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List Price: $299.00
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Product Code: 1637

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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Details

The CAD M179 microphone is a pure workhorse condenser microphone. There is not another condenser on the market that has the features and performance of close to the M179 at this price point. With its full response, clear neutral sound, and completely variable polar patterns, the M179 is the definition of "bang for the buck." You can put one in front of anything and get a great sounding track. We use the CAD M179 everyday in the studio on drums, acoustic guitar, cabs and vocals. Really, we would be hard pressed to find an application that the M179 did not excel on.

The M179 is a true and completely variable pattern microphone. Simply dial in a pattern or experience all the variations in between! From the rich and intimate sounding figure-of-eight pattern to the spacious and articulate omnidirectional, you can dial in the space you want on any sound source. CAD combined the large-diaphragm capsule with algebraic phasing and high-power transformerless drive to create an indispensable acoustical window. Additional features include a hi-pass filter and attenuator.

The CAD M179 comes with a durable carry/storage case, a swivel mount, and a elastic shock mount. Here at Front End Audio, we even go a step further and throw in a free CAD popfiler and XLR cable.

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Features

  • Swivel Mount
  • Elastic Shock Mount
  • Carrying Case
  • CAD EPF popFilter
  • Microphone Cable

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Type: Side Address, External bias condenser
  • Frequency Response: 10-20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Variable
  • Impedance: Low (200 ohms nominal).
  • Output Level At 1 kHz.:
  • Open Circuit Voltage:
  • -56 dB (0 dB = 1 volt per microbar).
  • 15.9 mV/Pascal.
  • Dynamic Range: 133 dB.
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 11 dB Equivalent SPL, A weighted
  • Maximum SPL: 143 dB SPL (With pad on)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%
  • Powering: Minimum Requirements are 24, 48 Volt Phantom Power capable of delivering at least 8 mA.
  • Connector: Three pin male XLR type.
  • Finish: "Titanium" Grey with Nickel Plated front & rear screen.
  • Dimensions: 2.25" (57.2 mm) Dia., x 7.00" (177.8 mm) High
  • Net Weight: 17.8 oz. (506 grams)

What We Think - CAD M179 Review

The M179 is a great all purpose mic. I like to refer to them as the SM57s of Condenser Mics. It has a clean and neutral sound that makes them great on any sound source. It's fantastic on drum overheads, one of the main applications I use them on. The M179’s are priced so right using them for toms is a no-brainer (see our FEA multi-packs), and they sound good on many vocals, guitar cabs, (great on) acoustic instruments…everyone should own a pair! The completely variable pattern is a strong attribute as well. My pair is on every recording session I do.


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Average Customer Review:
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Nice Mic April 5, 2014
Reviewer: Kenneth Avola from Methuen, MA United States  
Nice Mic for the price.  Great on a lot of sources.

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A very good mic and a great price March 17, 2014
Reviewer: Paul M from Virginia  
A very good sounding mic.  I use for voice and acoustic guitar in my home studio.  Very clean, clear and transparent.  Two brothers have these and like them.  One uses two of them live.

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great mic excellent service February 25, 2014
Reviewer: Joe E from Independence, KY United States  
I purchased two of these to use as stereo pair, mid-sid, and for drums and guitar amp stuff. Very versatile mics. I am no expert but they do sound very real no color leaving room for eq'ing etc to sound perfect. Plus the multi pattern ability makes then even better.

Aside from the excellent product, front end audio gets 10 stars for customer service. I had an issue with the free xlr cord and they fixed the problem and I had a new one in three days. Plus they let me keep the one I got.

A+ for Front End Audio

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Best Bang for the Buck January 23, 2014
Reviewer: Roy Passer from El Mirage, AZ United States  
Best choice for performance , versatility and value..... period.

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Great Mic! November 11, 2013
Reviewer: Andy C. from McAllen, TX United States  
Purchased this mic to use as a main recording mic after hearing pretty good reviews for it from around the web and i was not disappointing. It doesn't flatter the vocals to much like everyone says, but for me that's perfect because I was looking for a neutral raw-ish kinda sound. My acoustic sounds amazing on it as well. The recording pattern being able the change is a great feature and was one of the main points in why I chose this mic over others. The switch is kinda gimpy, don't know if anyone else has this problem and apparently the shock mount doesn't fit standard mic stands which was a real bummer...but overall the mic is great I hope it last a long as I plan to use it for all my recording needs.

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