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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
 
4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8)

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.

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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4.0

Wish i had bought two.

By Big Al

from Virginia

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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.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good mike

    By Ben_51004

    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 eres tu

      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:

        Like

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        inexpensive solution for drums overhead

        By GuitarGeezerGuy

        from Reading, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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 Dennis Ristow

        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 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.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 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

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Stupid Deal Of The Day=Super Deal

              By Harmony Kat

              from Troy, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

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              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.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Haven't used it yet.....

              By Tickle

              from Detroit

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              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

                    (1 of 2 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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