CAD Audio C195 Handheld Vocal Condenser Microphone

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Grab a handheld condenser for the price of a dynamic! The ultra-low-noise CAD C195 boasts a dynamic range of 110 dB, and 50 Hz - 18 kHz frequency response.

The CAD C195 is a superior low-noise, electret condenser cardioid microphone designed for professional vocalists and musicians. The CAD C195 provides the performance and features to satisfy today's most demanding professionals.

The wide and flat frequency response of the CAD C195 provides unsurpassed natural transparent sound quality. The cardioid pickup pattern minimizes annoying feedback (when used close to sound reinforcement speakers and monitors) and reduces the pickup of unwanted off-axis sounds. A transformerless electronic design provides optimum low frequency response and low distortion. An effective internal multistage pop filter minimizes wind and breath noise.

The CAD C195 has a Flex-Form (tm) hardened steel grille screen that dramatically resists deformation while greatly reducing any risk of adverse performance caused by a bent or dented ball screen. This unique ability to retain its original shape assures that the CAD C195 will maintain its attractive appearance.

The CAD C195 features the CAD exclusive (I.N.R.-3 tm) Impact Noise Rejection system. The proprietary rubber shock mount isolates the transducer from the barrel, thus dramatically reducing cable, stand and handling noise. The need for any external shock mounting device is virtually eliminated.

The low-frequency response of the CAD C195 may be enhanced by increasing or decreasing the distance from the sound source. This phenomenon is technically known as proximity effect. Nominal or flat response is read more generated at a distance of 24 inches or more. However, as the distance to the sound source decreases, the bass sensitivity increases, providing a solid, robust character.

The CAD C195 is supplied complete with a snap-in microphone swivel-mount.
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Generating Element: Electret condenser (Phantom Powered)

Polar Pattern: Unidirectional (Cardioid)

Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 18 kHz

Output Level: Open Circuit

Voltage: -55 dB (0 dB = 1 volt per microbar)

Impedance: 500 ohms

Dynamic Range: 110 dB

Equivalent Noise Level: Less than 22 dB, A-weighted

Maximum SPL: 132 dB (1% THD, open circuit)

Supply Voltage: 9 - 52 Vdc, positive pins 2 & 3 reverse-polarity protected

Current Required: Less than 5 mA over operating voltage range

Phasing: Positive pressure on diaphragm generates a positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3

Grille Screen: Hardened Steel Mesh

Casing: Steel and die cast zinc alloy

Finish: Durable soft feel, non-slip, titanium gray body, midnight black screen

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-762-9266

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (33 ratings)
Submitted March 7, 2008 by a customer from

"Cad C195 - Love it!"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Did I mention I love this Mic! - I actually somehow lost my first one at our last gig. Or it's somewhere in someones gear but I can't find it. Either way I just ordered another one. If my first one shows up I'll have 2 and that'll be just fine. I'm thinking about getting one for everyone in the band anyway.
I love this Mic. Use it at practice & for our live shows. Excellent sound with very little gain needed.
What features do you need? - I really like the mesh screen.
Ease of Use
Plug it in and sing, what else is there.
Never any problems
Best for the money - my money anyway. Did I mention I love this mic.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed it.
The Wow Factor
I like the coloring - Much better looking than (chrome)

Musical Style:

Country Rock
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