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Placid Audio Copperphone Lo-Fi Dynamic Effect Microphone

Lo-fi dynamic effects microphone that reproducing a limited bandwidth of frequencies reminiscent of a telephone or AM radio
MFR# Copperphone

Product Description

Conjuring up a bygone age in both sound and appearance, the Placid Audio Copperphone is a lo-fi dynamic effects microphone that reproduces a limited bandwidth of frequencies reminiscent of a telephone or AM radio. Handcrafted in Texas from vintage telecommunications components, it achieves its nostalgic lo-fi sound by combining a mic element and mechanical filtering, accentuating upper midrange frequencies and attenuating low and high frequencies.

You can use The Copperphone as a standalone effects mic to add authentic vintage character to any voice or instrument. Or pair it with another more traditional microphone in any number of configurations, with or without processing, and blend the two signals to create something unique and interesting.

The Copperphone has been adopted by engineers, producers, and recording studios worldwide, but it’s just as effective in a live situation. In fact, company founder Mark Pirro, an engineer and bass player with Polyphonic Spree, originally designed The Copperphone for the band’s lead singer, Tim DeLaughter — so rest assured that it’s built to take the rigors of the road, too.


  • Passive magnetic moving coil transducer
  • Tuned ported resonant chamber
  • High quality Switchcraft 3 pin XLR connector
  • Rugged copper housing and components
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • Lifetime operational warranty
  • Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (will fit European style stands with common threaded adapter)

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Includes adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands
Length 6 in
Diameter 2.5 in
Unit Weight 1.75 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required No
Impedance 150 Ohms
Frequency Range 200 Hz - 3 kHz

Product Reviews

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This lil guy is a secret weapon. Combined with my u67 or on it’s our own it’s something I’ll always have. The limited range is different than just using eq filters. There’s a vibe that’s well worth the cost.

By John V on July 25, 2021


By King c on January 26, 2020

I can't stress enough how valuable this mic is for tracking vocals as an alt track. The weird clarity and bite this thing gives to recordings is fabulous. I'll use it on most rock vocal sessions and as a drum room mic. Please give thing a go. It's flipping cool.

By Paul on January 5, 2018

The Placid Audio Copperphone is the perfect addition to your studio if youre looking for THE character mic. This handcrafted microphone has a lo-if quality to it. Awesome on anything you put it on. I primarily use it on vocals and guitar cabs, but Ive had great results on drums. Placid Audio has quite the lineup and the copperphone is an excellent place to start.

By Luis on December 18, 2017

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