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M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone  

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Infuse your recordings with the lush, classic sound of a rare, vintage mic using the Sputnik vacuum tube microphone from M-Audio. Equipped with a mil...Read More

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Multi-pattern vacuum tube condenser mic.

Infuse your recordings with the lush, classic sound of a rare, vintage mic using the Sputnik vacuum tube microphone from M-Audio. Equipped with a military-grade vacuum tube, Sputnik delivers an open, ultra-clean, and uncolored sound. This 6205M pentode tube is wired as a triode and features an inverted, socketless mount for improved audio integrity. Inside, the evaporated-gold diaphragm captures every detail. The head amp offers superior transient response and can be pushed to exhibit graceful overload characteristics. Three selectable polar patterns and a tuned brass backplate allow Sputnik to provide outstanding performance in any application. Tailor the response to match your needs using the switchable 10 dB pad and 80 Hz high-pass filter. This premium package comes complete with a dedicated power supply and seven-pin cable, shockmount, soft bag, and custom flight case.

FEATURES
  • 1" diameter evaporated gold diaphragm
  • Smooth, accurate sound
  • 3 switchable pickup patterns
  • Military-grade 6205M vacuum tube
  • Vintage tube warmth, fast response
  • Solid brass body and capsule

Launch your recordings further than before with Sputnik. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Type: Large-Diaphragm Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Diaphragm: 1" diameter; 3 micron evaporated 24 karat gold
  • Tube: Military-grade 6205M pentode, wired as a triode
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid / Figure-Eight / Omni (switchable)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz; ± 1 dB
  • Sensitivity: 30 mV/Pa (-30.5 dB V)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 132dB; 142 dB using -10 dB Pad
  • Equivalent noise level: 18dB—A weighted
  • Output impedance: 200 Ω; transformer isolated
  • Recommended load impedance: 1 k Ω
  • Power requirement: Dedicated supply (provided)
  • Connector: 7-pin cable
  • Dimensions (H x W X D): 8.25" x 3" x 2"
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs.
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M-AudioSputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

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        5.0

        Great mic

        By Jpoole

        from phoenix

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              Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              Very cool mic, got it at a SDOD and is a great value. Just sorry I didn't get two at the price. Sounds awsome on 12 string. Quality construction throughout.

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              5.0

              Phenomenal Mic

              By nlaw

              from Saint Paul, MN

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              Pros

              • Awesome Sound
              • Handy storage case
              • Sturdy build
              • Useful Accessories

              Cons

              • Chrome
              • SIZE

              Best Uses

              • Vocal

              Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              This is an awesome microphone. You could spend 5 times the price and not do as well. Primarily a vocal mic. I already owned 2, just bought 2 more. Online reviews coompare this mic to Neumannn U-47, U-67, and AKG C-12.

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              5.0

              great can be affordable

              By rick

              from damascus, ga

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              Pros

              • Looks good
              • Sounds Great
              • Well built

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio On Male Vocal

              Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              it's comparable to my blue kiwi.

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              5.0

              Just as good as the original release

              By Studiomonkey

              from Twin Cities, MN

              Pros

              • Glowing Warm And Clean
              • Low noise
              • Solidly Built
              • Upgraded Power Supply

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Kick Drum Room Mic
              • Male Vocals Strings Horns

              Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              I couldn't resist the new price, but wondered if this new version was going to be as good as the original. In and A/B test, the re-issue sounded as good or better than the original. Comes with flight case, shock mount, 7-pin cable and power supply.

              Swap out the transformer and you've got a mic worth several times more than it's asking price.

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