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CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic

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Engineered and built in the USA, the CAD Equitek E100S large diaphragm supercardioid condenser microphone has an extremely low noise floor for its cl...Click To Read More About This Product

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Supercardioid mic designed for robust vocal tones and extended low-frequency response.

Engineered and built in the USA, the CAD Equitek E100S large diaphragm supercardioid condenser microphone has an extremely low noise floor for its class (3.7 dBA) and the smooth, vintage tone and robust low end CAD is known for. The bootstrapped, full-differential Quadra-FET front end delivers high sensitivity and low distortion, plus CAD's proprietary circuitry ensures the highest performance.

The CAD microphone's nickel-plated 1" capsule delivers accurate phasing on instruments, and a full rich vocal tone, accentuated by the extended low-frequency response. Features include an 80Hz high-pass filter and a 10dB pad. From vocals to percussion, acoustic instruments and everything in between, the CAD Equitek E100S condenser mic will prove to be one of the most versatile tools in your microphone locker, in the studio, or onstage.

The CAD Equitek E100S condenser microphone comes in a vintage woodgrain cherry case and has a stealth shockmount included. 48V Phantom power is required.

FEATURES
  • Large diaphragm supercardioid condenser mic
  • Low noise floor
  • Full-differential Quadra-FET front-end
  • Nickel-plated 1" capsule
  • Extended low frequency response
  • 80Hz high-pass filter
  • 10dB pad
  • Comes in a vintage woodgrain cherry case with shockmount
  • Made in the USA
  • Applications:
  • Studio vocals, Choir, Acoustic instrument, Guitar cabinets, Bass cabinets, Strings, Piano, Cymbals/Overheads
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Operating Principle: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern; Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response < 40Hz-18KHz
    Sensitivity: -30dBV (28mV) @ 1Pa
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Max SPL: 150dB (Pad Engaged)
  • Self Noise: 3.7 dBA (best in class)
  • Hi-Pass: 80Hz Attenuator: 10dB
  • Power requirements: P48
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CADEquitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (3)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spoken Word Wonder!

By Steve B

from Graceville Fl

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Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic:

    I am sure that this is a versatile microphone but it is SO good on spoken word that it is set up permanently in our voice-over booth here. Clear, articulate, flattering, trouble-free---I've never found a mike I liked better in this role, including some of the usual suspects that will cost four times (or more) as much.

    Given that it does work well on spoken word, I would assume that it could be quite good on at least some singing voices. Must try it out someday!

    The Cad does have a quite tight pickup pattern so good microphone technique is required. This also means that (along with its inherent low noise) very clean recordings can be achieved. I have never noted any sibilance problems with this mike; it seems to be very well tailored to the human voice. It is a tad bass-shy, which is a good thing in vocal use but might limit it otherwise.

    If you are planning to record spoken word, I very much recommend the e100S. Incidentally, do not confuse this with earler versions of the CAD e100, which were very different (but pretty good) mikes.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Condenser Microphone!

    By Smitty

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Articulate
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic:

      I bought this mic after reading excellent reviews on its predecessor model and the fact that it is now made in the USA.

      I have used a number of tube and solid state condenser mics in my studio over the last 10 years. If I could keep only one of them, the CAD Equitek E100S would be it.

      The E100S does a phenomenal job of articulating acoustic instrument sound as well as vocal performances.

      I am extremely satisfied with this mic. I am also heartened that it is made in the USA with a noticeable quality improvement over some of the imported mics I also own.

      The CAD E100S was used to record vocals as well as acoustic guitar (in conjunction with a CAD e70 small diaphragm condenser) on a new CD I just finished. The E100S did a superb job on the vocals. The E100S (slightly off axis) and the e70 on axis of the sound hole, both about 10 inches away, did an excellent job of capturing the nuances of my Brazilian rosewood dreadnought and 000 guitars.

      I've used this mic for 3 years and like it more than ever.

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not right for my voice

      By DOUBLELOWAFLAT

      from KANSAS CITY, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Not Right For My Voice

      Best Uses

        Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic:

        This mic is, in fact, remarkably quiet, but it was not suited to my voice which is Richard Sturben (Oak Ridge Boys) low. I've been using an AT2020 and I was looking for more "presence"...didn't get it and, yes, I played with the bass roll off with no success either. This mic seemed to add a tinny quality to my voice. It is extremely well made...like a tank and I'm certain that it will be perfect for voices that aren't as low as mine.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        15 Years Later...and It Still Rocks!!!

        By clyptoad

        from Dallas

        Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic:

        I've owned a CAD e100 since the mid 1990's and have never been disappointed in the device. I use it in my home studio for vocals, guitar, and piano; I even recorded some horns once and it did great. If the newer models are as good as my vintage one, every recording engineer/musician should have one in their quiver of transducers.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        New CAD E100S!

        By Ethan B.

        from Alberta, Canada

        Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic:

        I ordered a CAD E100S and it came in the mail today and I'm impressed. Sound quality is great, its got a nice fullness to the low end and its a warm sounding mic. I compared it to my CAD GXL3000 and the E100S has a warmer tone, the lows are much fuller and nicer, and the highs are great to! Also the self noise of 3.7db is amazing, its dead quiet, where as with other mics it is higher, my GXL3000 for example has a self noise of 20db. Overall for the money its a great deal. Also with the current rebate you would be a fool to pass this up! I may do a follow up review when I've done more recording with it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best money you'll ever spend.

        By ASIVO

        from Detroit area, Mi.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Awesome sound
        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic:

          I have a 7 year old earlier version of this mic and it has been the only mic I have used for VO. Got a chance to use a friends newer version mic and was blown away. It is awesome. If you basic-ally want a plug and play mic requiring little to no after-recording manipulation with onboard ef-fects,this is it!. In my opinion, this mic comes close to mics costing far much more.

           
          5.0

          Great mic, but with a caveat

          By Nickisthename

          from California

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Large Diaphram Condenser Mic:

            Okay here's the thing, this mic is excellent if, and it's a big if, it does not have the dreaded hiss. Some of these leave the factory with the problem of having a noisy hiss, when it should be absolutely quiet as advertised. I suggest you search on youtube with the keyword "CAD e100s noise". If your microphone exhibit any form of such a problem, send it to CAD right away, and you should be fine, it does come with a 2 year warranty from CAD equitek. I love my e100s after getting it back from CAD for the repair, now it is dead quiet, smooth and refined for vocal use.

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