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CAD GXL3000 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
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- Operating Principle: Externally-biased condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid, figure-of-eight, omnidirectional
- Frequency Response: 35Hz to 20KHz
- Sensitivity: -38dBV (13mV) @ 1 Pa
- Impedance: 200 ohms
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Borne of precious metal and pure electricity. Tune two golden membranes intimately across polished bass and inject electrons with oscillatory high tension. Drive emotion across copper and iron by field-effect detection. Wrap it in Faraday's cage to conceive the GXL3000. Live all three polar patterns as you align space and tone. Features include hi-pass filter and attenuator. Elastic shock mount and protective pouch are included. P48 (48V) phantom power is required.
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GXL3000 Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone
Borne of precious metal and pure electricity. Tune two golden membranes intimately across polished bass and inject electrons with oscillatory high tension. Drive emotion across copper and iron by field-effect detection. Wrap it in a Faraday cage to conceive the GXL3000 Multi-Pattern Microphone from CAD Audio. Live all three polar patterns--cardioid, figure-of-eight, and omnidirectional--as you align space and tone. Features include a hi-pass filter and attenuator. An elastic shock mount and protective pouch are included. P48 (48V) phantom power is required.
Switch Between Three Polar Patterns for Versatile Recording
Use the built-in switch on the GXL3000 microphone to switch between three different kinds of polar patterns for versatile recording applications. Use a cardioid pattern for instrument and vocal recording, a figure-of-eight pattern for recording front and rear sounds while blocking off-axis noise, or an omnidirectional pattern for field recording.
This makes the GXL3000 the ideal choice for recording everything from studio vocals and voice-overs to choirs, acoustic instruments, guitar cabinets, bass cabinets, piano, and more.
Included Shock Mount and Carrying Pouch
The GXL3000 comes complete with an elastic shock mount and a protective carrying pouch for easy transport and set up. (A mic stand is not included.)
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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.
Top customer reviews
The sound quality is fantastic on vocals and acoustic instruments. The selectable cardioid patterns, HP filter, and pad selection are a rarity at this price range, not to mention the decent quality shock mount included.
I assume if you are shopping for a condenser mic you already know this, but just in case... All condenser mics require phantom power, so make sure your mixer/interface/etc supply it, otherwise it won't work.
Also, my inexperience of patterned mics made it slightly confusing to figure out where the 'front' of the mic was. If you position it with the pattern selection switch directly facing you (or the source of sound) that is the 'front.' I assume now that this is standard positioning, however I couldn't speak to other mics. When in doubt, just record a quick test, turning it 90 or 180 degrees and see which sounds 'right' when you have it set to reject sounds from the rear.
I do wish it came with a better case, like my MXL-603 small diaphragm mics came with. The leather (or pleather, not sure right now) case is ok, but provides no real protection from drops, and doesn't house the shock mount, just the mic itself. At this price though, I can't take away a star for that.
This mic is well worth the standard asking price, and if you find it on sale like I did, snatch it up!
I wouldn't hammer a nail with it, but I wouldn't want to drop it on my foot either. Fortunately, the spring clamp design of the shockmount means that's less likely to happen since there are no cumbersome buckles as on some designs.
The large 1" capsule exhibits a pleasing proximity effect in Cardioid mode. There are high pass filter and pad circuits as well as Omni and Figure of 8 patterns. The included spec sheet claims 20Hz-20kHz freq response, which has a slightly lower bottom than what the Amazon product listing states. Comes with a fairly nice soft zipper pouch for storage. I'd expect a box for a mic of this type, but at this price it's worth the tradeoff.
If you're looking for an robust versatile inexpensive large diaphragm condenser, this is a good option.