July 2005—A unidirectional dynamic microphone, the CM68 ($199) from Carvin (www.carvin.com) features a slight presence rise in the mid-frequency range for increased intelligibility. A built-in foam windscreen increases rejection of breath and wind noise, and the cardioid polar pattern yields excellent off-axis performance and feedback control. Frequency response is 45 to 15k Hz.
June 2001—Carvin’s CM67 cardioid pattern microphone is designed for both instrument and vocal miking, with a frequency response of 40 to 15k Hz and a slight presence rise. The mic has a list price of $199 but is sold direct through Carvin for only $89, including a 20-foot XLR cable.
CARVIN TUBE CONDENSER
February 2001—The CM98ST from Carvin is a studio condenser mic
featuring a vacuum tube preamp and dual 1-inch, gold-sputtered,
5-micron diaphragms in a special shockmounted capsule, all enclosed in
a solid, machined casing. The CM98ST’s dual-diaphragm, multipattern
design offers nine different settings from omnidirectional to
hypercardioid, and an integrated 10dB pad allows for distortion-free
reproduction of extremely loud signals. A low-cut switch reduces
unnecessary low frequencies, and the included external shock-mount
suspension minimizes vibration and handling noise. The included 48V
phantom power supply assures constant voltage and current through a
special gold-plated, 7-pin cable. Shipped in an aluminum flight case
with interior foam padding, a 30-foot, 7-pin cable and a soft carrying
pouch for the mic, the CM98ST is priced at $699.99.
October 2000—A multipurpose large-diaphragm studio condenser
microphone. Gold-sputtered 6-micron element. FET electronics. Max SPL:
145 dB. 48V power supply. cable and aluminum flight case included.
Frequency response: 30-20k Hz. Dynamic range: 133 dB. Low cut and pad
switches. Shockmount included. Dimensions: 7.5×2.75-inches. Output
impedance: 200 ohms.