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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone

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List Price: $329.00
Our Price: $229.00

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Product Code: 1637

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CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone

The CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone is a true variable pattern workhorse microphone excellent on drums, acoustic guitar, cabs and vocals! With its full response, clear neutral sound, and completely variable polar patterns, the M179 is the definition of bang for the buck.

The CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone is a pure workhorse condenser Multi-Pattern Microphone. There is not another condenser on the market that has the features and performance of close to the M179 at this price point. You can put a CAD M179 in front of anything and get a great sounding track. The professionals at Front End Audio use the CAD M179 everyday in the studio on drums, acoustic guitar, cabs and vocals. Really, they would be hard pressed to find an application that the CAD M179 did not excel on.

The CAD M179 is a true and completely Multi-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.

Along with the other accessories brought to you by the manufacturer, 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 Microphone Features

  • Continuously variable pattern with a "hard" cardioid center detent
  • Large 1.1" dual diaphragm external bias condenser capsule
  • 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 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: 2.25 (57.2 mm) Dia., x 7.00 (177.8 mm) High
  • Net Weight: 17.8 oz. (506 grams)

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Includes

  • CAD M179 Microphone
  • MZM-5 Elastic Suspension Shockmount
  • Swivel Mount
  • Carrying Case
  • 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 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 45

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What a deal September 27, 2016
Reviewer: Michael McDonough from Belton, MO United States  
This is the best deal on the internet! Two great mics at a great price plus a few extras! Mix that in with your fast and free shipping, and there's no reason not to be ecstatic about this! Thanks Front End Audio!

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179s December 19, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from SANTA ROSA, CA United States  
Got a pair for toms as recommended by so many.  I guess I have been spoiled all these years.  My AKG 460Bs give me the toms I want......plug and play.
The 179s get there.....with a bit of messing.  However, big surprise.  My voice with all it's annoying lumps and bumps in the midrange, comes out smooth and modern in the the hyper-C.  Sneaking in close gives a nice, clean low end boost, where my voice finds it's emotional gold.
Very pleased.  These will get lots of use

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome on Toms October 13, 2014
Reviewer: Carlos Duran from North Bay Viilage, FL United States  
This mic is really good for miking toms... but you have to try on Floor Toms....Awesome

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Price October 2, 2014
Reviewer: Adam Smith from Nashville, TN United States  
Great for the price. Its great having a mic with a variable polar patter. You can really dial in for the room. It does however hum when you touch the selector switch. I would definitely still recommend because of the price.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Practical!!! August 21, 2014
Reviewer: Giorgos Sklavos from EMERALD, QLD Australia  
Nice worm over all sound in omni.
Bright sound on figure of 8.
Good for experiment, poly pattern capsule.
Nice on Acoustic Guitar, Hand Drum on the top,
and good for room mic and stereo miking.

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