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Part# - SP-CMC-8 - Sound Professionals/Audio Technica - Premium Audio Technica Cardioid Slimline Stereo Microphones - clips and windscreens are included - backordered until 10-25-16 - Item #12601

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Part #: SP-CMC-8

The Premium Slimline Audio Technica microphone set uses matched set of Audio Technica AT943 microphones. Removable lavaliere (lapel) clips are included in two‚ styles - standard removable lapel clips and Audio Technica mini rotating clips.

The standard configuration comes with two microphone cables terminated together into a premium stereo gold plated 1/8 inch (3.5mm) mini plug. The high SPL versions (with XLR phantom plugs or with the AT8538 power modules) come with each mic on separate cable and connector. Custom cable lengths and configurations are available call for details. Windscreens are included and premium locking windscreens are also available.

These are our finest miniature microphones and compare well with the well-known DPA 4060 and 4061 miniature microphones. They also have the advantage of available interchangable capsules, which most other miniature mics don't have.

General information about our Binaural and Cardioid microphones is available here.

Powering Options:

There are several ways to power these microphones. Each of these options provides the same sound quality, the only difference is the maximum sound pressure level (SPL) the mics can handle.

1-The microphones can be powered with normal plug-in-power, available on many portable recorders and camcorders. With this type of power, the mics will handle reasonable sound levels. If you will be using the mics in high SPL (sound pressure level) situations, the microphones require additional power, beyond the normal "plug in power". You will need to use one of the powering schemes described below:

2-For strong sound levels, consistent with moderately loud amplified concerts, you can add battery module for increased high SPL performance and dynamic range. You can select the battery module shown above in the option box, or choose one of the many other types that are available on this page if you prefer.

3-For strong sound levels, consistent with loud amplified concerts when your recorder/mixer, etc. supplies phantom power, you can add the high SPL modified XLR connectors. Each mic has it's own XLR connector and cable and microphones ordered this way will not work with plug in power or standard battery module as shown above.

4-For intensely loud situations, consistent with highly amplified concerts at close distances to the speakers, you can add set of Ultra high SPL power modules (AT8538 or AT8531) with locking connectors between the mics and the power modules. In this configuration, the mics remain balanced. With the AT8538 modules, the microphones will plug into device (mixer, mic preamp, recorder, etc) that supplies 9-52v phantom power. With the AT8531, the microphones will run on each modules standard 9v battery or 9-52v phantom power. This configuration provides the highest level of SPL capability. The output of the modules are XLRM plugs. To connect the portable recorder with miniplug input, select this cable.

Close-up with Audio Technica mini rotating clips windscreens installed standard cable

Close-up without clips and windscreens standard cable

Close-up with Audio Technica mini rotating clips windscreens removed standard cable

Close-up with Audio Technica mini rotating clips large windscreens removed standard cable


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Details Brand Sound Professionals/Audio Technica
Description Premium Audio Technica Cardioid Slimline Stereo Microphones - clips and windscreens are included - backordered until 10-25-16
Price $399.95
Reviews Number of Reviews: 6
Avg Score (out of 5): 5.0
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Specifications Frequency Response 30-20,000Hz
Signal To Noise Ratio 65dB
Open Circuit Sensitivity -40dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 110dB/125dB/145dB
Dynamic Range 83dB/98dB/118dB
Polar Pattern Cardioid/Omni
Dimensions in inches .3 X .9
Cable Length 48"
Microphone Body Material Black Painted brass
Power Requirements 2-12vdc "plug in power", power from Battery Module, or phantom power with power converter adapter
Features Interchangeable capsules available? Yes
Windscreens Premium medium (SP-PREM-WS)
Croakie Option Yes
Clip availability Included removable clips
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Avg. Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Number Of Reviews: 6
1712 of 3294 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Comparison between Core Sound and Sound Pro 00/00/0000
Reviewer: Nicolas Trokiner   ( from France
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887 of 1754 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Fantastic sound quality 00/00/0000
Reviewer: A viewer   from Hamburg, Germany
The sound quality I achieved with the SP-CMC-6 mics always leaves me speechless. Connected to a portable DAT you achieve a crystal clear, totally hiss-free and perfectly balanced result of what you have been taping (especially acoustic music). Other mics I have in use (Core Sound / Soundman) can't compete with the SP-CMC-6. If you buy a pair of these mics I would recommend to select the "mini rotating clips" option which is great.
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917 of 1741 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Excellent craftsmanship 00/00/0000
This mic set is beautifully crafted - to last. I mostly record PA'd music outdoors. This environment can be very dusty and rough on equipment. I've been using my set for around 5 years and the mics still look brand new. The materials and craftsmanship make them an amazing value. As for the sound quality, I have the card and subcard elements. I usually run them NOS or XY and am very happy with the results.
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1007 of 1976 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Great quality, great value! 00/00/0000
Reviewer: Robert Greenfield   ( from Evansville, IN US
When shopping for mics, I had to make a decision between several brands and configurations. I finally decided on these Audio Technica CMC-8's in a croakie mount and they are quite simply incredible! They have it all, great SQ, able to handle high SPL, great quality construction. If you are shopping for higher end stealth mic's you should purchase these, look no further. I have recorded TooL and The Police with great results.
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584 of 1088 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Simply blew me away 00/00/0000
Reviewer: A viewer   from Detroit, Michigan
To ANYONE trying to decide on what type of mics for BEST sound/afforedability : I recently purchased a pair of these at943's from sound pros. I had been shopping around awhile, im new to the hobby,and i wanted the most "bang" for my buck. Im an avid live recording collector, ive heard every mic under the sun from km-140's to OKMIIR's to DPA4060 and 4061's...i was simply blown away by the PHENOMINAL quality of the mic, the sound produced,...everything... I suppose i couldve spent $1,000 dollars on a pair of DPA's...and been upset i couldve spent a quarter that to have the same professional quality sound. People...look not further...this is top of the line, and to top everything off...ive never experienced such customer service froma business in my life. Not only was i emailed to see if i was satisfied with my purchase, but they worked with me every step of the way, answering all my questions...when most places sell a product and call it the end of the transaction. Not only is this top of the line mic, its top of the line customer service and none. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you: Chris M - Owner/Administrator -
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