3 Zigma Audio CHI Audio Mic System
CHI is designed to be a flexible platform based on head amplifiers and interchangeable mic capsules. The CHI head amp is a neutral, transformerless impedance converter, simply fed by standard 48-volt phantom power. It has ample headroom and extremely low noise. The transparent head amp lets you pick the sound and behavior of the capsule to form a combination, offering sounds ranging from transparent and unobtrusive (using the small-diaphragm capsules) and flexible, with many different polar responses to obviously colored (any of the large-diaphragm capsules).
Aes Booth: 821
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AKG Perception Live Series
Expanding its popular Perception mic series, AKG’s new Perception Live line of dynamic mics includes the P3 (cardioid) and P5 (supercardioid) handheld vocal mics, and the cardioid P2 and P4 mics for instrument miking. The P2 is intended for extreme low-frequency/high-level sources such as bass, horns and drums, and handles 157dB SPLs. Designed for onstage use, all Perception Live mics feature rugged metal casings, tough spring steel grilles and scratch-resistant stage black finishes.
AES Booth: 226
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AKG Updates C 747 V11
AKG’s new C 747 V11 condenser “pencil microphone” features an enhanced hypercardioid polar pattern offering improved off-axis rejection for ambient noise and feedback control in difficult environments, along with a fine-tuned frequency response for improved spoken-word presence. Also new is a switchable LF roll-off filter and integrated RFI shielding to screen interference from mobile phones and wireless mics. The c747 v11 ships with a shock-mount/adapter, mini-gooseneck, stand adapter, mounting clamp, thread link and windscreen.
AES Booth: 226
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Audio-Technica AT4080, AT4081
Audio-Technica unveils its first ribbon mics, the AT4080 and AT4081. These hand-built, rugged side-address mics are active ribbon designs with onboard phantom-powered electronics that brings their output to near-condenser levels, for use with any pro preamp. Both the larger AT4080 and low-profile AT4081 feature powerful-rade N50 neodymium magnets and innovative dual-ribbon construction for smooth bidirectional response with high SPL handling. A-T’s patent-pending MicroLinear ribbon design minimizes lateral flexing for durable performance and freedom from ribbon distortion. The AT8040 lists at $1,245, with shock-mount, dust cover and carrying case; the AT4081 is $895, with isolation clamp mount and windscreen. Shipping begins in November.
AES Booth: 419
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Audio-Technica AT4047MP Multipattern Condenser Mic
The AT4047MP delivers vintage sound in a multipattern design with selectable omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns. The microphone’s transformer-coupled output and specially tuned element provide sonic characteristics reminiscent of early FET studio microphone designs. With a wide dynamic range, incredibly low self-noise and high SPL capability, this versatile microphone excels on vocals, strings, acoustic guitar, instrument ensembles, small vocal groups and voice-overs.
AES Booth: 419
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BLUE Microphones encore 100
The enCORE 100 is a studio-grade handheld cardioid dynamic mic designed to deliver exceptional performance in any application. The enCORE 100’s Aria dynamic capsule is specially tuned by BLUE’s capsule engineers to deliver natural vocals, balanced highs and amazing detail and clarity. The unique, durable finishes and high-quality craftsmanship guarantee your enCORE mic will deliver a lifetime of great performances. Price: $99 MSRP.
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CAD Audio E100S
Engineered and built in the U.S., the E100S large-diaphragm supercardioid condenser has the lowest noise floor in its class (3.7dBA) and the smooth, vintage tone and robust low-end CAD is known for. The bootstrapped, full-differential Quadra-FET™ front end delivers high sensitivity and low distortion, plus CAD’s proprietary circuitry ensures the highest performance. The nickel-plated 1-inch capsule delivers accurate phasing on instruments and a full rich vocal tone, accentuated by the extended low-frequency response. Vintage wood-grain cherry case and stealth shock-mount included.
AES Booth: 654
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CAD Audio 1600VP
The VP1600 is a continuously variable-pattern condenser hanging microphone system with remote polar control and exclusive anti-rotational positioning mount.
AES Booth: #654
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CharterOak S700 Broadcast Mic
The S700 is a front-address, cardioid solid-state condenser mic delivered in a fight case with shock-mount and is extremely well-suited for broadcast applications. The S700 S700, like all CharterOak products, features extremely rigid construction and a clean, simple electronic design. The S700 uses a side-terminated 1-inch gold-sputtered Mylar S-3–type capsule, pure Class-A head amplifier and a custom-made output transformer. Its rich and particularly non-sibilant EQ and cardioid pattern make it a perfect choice for broadcast applications. The result is clean and rich voice sound without harshness or sibilance. With its detailed sound and higher output level, it offers an excellent alternative to standard dynamic broadcast mics.
AES Booth: 661
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Da-Cappo DA15 Earset Mic With Earbud Monitor
Distributed throughout the Americas by Hosa Technology, the Da-Cappo DA15 cardioid earset microphone with erabud monitor combines a discrete earset microphone with an in-ear monitor. Ideal for both live sound and interruptible feedback (IFB) use, the microphone’s back-electret condenser capsule has a sensitivity rating of -51 dB and a maximum SPL rating of 130 dB, making it well-suited for vocal performers who find themselves in loud performance surroundings. The dual-driver earbud offers a frequency response of 20 to 20k Hz, with a sensitivity rating of 102 dB. The DA15 incorporates a hypoallergenic ear cushion for long-wearing comfort.
AES Booth: 645
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DPA Microphones 4099 Instrument Mic
Representing years of R&D, the 4099 condenser mics feature a supercardioid polar pattern for superior gain-before-feedback. Capable of handling any acoustic instrument’s dynamic range, they live up to their pedigree with sound as accurate as DPA’s other world-class mics. The mounting system will never mar the instrument’s finish and can be easily repositioned with only one hand. The 4099 is truly a musician’s mic without equal.
AES Booth: 431
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Josephson Engineering C715
The newest member of Josephson’s Series Seven family of studio microphones, the C715 features a single large-diaphragm capsule (made by the company in Santa Cruz, Calif.) that provides a range of pickup possibilities from cardioid through subcardioid and omni. The pattern is changed using a mechanical adjustment on the back of the microphone. The C715, like the C720, uses Josephson’s patent-pending aluminum foam basket, which greatly reduces coloration and glare from internal reflections of the grille. The mic uses a discrete cascode front-end circuit and a Lundahl nickel-core output transformer for use with any preamp.
AES Booth: 245
JZ Microphones BH-1S
Following the successful release of Black Hole Series mics, JZ debuts a new and improved mic in the Black Hole Series, the BH-1S, which has two large-diaphragm capsules with three polar patterns: omni, cardioid and figure-8. Also, the mic has 10/20dB pads to handle high SPLs without distortion. Having the same sonic characteristics as BH-1, the BH-1S also uses two separate back-to-back-placed single-diaphragm capsules, which are manufactured using patented Golden Drops technology. Every electronic component and capsule used in the BH-1S is carefully hand-selected and measured to achieve the best quality and sound and a lifetime warranty. The BH-1S is available worldwide at retail price USD $3,999.
AES Booth: 762
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MH Acoustics em32 EigenmikeBThe em32 Eigenmike from MH Acoustics is a unique, scalable microphone array with 32 capsules embedded into a rigid sphere. Individual mic outputs are processed with a beamforming algorithm for capturing/playing accurate 3-D spatial audio. The mic’s directivity pattern (shape and direction) can be controlled in real time or stored for post sound-field processing. It also features electronic steering, remote-control mic pre’s and 24-bit ADCs inside the spherical array and a single Cat-5 cable carrying power, digital mic data and control/status settings. An external interface converts the digital stream to standard FireWire (ASIO drivers supplied) so the mic array appears as a standard 32-channel soundcard.
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Mojave MA-101fet Microphone
New from Mojave Audio comes the David Royer–designed MA-101fet, which offers interchangeable cardioid and omni capsules. The MA-201 features ultralow-noise electronics with custom resistors and a military-grade FET combined with a large Jensen output transformer, which accounts for the mic’s unusual tapered shape. A -15dB pad switch is standard, and the 1/2-inch diameter diaphragms are 3-microns thin for fast transient response.
AES Booth: 560
MXL Microphones’ V89 is a large-diaphragm condenser mic with a custom design that minimizes body resonance and a tuned grille cavity to help eliminate standing waves and reduce harmonic distortion. The fixed-cardioid pattern V89 has a gold-sputtered diaphragm and offers high sensitivity and low-noise circuitry. Retail is $599, with three-year warranty, wood case and shockmount.
AES Booth: 527
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Neumann KMR 81 D, KK 120
Neumann has expanded its range of digital microphones. Making their U.S. debut at AES is the KMR 81 D digital shotgun mic and the KK 120 figure-8 capsule head for the company’s KM D small-diaphragm digital microphone body, already offered with five other capsule choices: free-field EQ’d omni, wide cardioid, cardioid with LF roll-off, diffuse-field EQ’d omni, cardioid and hypercardioid. The mics operate from 44.1 to 192 kHz, have standard AES-42 digital outputs and allow creating digital M/S stereo recordings in an integrated digital workflow. Expanded accessories adapt the line to uses ranging from field recordings to installed sound applications, and Neumann will debut a portable version of its 2-channel DMI-2 digital mic interface next year.
AES Booth: 330
Sanken, manufacturer of the industry-wide standard in ultraminiature lavalier microphones, will present the new COS-11D, the latest version in the popular COS-11 lavalier series. This new version incorporates exclusive design advances that provide immunity to RF interferences from digital and digital/analog hybrid wireless transmission. The COS-11D is available in the PT (pig tail) version with standard or reduced sensitivity (RM version), and ships in a convenient plastic case with compartments for the microphone and its accessories. Other versions include the XLR- terminated phantom-powered, and combined battery/phantom-powered versions. Color choices include black, beige, grey and white.
AES Booth: 724
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sE Electronics RNR1
The sE Rupert Neve ribbon mic—the first of several collaborations due out in 2010—was released earlier in 2009 to huge critical acclaim and is fast becoming an industry “must-have” mic. It’s unique in being the only ribbon on the market whose frequency response range can be said to match that of a condenser mic, thereby making it the first ribbon to be a true all-rounder, yet still retaining the naturalness of ribbon mic characteristics.
AES Booth: 540
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Sennheiser e 965
The evolution e 965 from Sennheiser is the first large-diaphragm, true condenser, handheld vocal microphone to feature an innovative dual-diaphragm capsule. Both cardioid and supercardioid polar patterns are accessible with a flip of a switch. Other features include a low-cut switch, switchable pre-attenuation (-10 dB), excellent moisture protection and a 10-year warranty. The e 965 is nominated for a TEC Award.
AES Booth: 330
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Sterling Audio ST69
The ST69 tube microphone is a combination of new and traditional technology. Features include a multipattern double-sided capsule with two 1-inch diameter/3-micron-thick diaphragms with disc resonators housed in a precision-machined stainless-steel casing, combined with a tube preamp based on the GT6205 low-noise, low-heat subminiature tube. The ST69 yields a wide frequency response and quick transient response without sacrificing warmth and tone. It’s ideal for capturing the full, detailed sound of vocals, acoustic and electric instruments, and drums.
AES Booth: 719
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Wunder CM7 FETBDistributed exclusively by Vintage King Audio, Wunder Audio’s CM7 FET microphone is a multipattern version (cardioid, omni, figure-8) of the classic but single-pattern U47 FET. The CM7 FET features a new K47 dual-membrane capsule, wooden mic box, historic-style shockmount and one-year warranty. Retail price is $2,495; MAP is $1,995.
AES Booth: 541
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