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CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone  

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Overview

  • Great for cymbals: overheads, hi-hat
  • Works well for acoustic Instruments
  • Low profile
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $90.00
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    - $30.01
  • Your Price:
    $5999

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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. Features include hi-pass filter and attenuator. Mic clip included. It is flat betweem 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

Order today and see how good your cymbals really are.

 

C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Operating Principle: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz to 13KHz
  • Sensitivity: -41dBV (8.9mV) @ 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 230 ohms
  • Hi-pass Filter: 200Hz, 6dB/oct
  • Attenuator: 10dB
  • Power Requirements: P12, P24, P48, 11mA(P48)
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CADC9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Performances (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works well for my little set-up

    I bought this on a whim as a "Stupid Deal of the Day" mainly because I needed a decent mic to record acoustic guitar and possibly some scratch vocals. I I'm...Read complete review

    I bought this on a whim as a "Stupid Deal of the Day" mainly because I needed a decent mic to record acoustic guitar and possibly some scratch vocals. I I'm using a small, inexpensive setup: M-Audio StudioPro 3 powered monitors, Behringer Xenyx 802 6 channel phantom powered mixer into Cubase LE 5(Windows 7 Version. This mic is very clear sounding with and balanced in my opinion. I like the compact size too. Wish I had bought 2 of them so that I could experiment with ambient stereo fields. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.

    VS

    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

    Does the job very well

    By MRich

    from Philadelphia PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Priced Right
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acosutic Guitar
      • Performances

      Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

      I picked this up on one the Stupid Deal offers. I use this mic for live acoustic performances (when there is no sound system) to augment the piezo pickup sound of my guitars. This mic is wide open sonically - I use a Behringer mixer w/ phantom power and I do roll off a bit of the upper treble. I situate the mic over the bridge area on a classical guitar then blend the piezo and mic signals to suit the sound. It works great.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Value for the price

      By TJ

      from Nebraska

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Pretty Good Overall

      Cons

      • Not very sensitive

      Best Uses

        Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

        Being used as an overhead drum microphone and does a decent job. The sensitivity is OK but it is a good value for the price.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Stupid Deal Of The Day=Super Deal

        By Harmony Kat

        from Southport, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Small Powerful

        Cons

        • Must have phantom power

        Best Uses

        • Acoustic Guitar
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

        Powerful little mic good for acoustic guitars and drums. Smaller than I thought but that turned out to be a good thing. If you have a small PA make sure it has phantom power or you can't use this. Super mic if you by on the Stupid Deal Of The Day. I don't think I would pay retail though.

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        (0 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Haven't used it yet.....

        By Tickle

        from Detroit

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

              Looks good, kinda smaller than it appeared on web site. Hope to use it for drum overhaed, and on accoustic guitar.
              Won't have time in near future, so can't say one way or the other how it performs.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great little mic for the price

              By Guitar George

              from Pacifica, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                Wish I'd bought TWO!

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                4.0

                Works great, especially for the price

                By BBK228

                from Saratoga Springs, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                  Like most on here, I grabbed these as a Deal-Of-The-Day. I have been using a pair of Behringers as my drum overheads but wanted a second pair to put out front of the band for live recording without losing my OHs. I ran a comparison, mounting both the Behringer pair and these in an X/Y over my drums along with a Shure Beta52 on my bass drum. The C9s are a little brighter than the Behringers. I then added a Behringer B2 about 4 ft. in front of my kit (Pearl Reference) and found the brightness of that combined w/ the C9s was a little too bright for my recording. I think when recording I will stick with the Behringers as overheads, the Beta52 on the bass and the B2 in front, but for live I will just use the C9s and use the Behringers out front to record the band. These could also easily be used for acoustic guitar and other acoustic instruments and would provide enough brightness to keep everything clear in the mix. Very handy little mics!

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Incorrect Specifications

                  By JohnAKent

                  from Central VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • No Attenuator
                  • No Hi-Pass Filter

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

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

                    It has neither.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Bang for the buck

                    By bullheadamplification

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                        I managed to pick up the CAD C9 pencil condenser mic during a Stupid Deal of the Day. WOW. Even at it's listed price, it does an excellent job for the dough. Great clarity and decent noise floor. No pad or low freq roll off, but I didn't expect that for the money spent. I just ran a quick test and threw the mic on an acoustic guitar. Perfect. I have over 28yrs experience in the industry and LOVE deals like this. Very unexpected, but excellent!

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Mic

                        By Bubbab37291673

                        from Texas

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Needs To Be Cheaper

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                        Great bang for your buck!

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Surprising

                        By SoundGuy1

                        from Michiana

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                          Quite surprised at the quality of the sound. I bought these to use as overheads for drums. I had an gig the day they arrived and thought I would just plug them in to see how they sound. I had one of the crew just speak into them while I was at foh. His voice came through quite clear and natural sounding. No channel EQ was needed.

                          These mics are quite compact in size and lightweight which make them manageable on fully extended booms and small enough to get in and around compact drum kits. I'm looking forward to putting this on an acoustic guitar and other stringed instruments.

                          If they prove useful in a few other applications I think I'll add another pair or two.

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