Audio-Technica Pro 37 Condenser Microphone

Place the low-profile Audio-Technica Pro 37 microphone over a drum kit -- or anywhere you need a mic that can reliably handle high sound pressure levels.
Small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone for studio recording and live performance.

Professional performance for studio recording and live sound reinforcement

Low-mass element for superb transient response

Excels in high-SPL applications

Low-profile design for optimal mic placement

Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector

Rugged design and construction for reliable performance

Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
Element: Condenser

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 30 - 15,000 Hz

Open Circuit Sensitivity: -42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa

Impedance: 200 ohms

Maximum Input Sound Level: 141 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

Signal to Noise Ratio: 65 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Dynamic Range (Typical): 112 dB, 1 kHz at Max. SPL

Phantom Power Requirements: 11 - 52V, 2 mA typical

Weight: 1.7 oz (49 g)

Output Connector: XLRM-type

Accessories Furnished: AT8405a stand clamp; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; windscreen; protective pouch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AUD PRO37
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 330-686-2600
(9 ratings)
Submitted October 29, 2008 by a customer from efsd.net
"The best bang for the buck in this category of mics."
This is my go to mic.
Sound
This is the best inexpensive small diaphragm condensor I have used. It has excellent feedback rejection and a strong pick-up pattern - even with distant sources. Further, it is a relatively flat frequency response where many newer small condensors have a bump around 1-4k.
Quality
These have been thrown in a mic case without padding, smacked around with a bunch of SM57's and 58's and still they perform flawlessly. This mic has been around for a number of years and still it is a best seller. That says more about the product than anything else. Also, I am sitting here with two broken AKG Perception 150's. I bought 3 of those mics and two of them broke just hanging from a ceiling! - I should have bought Pro37's for that application as well!
Value
It is a bit more expensive than the newer contenders which run about $30 cheaper ($130 as opposed to $100) but in my experience it is well worth the extra $30.
Manufacturer Support
Honestly, I have never needed to contact AT for this product.
The Wow Factor
It is a practical little mic... nothing more.
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