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Oct 1, 2002 12:00 PM

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ACO Pacific ICP1248

Now, industrial accelerometers and microphone preamps like the ACOtron 4212 can be added to your recording repertoire. The ICP1248 converts 18-48VDC phantom power (12 VDC at reduced performance) to 4mA Constant Current Line Drive (ICP"[PCB]) power, so you can use accelerometers, the 7052SYS and MK224 mic systems and other ACOtron, CCLD, IEPE, PCB ICPTM and B&K Deltatron equipment to measure and record from your phantom-powered equipment. Retail: $150.

ACO Pacific 7052SM

Combining the high-stability 7052S Type 1.5 Titanium-Diaphragm measurement microphone, 4212 ACOtron ICP PCB preamp, WS1 windscreen and ICP1248 phantom-to-ICP converter provides a stage/studio/measurement system featuring 4Hz to above 20kHz response, 14dBA noise floor, and over 140dB SPL (<1%THD) system capable of driving long lines at 14 Vpp. The true measurement mic construction assures a high degree of both long-term and temperature stability.
2604 Read Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002
650/595-8588; fax 650/591-2891
www.acopacific.com

ADK Model ST

The Model "ST" is a Class-A FET design featuring three polar patterns, pad and bass roll-off. Designed for both live and studio applications, this mic has a smooth response curve that's flattering on both male and female vocals. Applications include "point-source" pickup of multiple voices/instruments (bluegrass to barbershop quartet), as well as high-SPL applications such as a drums and amplifiers. Price TBA.

ADK Multipattern Tube Mic

Debuting at AES is an all-new 12AX7 vacuum tube-driven, multipattern vocal microphone that features a transverse-mounted, hemi-head design. Details and pricing TBA.
Ridgefield, WA
360/566-9400
www.adkmic.com

AEA R78

AEA's R78 ribbon microphone continues the classic RCA 44's tradition of sensual sound. The R78 is a dedicated figure-8 ribbon mic optimized for vocals, voice-overs, character voice and on-air work, with the comfortable intimate clarity and extended bottom of the figure-8 44 in a smaller physical package with an extended top end. The physical package is based on the familiar 77 Series. Options: switchable highpass filter, black/chrome radio finish and Rycote "furry" wind filter.
1029 N. Allen Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
626/798-9128; fax 626/798-2378
www.wesdooley.com

Applied Microphone Technology ACC3 & ACC1

This multicondenser microphone system for accordion uses the latest components in micro-electronics, for an ultralow-mass, making placement easier than other systems. Housing most of the electronics outside of the accordion makes installation less complicated. With fewer holes to drill, it's easier and more dependable over many years of use. Its small size and low mass give users the ability to mount the mics permanently or temporarily.
Box 33
Livingston, NJ 07039-0033
973/665-2727; fax 973/994-5139
www.appliedmic.com

Audio-Technica AE2500 Dual-Element Mic

A-T's Artist Elite dual-element AE2500 is the ultimate kick drum mic. The revolutionary AE2500 has two elements (cardioid and dynamic) positioned in a perfect phase relationship and enclosed in a single housing. The dynamic element delivers the aggressive attack of the beater, while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. The AE2500 features an 80Hz highpass filter and -10dB pad, and it includes the new AT8471 isolation clamp. List: $699.

Audio-Technica AE3000

A-T's Artist Elite" AE3000 is a cardioid condenser for high-SPL instrument miking. This large-diaphragm, side-address mic features an 80Hz highpass filter and a -10dB pad, and it requires 11-52VDC phantom power. The AE3000 has a 20-20,000Hz frequency response, 137dB dynamic range, 11 dB of self-noise and 158dB SPL handling. It includes the new AT8471 isolation clamp. List: $379.
1221 Commerce Dr.
Stow, OH 44224
330/686-2600; fax 330/686-0719
www.audio-technica.com

Audix D6 Kick Drum Mic

The latest D Series pro instrument mic, the cardioid D6, provides huge, clean, undistorted kick drum reproduction from nearly any position, without needing to find the drum's "sweet spot." The D6 uses the same mounting clip as other D Series mics, and also fits Audix's popular D-vice and D-flex units for convenient on-drum mounting with shock isolation. Response is 3015k Hz. MSRP: $349.
Box 4010
Wilsonville, OR 97070
503/682-6933; fax 503/682-7114
www.audixusa.com

Beyerdynamic MCE494

Beyerdynamic has introduced a novel miniature microphone—the MCE 494, designed to be used by journalists and conference delegates, and in other dialog-acquisition applications using semi-pro recording media, PDAs or laptop computers. The mic is designed to improve the response characteristics significantly over the microphones fitted internally in such devices, transforming the audio quality and making it suitable for broadcast.

Beyerdynamic MC930

This high-quality, small-diaphragm condenser features a wide 40-20,000Hz response and 71dB signal-to-noise ratio. The switchable, 6dB/octave, 250Hz low-cut filter reduces popping noise when close-miking. With the WS101 windscreen and -15dB switchable pre-attenuation, the MC 930 can also be used for handheld vocals. Its cardioid pattern offers high gain-before-feedback and eliminates noise from the rear, making it suitable for studio, live or contracting use.
56 Central Ave.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
631/293-3200; fax 631/293-3288
www.beyerdynamic.com

Brauner Phantom C

The first non-tube (FET) large-diaphragm mic from legendary German mic builder Dirk Brauner, the Phantom C is a phantom-powered cardioid condenser. The Phantom offers 8dBa self-noise, 28mV/Pa sensitivity and 142dB max SPL at 0.5% THD. Intended for lead vocals and voice-over applications, the mic's sound has been tailored for "big" up-close recording, with trademark Brauner transparency at a distance. MSRP: $1,380.
Dist. by Transamerica Audio Group
4760 W. Dewey Dr., Suite 129
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702/365-5155; fax 702/365-5145
www.dirk-brauner.com

CAD Global Audio M37

CAD's Global Audio line of cardioid condenser mics includes the M37 single-pattern, side-address mic featuring a 1-inch, gold-sputtered single diaphragm, 143dB SPL handling (with pad), transformerless balanced output circuits, a 20dB noncapacitive pad and stainless-steel internal pop filter. MSRP: $159.
341 Harbor St.
Conneaut, OH 44030
800/762-9266
www.cadmics.com

DPA 4015 Wide Cardioid

When an omni is too ambient and a cardioid is too narrow, the DPA 4015 is the perfect fill-in. The 4015's polar pattern is a wide cardioid, attenuating less to the sides and back than a traditional first-order cardioid. Linear on-axis frequency response: 40-20k Hz, ±2 dB at 60 cm, with a soft high-frequency lift (max. 3 dB) from 10 to 15 kHz. The mic is phantom-powered (P48) and transformerless, and it handles 158dB peak SPLs. List: $1,850.

DPA 4041-ST

Low self-noise and high sensitivity make the 4041 ideal for detailed work, such as vocals, strings and other acoustic instruments with large dynamics. Self-noise is typically 8 dBA (max 9 dBA), and THD is less than 0.5% at 120dB SPL peak. The phantom-powered 4041 is available in three different versions; a modular design enables the capsule to be unscrewed from the preamplifier, offering options of 48- or 130-volt powered solid-state preamps and a 130V tube technology preamp. List: $3,270.
335 Gage Ave., Suite 1
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2M 5E1
510/745-1158; fax 519/745-2364
www.dpamicrophones.com

Electro-Voice RE510

This supercardioid handheld condenser features a Warm Grip handle, smooth bandwidth, low distortion and wide dynamic range. A LF boost switch beneath the ball screen offers configuration as a classic-sounding live vocal mic or high-performance studio mic. In roll-off configuration, low end compensates for proximity effect, and upper-mid frequencies offer clear and natural response. In Studio mode, the low-end response is lifted, creating a versatile instrument mic.
Dist. by Telex Communications
12000 Portland Ave. South Burnsville, MN 55337
952/736-3901; fax 952/736-4582
www.telex.com

Groove Tubes Model 1B/1B-FET

The Groove Tubes Model 1B is an excellent mic, delivering better performance and sound than prestigious mics costing much more. This enhanced reissue of our legendary Model 1A side-address, true condenser features a hand-assembled 1.10-inch diameter capsule with an amazingly thin 3-micron evaporated-gold diaphragm. Groove Tubes' rigorous quality control also ensures that your mic is within ±1 dB of our "golden mic" spec. Available in tube or FET versions.
Dist. by M-Audio
45 E Saint Joseph St.
Arcadia, CA 91007
626/445-2842; fax 626/445-7564
www.m-audio.com

MXL 603Spr

The 603Spr Recording Package contains two 603S mics, which are matched and include shockmounts and a rugged flight case. The 603S condenser mics are best used as drum overheads and in guitar-miking applications. The 603S has a 20mm gold-deposited diaphragm with a 20-25k Hz frequency response. The polar pattern is sub-cardioid. The 603S is internally wired with world-renowned Mogami cable. The package has a MAP price of $249.
1910E Maple Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
800/800-6608; fax 310/333-0688
www.mxlmics.com

Oktava ML52 Ribbon Mic

Oktava's expertise, gained throughout the years as they were Russia's sole manufacturer of ribbon mics, was used to produce this unique mic. The classic sound of the double-ribbon filament, expansive frequency response and nonexistent noise floor, used with a good preamp is ideal for digital recording and many other applications. Eminently suited to string and brass instruments, the ML52 gives a sparkling but never harsh overall sound and a particularly pleasing smooth sound on vocals.

Oktava MKL2500

The 6C315-P tube in the MKL2500, with the gold-sputtered 33mm capsule, gives enough third-harmonic distortion to brighten and add warmth to any sound source. Oktava mics are well-known for great prices, and the MKL2500 is no exception. All engineers can now benefit from the tube sound without paying huge prices. The MKL2500 is a fine all-around mic, suiting digital recording perfectly, adding character to digital recordings and maintaining a very low noise floor.
Dist. by A&F McKay Audio
Unit 6, Colhook Industrial Park, Petworth, Sussex, UK GU28 9LP
(+44) 142/870-8400
www.oktava.net

Pauly Superscreen Pop Filters

German-made Pauly Superscreen Pop Filters are only available in the U.S. via www.transaudiodirect.com. Manufactured by Tonmeister Hilmar Pauly, using proprietary materials, these Superscreens outperform any other currently available, with increased high end and unparalleled wind rejection—a must-have for confidently capturing up-close, intimate vocal takes. Measuring 4" inches in diameter and—-inch deep, they have a unique non-scratch, adjustable clamp for easy mounting directly to the microphone body. MSRP: $130-$140.
Dist. by Transaudio Direct
4760 W. Dewey Dr., Suite 129
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702/365-5155; fax 702/365-5145
www.transaudiodirect.com

Schoeps U.S. Edition Mic Sets

Redding Audio, in cooperation with Schalltechnik Schoeps GmbH, is pleased to introduce a new series of U.S. Edition Microphone Sets. Available only in the U.S. through authorized Schoeps dealers, the sets comprise our most popular amp/capsule combinations with accessories in a custom wooden case—at additional cost savings to customers. The initial offering includes four single microphone sets. These sets include a CMC6 amplifier with capsule, an SG20 stand clamp and B5 foam popscreen.
Dist. by Redding Audio
97 South Main St., #10
Newtown, CT 06470
203/270-1808; fax 203/270-2934
www.reddingaudio.com

SE Electronics (TBK) Z-5600 Tube Mic

This studio tube condenser has a 24-carat gold-sputtered diaphragm that's increased from a standard 1 inch to a super-large 1.07 inches. This results in a fatter bottom-end response and a higher sensitivity. The Z-5600 uses a replaceable 12AT7 tube circuit with very low self-noise. Features include a 9-position polar pattern selector on its custom power supply, allowing users to switch gradually between the omni, cardioid and figure-8 patterns, providing superior control in any recording environment. Includes p/s, shockmount and aluminum briefcase. Retail: $649.
21 621 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
408/873-8606; fax 408/873-7670
www.seelectronics.com

Shure SM86

Combining the ruggedness of Shure's legendary SM line with the studio-quality audio of a Shure condenser, the SM86 handheld vocal microphone has a cardioid polar pattern and a wide frequency response of 50-18k Hz. The mic additionally delivers high gain-before-feedback and a tailored frequency response for clear reproduction of vocals. Accessories with each unit include a microphone clip and vinyl storage pouch. MSRP is $300.

Shure KSM109/SL

The three new KSM condenser instrument mics feature transformerless preamplifier circuitry and an extended frequency response for a smooth and focused reproduction. The mechanically switching dual-pattern KSM141, cardioid KSM137 and cardioid KSM109 will be introduced at AES 2002. MSRP ranges from $305 to $770.
222 Hartrey Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
847/866-2200; fax 847/866-2279
www.shure.com

Sony ECM-88 Lavalier

Sony Electronics introduces a comprehensive range of new mic products at this year's AES. Sony's new ECM-88 lavalier electret condenser microphone integrates unique technology in its miniature microphone capsule by incorporating a dual-diaphragm structure. The ECM-88 offers extremely low handling noise and unparalleled high sound quality.
1 Sony Dr.
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
800/686-7669
www.sony.com/proaudio

Soundelux EFET 47

The EFET 47 is designed for the same application niche as a classic FET47 and 87FET combined. Soundelux achieved this dual-purpose application by building two mics into one: a top-quality German capsule mated to two completely different-sounding sets of internal mic electronics via a convenient switch for amazing performance at an amazing price. Includes low-cut switch and attenuation pad. MSRP: $2,100.
Dist. by Transamerica Audio
4760 W. Dewey Dr., Suite 129
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702/365-5155; fax 702/365-5145
www.transaudiogroup.com

SoundField 422B

SoundField lowers the price of B-format output microphones and offers the ability to use 5.1 with the introduction of the 422B microphone. The 422B can be mated with the two-rackspace SoundField SP 451 decoder for 5.1 output. The SPS422B can operate in an infinite number of continuously variable polar pattern and stereo width combinations. The 422B is priced at $5,000.
Dist. by Transamerica Audio Group
4760 W. Dewey Dr., Suite 129
Las Vegas, NV 89118
702/365-5155; fax 702/365-5145

Telefunken USA Ela M 250/251

Telefunken is back with reissues of the classic Ela M 250/251 studio tube microphones. Debuting at AES, these mics are hand-built in the USA to original German specs, with the same methods used to make the originals 40 years ago. Telefunken USA also offers replacement parts for all Ela M and U47/48 mics, cables, power supplies, CK-12 capsules and restoration of vintage mics.
860/882-5919
www.telefunkenusa.com
www.soundfieldusa.com






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