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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
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (23)
  • Compact (18)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (15)
    • Home studio (13)
    • Amateur recording (11)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Professional recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (11)

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    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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            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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            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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              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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                5.0

                TMS411 Sounds Solid on Guitar Amp

                By Cully

                from Pittsburgh

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • No case

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                Got 2 of them on stupid deal of the day. It was a no brainer for the price. I've heard of them compared similarly to SM57's. Personally, I'm using them to mic guitar amps to a PA system as well as in a home studio and it sounds great. Also not bad if your're looking for a "punchy" acoustic guitar sound. I haven't tried them on any drums yet but they seem like they'd handle any hard hitting sound well. The TSM411 appears to be a standard on toms; or at least in the realm of YouTube drum cover recordings that's what it looks like. My only complaint would be that they didn't come with any kind of case, just cardboard. Either way a great mic for the price, good for "punch", amps, and definitely has a rugged solid body.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Mic and a Great Value

                By Rico

                from Hales Corners, WI

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                      Comments about CAD TSM411 SuperCardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                      My son and I bought a couple of these awhile back and recorded a 1970's vintage Orange 4x12 cab that was being pushed by an 1977 Marshall Super Lead 100. I liked the TSM411 over SM57. The sound had a slight boost at the high ends, which is evident on CAD's response sheet. One of the previous reviews commented on the coloration of this mic. (but isn't that why we own so many different mics? ;)) Know that before purchasing. My son's favorite was a mixed combination of the TSM411 with the SM57, he got the best of both worlds on the recording. This is a great mic for the value.

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