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Legendary condenser now in a limited-edition handcrafted black and blue design.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Reference Cardiod, this smash hit maker has been handcrafted in black and blue, complete with certificate and signed by EveAnna Manley. Only 50 will be issued. Sold in matched sets with mated serial numbers along side the VoxBox®. This is investment-grade audio. Use Manley's art to sculpt your music and enjoy the dividends.
The Reference Cardioid Microphone shares the same electronic attributes as the Gold Reference Series, but has a center-fixed cardioid-only capsule with a thicker gauge (6 micron) gold sputtered diaphragm. With the similar film thickness and construction, similar high frequency resonance (a little edge), similar proximity effect and pretty good immunity from pops and sibilance problems, our Reference Cardioid more closely recalls how many of the vintage European tube mics such as the beloved U47 sounded like when they were new. Its rich tonal balance and liquid character is consistently admired for instruments such as guitars, drum overheads, saxophone, and especially vocals. With your present mic, if you find yourself leaning on your compressors and boosting 5 or 10K to score a bit more testosterone, then the Reference Cardioid just might be the mic you’re looking for to cure what ails ya. If you seem to be constantly boosting 12-18K and trying to get a clean, intimate sound, then probably the Reference Gold would be the safest bet.
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