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CAD E1002 AND E2002September 2003—CAD adds two side-address condensers to its popular Equitek mic line at summer NAMM. The e1002 is a supercardioid model,
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CAD TRION 8000
November 2006—The Trion 8000 from CAD (www.cadmics.com, $599) is a multipattern, large dual-diaphragm (1.12-inch) tube condenser mic. The 8000 is switchable between omni, cardioid and figure-8; features Class-A electronics; offers a transformer-coupled output; and features a rugged metal housing and construction. Able to get upclose and personal with SPL, the mic will take up to 133dB SPL and has 21 dBA of self-noise. It comes supplied with a shock-mount, heavy-duty aluminum carrying case, 25-foot 6-pin connector cable and power supply.

CAD E70 MICROPHONE
February 2006—This attractive, new front-address condenser mic from CAD features a roll-off at either 75 or 100 Hz and a -10 or -20dB pad. The frequency response measures in at 20-20k Hz, and the manufacturer claims a low-noise design and exceptional sensitivity of -38 dBV (13 mV) @ 1 Pa. It will also take up to 15dB SPL, and it comes in a black-satin finish. Price: $249.

CAD TOURING DRUM MIC PACK
September 2005—CAD Microphones’ ($149.99) 4-piece Drum Mic Touring Pack comprises a KM212 dynamic kick drum mic, two TM211 dynamic tom mics and one SN210 snare mic. The KM212 captures high-SPL sources (kicks, bass amps, etc.) with frequencies below 100 Hz. The tight cardioid TM211 and supercardioid SN210 offer excellent isolation from other drums; both models include CAD’s patented angle-adjustable rim-mount drum clips for easy setup and no need for mic stands, for a clean stage look and less gear to pack.

CAD D189
July 2005—The CAD D189 ($169) is a dynamic supercardioid microphone engineered for transparent sound and minimal off-axis pickup. CAD's proprietary I.N.R.-2™ Impact Noise Rejection system dramatically reduces cable, stand and handling noise. A Flex-Form™ hardened-steel grille screen resists deforming and reduces risk of adverse performance caused by a bent or dented ball screen. An internal multistage pop filter minimizes wind and breath noise. Frequency response is 50 to 16k Hz; impedance is 300 ohms.

CAD C195
July 2005—CAD's C195 ($199) is a low-noise, electret condenser cardioid microphone with a transformerless circuit. The C195 features the I.N.R.-3 system for diminished cable, stand and handling noise. A Flex-Form grille guards the capsule from damage, and an internal multistage pop filter minimizes wind and breath noise. Frequency response is 50 to 18k Hz with a max. SPL of 132 dB (1% THD); impedance is 500 ohms.

CAD E-3002
April 2005—The latest studio condenser from CAD ($699) features dual 1.1-inch gold-sputtered diaphragms, stainless-steel/brass dual-stage pop/EMI filter and a custom elastomer shock cradle system. The E-3002 has cardioid, omni and figure-8 patterns; automatic power shut-off to retain battery life; highpass filter; and -20dB pad. The mic can be phantom-powered or used remotely for six hours via a rechargeable 9-volt nickel-hydride battery. Shock-mount and carrying case are included.

CAD E3002
March 2005—Designed for studio vocals, CAD's e3002 unveiled at NAMM has huge black and gold body housing a 1.1-inch diameter, dual-diaphragm, 3-pattern capsule and low-noise, servo condenser electronics.

CAD EQUITEK E1002
November 2004—This supercardioid electret condenser features a 10 to 18k Hz extended frequency response; 132dB dynamic range; THD <0.15%; 148dB SPL handling; transformerless balanced output circuits; and an internal power reservoir system. Retail: $399. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

CAD EQUITEK E60
September 2004—This summer NAMM show had fewer new mics than past years, but one notable exception is CAD's Equitek e60, a medium-diaphragm condenser that's voiced specifically for brass instruments, with a -20dB pad and a four-position bass roll-off filter.

CAD E1002 AND E2002
September 2003—CAD adds two side-address condensers to its
popular Equitek mic line at summer NAMM. The e1002 (pictured) is a supercardioid
model, and the e2002 is a three-pattern (supercardioid/omni/figure-8)
mic; both feature onboard rechargeable batteries that provide a huge
current reserve or allow up to six hours of remote use without phantom
power
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CAD E1002
July 2003—Part of CAD Professional's new Equitek2 mic
line—which also includes the e202 and e303 vocal models, e502
kick and e602/e802 instrument mics—the e1002 is a side-address,
multi-purpose studio condenser. Like other high-end CAD mics, the
e1002's servo-condenser design uses an internal power reservoir that
can supply 10x the current from phantom powering alone. The mic
includes a switchable -20dB pad, 80Hz lowcut filter, shockmount and
carry case.

CAD GLOBAL AUDIO M37
October 2002—CAD's Global Audio line of cardioidcondenser mics
includes the M37 single-pattern, side-address mic featuring a 1-inch,
gold-sputtered single diaphragm, 143dB SPL handling (with pad),
transformerless balanced output circuits, a 20dB noncapacitive pad and
stainless-steel internal pop filter. MSRP: $159.

CAD GLOBAL AUDIO CONDENSER LINE
August 2002—CAD has introduced its new Global Audio line of
condenser microphones, including the M37, a single-pattern,
side-address mic designed for demanding professional recording and
broadcast applications. Featuring a 1-inch, gold-sputtered single
diaphragm and an externally biased condenser capsule capable of
handling 143dB SPL (with pad), the M37 also includes transformerless,
balanced output circuits, a 20dB non-capacitive pad and stainless-steel
internal pop filter. MSRP is $159. Other cardioid-only models in the
line include the GXL2200 and GXL2400 large-diameter condensers ($109
and $129, respectively) and the $99 compact GXL1200.

CAD GLX1200
August 2002—CAD's GXL1200 cardioid instrument mic ($99) is a compact, rugged omnidirectional condenser model. Frequency response is 30 to 20k Hz in this 5.33-inch, 4-ounce mic that operates on either 24-volt or 48V phantom sources.

CAD D60LF
March 2002—At Winter NAMM, CAD showed its new instrument mics,
including the long-awaited D60LF neodymium kick mic.

CAD CAD90 & CAD95
June 2001—CAD's CAD90 dynamic microphone features an internal multistage pop filter to minimize breath noise. This cardioid model is priced at $239. The CAD95, the company's top-end vocal condenser, which is also priced at $239, is a transformerless cardioid electret mic. The CAD95 also features an internal multistage pop filter, CAD's exclusive INR (Impact Noise Rejection) shock-mount system and a rugged Flex-For grille screen.

CAD M9 TUBE MIC
May 2001—CAD Professional Microphones offers the M9
large-diaphragm tube condenser model. This cardioid studio mic features
a 1.1-inch (inside diameter), gold-sputtered capsule and a wide dynamic
range
, low-noise head amp circuit based on a 12AX7 tube. The output
stage is a high-speed dual op amp in a balanced differential
configuration. Frequency response is 10-20k Hz, with a slight rising
response characteristic at 15 kHz. Switches on the mic body engage a
highpass filter and a -20dB pad. The M9 is supplied with a swivel
mount, dedicated power supply (no phantom power needed), a 30-foot,
7-conductor mic cable and rugged carrying case. Price: $499. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

CAD M177
October 2000—Resulting from over a decade of intense development,
the M177 is one of the first in a new generation of CAD condenser mic.
The M177 features a single-pattern version of the original Equitek
E-300 externally biased capsule with a gold-sputtered, 1.1-inch
diaphragm. The M177 has a high-speed, low-noise head amp, coupled with
a new discrete high-efficiency power circuit. The results are extremely
low noise, low distortion and fast transient response. Polar pattern:
cardioid. Frequency response: 10-20k Hz. Sensitivity: 15mV/Pascal.
Signal to noise ratio: 85 dBA. Self-noise: 10 dBA. Max SPL: 148 dB.

CAD M179
October 2000—The M179 is one of the first in a new generation of
CAD condenser microphones featuring 5-point detented pattern control
providing nine useable patterns, continuously variable between detents.
The M179 features a gold-sputtered 1.1-inch diaphragm. The M179 has a
high-speed, low-noise head amp, coupled with a new discrete
high-efficiency power circuit. The results are low noise, low
distortion and fast transient response. Polar pattern: continuousely
variable (Omni, Figure-8, Cardioid). Frequency response: 10-20k Hz.
Sensitivity: 15mV/Pascal. Signal to noise ratio: 85 dBA. Self-noise: 11
dBA. Max SPL: 148 dB.