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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 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (31)
  • Compact (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Durable (23)
  • Versatile (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (19)
    • Performances (19)
    • Amateur recording (16)
    • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Professional recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (14), Novice (3)

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    Great cabinet Mic

    By Sid Malicious

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

    I used this to mic a guitar cabinet. I use a Tascam DR-03 with onboard microphones and could never seem to get a good sound. I ran a cable with a 3.5mm plug from the TSM411 to the recorder and I get clear sound no matter how loud the volume is and switching from clean to dirty is no problem now. I got this from the STDOTD and am very impressed with the performance even at full price.

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    5.0

    Nice little instrument mic

    By BrianinBuffalo

    from Buffalo NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      I bought it as a "Stupid Deal of the Day" to try out as a harmonica mic. Nice find! Fits nicely in your hand, and supercardiod pattern makes it easier to avoid feedback if you get out from behind your amp. Sound quality rivals a Shure SM-57, for a lot less money. Shock mount makes it work nicely as an instrument mic for amps, and it will take the sound pressure created if you use it as a drum mic. I haven't had it long enough to evaluate durability, but I expect it to do well.

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      5.0

      Very nice for the price

      By B.R.

      from St. Louis

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      Excellent value considering the price paid. Bought as the stupid deal of the day. The TSM411 has much sturdier and rugged construction that other CAD mics I have purchased.
      Would buy it again.

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      4.0

      wow beter than i thought.

      By Boss1972

      from Santa Ana,CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Better Than I Thought
      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Should Of Got More

      Best Uses

      • Church
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      These mic,s work great .My drums sound more clear and ,Ilove them. drumer like them as well.i wish i had got more .

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      4.0

      Nice general purpose instrument mic

      By mofoya

      from texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        I got this mic when it was on sale for the SDOTD. I needed a workhorse instrument mic for my home studio and thought it might fit the bill; and the price that day was right!

        Packaging was minimal; just a little white box with some bubble wrap, the mic and its stand mount, and a 1 page spec sheet from the manufacturer. It arrived in perfect condition, although the color of the mic is a bit darker in person compared to the pictures online. The darker color looks better anyway IMO.

        The rubber holder/stand mount works well and i feel that I'll never have to worry that this mic will fall out of its clip... ever. The rubber part completely surrounds the mic so you have to remove the cable to put it on. In my situation, it will literally live on the stand full time, so this is a plus for me.

        The mic itself is heavier and more solid feeling than I imagined. It doesn't feel cheap at all and seems like it will withstand years of earsplitting solos and whacks with drumsticks!

        First thing I did was to audition the mic with my voice through my DSP and some headphones. First impression was good. My speech was loud, clear, and balanced sounding. I added a long delay so i could hear only the reproduction.

        Later, I recorded an acoustic guitar track I've been itching to get down. Good results again in this application. I did have to boost the lows a little bit to get a balanced sound, but only a tiny bit. The mids and highs were very well defined with no EQing. After adding some effects (EQ, reverb, doubler, hint of chorus...) the track was starting to sound better that I expected!

        Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with the performance of this mic! For SDOTD the price, it cant be beat! Even at normal price it would make a solid home studio mic and it would be great back up for live use. It is meant to be a drum mic, but I cannot comment about its performance in that context.

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        5.0

        Handy little fella

        By Jessie Hoda

        from SC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

          Plug in and rock and roll.

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          (1 of 2 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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