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3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4 X 10
3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4 X 10
 
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3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4X10 Microphone Kit (Transformerless)

3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4 X 10 (Transformerless)

3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4 X 10 (Transformerless)

The 3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4 X 10 (Transformerless) includes 4 CHI transformer-less head amps, all 4 Lollipop large diaphragm capsule modules, 3 pairs of Lipstick capsule modules (2 cardioid, 2 hypercardioid, 2 diffuse-field omni), all in a large wooden jewel box. 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. The 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 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.

3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4 X 10 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.
  • SD-C Cardioid: A very typical SD capsule, probably the one you'll use most often. Straight cardioid pattern with nice, flat frequency response with only minimal treble peak, giving a very true and neutral sound with just enough reach and directionality for most jobs. The proximity effect is totally predictable.
  • SD-H Hypercardioid: A more directional version of the Cardioid capsule, with more proximity effect. The treble response is still very realistic and to some people, will actually sound more "real" than the cardioid.
  • SD-O-D Diffuse-Field Omni: to be used when a relatively flat treble is required off axis, for instance when the sound of the room needs to be accurately represented (darker source).

3 Zigma Master Tool Kit 4 X 10 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
  • SD-C Cardioid
    • Acoustical operating principle: 17mm diaphragm pressure gradient transducer
    • Directional pattern: cardioid
    • Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
    • Sensitivity: -36dB (16mV/Pa)
    • Output impedance: 100 ohms
    • Equivalent noise A-weighted: 13 dB
    • S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 81dB
    • Maximum SPL @ THD 0.5%: 140 dB
    • Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
    • Dynamic range (A-weighted, THD 0.5%): 127dB
    • Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
    • Current consumption: approx. 4mA
    • Diameter: 22mm
    • Length: 19mm
  • SD-H Hypercardioid
    • Acoustical operating principle: 17mm diaphragm pressure gradient transducer
    • Directional pattern: hypercardioid
    • Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
    • Sensitivity: -38dB (12.6mV/Pa)
    • Output impedance: 100 ohms
    • Equivalent noise A-weighted: 15 dB
    • S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 79dB
    • Maximum SPL @ THD 0.5%: 142 dB
    • Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
    • Dynamic range (A-weighted, THD 0.5%): 127dB
    • Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
    • Current consumption: approx. 4mA
    • Diameter: 22mm
    • Length: 19mm
  • SD-O-D Diffuse-Field Omni
    • Acoustical operating principle: 17mm diaphragm pressure transducer
    • Directional pattern: omni
    • Frequency range: 20Hz~20kHz
    • Sensitivity: -37dB (14mV/Pa)
    • Output impedance: 100 ohms
    • Equivalent noise A-weighted: 14 dB
    • S/N ratio (A-weighted, rel 1Pa): 80dB
    • Maximum SPL @ THD 0.5%: 141 dB
    • Maximum output voltage: 12 dBu
    • Dynamic range (A-weighted, THD 0.5%): 127dB
    • Supply voltage: 48 volts (P48)
    • Current consumption: approx. 4mA
    • Diameter: 22mm
    • Length: 19mm

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3 Zigma Tool Kit (Transformerless) May 30, 2014
Reviewer: Brandt from Aiken, SC United States  
This should be a wonderful addition to the mic locker. In a mic comparison using the same sources, blindly the panel of listeners collectively selected several of the top ten mic options from within this kit. This system performed very admirably alongside some very well regarded industry standards.

As a service to those considering this kit and wondering the differences between the two body options, there are some slight sonic variations to consider. With the transformer version we have noticed the signature is a tad more even across the spectrum. You do lose a little sheen on the top end that the transformerless version has. This is not a negative because it really depends on the source. As someone who works in stage and studio environments, I prefer having both. If the source needs a little more brightness, I use the transformerless body. If I want a little more focused sound or need to employ a low cut especially in live situations, I like the transformer.

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