CAD Audio Trion 7000 Dynamic Dual Element Ribbon Microphone

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- Operating Principle: Moving ribbon dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Figure of 8
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 10kHz
- Sensitivity: -53dBV (2.2mV) @ 1Pa
- Impedence: 940 ohms
- Power Requirements: None

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CAD Audio Trion 7000 Dynamic Ribbon Mic

All Trion mics feature dual diaphragms and come in 3 different flavors. The Trion 7000 is dual ribbon microphone with great articulation.

The Trion 7000 is a dynamic, dual-element, ribbon microphone. The Trion 7000 incorporates a sophisticated, precision-machined, hand-assembled aluminum ribbon capsule offering a rich, warm, classic sound. It is an excellent tool for recording vocals, brass and woodwinds, cello, acoustic bass as well as guitar and bass amps. It can be used in both live and studio applications wherever a warm, full-bodied tone is desired.


- Dual element ribbon for increased sensitivity
- Outstanding warm classic vocal sound
- Includes a professional shock mount
- Aluminum carrying case

The polar pattern of the Trion 7000 is naturally a figure-8. This means that the microphone is most sensitive in the front and the back, and least sensitive at the sides. The pronounced proximity effect associated with the Trion 7000 means that a strong "fattening effect" can be achieved at close distances. The rugged metal housing and construction provide the durability required to withstand the harsh day-today demands of both live and studio applications. All these features make the Trion 7000 an excellent choice for a wide variety of live and recording applications. Shock mount, heavy-duty aluminum carrying case included.

Caution: As with any passive ribbon microphone, care must be taken to ensure that the Trion 7000 is not plugged into active phantom power. Phantom power can permanently damage the delicate ribbon. The Trion 7000 should not be used in a kick drum where the strong air blasts might permanently stretch the ribbon. Due to the strong magnetic fields inside a ribbon microphone, areas where ferrous dust and filings are present should be avoided. A pop filter is recommended for close vocal use.
(9 ratings)
Submitted November 28, 2006 by a customer from
"This thing is great! Don't go Nady, go CAD"
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I suspect that I will not tire of this mic. I have more expensive ribbons but this one will always find a use in my studio.
This thing sounds great! The only reason I give it a 9 and not a 10 is that there are better ones out there... .but not at this price. Absolutely OUTSTANDING on electric guitar cabs. Very nice on accoustic guitar and pretty good for vocals too. It's pretty flat so what you put in is pretty much what you get out. It's not a Royer but you can get 5 of these for the price of 1 Royer.
Not a lot of features but it's a ribbon. What do you expect?
Ease of Use
Put the basket on a stand and put the mic in the basket... point and record. Wonderful.
They have to cut costs somewhere. The mic itself seems pretty sturdy. The mounting portion of the basket is very good and will hold the mic in any position required, but the clips that hold the mic in the basket are pretty flimsy. Be careful and it will last a long time.
You will not finder a nicer ribbon at this price.
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Well.... I bought it.... and I would definately buy another one.
Musical Background:
Recording Engineer, Producer, Active Musician
Musical Style:
Alt-Country, Cow Punk, Funk, Country, Rock and Roll, Blues, Classical
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