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Rode Microphones M3 Multi-Powered Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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The RØDE M3 is an extremely versatile, low-noise wide-response, small diaphragm cardioid condenser than can save your bacon in a number of ways. For ...Read More
The RØDE M3 is an extremely versatile, low-noise wide-response, small diaphragm cardioid condenser than can save your bacon in a number of ways. For example, say you show up to record a gig and there's not enough phantom powered inputs left for miking an acoustic guitar or drum overheads. No sweat. Just an M3 or two, some 9-volt batteries, and you're good to go. Of course, if phantom power is not an issue and you're just looking for an affordable studio mic for acoustic guitars, drum overheads, or percussive instruments that can capture the transients and highs with excellent sound quality, the M3 has got you covered.
An end-address condenser microphone, the RØDE M3 features a heavy-duty metal body, category-leading low self-noise, three stage pad (O, -10db, -20db), a battery status LED and a high-pass filter.
The M3 microphone comes complete with windshield and stand mount, and can be powered via a 9V battery or 24-48V Phantom.
No phantom power — no problem!
- Heavy-duty metal body
- Internal capsule shock mount
- High level of RF rejection
- Switched high pass filter @ 80Hz-12dB/Oct (-10 and -20dB PAD)
- Low handling noise
- Heat-treated high-strength mesh head
- Battery status indicator
- 9V Battery Power and 24 - 48V phantom power
- Zippered microphone pouch, popshield and RM3 Mic Clip included
- Designed and manufactured in Australia
Feeling powerless? Order an M3 or two (mics are better in pairs) and you'll have the power to record quality sound anywhere!
M3 Multi-Powered Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
- Acoustic Principle: Permanently Polarised Condenser
- Directional Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Range: 40Hz ~ 20,000Hz selectable High Pass Filter (HPF) @ 80Hz 12dB/octave
- Sensitivity: -40dB +/-3dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz (6.3mV/Pa @ 94dB SPL)
- Output Impedence: 200 Ohms
- Equivalent Noise: 21dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
- Maximum Output +9.22dBu (@ 1% THD into 1k Ohms)
- Dynamic Range: 121dB (per IEC651)
- Maximum SPL: 142dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1k Ohms load)
- Signal/Noise: 73dB SPL (@ 1kHz, rel 1Pa)
- Power Req.: 1.6mA — battery, 6.5mA - 48V Phantom Power
- Battery Life: >200 hours
- Output Connection: 3 pin XLR, balanced output between Pin 2 (+), Pin 3 (-) and Pin 1 (ground)
- Net Weight: 390g (no battery) Shipping Weight 1,285g
- Length: 225mm (8 3/4")
- Diameter: Ø33mm (1 5/16")
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Comments about Rode Microphones M3 Multi-Powered Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:
Acquired the Rode M3 condenser for $1 through Rode's mic deal after purchasing a pair of Rode NT2-A mics from Musicians Friend. Didn't really need the battery feature, but it's nice to have in a pinch. Used it to record vocal, viola & acoustic guitar in the home studio, and was very pleased with the results. Clear, colorless sound with plenty of gain. Good cardioid pattern with excellent off-axis rejection. Compared it to Shure 57, Beta 58 & 87 and much prefer the M3 for sound quality & signal output. Seems to be sturdy and very well built. Adjustments are a little difficult to access, but at least they are there.With a pair of NT2-As around, will probably not use for vocals except for location recordings. Warning: when powering up phantom power, keep the mixer level/monitor output down as there is a hefty "thump." Compares well with mics costing much more. I'm fast becoming a Rode devotee. Now, if Musicians Friend will just run the Rode Classic II on the Stupid Deal of the Day...