Large Diaphragm Condensers

Large Diaphragm Condensers

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  1. AKG C 414 XL II

    MFR#: 3059X00060 Best Seller
    Large diaphragm studio microphone for universal applications
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    $1,379.00

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  2. Antelope Audio Edge

    MFR#: Edge
    Dual capsule large diaphragm modeling microphone for use with Antelope interfaces
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    $899.00
  3. Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    MFR#: AST-ORIGIN Best Seller
    High-performance cardioid condenser mic, utilizing a 1-inch gold evaporated capsule designed to deliver direct, smooth and intimate sound for a natural and transparent recordings
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    $399.00

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  4. Aston Spirit Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

    MFR#: AST-SPIRIT Best Seller
    High-performance, switchable pattern condenser microphone utilizing a 1-inch gold evaporated capsule
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    $549.00

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  5. Bock Audio 251

    MFR#: 251 Best Seller
    Large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone in wood box - includes power supply and spider shock-mount
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    $6,495.00

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  6. FLEA Microphones 47 with EF12

    MFR#: FLEA 47 Best Seller
    Authentic U47 replica with EF12 tube
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    $4,075.00
  7. FLEA Microphones 47 SUPERFET

    MFR#: FLEA 47 SUPERFET
    Large-diaphragm microphone with cardioid and omni polar patterns
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    $2,195.00
  8. FLEA Microphones 48 SUPERFET

    MFR#: FLEA 48 SUPERFET
    Large-diaphragm microphone with cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns
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    $2,195.00
  9. Gefell UMT 70S FET

    MFR#: 211130 Best Seller
    Large diaphragm, transformerless multi-pattern studio microphone
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    $1,527.96

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  10. Manley Reference Cardioid Mic

    MFR#: REFCARD Best Seller
    Rich tonal balance and liquid character - for instruments such as guitars, drum overheads, saxophone, and especially vocals
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    $3,000.00

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  11. Neumann U 87 Ai Set Z - Nickel

    MFR#: USU87AI/SET Z Best Seller
    Set includes EA 87 shock-mount, windscreen, cable - nickel
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    $3,599.95
  12. Slate Digital VMS Virtual Microphone System

    MFR#: SDVMS101 Best Seller
    Microphone modeling system with large-diaphragm mic, transparent preamp, PSU, shock mount, case and plug-ins - Mac/PC AAX, AU, VST2 and VST3
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    $999.00

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  13. Sony C800G Pac

    MFR#: C800GPAC Best Seller
    Classic large-diaphragm condenser microphone - includes PSU
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    $11,308.00

    $9,990.00
  14. Soundelux USA U195

    MFR#: U195 Best Seller
    A superbly flexible "do-it-all" cardioid FET large-diaphragm condenser mic
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    $1,249.00
  15. Soyuz SU-017 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

    MFR#: SU017 Best Seller
    Hand-made large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone with wood case, power supply, 6-pin cable and shock mount
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    $3,499.00
  16. Soyuz SU-023 Bomblet

    MFR#: SU-023
    Large diaphragm condenser modelled after the Russian LOMO triple back plate system
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    $1,199.00
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  17. Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251E

    MFR#: ELA M 251E Best Seller
    Large-diaphragm microphone
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    $10,495.00

    $8,995.00
  18. Townsend Labs Sphere L22 Condenser Studio Mic

    MFR#: Sphere L22 Best Seller
    High precision, dual-capsule, large-diaphragm condenser studio microphone with Precision Modeling DSP - record with some of the most-sought after mics ever!
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    $1,799.00

    $1,499.00
  19. Brauner Microphones VM1 KHE Tube Mic #056 (Used)

    Multi-pattern large diaphragm tube condenser mic
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  20. AKG C 414 B-XL II Five-Pattern LDC Pair #50645/50953 (Used)

    Multi-pattern LDC microphone pair
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    $1,595.00
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Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones are essential to every mic locker. They are the ideal choice for recording vocals, as they often capture a much wider frequency range than a small diaphragm condenser. They are also the most desirable mic for capturing “air” in a vocal performance, making you feel like you’re in the same room as the performer. Models such as the Neumann U87, Neumann U47, AKG 414, AKG C12, Aston Spirit, or Bock Audio 251 are a perfect place to start when adding to your collection. Paired with a great compressor, you are on the right track to recording world class vocals.

Not only for vocals, a large diaphragm condenser can be used for miking a guitar, miking orchestral instruments, as a room mic, or miking a bass guitar cabinet. When miking an acoustic guitar, try an AKG 414 on its omni polar pattern, this will capture all the small details of the performance, and provide a wide, warm sound in the mix. When miking up drums, try throwing a pair of Neumann U87s in the back of the room, this will capture the space around the drum set, and make you feel like you are in the room with the player. Throw those through a compressor like an 1176 to add excitement and attitude of the kit.

When miking an orchestral ensemble, try using a pair of AKG C12s in the room. With their silky top end, and forward presence in the mid-range, you can capture all the fine details of the orchestra, while also capturing the room they are playing in, add a little reverb and make any room sound like carnegie hall.

To get the full sound of your bass guitar, try using a Neumann U47 on the front of your cabinet. With the U47s ability to capture frequencies as low as 20 Hz, get a perfect representation of the rig you spent all that money on. Pair that with an Acme Motown DI to get that classic Motown bass sound.