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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Package (3-Pack)

CAD M179 Microphone Package
CAD M179 Microphone Package
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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Package (3-Pack)

CAD M179 3 Mic Package (Perfect For Tom Mic'ing!)

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Package (3-Pack) Details

The CAD M179 3-Pack is perfect for drummers whether recording or performing live. We've tried dozens of mics on toms, and the M179 has never been bested when put against the industry standards. It sits in the mix perfectly, and requires very little EQ. The depth and attack are exceptionally delivered on tom use, and allows you to deliver fullness in size and depth from rack and floor toms - consistently. Since the M179 is a side address condenser, its placement is among the easiest and most "out of the way" any drummer could ever want. The M179 performs equally as well on the outside of a kick drum. Quite simply, we have found the M179 to be the finest tom-tom microphone around. Of course the CAD M179 is one of the best all purpose mics available, and gives you greatly usable results, no matter the sound source. This three pack make it a no brainer for those looking to outfit a five piece kit.

Travel the space-tone continuum with the touch of a dial, from the rich and intimate figure-of-eight - to the spacious and articulate omni pattern (and all the variations in between). The large-diaphragm capsules are combined with algebraic phasing and high-power transformerless drive to create an indispensable acoustical window. Additional features include hi-pass filter and attenuator. Swivel mount, elastic shock mount and carrying case are included. P24 (24V) or P48 (48V) phantom power is required. Three full featured M179s with all the accessories at even more savings, this is a great way to expand your mic locker with something that youâ??ll actually use all the time.

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Package (3-Pack) Features

  • (3) CAD M179 Microphones
  • (3) CAD Shock Mounts
  • (3) CAD Standard Hard Mounts
  • (3) CAD Hard Cases

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Package (3-Pack) 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

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 instrumentsâ?¦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 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8

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Awesome all around condenser February 6, 2016
Reviewer: Andrew S from Dumont, NJ United States  
Bought these mainly for use on toms because of some videos that I had heard on YouTube and they truly rock on toms. I like them more then the usual studio go-to md421s. These are also great on guitar cabs and as ambient microphones for whatever. Haven't had a chance to use them on vocals yet but in a pinch I'm sure they would sound fine.

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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Packag September 17, 2015
Reviewer: Robert Spies from Portland, OR United States  
M179 3-pack arrived in good order, after a couple of delays...

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CAD M179 first use June 10, 2015
Reviewer: Andrew Plaisted from Malden, MA United States  
I'd heard about the versatility of the M179's and in particular I was attracted to the idea of using them as tom microphones, as an alternative to my Sennheiser 421's. I have not yet had an opportunity to try them on toms yet, but I did put a pair in cardioid over a vibraphone and another in omni as a mono room microphone with excellent results on all of it. I'm pleased so far and look forward to trying them on other instruments... including toms. I don't think my rating will go down from "good," but it could go up to "excellent" as I use them more.

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worth every penny February 27, 2015
Reviewer: Michael Meeks from Chesapeake, VA United States  
I now have six of these. Toms with almost zero bleed? Check. Recorderman style overheads? Check. Great workhorse? Check. You WILL put these to good use.

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CAD M179 3-Pack March 18, 2014
Reviewer: Timothy Cronin from Princeton, NJ  
Kudos to Front End Audio for a job well done on my recent purchase. I have an really nice acoustic drum array and was very impressed with the CAD M179 (and 177) for tom usage during tests. Thinking ahead, Front End bundled three M179s together and included mic cables and free shipping. Quick and first-class.

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