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3 Zigma CHI Lollipop
3 Zigma CHI Lollipop
 
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3 Zigma CHI Lollipop Large Diaphragm Microphone (Transformerless)

The 3 Zigma CHI Lollipop Large Diaphragm Microphone (XFO-Less) comes with the HA-TL-II Head-Amp and your choice of Lollipop capsule!

3 Zigma CHI Lollipop Large Diaphragm Microphone (Transformerless) Details

The 3 Zigma CHI Lollipop (XFO-Less) Large Diaphragm Microphone 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.

The Transformerless (XFO-Less) HA-TL-II CHI head amp is a very neutral transformer-less impedance converter, simply fed by standard 48 Volts Phantom power. 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 XFO-Less HA-TL-II 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 Lollipop Large Diaphragm capsules) and flexible (many different polar responses) to obviously colored (any of the Lipstick Small Diaphragm capsules).

Let's now go over the capsules one by one...

3 Zigma CHI Lollipop Large Diaphragm Microphone (Transformerless) Capsules

  • C-LOL-12: Designed with the C12 in mind, this capsule will give the CHI head amp the color of the vintage Austrian condenser which became a favorite for pop vocal recordings. Nice predictable polar pattern control with deep bass response.
  • C-LOL-47: Designed with the U47 in mind, this capsule will give the CHI head amp the color of the famous old German condenser which became a classic for mellow vocal recordings. More directional than a straight Cardioid, but still considered to be a Cardioid capsule. Can very "Robust" used close to the source.
  • C-LOL-67: Designed with the U67 in mind, this capsule will give the CHI head amp the color of the "other" famous old German condenser which became the first choice for "present" vocal recordings when the U47 didn't deliver enough HF information. Nice, even Cardioid response, with predictable proximity effect.
  • C-LOL-251: Designed as an alternative to the C12, to emulate the ELAM 251 and its unique treble presence. The top octave has a unique 15K peak but the presence band peaks right in the middle of the vocal range. This is a perfect modern pop microphone. Like the C-LOL-12, it has a nice, even, Cardioid response, with gradual, predictable proximity effect.

3 Zigma CHI Lollipop Large Diaphragm Microphone (Transformerless) Specifications

C-LOL-12 Cardioid

  • Acoustical operating principle: 27.5mm large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
  • Sensitivity: -33dB (22mV/Pa)
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Equivalent noise A-weighted: 7 dB
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 87dB
  • Maximum SPL @ THD 0.5%: 137 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted, THD 0.5%): 130dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
  • Current consumption: approx. 4mA

C-LOL-67 Cardioid

  • Acoustical operating principle: 27.5mm large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
  • Sensitivity: -36dB (16mV/Pa)
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Equivalent noise A-weighted: 10dB
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 84dB
  • Maximum SPL @ THD 0.5%: 140 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted, THD 0.5%): 130dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
  • Current consumption: approx. 4mA

C-LOL-47 Cardioid

  • Acoustical operating principle: 27.5mm large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
  • Sensitivity: -35dB (18mV/Pa)
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Equivalent noise A-weighted: 9dB
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 85dB
  • Maximum SPL @ THD 0.5%: 139 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted, THD 0.5%): 130dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
  • Current consumption: approx. 4mA

C-LOL-251 Cardioid

  • Acoustical operating principle: 27.5mm large diaphragm pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
  • Sensitivity: -34dB (20mV/Pa)
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Equivalent noise A-weighted: 8 dB
  • S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 86dB
  • Maximum SPL @ THD 0.5%: 138dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted, THD 0.5%): 130dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
  • Current consumption: approx. 4mA

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What a gorgeous mic! September 6, 2013
Reviewer: Tom Kingston from Charlton, MA United States  
The 3 Zigma CHI with the C47 capsule is stunning. It has a silky smooth sound, is extremely quiet, and has an very elegant suspension mount; it's one of those things you never thought you could appreciate so much.

If the sizzling sound of too many contemporary condensers is what you're after look elsewhere, like the C67 or C12 capsules. Personally? That's what I have a frying pan for. Okay, that's a bit of an over-statement. But you get where I'm coming from.

Otherwise the C47 is great for taking the edge off of anything. The off-axis and rear lobe rejection is amazing for a lollipop. And the build construction is superb. Absolutely nothing to complain about here. And it's a great bang for the buck. Go for it!

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