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Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

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  • Professional USB Studio Condenser Microphone brings pro-quality audio to digital recordings
  • Simple plug and play operation with Mac OS and Windows, no driver downloads required
  • 1/8” headphone output with zero-latency monitoring
  • Supercardioid pickup pattern provides excellent coverage of sound sources in front of the microphone, while rejecting unwanted noise from the side and rear
  • Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz-18kHz
  • Solid die-cast metal construction and shock-mounted mic element minimizes unwanted handling noise and vibrations
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Studio Quality, Minus the Studio

Bring the natural warmth and detail of a true professional studio condenser mic straight to your laptop. The Samson C01U Pro has a 19mm large diaphragm mic element that captures everything you throw at it — ideal for musicians, podcasters, streamers, content creators and gamers, the Samson C01U Pro delivers crisp, clean recordings that make it easy to get your point across.

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Type Side Address Condenser End Address Dynamic Side Address Condenser Side Address Condenser Side Address Condenser Side Address Condenser
Cardioid
Omnidirectional - - -
Bidirectional - - - -
Zero-Latency Headphone Monitoring
Headphone Level Control - -
Additional Analog Input - - - - -
Output USB USB & XLR USB USB USB / iOS USB
Mounting Options Laptop Monitor, Desktop, Mic Stand Desktop (includes tripod stand and mic clip), Boom Arm, Mic Stand Desktop (fold-back legs), Boom Arm, Mic Stand Desktop (includes tripod stand), Shockmount, Boom Arm, Mic Stand Desktop (fold-back legs), Boom Arm, Mic Stand Desktop (includes desk stand), Shockmount, Boom Arm, Mic Stand
Frequency Response Cardioid: 80Hz–18kHz; Omni: 20Hz–20kHz 20Hz–18kHz 20Hz–20kHz 20Hz–18kHz 20Hz–20kHz 50Hz–20kHz

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Item Dimensions 2.12 x 7.08 x 2.12 inches 4.88 x 2.60 x 7.28 inches 16.50 x 9.61 x 2.99 inches 12.00 x 2.75 x 9.25 inches 6.00 x 1.00 x 5.00 inches

Product description

A New Level

Bringing the world's first professional USB studio condenser microphone (C01U) to a new whole level, Samson introduces the C01U Pro. This high quality USB condenser mic is the ideal piece of gear for any home studio. Conceived from a vision to transform the world of music recording, the C01U Pro is perfect for applications such as podcasting, VoIP, speech to text platforms and, of course, recording vocal and instrumental music performances.

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A high quality USB condenser mic ideal for any home studio.
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Plug-and-play operation for instant set up and simple use with most digital audio workstations.
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Higher Accuracy, Zero Latency

C01U Pro builds on the legacy of its trailblazing predecessor with the addition of a headphone output for real time zero-latency monitoring of your recordings. It also boasts a significantly improved signal-to-noise ratio and adds a Peak LED indicator to match the ever-increasing capabilities of computer-based home studio recording setups. C01U Pro features a large, 19mm shock-mounted diaphragm efficient in capturing both low and high end frequencies with equal articulation. Capturing audio at 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution, the C01U Pro offers the accuracy you need to be sure that what you hear is what you get.

Plug-and-Play Operation

As always, Samson makes recording hassle free with the C01U Pro's plug-and-play operation for instant set up and simple use with most digital audio workstations. C01U Pro also includes a mini tripod stand and swivel mount, allowing for optimal desktop mic placement. C01U Pro is even compatible with iPads and iPhones (4S and later) using Apple's Lightning USB Camera Adapter or Camera Connection Kit (30-pin) for those seeking to achieve high quality sound in mobile situations.

Durable Construction

Made of solid, die-cast metal construction with a heavy gauge mesh grill, the C01U Pro doesn't sacrifice durability for portability and performance.

What's in the Box?

C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone, mini tripod stand, swivel mount, user manual.

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Key Features
  • Large, 19mm diaphragm studio condenser microphone
  • Plug-and-play operation, no drivers required
  • Compatible with most computer-based digital audio workstations
  • Perfect for recording music, Skype, FaceTime and VoIP applications
  • Headphone output for zero-latency monitoring
  • Peak LED indicator
  • Hypercardiod pickup pattern
  • Shock-mounted mic element
  • 16-bit, 44.1/48kHzresolution
  • Smooth, flat frequency response of 20Hz - 18KHz
  • iPad and USB bus powered
  • Solid, die-cast construction with heavy gauge mesh grill
  • Includes mini tripod stand and swivel mount for optimal desktop placement
About Samson

Samson Technologies began in 1980 as a pioneer in wireless microphone technology. Today, Samson is an industry leader in professional audio solutions whose products are known for their fidelity and reliability. Samson products are preferred by recording artists, performers, educators and audio professionals throughout the world.

In the early '90s, Samson began to expand the reach of their audio products through the development of power amplifiers, mixers, wired microphones and signal processors. In 2005, the first professional USB microphones to be used by musicians, broadcasters and podcast enthusiasts were introduced, making Samson USB microphones the new industry standard. Over three decades, Samson has grown from a small two-person operation to a worldwide enterprise, dedicated to innovating new products that will enhance the lives of music and broadcast professionals everywhere.


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