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CAD Audio Large Diaphragm Variable Polar Pattern Condenser Microphone

Item # CADM179 (Part # M179)
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Item Description:
  • Operating Principle: Externally-biased condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Continuously variable
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz
  • Sensitivity: -36dBV (16mV) @ 1 Pa
  • The CAD M179 combines a vintage capsule design with advanced electronics. The M179 features the dual pattern version of the original equitek e-300 capsule, an externally biased capsule with a gold sputtered 1.1" diaphragm.

    M179 - A great microphone for a large number of uses.
    The CAD Audio M179 can be used in a broad number of applications ranging from live reinforcement to the most critical studio applications

    The M179 is ideal for vocals and voice overs, yet it also excels at some of the most demanding instrument projects. The M179 is great for virtually all acoustic, wind, and amplified instruments. It has been proven to be outstanding in all of these applications and more. Its uncolored sonic characteristics allow you to decide how an instrument or vocal will sound in the mix.

    CAD Audio M179 Variable Pattern Switch Functions
    The pattern control knob on the M179 has a center detented cardioid position. This allows the user to quickly and consistently lock the microphone in a "hard" cardioid pattern. By turning the know clockwise from the center, the pattern varies continuously from cardioid to subcardioid through omnidirectional. By turning the knob counterclockwise from the center, the pattern varies continuously from cardioid to hypercardioid through bidirectional. This allows the user to adjust to the optimal pattern needed for almost any recording or live situation.

    The CAD Audio M179 Microphone offers many features normally found in only the most expensive microphones. With the M179, you get these features at a very affordable price.

    Product Details

    • Continuously variable pattern with a "hard" cardioid center detent
    • Large 1.1" dual diaphragm external bias condenser capsule
    • Gold sputtered diaphragms
    • High SPL capability (143 db SPL with pad)
    • Transformerless balanced output circuits
    • 20 dB non-capacitive pad
    • 6dB/Octave @ 100Hz high-pass filter
    • Stainless steel internal pop/EMI filter

    Technical Specifications

    Type - Side address, external bias condenser
    Frequency Response - 10-20 kHz
    Polar Pattern - Variable
    Impedance - 200 ohms
    Sensitivity - -36 dBV (16mV) @ 1Pa
    Equivalent Noise Level - 11 dB-A
    Maximum SPL - 143 dB SPL (with pad)
    Total Harmonic Distortion - Less than 0.15%
    Switches - High-pass filter, 20dB pad, High-Pass Filter, 100Hz, 6dB/octave
    Powering - Minimum requirements are 24-52V phantom power capable of delivering at least 8 mA.
    Connector - Three pin male XLR type.
    Finish - Durable charcoal gray urethane. Satin nickle plated front & rear screen.
    Dimensions - 2.25" (57.2 mm) Dia., x 7.00" (177.8 mm) High
    Net Weight - 17.8 oz. (506 grams)

    M179 Microphone
    Shock Mount
    Authorized Dealer - Full USA Warranty
    This Kit Includes: