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CAD M179 Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The CAD M179 Condenser Microphone combines a vintage capsule design with advanced electronics.
The M179 features the dual pattern version of the original Equitek E-300 capsule, an externally biased capsule with a gold sputtered 1.1-inch diaphragm. The pattern control knob on the M179 has a center detented Cardioid position. This allows you to quickly and consistently lock the mic in a hard Cardioid pattern. By turning the knob clockwise from the center, the pattern varies continuously from Cardioid, to Subcardioid, through Omnidirectional. By turning the knob counterclockwise from the center, the pattern varies continuously from Cardioid, to Hypercardioid through Bidirectional. This allows you to adjust to the optimal pattern needed for almost any recording or live situation.

The American Made M179 has a high speed, low noise operational amplifier head amp, coupled with a new discrete high efficiency power supply circuit. This results in incredibly low noise, low distortion and fast transient response. The M179 will even work with 24-volt phantom supplies! The M179 also features a non-capacitive 20 dB pad switch and an 80 Hz high-pass filter.

CAD M179 Features

  • Continuously Variable Pattern with a Hard Cardioid center detent
  • Large 1.1-inch Dual Diaphragm External Bias Condenser Capsule
  • Gold Sputtered Diaphragms
  • High SPL Capability (143 dB SPL with pad)
  • Transformerless balanced output circuits
  • 20 dB non capacitive pad
  • 6dB/Octave @ 100Hz High-Pass filter
  • Stainless steel internal pop/EMI filter
  • Swivel mount, elastic shock mount and carrying case are included.

Typical FET (field effect transistor) condenser microphones use discrete designs. This means they use individual transistors that must be carefully matched for proper characteristics. Even with careful matching, discrete designs are inherently nonlinear. M Series microphones use a different approach. CAD does not use any discrete FETs. Instead, CAD uses advanced high speed OpAmps (Operational Amplifiers). These OpAmps are individually laser trimmed for optimum performance and have very high gain. This allows a large amount of negative feedback to be used to significantly reduce any non-linearity. CAD has also integrated a new discrete high efficiency power supply circuit allowing greater dynamic range and lower self noise. The bottom line is we believe you will find the M179 to have a remarkably open and clean sound that will enhance any project.

Product Specifications

CAD M179 Specifications

  • Type: Side Address, External bias condenser
  • Frequency Response: 10-20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Variable
  • Impedance: Low (200 ohms nominal)
  • Output Level At 1 kHz.:
    • Open Circuit Voltage: -56 dB (0 dB = 1 volt per microbar) 15.9 mV/Pascal.
  • Dynamic Range: 133 dB
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 11 dB Equivalent SPL, A weighted
  • Maximum SPL: 143 dB SPL (With pad on)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%
  • Powering: Minimum Requirements are 24, 48 Volt Phantom Power capable of delivering at least 8 mA
  • Connector: Three pin male XLR type
  • Finish: Titanium Grey with Nickel Plated front & rear screen
  • Dimensions: 2.25 inches (57.2 mm) Dia., x 7.00 inches (177.8 mm) High
  • Net Weight: 17.8 oz. (506 grams)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  440-349-4900 Warranty:  2 Years
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Awesome, 129.00 and you get every selectable pattern in a mic that is super quiet and flat.
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Very nicely made, comes with a case that is 3 - 4 times the size of the mic.
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if you can operate a dial your in.
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Wouldn't add a thing. Best feature is how clean the mic is. you can have all of the bells and whistles in the world, but when it comes down to it, how does it sound once its recorded. i can not even detect a noise floor with my ears.
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Clean. if it was your only compressor mic, you would find that it does not need to much eq. no frequencies need to be boosted here only very slight cuts in the 8 - 10 khz range.
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