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sE Electronics X1 A Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Red/Black)

sE Electronics X1 A Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Red/Black)

B&H # SEX1AREDU MFR # X1-A-RED
Key Features
  • Use for Vocals, Percussion & Instruments
  • 2/3" Electret-Condenser Capsule
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • All-Metal Housing, Integrated Windscreen
$9900
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
Shure MOTIV Series MV5C-USB Home-Office Microphone

Shure MOTIV Series MV5C-USB Home-Office Microphone

B&H # SHMV5C MFR # MV5C-USB
Key Features
  • For VoIP Conferencing
  • For Mac & Windows Computers
  • Built-In DSP for Clear Voice Quality
  • Monitor over Mac/PC or Mic Headphone Out
$9900
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AKG ARA Professional Dual-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone

B&H # AKGC22USB MFR # AKG-C22-USB
Key Features
  • For Content Creators of All Kinds
  • For Computers, iOS & Mobile Devices
  • 2-Capsule Array
  • Front & Front+Back Modes (Cardioid/Omni)
$9900
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JOBY Wavo POD Desktop USB Microphone

B&H # JOJB01775 MFR # JB01775
Key Features
  • Podcasts, Content Creation, Live Streams
  • For USB-Equipped Computers & Tablets
  • Directional and 360° Pickup Patterns
  • Zero-Latency Headphone Monitoring
$9988
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MXL 990 Blizzard LED Condenser Microphone (White)

B&H # MX990BLZZARD MFR # 990 BLIZZARD
Key Features
  • For Studio, Gaming, and Podcasting
  • Vocal and Instrument Recordings
  • Glowing Blue LED Lights Behind Grille
  • 30 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
$9995
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Senal UB-440 USB Microphone Desktop Recording Kit

B&H # SEUB440DTRS
Key Features
  • UB-440 Cardioid USB Microphone
  • Auray RFDT-128 Desktop Reflection Filter
  • Auray OMPF-33 On-Microphone Pop Screen
  • 16-Bit/48 kHz Recording Resolution
$9997
Reg. $164.97
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CAD E50 Equitek Large-Diaphragm Side-Address Studio Condenser Microphone

B&H # CAE50 MFR # E50
Key Features
  • Analog Mic for Podcast, VO & More
  • Condenser Capsule Picks Up Nuance
  • True-to-Life Sound
  • Cardioid Pattern Minimizes Room Noise
$9999
Reg. $149.99
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IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio Digital Microphone for iOS, Mac, PC & Android (Black)

B&H # IKIMSLDMDC MFR # IP-IRIG-MICSTDBLA-IN
Key Features
  • For Musicians, Podcasters & VO
  • Side-Address Studio Mic in Mobile Form
  • Includes Stand, Clip, Pouch & Cables
  • Works with iOS & Android Recording Apps
$9999
Reg. $169.99
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Senal SC-550X Professional Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # SESC550X MFR # SC-550X
Key Features
  • Condenser Element
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Selectable -10 dB Pad
  • Selectable Hi-Pass Filter at 80 Hz
$9999
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Polsen RM-800 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # PORM800 MFR # RM-800
Key Features
  • For Vocals, Instruments & Podcasts
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern Reduces Ambience
  • Large 1.4" Gold-Plated Diaphragm
  • -10 dB Pad and High-Pass Filter
$9999
Reg. $149.99
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Samson Go Mic Video Portable USB Microphone with HD Webcam

B&H # SAGOMICVID MFR # SAGOMICVID
Key Features
  • For Conferencing and Content Creation
  • USB-C Condenser Microphone
  • Full HD Webcam: 1080p30
  • Two Switchable Patterns: Cardioid & Omni
$9999
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CAD Equitek E40 Medium-Diaphragm Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # CAE40 MFR # E40
Key Features
  • For Vocals, Instruments, Percussion, VO
  • High Sensitivity and Low Distortion
  • 0.62" Nickel-Plated Capsule
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
$9999
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Senal UB-440 Professional USB Microphone

B&H # SEUB440 MFR # UB-440
Key Features
  • Cardioid Condenser Element
  • 16-Bit/48 kHz Recording Resolution
  • Integrated Preamp with Variable Gain
  • Headphone Monitor Out with Gain Control
$9999
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Mackie EleMent Series Chromium Premium USB Condenser Microphone with Built-In 2-Channel Mixer

B&H # MAEMCHROMIUM MFR # EM-CHROMIUM
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Gaming, Music & More
  • Works with Computers
  • 2-Channel Mixer Integrated into Stand
  • 3.5mm Jack with Low-Latency Monitoring
$9999
Reg. $199.99
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Samson G-Track Pro Desktop Recording Kit (Silver)

B&H # SAGM1UPROSEK
Key Features
  • G-Track Pro Multipattern USB Microphone
  • Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones
  • Record Vocals/Instruments Simultaneously
  • Built-In 24-Bit / 96 kHz Audio Interface
$10998
Reg. $189.98
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Zoom ZUM-2 USB Microphone

B&H # ZOZUM2 MFR # ZUM-2
Key Features
  • USB Mic for Podcasting, VO & More
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Output
  • Supercardioid Pattern Fights Room Tone
  • Professional 96 kHz / 24-Bit Audio
$10999
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Audio-Technica Consumer ATR2500X-USB Condenser USB Microphone

B&H # AUATR2500XUS MFR # ATR2500X-USB
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Voice Over & More
  • Works on Computers
  • 3.5mm Headphone Output on Mic
  • Cardioid Pattern Minimizes Room Noise
$11900
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Yamaha YCM01 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (White)

B&H # YAYCM01W MFR # YCM01 W
Key Features
  • For Vocal and Instrument Recording
  • Electret Condenser Microphone Capsule
  • Cardioid Pickup for Less Background
  • Handles up to 130 dB SPL
$11999
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HamiltonBuhl On-Air! Podcast Kit with USB Mic and More

B&H # HAPCAST4 MFR # PCAST4
Key Features
  • USB-C Mic with 16-Bit/44.1 kHz Capture
  • Omni & Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Includes Tabletop Stand
  • Includes Windscreen & Reflection Filter
$12900
Reg. $189.00
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MXL V67G HE Heritage Edition Solid-State Condenser Microphone

B&H # MXV67GHE MFR # V67G-HE
Key Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 32mm Capsule
  • 6-Micron, Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm
  • Class-A FET Circuitry
$13995
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone

B&H # AKC44USB MFR # C44-USB
Key Features
  • For Content Creators of All Kinds
  • For Computers, iOS & Mobile Devices
  • 4-Capsule Array for Multiple Modes
  • Front, Front & Back, and 2 Stereo Modes
$14900
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CAD A77USB Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

B&H # CAA77USB MFR # A77USB
Key Features
  • Side-Address Microphone
  • Based on an Original, Patented Design
  • Frequency Response of 50 Hz to 16 kHz
  • Max SPL of over 120 dB
$14999
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone Kit with Broadcast Arm & Pop Filter (Red)

B&H # HY4P5P6AAK
Key Features
  • For Streaming, Podcasts & Conferencing
  • Works with Computers & Game Consoles
  • Silent Broadcast Arm for Positioning
  • Pop Filter with Gooseneck C-Clamp
$16997
Reg. $259.97
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Shure PGA27 Large-Diaphragm Side-Address Condenser Microphone

B&H # SHPGA27LC MFR # PGA27-LC
Key Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Unobtrusive Visual Presence
  • High-Pass Filter
  • -15 dB Pad
$19364
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Shure MOTIV MV51 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid USB Microphone for Computers and iOS Devices (New Packaging, Silver)

B&H # SHMV51DIG MFR # MV51-DIG
Key Features
  • Podcasts, Vlogs, Music, Conference Calls
  • Desktop Mic with Built-In Kick Stand
  • Supplied Cables & Thread Adapter
  • Cardioid for Focused Audio Capture
$19900
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Shure MV88+ Microphone with Compact Tripod

B&H # SHMV88SUSBK
Key Features
  • Includes MV88+ Mic Kit
  • High-Quality Audio Rig for Computers
  • Feature-Rich Stereo Microphone
  • Mounts on Any Mic Stand
$19999
Reg. $209.99
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Audio-Technica AT2020 Studio Microphone Kit with Headphones, Boom, Cables, Pop Filter & XLR to USB Interface

B&H # AUAT2020PKIP
Key Features
  • For Podcasts & Voiceovers
  • Audio-Technica AT2020 Microphone
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Headphones
  • Boom Arm
$19999
Reg. $266.99
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Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Desktop Value Kit with Reflection Filter and Pop Screen

B&H # AUAT2020USPK
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Recording & Streaming
  • USB Type-C Condenser Microphone
  • Desktop Reflection Filter with Stand
  • On-Microphone Pop Screen
$19999
Reg. $228.98
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Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone Kit with Thronmax XLR-Cabled Boom Arm

B&H # SAQ9UXCK
Key Features
  • Includes XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Mic
  • Boom Arm with Integrated XLR Cable
$21998
Reg. $319.98
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone and Recording Kit (Blackout)

B&H # BLPQ3CUSBMCR
Key Features
  • Yeti USB Microphone
  • SRH240A Around-Ear Stereo Headphones
  • RF-CPB-18 Reflection Filter
  • TT-6110-BL Desktop Microphone Stand
$22495
Reg. $276.95
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Learning About Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

Large diaphragm condenser microphones (LDMs) are the tools of choice for recording-studio engineers seeking to capture a deep, rich sound with superior frequency and transient responses. Generally, recording studio microphones are considered large if their diaphragm (the vibrating membrane that captures audio) is one inch in diameter or more. However, some manufacturers refer to the general size of the whole unit when classifying microphones by size. Like all condenser microphones, LDMs require a power source.


Benefits of Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

Thanks to their greater surface, larger diaphragms capture more audio than their smaller counterparts, and thus offer superior noise performance. In fact, large diaphragm models were once the norm, as their efficient sound capture effectively compensated for the interference emitted by old-style amplifiers. In high-end models, self-noise can be as low as 7 dB-A, around half of that of typical small-membraned units. Another plus for larger units is that vocalists and instrumental soloists prefer their rich and vibrant sound. However, small diaphragm condenser microphones offer superior transient, accuracy, and frequency responses. In addition, their consistency makes them the mic of choice for engineers seeking to capture the sound of orchestras and choirs.


Microphone Types

Studio condenser microphones come in two main types: small and large diaphragm. The most obvious difference between large and small types is that LDMs are bulky and side addressed, while small diaphragm condenser microphones tend to be slender in form with the capsule at the top of the tube. The most popular type is the cardioid condenser microphone, named after its heart-shaped pickup area. It captures sound from the front and sides, but not from the rear, which reduces ambient noise.

You can choose from several types of large diaphragm condenser mics and studio mic sets, including tube/valve microphones. These mics feature nine polar patterns, including cardioid, to deliver outstanding audio quality from all kinds of sources. You can also go for USB condenser microphones, which connect to laptops, tablets, and other computerized devices. Other options include dynamic recording microphones. Compared to condenser microphones, these are much tougher and more durable, which makes them ideal for use in live performances. The formerly popular bidirectional ribbon recording microphones are now making a comeback because of their ability to capture warm, natural sound.


Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Accessories

Reflection filters help minimize the ambient noise that can contaminate your audio recordings. These often come as parts of large diaphragm condenser microphone kits, and you can buy them separately. Other components often included in kits are shock mounts to reduce vibration, and pop filters that you position in front of the mic to remove plosives from speech and vocals.