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CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone  

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The TSM411 is a compact and rugged dynamic microphone designed for high-impact sound sources such as snare, toms, congas, guitar and keyboard amps. T...Read More

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Low-profile instrument mic.

The TSM411 is a compact and rugged dynamic microphone designed for high-impact sound sources such as snare, toms, congas, guitar and keyboard amps. The supercardioid pickup pattern rejects unwanted ambient sounds and focuses on the sound source directly in front of it for a cleaner mix. The microphone’s new duo-point suspension’s secret is an internal polymer floatation device decoupling the rare-earth assembly from the metal enclosure greatly reducing unwanted mechanical sounds from microphone stands. The included rubber mic clip provides additional isolation.

Excellent for snare drum, mounted toms, floor toms, guitar cabinets, brass Instruments and more.

FEATURES
  • Great for high-impact sources such as snares, toms, congas and amps
  • Supercardioid pattern
  • Duo-point suspension reduces unwanted noise from stands
  • Includes rubber mic clip

Order now and focus your instrument miking like never before.

SPECIFICATIONS

TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone

  • Operating Principle: Moving coil dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 100Hz to 15KHz
  • Sensitivity: -56dBV (1.6mV) @ 1 Pa
  • Impedance: 310 ohms
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CADTSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (25)
  • Compact (20)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Durable (18)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (16)
    • Home studio (14)
    • Amateur recording (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Professional recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (13), Experienced (12)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect on my guitar amp!

    By sdenham

    from Iowa

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      All I can say is "wow!" I replaced an old AKG mic I was using on my amp for live performance... this one is twice as loud and the tone crystal clear. Haven't tried it on other instruments, but on a guitar amp, I've verrrrry pleased!

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      5.0

      Very happy so far.

      By Bob2loud

      from Northern N.J.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        To avoid the onstage clutter of an additional mic stand, I used a multi-clamp and flexible gooseneck to mount the mic to my bongo stand. The included rubber mic holder helps isolate the body from unwanted noise from the stand. The added gooseneck with a slight bend also helps. The bongos sound excellent through the PA. Would buy again

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great buy, nice mic for the money

        By dogsnapper

        from iowa city, ia

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

          I bought one of these to use on a cajon--I place it on a short stand in front of the drum toward the top, along with a bass drum mic mounted inside. The combination of the two mics gives me a great sound. I didn't know what to expect, as I have a couple of other CADS that I would describe as cheaply made, but the reviews for this were good and the price was right so I took a chance. Turns out that this is a well-built, sturdy mic with a good sound for my purposes and a small footprint. The mount is especially well designed for keeping the mic right where you want it. I choose it over an SM57 for my live performances. After gigging with it regularly for a few months I like it enough that I just ordered a second one. I do agree with others that it would be nice if it came with a bag or case of some sort, but for this price I think I can find something to put it in.

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          5.0

          Great Mics - Great service

          By Gary

          from Australia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              Great Mics. Very easy to use. I like the shock mount for isolation on drums. Full tom sound and crisp bottom snare mic too.

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              4.0

              An sm57 clone almost...

              By Redgypsy

              from Whidbey island

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                Bought this one as an evaluation unit.
                Plan on getting several more.
                Can buy 4 for the cost of an sm57.
                Put mic side by side to sm57.
                Close enough for horseshoes.

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                4.0

                A good value

                By Old Strummer

                from Mineral Point, WI

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                These mics work great on drums. Small format means the drummer hits them less often. Well built and durable. Did a direct comparison with an SM57 on a guitar cab. Better highs and definition. A great value for the price.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good, lower profile mic on toms

                By deadly_do_rock

                from columbus, ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • No Obvious Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                good, low profile on your toms. I didn't need the more expensive condensers, and I didn't want a 57 on the toms = Too much length with mic and cable. Of course, I do like the 57 on the snare!
                Seemed to give our sound man what he needed to eq my toms live. Used them with the Audix D-Vice clip, mounted on the rim. Pleased with the product.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for Guitar Cabs

                By raymart86

                from Kansas City

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Smooth Mid-punch

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                  This is the second of these CAD mics I've purchased. Excellent value for the price point. I prefer this mic over an SM57 for guitar cabs. SM57's are a standard, but because they are such a diverse mic and have a broader spectrum of tone, they require more EQ to dial in that punchy mid range on an electric guitar cabinet. I really like the smooth quality of this mic and it's also a little smaller up against the grill of an amp, so if you're in a tight space it helps give you a little more room.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Mic

                  By Axeman61

                  from Boise, Idaho

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                    This little mic seems to have many uses in my studio. I've used it on toms (great because of almost no bleed), guitar cabs (very accurate) and along with a ribbon on acoustic guitar, quick, easy and good. Very impressed with this one.

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                    4.0

                    Impressive

                    By 12string

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Excellent Directional Mic
                    • Pick Up Range Just Right

                    Cons

                    • None at this time

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                    Set. up at guitar height and below vocal mic. Picked up 12 string acoustic guitar excellently, great sound. Did not pick up ambient noises

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