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Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Get outstanding vocal and acoustic reproduction with this Gold Sputtered Large Diaphragm Condenser Studio Recording Microphone from Monoprice!

This professional quality microphone features a 6-micron gold sputtered diaphragm for superior responsiveness. The mic uses a cardioid pickup pattern and reproduces frequencies from 30Hz to 20KHz. It has a 15mV/PA (-36dB) sensitivity, with a maximum SPL of 137dB at 0.5% THD.

The mic requires 48V phantom power to operate and has a standard XLR connection. A switchable high-pass filter with 6dB/octave attenuation at 150 Hz helps reduce bass boom from the proximity effect, while a second switch enables a -10dB pre-attenuation pad, which reduces the possibility of overloading the mic's internal circuitry.

The microphone comes with a shock mount, which isolates the microphone from vibrations on the mic stand. The mic measures about 6.2" long x 2.3" diameter. The shock mount measures approximately 5.7" x 4.6" x 2.6".

This microphone was reviewed by Joseph Lemmer at TapeOp magazine. You can read the review here.

  • Type: Pressure gradient condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Diaphragm: 6 micron gold-sputtered
  • XLR Connector: Gold plated
  • Capsule Size: 0.87 in. (22mm)
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: -36dB (15mV/Pa)
  • Output Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Pre-Attenuation Switch: 0 dB, -10 dB
  • High Pass Filter: 6 dB/octave @ 150Hz
  • Equivalent noise: 19dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
  • Max SPL for .5% THD: 137 dB
  • Power Requirements: 48V phantom power (+/- 4V)
  • Shock Mount Screw Thread Size: 5/8 in.
  • Size: 59mm x 158mm/2.32 in. x 6.22 in.
  • Weight: 1 lb/453.59g

46 Reviews

89.35% of the reviewers recommend this product


Great Product

  • ca269,
  •  Charlottetown, PE 
  • 11/27/2015 3:48:14 AM

Pros: Quality of sound, incredible price!!

Cons: When singing too loud, it appears to have built in protection and the microphone "shuts down" for 2-3 seconds. I'm guessing that's a good thing, but not in the middle of a performance. I then got the Pop screen filter and made sure I keep back from the microphone and that seems to stop the issue

When I told my musician friends I was buying a large diaphragm microphone for $60 on monoprice, they laughed! Well, the laughter did not last long after I sang through it for them for the first time! They all bought one within 2 days of hearing it!! I love it... now... if Monoprice could just make me a better singer, that would be great!

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Best Mic for the Price. Period.

  • Anonymous,
  •  Churchville, NY 
  • 10/23/2015 10:02:05 AM

Pros: - picks up great nuances from acoustic instruments
- price is unbeatable

Cons: - shockmount bands come off constantly

The shockmount bands coming off is only a minor con. Some pliers and ever so slight bending takes care of that matter without a problem. The mic is a -bit- on the hot side which is fine for my purposes but could be a deterrent to anyone who doesn't know how to manipulate EQ or compression to ever so slightly tweak the response.

Seriously. For the price it's the best microphone you can purchase.

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Good mic but dead after a year of using.

  • romy,
  •  Fontana, CA 
  • 9/4/2015 6:18:03 AM

Pros: Nice microphone, warm, and inexpensive. the response is good.

Cons: After more than a year of using its now dead.

I have 3 old condenser microphone (4 including this monoprice large diaphram mic), one of them is the cheap samson mic. I found out that the monoprice unit is good, it has warmness in sound. the only problem is after using it for more than a year, it is totally dead, it may be circuitry problem i tried several option including changing cable etc. just doesnt work. im back with my old microphone.

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Great XLR Mic at this price point.

  • Rummble,
  •  Welland, ON 
  • 8/5/2015 1:40:03 PM

Pros: Comes with everything you need. (minus the boom arm)
Audio quality is pretty good. Highs are a bit... wobbly is the best I can describe it but not insanely noticeable.
Great Price

Cons: A bit sensitive. Can get feedback if you touch the body of the mic. I don't touch it much so not a big issue.
Elastics tend to pop off easy but once again if you don't touch it much not a big problem.

Been using this mic for over a year now and it is great. Need to tweak my mixer a bit for the sound quality but not to much. Compression is pretty good ont he mic itself so not much needed on the mixer side.

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Well Done Monoprice

  • Anonymous,
  •  Butler, PA 
  • 8/2/2015 3:28:26 PM

Pros: Again I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of the products offered at Monoprice. When purchasing this large diaphragm microphone I was not expecting much since the price was so low. I read all of the reviews on the product and started to think that this mic produced more than its price tag would indicate. Well it does. I am well pleased with the quality of sound I am able to get from this microphone in my home hobby studio, so much so that I am thinking about actually taking on outside work since I have a microphone that does not disappoint. I have found the built in pop screen to be sufficient for most recording I am doing at present however I am not sure if it will continue to impress in future projects time will tell though.

Cons: Nothing to see here. The price is well below what you would expect to pay for a microphone that functions so well. You can not go wrong, but you can always pay more.

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