Samson Introduced Studio Condenser Microphones at NAB

Samson introduced the CL7a and CL8a Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphones at NAB.

Samson CL8a

Samson CL8a

Featuring high quality sound, sturdy construction and premium electronics, Samson said the CL7a and CL8a are mics were designed for professional studios and the home market.

The CL7a is a large diaphragm condenser mic designed for the studio environment. Inside the CL7a capsule is a 1.1-inch, three-micron thick, gold-sputtered diaphragm that delivers a lush, balanced sound.

The smooth mids and slight high-frequency lift around 15 kHz create a natural tone a smoother and warmer sound that conveys an acoustic ambience when used on instruments, and “breathing space” when used to record vocals.

The cardioid pickup pattern enhances isolation during recording, minimizing the sound from other instrument sources behind the CL7a.

The Samson CL8a multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone delivers balanced, detailed sound from its custom tuned condenser capsule. Inside the CL8a capsule is a dual 1.1-inch gold-sputtered, four-micron thick diaphragm providing the versatility for capturing solo performers and multi-instrumental groups.

The dual-diaphragm design of the Samson CL8a microphone unlocks a range of selectable pickup patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional), delivering flexible options for a variety of studio situations.

A selectable two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz removes unwanted low frequency content like stage rumble or wind noise. The capsule and electronics are able to withstand tremendous sound pressure levels of up to 147 dB. The CL8a includes a 10 dB attenuation pad, which is used to prevent overloading the onboard preamplifier by lowering the input sensitivity of the microphone preamp circuit.

The Samson CL7a and CL8a will be available for sale for $129.99 and $149.99 starting in June 2019.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Essential Guide: Immersive Audio Pt 2 - Immersive Audio Compatibility

Immersive audio has the great potential to transform our human listening experience, captivate our imagination, and inspire our inventiveness.

Essential Guide:  Immersive Audio Pt 1 - An Immersive Audio Primer

Part one of this four-part series introduces immersive audio, the terminology used, the standards adopted, and the key principles that make it work.

Doctor Who And The Art Of Microphones

The BBC science fiction series Doctor Who is no stranger to controversy and general media attention. From its beginnings in the 1960s through to the 1980s, it has been called too scary - apparently causing people to watch from behind…

Broadcast For IT - Part 15 - Digital Audio

Audio is arguably the most complex aspect of broadcast television. The human auditory systems are extremely sensitive to distortion and noise. For IT engineers to progress in broadcast television they must understand the sampling rates and formats of sound, and…

Broadcast for IT – Part 14 - Microphones

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in this art…