The 3 Zigma CHI is designed to be an extremely flexible platform offering the demanding engineer a range of sounds going from the most classic vintage toned capsules to the most true to the source, "straight wire", modern specs capsules. Made to be reliable and robust, this microphone system must be regarded as a long term investment, and one that can only grow: indeed, as you add more capsules and accessories, your CHI system will expand and offer more options thus enhancing your recording, helping you getting the sounds you're after in the studio and generally speaking, broadening your sound "palette" when recording. This version of the CHI Lipstick matched pair comes with two of the transformer-coupled version of the CHI head amp. The CHI head amp is a very neutral impedance converter, simply fed by standard 48 Volts Phantom power. The head amp also features a hi-pass filter and pad. It has ample headroom, extremely low noise and is totally stable and perfectly shielded. The main strength of the CHI system lies in its flexibility: the transparent head amp lets you pick the sound and behavior of the capsule to form a combination which offers a sound ranging from transparent and unobtrusive (using the Lipstick Small Diaphragm capsules) and flexible (many different polar responses) to obviously colored (any of the Lollipop Large Diaphragm capsules). Let's now go over the capsules one by one.
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