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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package (2-Pack)

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List Price: $658.00
Our Price: $458.00

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Product Code: 1637-2

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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package

The CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package brings you two full featured CAD M179 workhouses with all accessories at even more great savings. This is a great way to improve your recordings and flexibility at a great low cost.

The CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package combines two CAD M179 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones to meet your stereo micing needs. Perfect for drum overheads, stereo acoustics, piano, group vocals, and more, the CAD M179 Package incorporates vintage capsules with advanced electronics.

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. P24 (24V) or P48 (48V) phantom power is required.

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package Features

  • Two CAD M179 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones
  • Gold sputtered diaphragms
  • High SPL capability (143 dB SPL with Pad)
  • Transformerless balanced output circuits
  • 20 dB Non-capacitive Pad
  • 6dB / Octave @ 100Hz high-pass filter
  • Stainless steel internal pop/EMI filter

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package Specifications

  • Type: Side Address, External bias condenser
  • Pattern: Multi-Pattern Microphone
  • Frequency Response: 10-20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Variable
  • Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: -36 dBV (16mV) @ 1Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 11dB-A
  • Maximum SPL: 143 dB SPL (with pad)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%
  • Switches: High-pass filter, 20dB pad, High-Pass Filter, 100Hz, 6dB/octave
  • Power Requirements: Min 24-52V phantom power, Capable of delivering at least 8 mA
  • Connector: Three pin male XLR type
  • Finish: Durable charcoal gray urethane. Satin nickle plated front & rear screen
  • Dimensions (Per Mic): 2.25 (57.2 mm) Dia., x 7.00 (177.8 mm) High
  • Net Weight (Per Mic): 17.8 oz. (506 grams)

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package Includes

  • 2 x CAD M179 Microphones
  • 2 x CAD Shock Mounts
  • 2 x CAD Standard Hard Mounts
  • 2 x CAD Hard Cases
  • 2 Years Warranty

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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 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 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7

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CAD M179 2-pak May 6, 2014
Reviewer: RM from OK  
Very satisfied with the performance of these mics as drum overheads in GJ setup.  Even more pleased with the performance of the people at Front End Audio – order was processed and shipped in 2 hours and delivered in 2 days halfway across the US (as standard free ground shipping).  Awesome job, guys!

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Transparent choir mic January 11, 2014
Reviewer: Jon Fitz from W. Columbia, SC United States  
I think these are tough to beat for the money.  They have good low-end presence, but sound great for sopranos or strings.  I sometimes check signal with noise isolating headphones.  More than once, I mistakenly thought I had failed to seal the headphones in the ear canal, because the sound was so "direct".

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Great Service Great Product July 2, 2013
Reviewer: BRYAN USINGER from EAST. STROUDSBURG, PA United States  
Excellent all around budget mic. Its heavy as hell like a hand machined Neumann which caught me off guard. The multi polar patterns are great. I've been trying the mic on everything and had great results on vocals and multi mic setup with guitar. CADM719 3.5 ft in front of sound hole facing slightly  down, and NT1a on the 12th fret, 6" away.

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CAD M179 mics February 4, 2013
Reviewer: rl from Belmont, CA United States  
The mics came in their big boxes with the foam pieces cut to hold the mic in the shock mount and the the fixed mount. As bonus, I got the 2 XLR cables as well! Really a fantastic value for the money.

The mics look well crafted, and feel solidly built. The knobs feel good too!

I have only had a small amount of time this weekend to play with the mics. I am use the two mics with a Scarlett 2i2. Focusrite confirmed that the Scarlett can provide 14mA of current per channel -- so I should have no problem powering the two mics. The little bit of testing I got to do this weekend sounded pretty good to me. I am a newbie at recording, and it took me minimal effort to get everything setup and produce some initial recordings. I will have more in-depth sense for the mics only after I have played around a lot with them.

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surprising value May 22, 2012
Reviewer: Ben Schmidt from Iowa City, IA United States  
I bought a pair of these mics to fill in gaps in my microphone collection for my small home studio. I've used them as a blumlein pair out in front of an acoustic guitar to track guitar and vocals at the same time. Off axis rejection is great, the sound is very uncolored and pleasing. These work great as drum overheads, cabinet mics, and many other uses. It will never be the "gem" of a studio but If you're looking for great value and usable sound, these are it! for a beginer, I would recommend  one of these over an NT1 in a second (often recommended "first mic") . M179 doesn't have  that harsh "compressed" sound , just open and flat. It won't give you the magic of a tube LCD, like many of the 47 type mics, but at this price you shouldn't expect it.

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