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CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone   

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Designed for drum overheads, but capable of capturing any signal with high-end detail. Add some sparkle to your mix with the CAD C9. Mic clip include...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Cardioid condenser for overheads and more.

      Designed for drum overheads, but capable of capturing any signal with high-end detail. Add some sparkle to your mix with the CAD C9. Mic clip included. It is flat between 200Hz and 5kHz, with a gentle rise into 6K through 8K, dropping off precipitously at 10K. These go very well in pairs.

      FEATURES
      • Great for cymbals: overheads, hi-hat
      • Works well for acoustic Instruments
      • Low profile
      • Quality clip included

      Order today and see how good your cymbals really are.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone

      • Operating Principle: Condenser
        Polar Pattern: Cardioid
        Frequency Response: 40Hz to 13KHz
        Sensitivity: -41dBV (8.9mV) @ 1 Pa
        Impedance: 230 ohms
        Power Requirements: P12, P24, P48, 11mA(P48)
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      CADC9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone
       
      4.4

      (based on 24 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      96%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Compact (22)
      • Good audio (19)
      • Easy to use (18)
      • Lightweight (18)
      • Versatile (14)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (15)
      • Performances (13)
      • Amateur recording (9)
      • Professional recording (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (12), Professional musician (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Stupid Deal, Smart Purchase

      I purchased a pair of C9s for home use. I have professional recording studio and I wanted a cheap stereo pair for home recording. So far I've used them on an acoustic guitar and...Read complete review

      I purchased a pair of C9s for home use. I have professional recording studio and I wanted a cheap stereo pair for home recording. So far I've used them on an acoustic guitar and upright piano. To get the best results I've placed the mics very close to the source in both cases. Too far away and you start to get more room ambiance and depending on the room acoustics, you may not want that. I am looking for a tighter sound and they sound very good if you close mic the source.

      For a Stupid Deal price they sound great for a home recording option.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Incorrect Specifications

      The specifications state that this mic has a hi-pass filter as well as a 10dB attenuator.

      It has neither.

      The specifications state that this mic has a hi-pass filter as well as a 10dB attenuator.

      It has neither.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Bang for Your Buck, Hands Down!

      By Elise

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

        I'm a sound designer, and I would say without reservation that a pair of these microphones is one of the best purchases I've made. The price is obviously a steal, especially considering how versatile this mic is. It's clear without being gritty, has a decent output level without a high noise floor, and is remarkably durable considering it's a pencil condenser. If I'm not recording a voice over or using my field recorder out and about, I use these mics exclusively when working on sound design, and I've never thought twice about it. They work great on every sound I've thrown their way!

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        5.0

        Mic It

        By Jeffrey

        from undisclosed

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

        Purchased two of these due to the price. (Stupid Deal of the Day) Added to the mic collection for my home studio to record overhead cymbals on drum kits.

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        5.0

        Exactly what I needed

        By copydo

        from Lawrenceville, GA

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

          I purchased for my home studio to record some acoustic guitar. I does the job well. I am pleased with the results of the recordings.

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          5.0

          Great mic for special uses

          By Jerry

          from undisclosed

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • limited frequency response 13k

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

          This is a really small mic. It works well for acoustic guitar (neck position), mandolin and banjo. It is a bit limited in frequency response on the high end but that works well in a live situation where high end feedback is a problem. 13k will still get a lot of the upper brightness that most can hear.

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          5.0

          Nice mic, good price

          By Cajon guy

          from North shore Lake Superior

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

            Bought this to pick up brush work on the face of my cajon. Also have a kick drum mic in a grommet in the back panel.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again for the value.

            By Drummer Dave A.

            from Grand Haven, Michigan

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

              Bought this mic to use on my drum kit for the high hat and am very pleased with how it brings out the high frequencies. It is definitely doing the job during live performances and the price was great!

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              5.0

              Killer sound

              By Joe

              from Melbourne, Ark

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                I've used this mic for recording acoustic guitars and mining cymbals at a live, outdoor gig. It works perfectly.

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                4.0

                Good mic but not my favourite

                By DirtyB

                from Albany, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                    I bought on a Stupid Deal like most other people. Since it was half off I don't feel like I have the right to complain. I got it for acoustic guitar and it was decent because I had nothing else (I owned mostly dynamic mics at the time) to record acoustic with. but I wouldn't pay wholesale for this mic as I felt it was too thin sounding on the acoustic. CAD is a fantastic company and I own two m179s which are absolutely amazing but for double the price of one of these(which is steal a steal). I use them for acoustic guitar as well as overheads and I love them. The only thing the C9 gets used for now is spot-miking hi-hats, because of it's brighter sound It is perfect for that simple task.

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                    4.0

                    Wish i had bought two.

                    By Big Al

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Recording Guitar

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                      I had to record some folks all in the same room and wanted to get a good level on the guitar. I was amazed how much it picked up. Over all this mic is great for drums, guitar, or mid to high end sounds.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good mike

                      By Ben_51004

                      from Southeast North Carolina

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                        Right now I have this set up to mike my hi-hat. This will be used for amateur recordings and performances. Gives a nice clear sound. I'm very satisfied with the mike at this point, although I do wish it had come with a windscreen for outside use. Good value in my opinion.

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