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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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      OVERVIEW

      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' new duo-point suspension' 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 46 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (32)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (38)
      • Compact (32)
      • Easy to use (29)
      • Durable (28)
      • Versatile (18)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances (24)
      • Home studio (22)
      • Amateur recording (20)
      • Outdoor events / games (15)
      • Professional recording (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (19), Professional musician (19), Novice (3)

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      5.0

      Good Deal

      By Jeffrey

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      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      I purchased this mic as a stupid deal of the day. Will use it with my recording gear to mic our piano player, when recording our band.

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      4.0

      Quality mic worth a look.

      By marty

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      So far I've only used two of these mics to record my toms (13x9 rack and 14x15 floor) and have found them to be great at capturing plenty of useable information. I just mixed a song where I was riding the floor tom through the verses and this mic gave me great stuff; round, warm and substantial with plenty of attack. Build quality is solid and will definitely hold up to my project studio requirements. Great mic, I bought a third one during a recent Stupid Deal.

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      5.0

      Great Mic for Anything and Everything

      By Mak

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      This mic amazed me. I am planning on using it for a snare mic going forward, but used it the other day for an acoustic guitar and vocals and the clarity was outstanding. Picked up both instrumental and vocals no problem and had a crisp clean tone. Excited to hear what it sounds like on the drum kit.

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      5.0

      Good percussion/cab alternative for the SM57

      By STANLEY

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      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      One of the truely better alternatives to the SM57, and a very good bargain when a Stupid Deal of the Day. Small footprint, tight pickup pattern, solid build, quality sound.

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      4.0

      Good quality, great price.

      By Allen

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      Purchased these as additional mics for my studio. They work well for percussion as well as amplifier recording. No issues with these mics found. Great price as well.

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      5.0

      THIS TSM411 MIC IS SUPER FOR THE MONEY

      By BUTTERBALL

      from Wildwood ,FL.

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        WE ARE HAPPY WITH THEM USE THESE MIC's ALL THE TIME GREAT GREAT GREAT

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        5.0

        Excellent value

        By Detroit Stranger

        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 Rick H.

          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 MooseDad24

              from Burlington, NC

              About Me Experienced

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              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 Easyfly

              from Illinois

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              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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