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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 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (37)
  • Compact (31)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Durable (27)
  • Versatile (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (23)
  • Home studio (22)
  • Amateur recording (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Professional recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (18), Novice (3)

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5.0

Excellent value

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from Metro Detroit

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

    I have used this mic for various snare drums in live settings. If you know a little bit about EQing (find the frequency that keeps the snare sounding natural while allowing it to find a step on the ladder of the mix) , mic placement (put it close enough to allow some air movement between the head and the mic, but not enough to reduce the natural volume) , and gain structuring (USE THE TRIM OR GAIN KNOB ON YOUR MIXER and watch a youtube video on gain structuring. It will seriously take five minutes to understand) , you will have very good to excellent results with this inexpensive product. The quality of the snare, and the life left in the snare head have a lot to do with it also, but those are usually variables beyond your control unless you are the drummer.

    The built in clip is a great addition. If you plan on getting one of those snare rim clip on clamps, you may want to get two. I was recently at a gig where the expensive Shure clip was to rigid to accommodate an extra deep rim. I found a cheap Chinese clamp that works just fine as a first stringer or as a backup. Also, one could break, and, to date, I have never seen anyone successfully hang a snare drum mic the way you can hang one on a guitar amp.

    The price was a great deal also.

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    5.0

    Great Little Amp Mic

    By 

    from New Jersey

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        I have mic'd my amps with a Shure SM57 or SM58 for as long as I can remember (and I have been playing live gigs for 40 years). Lately like most things it was important to downsize my equipment because I now play more often in quieter rooms with smaller amps etc. I put an Amp Clamp (highly recommended)on my amp and use the SM57 to mic it into the PA for a more balanced mix. The problem is that in smaller rooms with smaller stages the SM57 mic sticks out to far and I keep backing into it. I saw the CAD on a "Stupid Deal" sale and read some excellent reviews about it. I bought one and have used it on my amp for the last 6 months and am very pleased. While I haven't taken the time to A/B the CAD with an SM57 I don't notice a difference and that alone is good. The CAD is less that half the size of the SM57 and doesn't get in the way. I'm pleased with my purchase and recommend it to any guitar player who is mic'ing his amp.

        Just a reminder: this is a condenser microphone that needs phantom power.

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        5.0

        Great little mic for recording

        By 

        from Burlington, NC

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Good sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        Great little mic at a good price. I paid SDOTD prices but would recommend this mic for recording even at regular price. Great sound reproduction. I'm using this on a guitar amp in a home recording aplication with a tabletop style mic stand.

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        5.0

        Great Mic for the price

        By 

        from Illinois

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

          this was a stupid deal but the timing couldn't have been better. I was recording and needed a guitar mic as mine failed. I ordered and it is perfect for what I am doing. I love the microphone for live and recording.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Mic

          By 

          from Easton,Pa.

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          Pros

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              Musician for 36 years

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              bought it twice. Great Microphone.

              By 

              from St. Louis

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                Great value in a well built solid mic. This is the second TSM 411 I have purchased. Great for percussion. I have used it on guitar cabinets as well. The only mistake I made with this mic was not buying the second TSM411 when I ordered the first one.

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                4.0

                great little mic for the price

                By 

                from NH

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                  This mic does what it is suppose to do for the money. You have to turn up the gain a little bit more than the more expensive ones, but that's minor.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great cabinet Mic

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                  from Tucson, AZ

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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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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice little instrument mic

                  By 

                  from Buffalo NY

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                  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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very nice for the price

                    By 

                    from St. Louis

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                    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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