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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. Features 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. 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.

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
  • 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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (8)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Performances (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

    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.

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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.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    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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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stupid Deal, Smart Purchase

    By Dennis Ristow

    from Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

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    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

      (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.

        Comment on this review

        (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 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 18 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!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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!

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 6 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

                      (3 of 4 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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