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Samson Introduces CL7a, CL8a Condenser Mics

Affordable condensers expected in June

Samson is unveiling the CL7a and CL8a large diaphragm studio condenser microphones.

The CL7a is a large diaphragm condenser mic with a capsule sporting a 1.1-inch 3-micron thick, gold-sputtered diaphragm that intended to provide a balanced sound built around a smooth midrange and slight high-frequency lift around 15 kHz, ideally imparting a sense of air around the sound source.

The mic features a cardioid pickup pattern, along with a selectable two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz to remove unwanted low frequency content like stage rumble and wind noise. Additionally, the CL7a can handle SPLs of up to 147 dB, and 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. Inside the durable die-cast body, an internal shock-mount provides both protection for capsule and isolation from vibration noise.

Meanwhile, the Samson CL8a multipattern large-diaphragm condenser mic has a custom-tuned capsule with a dual 1.1″ gold-sputtered, 4-micron thick diaphragm. This design provides a range of selectable pickup patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional). Similar to the CL7a, the CL8a has a selectable, two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz; can handle SPLs up to 147 dB; and a 10 dB attenuation pad.

Expected to hit retail in June, the Resound CL7a and CL8a will be available for $129.99 and $149.99, respectively.