a patent-protected feature, this mic’s directional characteristic may be changed continuously by remote control from the non-directional to the cardioid to the bi-directional pattern, which permits an easy adaptation to various acoustical environments.

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Neumann M50
Neumann M50

This omni-directional microphone is the rarest of Neumann's M series microphones since fewer than 1000 M50s were made. Constructed with a tightly stretched metal diaphragm mounted in a lucite ball. Its response rises slightly and it becomes increasingly more directional at higher frequencies when exposed to direct sound, but it remains flat in a diffused sound field.

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NEUMANN M147
NEUMANN M147
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NEUMANN M149
NEUMANN M149
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NEUMANN M582 C
NEUMANN M582 C
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NEUMANN M582 OMNI
NEUMANN M582 OMNI
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Neumann M269C
Neumann M269C
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Neumann MV5 B
Neumann MV5 B
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Neumann SM 2
Neumann SM 2
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Neumann QM69
Neumann QM69
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Neumann U64
Neumann U64
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Neumann SM69
Neumann SM69
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Neumann U67
Neumann U67
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Philips EL605-00
Philips EL605-00
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Neumann ZUM 64
Neumann ZUM 64
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RFT CM 7151
RFT CM 7151
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Schall Technik CM61N
Schall Technik CM61N
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Schoeps CMV519
Schoeps CMV519
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Schoeps CMV51 N9
Schoeps CMV51 N9
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Schoeps M221B
Schoeps M221B
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Soundelux 251
Soundelux 251
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Sony C800 G
Sony C800 G
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Teladi Bottle Mic
Teladi Bottle Mic
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Telefunken CMV51
Telefunken CMV51
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Telefunken ELAM 14
Telefunken ELAM 14
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Telefunken ELAM 250E
Telefunken ELAM 250E
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Telefunken ELAM 251
Telefunken ELAM 251
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Telefunken ELAM 270
Telefunken ELAM 270
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Telefunken M201
Telefunken M201
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Telefunken KM56
Telefunken KM56
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Telefunken M221B
Telefunken M221B
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Telefunken M221H
Telefunken M221H
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Telefunken M280N
Telefunken M280N
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Telefunken SC 5C
Telefunken SC 5C
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Telefunken U47
Telefunken U47
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CONDENSER MICS 

AKG C452E
AKG C452E

Excellent articulation with switchable high pass filter. Cardioid.

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AKG C452EB
AKG C452EB

Excellent articulation with switchable high pass filter. Cardioid.

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AKG D224E
AKG D224E

(C.1968). One of the most prized small diaphragm in the AKG line. Fat, punchy, midrange, and smooth high end.

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AKG C1000S
AKG C1000S

Multipurpose small-diagphram condenser mic popular for its versatility. Great for studio and live use.

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AKG C480B
AKG C480B

The C480 is the pre-amp for ultralinear interchangeable capsules CK61-63, CK69. One of the quietest microphones ever built. Features a two-step high-pass filter and two gain stages of either -10dB or +6 dB.

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AKG C414
AKG C414

Iconic and highly sought-after. Excellent all-purpose microphone that really shines on vocals and acoustic instruments, but works well on almost anything.

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AKG C414EBF
AKG C414EBF

Extraordinarily accurate and versatile. One of the finest mics ever made by AKG. Built in multi-pattern selector and bass-rolloff switches.

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AKG C12
AKG C12

AKG’s C12 is one of the best-known tube condenser microphones in history. It is a side-address, large-diaphragm design based on AKG’s CK12 capsule, a 6072 dual-triode glass tube, and a transformer-coupled output circuit. The C12 is the evolutionary source of several other significant mics, such as AKG’s 414 series and Telefunken’s Ela M 250/251. One of our absolute favorites!

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AKG C12 VR
AKG C12 VR

The original AKG C12 is one of the first famous tube microphones in the history of recording. This collector's item is still very much sought after and engineers all over the world love it for its fantastic, unique sound. Now, AKG's C12 VR offers a remarkable renaissance of the original, with new self noise and distortion specs optimized to meet the current state of the art.

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AKG C24
AKG C24

This amazing mic comprises two completely separate C12 diaphragms. XY, MS, and stereo techniques or, use each capsule in mono and select from one different directional choices (cardioid, omni, figure eight, and all points in-between).

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AKG "The Tube"
AKG "The Tube"

A predecessor to the C12VR. Large diaphragm tube mic.

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Audio Technica AT4033
Audio Technica AT4033

This side-address mic offers low-noise, symmetrical, transformerless circuitry that results in exceptional transient response and clean output signals. A studio classic and bluegrass favorite. Great for acoustic instruments and drum overheads.

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Audio Technica AT4033a
Audio Technica AT4033a

the side-address AT4033/CL offers low-noise, symmetrical, transformerless circuitry that results in exceptional transient response and clean output signals. Selectable 80Hz high-pass filter (just like the regular 4033 model).

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Audio Technica AT4041
Audio Technica AT4041

Its warm, delicate, sweet sound makes recordings spring to life. It's ideal for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, piano, horns and under snares. This premium electret condenser microphone is engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and live sound. Cardioid.

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Audio Technica ATM23HE
Audio Technica ATM23HE

Workhorse drum mic. Hypercardioid.

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Audio Technica ATM25
Audio Technica ATM25

Another great workhorse drum mic from Audio Technica. Hypercardioid.

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Beyerdynamic M88
Beyerdynamic M88

First introduced in the 1960's, the M88 has earned its place in history in the kick drum. Works equally well on other instruments especially where intricate low frequencies and their harmonics need to be captured.

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Beyer Dynamic M201TG
Beyer Dynamic M201TG

Low-profile size and rugged construction allow you to place it just about anywhere. Works well for vocals, but it really shines when you need a low-maintenance, dependable mic to pick up all manner of instruments. Its voice coil rejects hum from CRT video monitors, allowing you to use this mic at close range to your desktop setup. Hypercardioid.

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Bruel & Kjaer 4007
Bruel & Kjaer 4007

The High-SPL Recording Microphone 4007A is a phantom powered (P48) close miking specialist with an extremely linear on-axis response in an extended frequency range from 10 Hz to 40 kHz (±2 dB). This condenser omni mic has an unbeatable dynamic range of 124 dB from the noise floor to 1% THD and is capable of handling up to 160 dB SPL peak before clipping occurs, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. An awesome mic!

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Bruel & Kjaer 4006
Bruel & Kjaer 4006

This highly sought after omni has forged its enviable reputation over the past quarter of a century by repeatedly exhibiting its total transparency in any recording situation, and by picking up incredible detail and depth of sound. The definition of its high-frequency characteristics across a wide range of instruments is undeniably impressive for the vast majority of miking applications. Ideal for A-B stereo pairs.

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Crown PZM 30GPB
Crown PZM 30GPB

The PZM-30D pressure zone microphone from Crown is perfect for mounting overhead or on conference tables or desks. It features clean high frequencies and uniform polar response, and also has switchable dual frequency response - meaning that while in the "rising"position the PMZ-30D gives you brilliance on the high end, while in the "flat" position the sound is flat with a smooth, natural high frequency response.

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Crown SASS P
Crown SASS P

A patented, stereo condenser micro­phone using PZM technology, it i mono-compatible with a near-coincident array designed for professional applications including: classical-music recording (acoustic ensembles), stereo electronic news gathering (E.N.G.), sports ambience and crowd reaction, recording worship services, televised theatre and dance, film ambience, stereo sampling for keyboards, stereo sound effects, recording studios, and live sound.

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Earthworks PM40 Piano System
Earthworks PM40 Piano System
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Earthworks TC30K
Earthworks TC30K

The TC30 is an omnidirectional microphone designed for recording louder sources such as drums, percussion, amplified instruments and loud sound effects. With a whopping SPL rating of 150dB the TC30 has plenty of headroom, so there is no need to worry about distortion, even with the loudest instruments. And there is no proximity effect, so you can get the TC30 as close as you want to the sound source.

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Earthworks QTC 40K
Earthworks QTC 40K

Delivering sound so detailed and real, the QTC40 brings recordings to life and delivers a truly accurate snapshot of your sound. Its near-perfect omnidirectional polar pattern is uniform across all specified frequencies, letting the microphone capture rich and consistent detail at any position around the capsule. With an extended 4Hz – 40kHz ruler-flat frequency response (with no frequencies exaggerated or attenuated) the result is a more accurate representation of the original sound.

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Electro Voice Cardinal
Electro Voice Cardinal

The Electro-Voice Cardinal is a pressure-gradient cardioid condenser microphone that's perfect for vocals or instruments, live or in the studio. The unique double swivel-mounted design allows ideal positioning while the Class-A, discrete ultralow-noise circuitry delivers immaculate reproduction regardless of the source. Requires phantom power.

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Electro Voice ND408A
Electro Voice ND408A

Ideally suited to mic percussion, guitar amps, and horns for live performance and studio recording. Supercardioid.

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Electro Voice ND868
Electro Voice ND868

The N/D868 can handle incredibly high sound pressure levels without distortion. With a frequency response specifically designed for the perfect kick drum sound, the N/D868 has been applauded by drummers and engineers the world over.

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Josephson E22
Josephson E22

The e22S side-address cardioid was designed to meet the needs of noted recording engineer Steve Albini. The physical profile allows unobtrusive placement, even with tight percussion layouts. The e22S capsule geometry is optimized for spot miking performance. The circuit uses a cascode discrete FET front end, combined with a custom Lundahl output transformer. A highly versatile microphone.

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Miktek C5
Miktek C5

The Miktek C5 pencil condenser provides discerning engineers with a 0.5-inch cardioid capsule and produces a super-linear, full-bodied response. The capsule employs a 5-micron tensioned Mylar diaphragm, on which a 0.4-micron layer of evaporated gold is applied.

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MIkTek C7
MIkTek C7

The Miktek C7e, multi-pattern, large diaphragm FET condenser will impress the most critical listeners and inspire artists to create their best performance. The microphone’s pick-up characteristic is selectable; offering cardioid, omni and bidirectional patterns. In addition, the C7e employs a high-pass filter and –10dB pad for recording loud sound sources.

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Milab DC96B
Milab DC96B

No microphone symbolizes Milab better than the DC-96B. It's a vintage design that has stayed virtually unchanged for almost 50 years, and it's still one of the best, if not the best, microphones for acoustic instruments ever built. The hand crafted rectangular capsule, solid build quality, compact size, versatility and natural sound make the DC-96B a workhorse of the highest order.

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Neumann 170
Neumann 170

The TLM 170R is known for its striking transparent sonic characteristics. Excellent impulse response is a major contributing factor to this lack of coloration that many engineers have come to love. Unique circuitry enables you to change polar patterns remotely via the N48R2 power supply. Switchable low frequency rolloff and 10dB pre attenuation. +48V phantom power.

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Neumann KM84
Neumann KM84

Another legendary Neumann mic. The KM 84 is a small-diaphragm FET condenser with a fixed Cardioid pickup pattern. It was the world’s first phantom-powered microphone, built to run on 48v DC. Its design goal was to be as small as possible; the model name ‘KM’ stands for Kleine Mikrofon (“small microphone”). Although discontinued in 1992, the KM-84 remains a favorite of vintage mic enthusiasts for drum overheads and hi-hat applications. One of our favorites!

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Neumann KMS100
Neumann KMS100

The KMS100 is a very rare Supercardioid mic from Neumann.

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Neumann FET 47
Neumann FET 47

Originally conceived in 1969 (avail. 1972), the FET47 has played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music in the ’70s and beyond. The FET 47’s high SPL-handling capability quickly made it a firm favourite for capturing kick drums, bass instruments, guitar amps, brass and many other demanding instrumental applications.

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