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M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone   

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Infuse your recordings with the lush, classic sound of a rare, vintage mic using the Sputnik vacuum tube microphone from M-Audio. Equipped with a mil...Read More

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Multi-pattern vacuum tube condenser mic.

Infuse your recordings with the lush, classic sound of a rare, vintage mic using the Sputnik vacuum tube microphone from M-Audio. Equipped with a military-grade vacuum tube, Sputnik delivers an open, ultra-clean, and uncolored sound. This 6205M pentode tube is wired as a triode and features an inverted, socketless mount for improved audio integrity. Inside, the evaporated-gold diaphragm captures every detail. The head amp offers superior transient response and can be pushed to exhibit graceful overload characteristics. Three selectable polar patterns and a tuned brass backplate allow Sputnik to provide outstanding performance in any application. Tailor the response to match your needs using the switchable 10 dB pad and 80 Hz high-pass filter. This premium package comes complete with a dedicated power supply and seven-pin cable, shockmount, soft bag, and custom flight case.

FEATURES
  • 1" diameter evaporated gold diaphragm
  • Smooth, accurate sound
  • 3 switchable pickup patterns
  • Military-grade 6205M vacuum tube
  • Vintage tube warmth, fast response
  • Solid brass body and capsule

Launch your recordings further than before with Sputnik. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Type: Large-Diaphragm Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Diaphragm: 1" diameter; 3 micron evaporated 24 karat gold
  • Tube: Military-grade 6205M pentode, wired as a triode
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid / Figure-Eight / Omni (switchable)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz; ± 1 dB
  • Sensitivity: 30 mV/Pa (-30.5 dB V)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 132dB; 142 dB using -10 dB Pad
  • Equivalent noise level: 18dB—A weighted
  • Output impedance: 200 Ω; transformer isolated
  • Recommended load impedance: 1 k Ω
  • Power requirement: Dedicated supply (provided)
  • Connector: 7-pin cable
  • Dimensions (H x W X D): 8.25" x 3" x 2"
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs.
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M-AudioSputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
 
5.0

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5.0

This is a great mic

By John Doe

from Canada

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Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

After submitting my tracks for professional mixing/mastering, the guy asked me what kind of mic I had used. I told him Rode NTK. He said he personally didn't like the sound of those mics and found it more sibilant and tougher to mix. He recommended a Sputnik. I'd never heard of them and always thought my Rode was a great mic. I bought one and recorded a song for him to work on. He immediately emailed me and asked what I had used on vocals as they sounded so much better than my previous tracks. I haven't used my NTK for 4 years.

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5.0

Great mic

By JP

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

Very cool mic, got it at a SDOD and is a great value. Just sorry I didn't get two at the price. Sounds awsome on 12 string. Quality construction throughout.

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5.0

Phenomenal Mic

By nlaw

from Saint Paul, MN

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Pros

  • Awesome Sound
  • Handy storage case
  • Sturdy build
  • Useful Accessories

Cons

  • Chrome
  • SIZE

Best Uses

  • Vocal

Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

This is an awesome microphone. You could spend 5 times the price and not do as well. Primarily a vocal mic. I already owned 2, just bought 2 more. Online reviews coompare this mic to Neumannn U-47, U-67, and AKG C-12.

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5.0

great can be affordable

By rick

from damascus, ga

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Pros

  • Looks good
  • Sounds Great
  • Well built

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Home Studio On Male Vocal

Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

it's comparable to my blue kiwi.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just as good as the original release

By Studiomonkey

from Twin Cities, MN

Pros

  • Glowing Warm And Clean
  • Low noise
  • Solidly Built
  • Upgraded Power Supply

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Kick Drum Room Mic
  • Male Vocals Strings Horns

Comments about M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

I couldn't resist the new price, but wondered if this new version was going to be as good as the original. In and A/B test, the re-issue sounded as good or better than the original. Comes with flight case, shock mount, 7-pin cable and power supply.

Swap out the transformer and you've got a mic worth several times more than it's asking price.

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