The ADK S-7 has been discontinued and replaced by the ADK Odin and the ADK Thor (Multipattern), which each feature the three tonal options of all the S-7 microphones combined into one microphone.
ADK S-7B High SPL Microphone Details
The ADK S-7B is a professional transformer-less FET cardioid condenser microphone designed to be a High-SPL, reliable and robust microphone with a distinctly “mellow” sound coloration. A Capacitor Mic that sounds like a Ribbon. Translation: a very smooth, rich, robust tone-coloration.The dynamic range was set to allow for relatively heavy sound pressure levels, and the two-way Pad enables this microphone to be used with sources up to 150 dB SPL. You may never record a jet plane or a loud rock-concert, but you can with any of the S-7 flavors.This particular model, the ADK S-7B, exhibits a “round” tone to tame sibilance, nasality, or overly-bright source-material.
ADK S-7B Applications:
Any moderate to high SPL source, whenever a fast, detailed recording desired: All vocals where a "smoother" rounder tone is desired – with a pop filter (to protect the capsule from strong blasts of air):
- Brass instruments – with a pop filter (to protect the capsule from strong blasts of air)
- Drum kit: Toms, Floor tom, overhead and spot mic’ing, including kick drum
- Any amplified instruments – Guitar cabs, bass cabs
- Any percussion instrument
- Stereo/ambient recording
- All stringed instrument
- Solo/spot recording
ADK S-7B High SPL Microphone Specifications
- Polar pattern:Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 12mv/Pa
- Impedance: 150Ù
- S/N Ratio: 79dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
- Equivalent Noise Level: 15dB (A-weighted IEC 268-4)
- Max SPL for 0.5%THD: 132dB/ 140dB/ 150dB (0dB PAD/-8dB PAD/-18dB PAD)
- Low Cut filter (HPF): FLAT/ 100Hz/ 150Hz
- Power Requirements: Phantom power 48V±4V
What People Are Saying:
"LOVING the S7B on my horn. Pair this with the Berlin47-Au, STUNNING. Well done gentlemen."
"Combining the S-7 and S-7C has been the Holy Grail of Guitar-Mic setups for me!Both live and studio, players and engineers, have all been blown-away by these S-7s! Price and quality is unparalleled!!! I could never replicate what I was hearing while standing in front of my amp to when I heard playback until I found these mics! Never again will I trust the "industry standard" mics with my tone again. The S-7 series mics has become part of my rig and I won't leave home without them. I used to think it was my amp and guitars that sounded brittle in the mix. But it was the mics being used not my gear. Now with the S-7B, I have smoothness without the nasty breakup. And adding the S-7C to the mix adds so much clarity and punch!"
Steve Marcia - Guitarist, Phil Wickham Band
- ADK S-7B Microphone
- Piano-Black Wooden Jewel Case
- Heavy-Duty All-Metal Ring-Mount
What We Think - ADK S-7b Review
"ADK delivers again! This time it's a microphone designed to take the edge off. Digital recording can show too much top-end that can come off too bright, un-musical, and washy in the care of a lesser microphone. The S-7B helps to tame the beast of shrill or hard-sounding instruments... and at a stupid-good, no-brainer price point. Plus it handles a walloping 150dB SPL! So, it's safe for mic-ing a 1976 'Who' concert (126 dB measured at a distance of 32 meters from the speakers - that is frickin' loud!)."
Alan Moon - Front End Audio
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