Samson Q8 - Professional Dynamic Microphone

Samson

Regular price $139.00

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Capture vocals, guitars and other loud sources.

Samson's Q8 Professional Dynamic Microphone brings a high level of accuracy and audio performance to live and studio miking applications. Using state-of-the-art microphone technology, the Q8 is engineered to the finest detail to provide the ultimate in sound reproduction and professionalism.

Here is a quick example of this mic's sound...


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Supercardiod to reject bad room sounds.

The heart of the Q8's performance stems from the wide dynamic range produced by its neodymium dynamic mic element. The mic also features a supercardioid pickup pattern with excellent off-axis rejection. This enables the Q8 to pick up all the nuances of any performance with maximum volume and clarity, while reducing feedback and unwanted signals not originating in front of the mic. The Q8 also offers a smooth frequency response and low frequency roll-off for providing balanced vocal reproduction no matter how close a performer gets to the capsule.

A studio workhorse.

The Q8 is not just a great vocal mic. It can be used a versatile tool in the recording studio, a workhorse microphone perfect for a number of applications. As the Q8 is equipped to handle high SPLs, it allows live vocals to sound huge and crystal clear, but it is also great for closing miking instruments such as snare drums, guitar amps and more.

Record in the hand...  If you must.

With a rugged die-cast body and hardened steel grill, along with a multi-axis, shock-mounted capsule for minimizing handling noise, Samson's Q8 Professional Dynamic Vocal Microphone provides reliable performance in even the most demanding environments.

- The ideal microphone for professional live vocal applications
- Neodymium dynamic mic element for wide dynamic range
- High output, low impedance design
- Supercardioid pickup pattern with excellent off-axis rejection
- Smooth frequency response of 50Hz-16kHz
- Handles high SPLs of up to 150dB for close miking situations
- Multi-axis, shock-mounted capsule minimizes handling noise
- Rugged die cast body, hardened steel grill
- Includes mic clip and carry case

Specifications

Element Dynamic
Magnet structure Neodymium
Frequency Response 50 Hz – 16 kHz
Polar Pattern Super-Cardioid
Impedance 300 ohms
Sensitivity -52 dBV/pa (2.5 mV/pa)
Max SPL 150 dB
Microphone Connector 3-pin gold plated balanced XLR male
Dimensions 181 mm x 54 mm
Weight 0.75 lb / 336g

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