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CAD GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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  • Operating Principle: Externally-biased condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz to 20KHz
  • Sensitivity: -36dBV (16mV) at 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 75 ohms
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Product Description

Product Description

The CAD GXL2200 Condenser Microphone is a fantastic way to upgrade your studio or add to your mic locker. The GXL2200 is a large diameter, fixed cardioid pattern, condenser microphone designed to deliver a high level of performance. High sensitivity and low distortion make the GLX2200 an ideal candidate for recording, broadcast, or vocal and instrument sound reinforcement applications. The capsule in the GXL2200 features a 1 inch gold vapor deposited diaphragm for consistent sound quality, year after year. The GXL2200 comes with a shock mount that will fit any standard 5/8inch x 27 threaded microphone stand. The GXL2200 is audio tested and inspected under the direction of CAD Professional Microphones, offering an exceptional level of value. Requires 48-volt phantom power. Suggested Applications Studio Vocals Voice-over Choir Acoustic Instrument Strings, Piano Cymbals/Overheads CAD Quality The GXL2200 microphones are audio tested and inspected under the direction of CAD Professional Microphones, offering an exceptional level of value.

From the Manufacturer

CAD Audio, Expression thru Innovation

GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

CAD Audio GXL2200
Ideal for recording both vocals and instruments. View larger

The GXL2200 condenser mic from CAD Audio is inspired cosmetically, mechanically, and electrically by early generations of European masters. Features include (but are not limited to) an internal hi-pass filter. An elastic shock mount and protective pouch are included. P48 (48V) phantom power is required.

Condenser-Style Microphone for Instrument Recording

The CAD Audio GXL2200 condenser microphone consists of a thin conductive membrane stretched very close to a stationary plate. High voltage is applied between the membrane and the plate. As the membrane vibrates, electrons move. These moving electrons are sensed as voltage. This voltage can be strengthened (but not necessarily increased) by silicon.

The cardioid polar pattern is ideal for recording both vocals and instruments, particularly for isolated tracks, but it also works well for live applications. Use condenser mics to get a clear directional recording of studio vocals, voice-over work, choirs, acoustic instruments, strings, piano, and cymbals/overheads.

Included Shock Mount and Carrying Pouch

The GXL2200 comes complete with an elastic shock mount and a protective carrying pouch for easy transport and set up. (A mic stand is not included.)

Which CAD Audio GXL2200 Series Microphone Pack is Right For You?

Condenser Microphone Condenser Microphone Stereo Studio Pack Studio Pack
What's Included?
Cardioid Condenser Yes (GXL2200) Yes (GXL2200BP) Yes (GXL2200) Yes (GXL2200BP)
Small Diaphram Cardioid Condenser Yes (x2 GXL1200) Yes (x1 GXL1200BP)
Shock Mount Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mic Clip Yes Yes Yes Yes
EPF15A Pop Filter Yes Yes
MH110 Studio Headphone Yes
About CAD Audio

CAD Audio celebrates its 80 year heritage of world class products designed to satisfy the Studio, Live and Installed sound customer. CAD Audio sprung from its Conneaut Ohio roots and continues its operations in Solon Ohio delivering exceptional audio reproduction with the legendary performance and durability you expect. Recent introductions of the StagePass and GXL Wireless along with the acclaimed Sessions series of headphones has established new categories of excellence for CAD Audio.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 4.2 x 3.5 inches ; 2.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002EKEHS
  • Item model number: GXL2200
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at April 13, 2004

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

152 of 153 people found the following review helpful By Dan S. Tong on November 27, 2010
I bought two of these a number of years ago and use it to record instruments (clarinet, saxophone etc.) as well as vocals. The sound is warm, transparent, and very life-like. I've also used them for recording voice-over for a documentary. They've held up very well and I'm very happy with how well they work for me.

When these microphones are positioned fairly close to the speakers (with the microphone facing away from the speakers) the directional sensitivity (cardioid pickup pattern) is such that there is no feedback at all. Like most condenser microphones these requires 48v standard "phantom power".

After a few years the shock-mount rubber bands deteriorated and I e-mailed CAD customer support to inquire about purchasing replacements, but to my surprise, they simply mailed me a double set of replacements at no charge right away.

Now, is this any way to run a company ???

You bet it is, because they've made a friend and booster for life.

In summary, these microphones will let you make superb recordings of a large variety of musical instruments including vocals.
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Matt Curtis on April 27, 2011
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I'm a big fan of how technology can help the 'average man' do things that used to be reserved for professionals. A friend and I got to talking about a hobby we both enjoy, and decided to start a podcast. My first 'solution' was to buy a USB mic. After some inconsistency issues, I returned it and pondered going the XLR route after a friend recommended CAD mics to me.

Once the mic arrived, I plugged everything in and read some content from wikipedia as a test. I was impressed with the mics balance of clarity of voice capture and richness. The USB mics I was looking at seemed to offer either somewhat muddy richness (AT2020USB), or characterless clarity (Blue Yeti). I wasn't looking for a mic that distorted my voice, but I also wanted one that accentuated my voice.

As we've been recording our podcast, my friend and I haven't noticed a tremendous difference between the CAD GXL2200 and a slightly more expensive AKG mic we borrowed. I've since purchased another CAD GXL2200 so we have the same mics.

- 1" diaphragm
- Included shock mount
- Nice balance of clarity and richness in recording voice
- Internal high-pass filter, great if you want/need it for your use
- Sharp look, in my opinion of course

- Comes with a bag for the mic, but no storage for the shock mount. Not a huge deal because of cost, but even a small bag would be nice for protection
- Build quality of the body is just ok. Once I unscrewed the bottom to access the internal high-pass filter, the body didn't seem to line up right when put back together, and some of the information printed on the mic wore off. No performance issues whatsoever, just something I noticed

While I'm no professional when it comes to recording audio or critiquing the final output, I am very satisfied with the CAD GXL2200, and would suggest it to anyone who wants to start a podcast or do some basic voice recording.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By kateTaylor™ on March 3, 2013
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In my radio business, and my 25 year singing career, you can bet I have used a lot of studio condenser mics. My husband had done many months of research and along with my advice purchased the MXL 990's for our studio here and they are truly stellar! Hell, even "The Stern Show™" uses them!

Anyway, we needed some variety hubby said, we needed a "collection" for the many different voice types we have in studio as guest hosts and show guests come and go all the time.

Well, I suggested he go with the CAD GXL 3000's as they certainly in my opinion are one of the best out there. Well, hubby with all his "tech specs" and lingo said that the response from these 2200's are VERY close to the 990's

Well, against my wishes purchased these as well as the 3000's and let me tell you, they are excellent. VERY close to the 990's but I feel there is more of a high end punch with these and it's a very good mic.

Construction is solid, with a small but very good shockmount. Excellent quality finish applied to the outer casing for a nice look and I'm sure a long life.

The sound is as I said crisp, clear with very nice highs and mids.

When I tested, we ran through just our mixer, with no compression of effects and a small amount of EQ as we run our shows. All in all a very nice addition to our studio collection.

The ONLY con I have was the packaging. Just a thin cardstock box with nothing more than small plastic airbags around it for shipping. It does come with a vinyl zip case for the mic itself, but nothing for the shockmount. Not a huge issue, but when compared with the MXL 990 that comes with a solid plastic road case, heavy foam insulation and a very nice quality presentation along with the useability of professional grade portability, it's a bit weak.

Other than packaging, this is a solid studio condenser for voice and we highly recommend it!
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Tim Patterson on February 6, 2010
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I like this microphone so much for my home studio podcasting and voice work that this is the second one I've purchased. And for an odd reason - this one is about 4 years later than the first - this seems to sound a wee bit better. Plus it's a sharp-looking silver. Nice.

For the price, if you want a condenser mike - you can't go wrong with this.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jaci on December 10, 2014
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This Mic is amazing for it's price! I had a little trouble setting it up at first, but once I figured it out, it worked like a charm. I use it for singing, and audio recordings for both podcast and recording audio for video game footage for YouTube. I would definitely recommend this microphone to anyone.
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