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Samson CL8A Large Diaphragm Multi-Pattern XLR Studio Condenser Microphone for Recording, Podcasting and Streaming, Black

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With three selectable pickup patterns, the Samson CL8a is the perfect large-capsule condenser solution for the home, project, or professional studio. Use the CL8a for capturing the solo vocalist or expressive instrumentalist, ensemble players, or even podcasting and streaming. The 1.1 capsule features dual gold-sputtered diaphragms delivering a smooth, warm sound, while preserving the breathing space of a vocalist or the presence of an acoustic instrument. Switch on the high-pass filter to reduce rumble and wind noise, or activate the 10dB pad to prevent overloads. Inside the die-cast body, an internal shock-mount system protects the capsule from mechanical noises entering the audio.

The Samson CL8A is a large-diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser microphone that delivers balanced, detailed sound from its custom tuned condenser capsule. It is sure to become the go-to mic in your home, project, or professional studio. The CL8A is perfect for capturing an expressive solo vocalist, or for preserving the tonality and presence of instruments such as acoustic guitar, flute, or even upright bass. And to expand your miking options and recording techniques, the CL8A features three pickup patterns; cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional (figure 8). Inside the CL8A capsule is a dual 1.1 gold-sputtered 4-micron thick diaphragm that delivers a beautifully lush, balanced sound. The dual-capsule design unlocks a range of selectable pickup patterns, delivering superior results in nearly every studio situation. The omnidirectional pattern picks up sound equally well in all directions. There is no off-axis coloration, which makes it perfect for capturing ensemble players or vocalists using a single mic. The cardioid pattern rejects sound from the rear and side flanks of the microphone, while providing excellent coverage directly in front of the microphone. The cardioid pattern is great for capturing a solo vocalist and for preserving the presence of instruments such as acoustic guitar, flute, or even upright bass. The figure 8 offers excellent response both in front of and behind the microphone, with enhanced side-signal rejection. This is an excellent choice for recording multiple performers, especially in smaller groups and pairs. Placing the mic sideways directly over a snare, picks up the kit ambience while minimizing the snare in the side-field. A selectable two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz removes any unwanted low frequency content like stage rumble or wind noise. The robust capsule and electronics are able to withstand tremendous sound pressure levels of up to 147dB, perfect for recording screeching guitar cabs, drums and booming bass.



CL8a Multi-Pattern Studio Condenser Mic


Features

1.1 internally shock-mounted capsule with two 4-micron thin gold-sputtered diaphragms

Selectable cardioid, bidirectional and omnidirectional pickup patterns

20-Hz-20kHz frequency response

Switchable high-pass filter, 12dB per octave at 100Hz

  • Professional studio quality, multi-pattern side address condenser microphone
  • Dual 1.1" Gold-sputtered 4-micron thick diaphragm that delivers a beautifully lush, balanced sound
  • Three selectable polar patterns: cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional (figure-8)
  • Ideal for recording music, capturing voice for video projects, podcasting or live-streaming
  • Low self-noise and superior linearity makes the CL8A a perfect microphone for ASMR setups
  • Smooth, wide 20Hz–20kHz frequency response delivers a balanced, detailed sound
  • Switchable high-pass filter at 100Hz removes unwanted low frequency content
  • Selectable 10dB attenuation pad prevents overloading the onboard Preamplifier when used on loud sound sources


Switchable 10dB pad for handling extremely high SPL

Solid die cast construction

36-52 Volt phantom power operation

Specifications

  • Element: Condenser
  • Diaphragm Thickness: 4 microns
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Bidirectional
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: Up to -40 dBV/Pa
  • Max SPL (Pad Off): Up to 147 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise: Up to 77 dB
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 17 dB
  • Power Supply: 48 VDC ± 3 V