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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

45 Reviews

89.11% of the reviewers recommend this product


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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Can't believe how good this mic is.

  • Mark Conrad,
  •  RESTON, VA 
  • 7/9/2015 11:20:00 AM

Pros: Great price! Great sound. Quickly shipped.

Cons: None. Well, maybe one. The circuit board uses surface mount components so it's harder (but not undo-able) to modify the electronics. Not a deal breaker by any means.

I've compared it to all of the mics in my closet in one sitting. 41 mics in all. This mic is hard to beat for under $1500, let alone 80 bucks or so. I don't care that it has no wooden box. I liked it so much, I bought another one. I compared them and can hear no difference. About as close to a matched pair as anyone could expect. I can't say enough good things about this mic. Just buy it!

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