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CAD E100 Equitek Series Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Supercardioid side address microphone designed for recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement. (11) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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CAD E100 Equitek Microphone

Conneaut Audio Devices' Equitek E100 supercardioid condenser microphone is one of the most flexible mics you'll ever work with. The E100 faithfully reproduces everything from the most fragile vocal to a booming kick drum in an arena. Its professional quality, transparency, flexibility, and affordability will make this condenser the Swiss Army knife of your mic collection. And it's an excellent choice if you can only afford to buy one condenser. Also available in matched pairs, the E100 is recommended for nearly every live and studio application, ranging from subtle acoustic sources to the high energies produced by a live amp stack. The Equitek E100 can go places where only dynamic mics have gone before.

Sharing the same advanced electronics and single diaphragm capsule as the multi-pattern E200, the E100 features high speed OpAmps for optimum performance and very high gain. Active servo headamp circuitry is used in place of interstage capacitors in order to extend low end response. It also provides less colorization of the audio signal due to the reduction of phase anomalies and of bandwidth limiting often associated with capacitors.

The E 100's single diaphragm capsule is mounted within CAD's proprietary dual H-frame internal shock mount to provide extraordinary versatility. The E 100 reproduces an endless variety of signal sources with remarkable transparency and precision. Its supercardioid pick-up pattern provides both live and studio application capabilities, from the subtleties of string instruments to the highly ballistic environment of live percussion.

Features
High SPL capability

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

Internal stainless steel EMI/pop filter

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.

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Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 18 kHz

Nominal Output Impedance: 200 ohms Balanced

Sensitivity: (at 1000 Hz) 17.8 mV/Pa

Max. Output Level: -20dB Gain, 8.9 dBV

Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%

Maximum SPL: 148dB SPL (with pad)

Self Noise: 16dB Equiv SPL, A weighted, OdB Gain

Dynamic Range: 132dB

Cartridge Capacitance: 60 pF

Dimensions: 6 in. Long, 2-1/2 in. Wide, 2-1/8 in. Deep

Weight (with batteries): 16 oz.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-762-9266
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (11 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Insanely Versatile"
Sound: This mic sounds excellent. I never had a mic that really replicated the true sound of hand percussion. This mic accurately captures both the attack and the tone of hand percussion. This isn't its only area of excellence, however. I have used it successfully on stage and in the studio on piano, acoustic guitar, snare-side, hi hats, drum overheads, horns, winds, strings, choir, and vocals. Feature: It has a -20dB pad and a low-frequency roll off. These are second to none as far as reliability and function. I wish it had a more functional stand adapter. The shape of the mic and the mounting used makes boom stands a must. Quality: Second to none. We have four and each have been though the gauntlet and keep on going. The material used are the highest quality. No plastic here! Value: Worth every penny. Less versatile mics cost hundreds more. AKG makes a similar microphone that sells for close to $1000. Manufacturer Support: I have only spoken with CAD once to inquire about shock mounting. They were helpful and courteous. In many years of ownership, I've never had a problem that I needed support with. I don't suspect I will have many issues with these down the road either. The Wow Factor: The gold grill and robust materials makes this mic look like a very high quality piece of equipment. Even the older model with the black grill looks sleek and sexy. Overall: I can see myself purchaing a few more of these as well as its big brother the e300. I am totally sold on these.
Style of Music: CCM, Rock, Country, Orchestral
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