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CAD E350 Equitek Series Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Includes ZM1G shockmount. (15) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and Review This Product

Product Description

The E350 combines vintage capsule design with advanced electronics. The capsule is an OS110 Optema dual diaphragm condenser capsule that is produced in a state-of-the-art clean room facility in Conneaut, Ohio. The OS110 inside measurement is 1.1 in., a true large-diameter, externally-biased capsule. It utilizes 3 micron thick, high tension diaphragms made from the latest high strength polymer film, and a 24K gold-sputtered diaphragm coating. Each capsule is hand adjusted for proper damping and consistent frequency response.

The E350's advanced electronics begin with the high speed OpAmps for optimum performance and very high gain. Add active servo headamp circuitry in place of interstage capacitors used in other microphones in order to extend low end response, and provide less colorization of the audio signal due to the reduction of phase anomalies and of bandwidth limiting, often associated with capacitors. The E350 provides a remarkably high level of performance with extraordinary detail, transparency and flexibility. The Equitek Series has created a new standard for quality and value. Also available in matched pairs for overhead or room miking. The Equitek E350 has a remarkable open and clean sound that will enhance any project.

Features
High SPL capacity
Exclusive CAD Equitek servoed head amplifier
Remarkable transparency
Unmatched ballistic stability
Precise detail and signal reproduction
Hi-pass filter (80 Hz roll-off)
20dB non-capacitive pad
Multiple applications: vocals, acoustic instruments, live and recording, overhead and room monitoring
Remote operation without phantom power
Includes ZM-1G Shock Mount

About CAD
CAD Professional Microphones, a division of CTI Audio, designs and manufacturers professional microphones in its state-of-the-art USA facility, located in Conneaut, Ohio. An influence in the development of microphone technology over the last decade, the company made its mark bringing distinction to reasonably priced mics, revolutionizing the studio mic market. As the word got around, other manufactures began to follow suit and new competitors entered the marketplace. This is most obvious in the studio condenser arena, where dozens of models have been introduced over the last 2 years. While promising the sound of the revered "vintage" mics, most of these new "classics" are made in the Far East, many in the same factory.

CAD designers have remained focused on the factors that make a great mic sound great: High sensitivity, transparency, precise transient, phase response, wide frequency response, and extremely low self noise. The microphone's capsule must capture the impact, tone, ambience, and nuances of an instrument or voice. CAD's renowned Optema capsules are 24K gold sputtered and hand dampened in CTI's clean room facility. Like only a handful of true microphone manufactures, CAD maintains it own manufacturing facility in the USA. This gives CAD designers control over every aspect of the mic's design, performance, and quality.

CTI Audio's roots go back to the 1930's, when they developed many innovative mic designs, including the T2, possibly the world's first dual tube condenser mic. CAD's celebrated Equitek studio condensers became associated with the explosive project studio market, and a requisite for the sound of the urban music styles of the 90's. When conservative engineers and producers began to discover and demand CAD, the brand became established as a standard. Today, CAD is looked to for their first class design, and for microphones unparalleled in their ability to memorialize the recordings they're used on. zZounds is an authorized dealer of CAD products.
Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Figure 8, Omnidirectional

Impedance: Low (200 ohms nominal)

Output Level At 1kHz
Power Level: -34dB (0dB = 1mW per 10 microbars)
Open Circuit Voltage: -55dB (0dB = 1 volt per microbar) 17.8mV/Pascal

Dynamic Range: 137dB

Equivalent Noise Level: 11dB Equivalent SPL, A weighted

Maximum Output Level
With pad: .89dBV
Without pad: 8.9dBV

Maximum SPL: 148dB SPL (With pad on)

Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 83dB (At 94dB SPL)

Capsule Capacitance: 65pF

Powering: Minimum requirements are 48 - 52 volts phantom power, capable of delivering at least 8mA

Connector: 3 pin male XLR type

Finish: Durable charcoal gray urethane. Nickel-plated front and rear screen.

Dimensions: 2.50 x 8.95 in.

Net Weight: 29.8 oz.

Included Accessories
ZM1G Shock Mount

Optional Accessories
SM1 Swivel Mount
WS1 Foam Windscreen
40350 50 ft. broadcast quality extension cable terminated with professional 3 pin male/female connectors
40351 100 ft. broadcast quality extension cable
40352 25 ft. broadcast quality extension cable
CAD Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-762-9266
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Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (15 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Top notch design, quality and results. Bargain price."
Sound: I use this mic to record everything from voiceovers to acoustic guitars and find it to be one of the best (if not the best) large-condenser studio mics out there. The sound reproduction is clean, transparent and full. I know of one major TV network that is using this mic exclusively for all the v.o. on their promos - I would call that a riniging endorsement. I got to compare the E-350 against a slew of other mics from the same genre for a magazine article last year, and found this one to be the best of the bunch - which included several entries at more than twice the price! Feature: WIth a 3-micron gold sputtered diaphragm, vintage capsule, and unique high-speed op-amps coupled with a bass roll-off switch, -10dB pad, and three postition polar pattern there aren't too many other features that could be added. The included spider-shockmount and locking aluminum flight case don't s@@k either! Quality: Probably the most robust mic of it's kind that I've ever seen. Of course, you need to handle your large condensers with some modicum of care. But, mine has take a couple of spills in the studio with absolutely no ill effects. Value: As stated above, this mic beats out many "top mics" that retail for more than twice as much, in my opinion. I call this baby a "U87 killer". Plus, if you look hard enough you can get some very attractive street prices on this mic. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to deal with them. The Wow Factor: The only thing more impressive than the appearance of this vintage-looking mic is the recordings you'll get it! I'd say it belongs in any mic locker ... but since you can't use it when it's locked up, it really belongs in any STUDIO! Overall: No one mic is perfect for every possible application. But, this mic has certainly done a spectacular job on every task I have put it to. If you steal it, I will hunt you down. On the off chance I don't find you, I'll definitely buy another.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Alt
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