Top 10 Diaphragm Condenser Microphones
for April 2021

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Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

by Blue
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Product Features

  • High-pass filter and -20dB pad for ultimate versatility
  • Hand-built proprietary large-diaphragm cardioid capsule for full, open sound
  • Works great with home studio audio interfaces
  • Extended upper clarity with smooth mid frequencies for any voice or instrument

Works great with home studio audio interfaces Extended upper clarity with smooth mid frequencies for any voice or instrument Hand-built proprietary large-diaphragm cardioid capsule for full, open sound High-pass filter and -20db pad for ultimate versatility

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Blue Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

Blue Spark SL Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

by Blue
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Product Features

  • Works great with home studio audio interfaces
  • Custom-designed cardioid condenser capsule excels at capturing your most creative moments
  • High-pass filter and -20dB pad for ultimate versatility
  • Transparent sound with superb detail and rich harmonic content

High-pass filter and -20db pad for ultimate versatility Works great with home studio audio interfaces Transparent sound with superb detail and rich harmonic content Custom-designed cardioid condenser capsule excels at capturing your most creative moments

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Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

by Rode
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Product Features

  • Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shockmount
  • Dust Cover
  • XLR Cable
  • Pop Shield

Pop shield Xlr cable Dust cover Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic with shockmount

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sE Electronics X1 a Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics X1 a Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

by sE Electronics
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Product Features

  • Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with -20dB Pad 100Hz Highpass Filter

Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone with -20db pad 100hz highpass filter

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AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone for Recording Guitars, Pianos, Woodwinds, Percussion, and String Instruments Bundle with Blucoil Pop Filter, 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable, 5X Cable Ties

AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone for Recording Guitars

Pianos, Woodwinds, Percussion, and String Instruments Bundle with Blucoil Pop Filter, 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable, 5X Cable Ties

by AKG
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Product Features

  • REPRODUCES CRISP VOCAL SOUNDS - The condenser microphone is great for capturing lead vocals as it gives a nice low end and treble with flat mid-section.
  • DELIVERS IMPROVED CLARITY AND SONIC DETAILS - The AKG P420 has dual 1" diaphragms that provide clean and clear sounds with zero coloration.
  • OFFERS 3 POLAR PATTERNS - You can use Cardioid for solo voiceovers and podcasting. The Omnidirectional is great for picking up orchestras, conference calls, and multiple-person recordings. If you'll record a duet, then Bidirectional is your best bet.
  • INCLUDES - AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Spider Shock Mount. Metal Carrying Case. Blucoil Audio Microphone Pop Filter Double Layer Mask Shield for Studio Recording and Broadcasting with Stand Clip Stabilization Arm, Swivel Mount. Blucoil 10-Foot Balanced XLR Cable - Premium Series 3-Pin Cable for Microphones, Speakers, and Pro Devices (Male-to-Female). Blucoil 5-Pack of Reusable Velcro Cable Ties.
  • GIVES YOU EXTRA CONTROL - The -20dB attenuation pad increases your audio signal headroom to prevent output overloading. Whereas the Bass-Cut Filter reduces the low-end distortion and proximity effect of closed-in miking.

Reproduces crisp vocal sounds - the condenser microphone is great for capturing lead vocals as it gives a nice low end and treble with flat mid-section. Gives you extra control - the -20db attenuation pad increases your audio signal headroom to prevent output overloading. whereas the bass-cut filter reduces the low-end distortion and proximity effect of closed-in miking. Offers 3 polar patterns - you can use cardioid for solo voiceovers and podcasting. the omnidirectional is great for picking up orchestras, conference calls, and multiple-person recordings. if you'll record a duet, then bidirectional is your best bet. Delivers improved clarity and sonic details - the AKG p420 has dual 1" diaphragms that provide clean and clear sounds with zero coloration. Includes - AKG p420 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. spider shock mount. metal carrying case. blucoil audio microphone pop filter double layer mask shield for studio recording and broadcasting with stand clip stabilization arm, swivel mount. blucoil 10-foot balanced xlr cable - premium series 3-pin cable for microphones, speakers, and pro devices (male-to-female). blucoil 5-pack of reusable velcro cable ties.

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AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone for Vocals, Piano, Woodwind, Percussion, and String Instruments Bundle with Blucoil Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter, and 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable

AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone for Vocals

Piano, Woodwind, Percussion, and String Instruments Bundle with Blucoil Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter, and 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable

by AKG
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Product Features

  • GIVES YOU EXTRA CONTROL - The -20dB attenuation pad increases your audio signal headroom to prevent output overloading. Whereas the Bass-Cut Filter reduces the low-end distortion and proximity effect of closed-in miking.
  • REPRODUCES CRISP VOCAL SOUNDS - The condenser microphone is great for capturing lead vocals as it gives a nice low end and treble with flat mid-section.
  • INCLUDES - AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone; Spider Shock Mount; Carrying Case. Blucoil All-in-One Microphone Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter. Blucoil 10-Foot Balanced XLR Cable - Premium Series 3-Pin Cable for Microphones, Speakers, and Pro Devices (Male-to-Female).
  • DELIVERS IMPROVED CLARITY AND SONIC DETAILS - The AKG P420 has dual 1" diaphragms that provide clean and clear sounds with zero coloration.
  • OFFERS 3 POLAR PATTERNS - You can use Cardioid for solo voiceovers and podcasting. The Omnidirectional is great for picking up orchestras, conference calls, and multiple-person recordings. If you'll record a duet, then Bidirectional is your best bet.

Reproduces crisp vocal sounds - the condenser microphone is great for capturing lead vocals as it gives a nice low end and treble with flat mid-section. Gives you extra control - the -20db attenuation pad increases your audio signal headroom to prevent output overloading. whereas the bass-cut filter reduces the low-end distortion and proximity effect of closed-in miking. Includes - AKG p420 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone; spider shock mount; carrying case. blucoil all-in-one microphone boom arm plus pop filter. blucoil 10-foot balanced xlr cable - premium series 3-pin cable for microphones, speakers, and pro devices (male-to-female). Delivers improved clarity and sonic details - the AKG p420 has dual 1" diaphragms that provide clean and clear sounds with zero coloration. Offers 3 polar patterns - you can use cardioid for solo voiceovers and podcasting. the omnidirectional is great for picking up orchestras, conference calls, and multiple-person recordings. if you'll record a duet, then bidirectional is your best bet.

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sE Electronics sE8 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics sE8 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

by sE Electronics
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Product Features

  • Fit for any challenges in the studio or on stage, the sE8 is a brand new high-performance handcrafted small-diaphragm condenser, fresh from the labs at sE
  • Two Switchable Pre-Attenuation Pads The -10 dB and -20 dB pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for brass instruments, snare drums, and more
  • Its new hand-made capsule implements a sophisticated backplate design that provides a perfectly balanced sound, so it's never harsh or aggressive - perfect for sources like high-hats and drum overheads
  • Gold-sputtered diaphragms ensure maximum reliability Every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned Ultra-precision electrode design optimized for superb linearity and natural sonics Ultra-thin 3 micron gold-sputtered diaphragm for superior transients Sophisticated acoustic design with precision components
  • It's also one of the quietest small-capsule mics on the planet - and with the highest dynamic range and SPL handling in its class, along with attenuation pads and low-cut filters for superb flexibility, the sE8 is ready for any sounds youre making, whether in the studio environment or demanding on-stage applications

Two switchable pre-attenuation pads the -10 db and -20 db pad switches provide extended dynamic range, enabling a wide range of applications and close-mic techniques for brass instruments, snare drums, and more It's also one of the quietest small-capsule mics on the planet - and with the highest dynamic range and spl handling in its class, along with attenuation pads and low-cut filters for superb flexibility, the se8 is ready for any sounds youre making, whether in the studio environment or demanding on-stage applications Fit for any challenges in the studio or on stage, the se8 is a brand new high-performance handcrafted small-diaphragm condenser, fresh from the labs at se Gold-sputtered diaphragms ensure maximum reliability every capsule is handcrafted and individually tuned ultra-precision electrode design optimized for superb linearity and natural sonics ultra-thin 3 micron gold-sputtered diaphragm for superior transients sophisticated acoustic design with precision components Its new hand-made capsule implements a sophisticated backplate design that provides a perfectly balanced sound, so it's never harsh or aggressive - perfect for sources like high-hats and drum overheads

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ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle, BM-800 Mic Kit with Adjustable Mic Suspension Scissor Arm, Metal Shock Mount and Double-Layer Pop Filter for Studio Recording & Broadcasting (Gold)

ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle

BM-800 Mic Kit with Adjustable Mic Suspension Scissor Arm, Metal Shock Mount and Double-Layer Pop Filter for Studio Recording & Broadcasting (Gold)

by ZINGYOU
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Product Features

  • Great in both Vocal and Instruments: Wide frequencyresponse makes it an ideal mic to capture vocals, acoustic guitars, acoustic pianos and even strings as the condenser is able to take an accurate snapshot and capture all the subtleties and nuances inherent in these instruments.
  • Sensitive Capture: The Zingyou BM-800 features thin material diaphragm or capsule which vibrates and sends a signal to the output when engaged and is hit by sound waves, it provides an extremely accurate and highly detailed representation of whats being played
  • Low Noise: It features high signal-to-noiseratio(SNR) that means less distortion to be caused on the process of recording, Unique 3-layer protection system prevents unwanted pop noisesproviding singers with a clear, plosive-free vocal performance
  • Professional Recording Studio Equipment: Equiped with Zingyou BM-800 microphone, Shock mount, Pop filter, Mic adjustable suspension scissor arm stand, Anti-wind foam Cap, Power cable, Sound card

Low noise: it features high signal-to-noiseratio(snr) that means less distortion to be caused on the process of recording, unique 3-layer protection system prevents unwanted pop noisesproviding singers with a clear, plosive-free vocal performance Great in both vocal and instruments: wide frequencyresponse makes it an ideal mic to capture vocals, acoustic guitars, acoustic pianos and even strings as the condenser is able to take an accurate snapshot and capture all the subtleties and nuances inherent in these instruments. Sensitive capture: the ZINGYOU bm-800 features thin material diaphragm or capsule which vibrates and sends a signal to the output when engaged and is hit by sound waves, it provides an extremely accurate and highly detailed representation of whats being played Professional recording studio equipment: equiped with ZINGYOU bm-800 microphone, shock mount, pop filter, mic adjustable suspension scissor arm stand, anti-wind foam cap, power cable, sound card

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AKG Pro Audio C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, Grey

AKG Pro Audio C214 Professional Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Grey

by AKG
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Product Features

  • Sonic character of the C414 XLII for beautifully detailed recording of lead vocals and solo instruments
  • Outstanding dynamic range and ultralow noise for close-up recording of high-output sources of up to 156dB SPL
  • Roadworthy design all-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish
  • Switchable 20dB attenuator and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reduction of proximity effect
  • Integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise and vibration from stage

Sonic character of the c414 xlii for beautifully detailed recording of lead vocals and solo instruments Integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise and vibration from stage Outstanding dynamic range and ultralow noise for close-up recording of high-output sources of up to 156db spl Switchable 20db attenuator and bass-cut filter for close-up recording and reduction of proximity effect Roadworthy design all-metal die-cast body with shock- and scratch-resistant finish

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Stellar X2 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR Microphone

TechZone Audio Products Stellar X2 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR Microphone

by TechZone Audio Products
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Product Features

  • Carefully Tuned Sound: Balanced and Neutral frequency response. Unlike most condenser microphones, this microphone does not sound harsh and will not stand out in your mix or sound fatiguing over time.
  • High Quality Diaphragm: Our capsules are made using high-grade brass and Japanese imported mylar. They are manufactured with the most precise machinery to achieve higher sensitivity making them able to reproduce subtle sounds. This makes it the perfect for a vairety of sources.
  • Low Noise Circuit: Our custom transformer less JFET circuit is made with German capacitors and components with a tolerance as low as 1%. It features gold traces for high conductivity, great performance without distortion, and a noise floor of less than 13dBA.
  • NOTE: To connect to a computer, please use a proper USB audio interface that can supply 48V and an XLR to XLR cable. DO NOT rely on a 48V power supply and connecting directly to your PC as that will give you a very low signal output.
  • High Strength Iron Body: Our microphone body and frame are made out of high-grade iron with a durable grill to protect the capsule and ensure that every of our microphone will last a lifetime.

High strength iron body: our microphone body and frame are made out of high-grade iron with a durable grill to protect the capsule and ensure that every of our microphone will last a lifetime. Note: to connect to a computer, please use a proper usb audio interface that can supply 48v and an xlr to xlr cable. do not rely on a 48v power supply and connecting directly to your pc as that will give you a very low signal output. Carefully tuned sound: balanced and neutral frequency response. unlike most condenser microphones, this microphone does not sound harsh and will not stand out in your mix or sound fatiguing over time. Low noise circuit: our custom transformer less jfet circuit is made with german capacitors and components with a tolerance as low as 1%. it features gold traces for high conductivity, great performance without distortion, and a noise floor of less than 13dba. High quality diaphragm: our capsules are made using high-grade brass and japanese imported mylar. they are manufactured with the most precise machinery to achieve higher sensitivity making them able to reproduce subtle sounds. this makes it the perfect for a vairety of sources.

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