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Crown CM-700 Condenser Microphone

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The Crown CM-700 is a cardioid condenser mic for use in professional recording and stage applications. The CM-700 microphone handles up to 151dB SPL ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Crown CM-700 is a cardioid condenser mic for use in professional recording and stage applications. The CM-700 microphone handles up to 151dB SPL before overload and is an excellent choice for overhead miking of drums and for acoustic instruments.
Requires phantom power.

Electret condenser microphone 
30Hz to 20kHz frequency response
Cardioid polar pattern
190 ohms impedance
2.5mV/Pa sensitivity
Great for drums

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Great snare mike!

By Glassman

from Dallas, texas

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I used the cm700 on snare at a show I had to mix and it was impressive. It gave the snare drum a deep tone with teh added benefit of not being too harsh or bright. The snare was not a picallo, about 8 inches deep. Not much EQ was needed for the sound I was looking for. Great mike!! Will get a few, as they are great for overheads as well. It was a live reggae show.


Great sound for the price

By dh4777-NQj5o

from Goshen, IN

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I play at IHOP (International House Of Prayer) in a drum booth and use these mics for hi hats and cymbals, they work great! Very crisp, high quality for the price.They also sound great on recording.


Crown CM-700

By TShuffield

from n. little rock, ar

I've used the CM-700MPs for about 4 years. They are fairly rugged, very small, but with a nice solid feel. I've used them on vocals, symphony orchestra and organ. Excellent lows for a cardioid, the upper midrange and highs are a bit bright and harsh. The CM-700s lack the extreme top-end "air" that more expensive condenser mics have. However, this mic really shines, I think, on vocals but has too much coloration for wide band music such as a symphony orchestra (Shure SM-81s are a better choice for orchestra, at about the same street price...) Use of really good shock-mounts are a must, this mic is VERY sensitive to handling noise.The major strengths: Small size, good uniform polars, rugged construction (but satin finish black paint scratches easily), great on vocals and bass. American made, moderately priced.The major weekness: Considerable coloration on wide-band music, signs of cheap and sloppy workmanship (loose decals, fit and finish not the best...) and sensitive to handling. Low sensitivity.

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