M-Audio is now shipping Pulsar, a medium-capsule professional cardioid condenser microphone designed primarily for recording and miking instruments.
Pulsar’s design is optimized for recording acoustic instruments such as guitars, piano, strings, brass and woodwinds. It’s also an excellent choice for percussion and drum overheads, as well as capturing room ambience for electric guitar and drum tracks.
As with M-Audio’s other condenser microphones, Pulsar fuses vintage design principals with modern manufacturing techniques. The mic features a 6-micron evaporated gold diaphragm mounted in a solid brass capsule and body. Transformerless Class-A FET electronics round out top-notch design and components to deliver incredible fidelity in a great value.
The Pulsar is equipped with a 3-pin XLR connector and requires +48 volt phantom power. Frequency response is 20Hz-20kHz, with a maximum SPL of 134dB (for 0.5% THD). Sensitivity is 13.8 mV/Pa (-37 dBV re 1V/Pa). Output impedance is 200 Ω and recommended load impedance is 1,000 Ω. Equivalent Noise Level is just 17 dB (A-weighted). MSRP: $129.95 USD.
For more information, visit www.m-audio.com.