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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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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
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (18)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good audio (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Versatile (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (9)

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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5.0

I would buy this product again for the value.

By 

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 

    from North arkansas

    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 

      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 

          from Virginia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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 

            from Southeast North Carolina

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            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.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              nice micsu

              By 

              from Victoria Tx

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                inexpensive solution for drums overhead

                By 

                from Reading, PA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Clear Wide Pickup Range
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Plenty Of Signal Strength

                Cons

                • Limited Bass Response
                • Limited Functions
                • Uneven Response Curve

                Best Uses

                • Cymbals Mic For Kit Drums
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                Being used as an overhead mic on a small jazz drum kit. Works admirably on the gig to add sparkle to the cymbals and snare. Phantom powered, plenty of pizazz at the board. Works well combined with a shure 57 on the bass drum, though limited bass response would prevent me from using the CAD alone for full range instruments or vocals. Good deal on Stupid Deal of the Day.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Stupid Deal, Smart Purchase

                By 

                from Florida

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about CAD C9 Cardioid Pencil Condenser Microphone:

                  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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Does the job very well

                  By 

                  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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Value for the price

                    By 

                    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.

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