The ADK S-51 Mk 5.2 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (a new and improved, sonically identical version of the ADK A-51s) is a solid state cardioid 1-inch diaphragm condenser mic. The S-51 features a separate pad and roll-off switch, ring mount and jewel box.
The "S" is for SPL!
The improvements employed in the S-51 over the A-51 basically make it a Higher SPL “Big Brother” to the A-51. So look for Improved Reliability and Improved Head-Room. Therefore, the S-51 is really what one might consider a broad-brushstroke, multi-application microphone. In fact, Ray Charles had 6 Original “Model S” mic used on his Genius Loves Company CD.
In short, the "S" will do anything the A-51 does PLUS it is designed for HIGH SPL MULTI-Applications. Megadeth, Ambrosia - Even Westlake Audio use the "S" Series for Floor Toms. Megadeth also used them on Floor Toms and Bass Cabinets! YET: A-51s were also used to track the Reed and Woodwind Section of the Seattle Symphony for a Disney Feature Film. Think of it this way: The Model S is SUPER-VERSATILE: A "Swiss-Army" Mic!!!
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