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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.