Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
    Product # 600800
    Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
    Product # 600800
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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
    4.6 / 5.0
    49 Reviews
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    I may have gotten a bad one? I'm not sure. But I decided (based on time) that I was going to order my old standby from another vendor and wanted to return this one. I'm a bit concerned that MP is not refunding shipping or paying to ship it back. This must be a recent change to their policy, but it will prevent me from purchasing from MP in the future. I should be able to return a $75 product that may either be poor quality or defective and not incur $25 is shipping costs/loss.





    PROS: Affordable, nice looking.

    CONS: High end was not representative. New (?) refund policy?
    August 9, 2013
    Response from Monoprice
    Hello,

    Thank you for your review and I am truly sorry for the inconvenience do you have the RMA# so I can see the issue with your item? We do provide return labels if your item is defective within 30 days. So please let us know and we will do our best to assist you. Thank you!

    John Lingo
    Tech Support
    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator M
    Arrived Broken
    Opened this on Christmas morning and it was broken. What a bummer. The diaphragm was broken from the plastic housing, and floating around inside the screen. I guess this is why Monoprice products are so inexpensive.



    Customer Service was like talking to a robot with no compassion about me being a first time customer or opening a broken item on Christmas morning. They offered me speedy shipping of a replacement, once they receive the broken one in the mail. Thank you so much Monoprice, and Merry Christmas to you too.

    PROS: Looks nice.

    CONS: The diaphragm was broken from the housing, and floating around inside.
    December 26, 2014
    Can't believe how good this mic is.
    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!

    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.
    July 9, 2015
    Unbelievable value
    After reading the glowing reviews, particularly the segment from Tape-Op, which is a magazine I highly revere, There seemed like no reason to not purchase a set of these mics. My primary use of the mics is to record drums during live rehearsals. I have a mobile setup consisting of a laptop running Ableton Live 9 and an older Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 with only 4 analog inputs. I've been able to sufficiently mic the drums with 1 overhead and the kit sounds beautiful and almost perfectly mixed (however, cymbals are obviously brighter and my drummer has a top-notch and well-tuned kit). I was originally using these in tandem, but ran out of inputs. I can hardly tell the difference with the single mic even suspended above the drummer's head I get a clear reflection of the kit including some positional information.


    For the cost and flexibility, I can't imagine any instance where one would regret purchasing these mics and I wholeheartedly endorse getting a pair.


    I suppose the cardioid pattern is a bit loose, but that's going to happen with large diaphragm mics no matter what.


    such good mics...we live in an amazing time.

    PROS: Terrific frequency response

    Elegant design

    great clip design

    Sounds absolutely amazing

    CONS: Sometimes the bands suspending the mic in the clip come loose

    Could use a case, but I think Monoprice sells custom cases you could make for all of your mics if you wanted.

    Cardioid doesn't reject rear audio that wellbuy the small diaphragm condensers then.
    June 3, 2015
    Great
    I bought four of these to use in a live show, and have to say I was very impressed. They have reasonably low self-noise, good pattern characteristics, and look nice. We used them for vocals, percussion, flute, oboe, piano, and violin in various configurations. I can't complain about the microphone's performance for any of them.

    I did a white-noise spectrum analysis between the 600800 vs a Neumann TLM-103 (~$1100) in my studio. The TLM-103 is a little more sensitive (louder) overall by about 1.5dB. With the levels normalized the 600800 has a little less low-end (1.5dB in the 60-150Hz range) and the presence peak is shifted up to about 6KHz (instead of 5KHz for the TLM-103) which accounts for some of the apparent 'brightness' reported. This makes sense, as the capsule is slightly smaller than the TLM-103.

    Depending on the vocalist this can actually work to your advantage, but it can also make sibilance more difficult to control. Will it be the go-to mic for every situation? Absolutely not, but it's worth a try or even as an alt-track if you've got the spare channels.

    My only wish would be that it come with a case rather than the cardboard box. Even a cheap plastic clam-shell like some of the similarly priced USB mics come with would be welcome.

    PROS: Bright, clean, consistent, relatively well made.

    CONS: No case
    December 10, 2012
    Excellent entry-level mic
    As long as you have a vague clue of what you're doing, this will be a huge improvement over USB or other microphones. It does, of course, require phantom power from a mixer or other source to work, so you can't expect to just plug it into your computer and go. That said, the clarity and tone are perfect for a microphone at this price level, and makes recording vocals or live instruments sound great.

    The microphone doesn't include a case, but the box is good if you want to pack it up for travel or just to keep the dust off. I just put an freezer bag over mine when it's not in use.

    PROS: · Excellent sound quality at this price point
    · Nice look

    CONS: · No case, but the box works just fine
    March 22, 2014
    Incredible. Beyond impressed.
    With proper positioning, these microphones can do anything. I've experimented with many microphones in my DIY "studio" (really just my living room) and it's incredibly difficult to get good tones in the room I've set up in. I've used Samson, Shure, and Audix mics of varying models and price points thus far and these Monoprice ones are seriously the best I've ever used yet. I'm currently employing them as drum overheads and I've found that I don't even need to use my close mics half the time these capture all the sound perfectly and the only reason to mix in the close mics is for volume issues. Positioning is key with these I started off with them just in corners of the room and then experimented with different placing, and I've been able to find a point over my kit that is just perfect. Seriously, what I hear when I listen to the recordings is exactly what I hear when I'm playing, without any compression, EQ, or any otherwise sound alteration. I couldn't be happier with these microphones for that purpose. I've used them in a live vocal setting as well (only once, though) and I had people complimenting the sound, not that that really means much as they've only been used once. I've used them in my "studio" on guitar (acoustic and amp'd electric), vocals, drums, even saxophone, and they've performed excellently in every category. Absolutely incredible microphones in every respect. I have a pair of these already and honestly, I'm almost definitely going to buy another pair. They're just that good. Best value for any microphone I've ever used.

    PROS: Impressively clear sound

    Switchable frequency response and pre-attenuation pad

    Great for live applications as well as studio

    Shock mount allows for adjustability as well as completely relinquishes stand noise

    CONS: None yet
    May 29, 2015
    great mic
    I read all the reviews and I was still impressed with the build quality, sound reproduction and overall responsiveness of the mic. I am using it for a small soundstage in my house (drums, guitar, keyboard and piano), and with a few hours of playing a round, I am very impressed. the boom mic stand I purchased with it was awesome as well. for just over $200 I got a first class mic, a cable, a guitar and a mic stand. What else is there to say? Great job monoprice!

    PROS: clean sound, very realistic vocal reproduction, very solid build quality, good and heavy

    CONS: none yet
    July 25, 2013
    great!
    Very happy with the quality! Sound fantastic for acoustic guitar, mandolin playing

    PROS: This microphone made my husband very happy. He is an avid hobby acoustic instrument player and wanted a microphone that was inexpensive, quality, and amazing clear sound

    CONS: none
    March 5, 2014
    Monoprice does it again
    Once again Monoprice comes through with a product that's worth ten times the price. there is no way you can justify not buying at least one of these mics. I lost my mics when hurricane Sandy hit last year, thanks to Monoprice I'm on my way back.

    keep it up!

    PROS: Great sounding mike, open big sound, and very quiet

    CONS: I only bought one
    February 27, 2014
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