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Studio Projects C1 Microphone

Studio Projects C1
Studio Projects C1
List Price: $249.99
Our Price: $249.99

Availability: Currently On Order, Stock Arriving 06-30-18
Product Code: 2032


Studio Projects C1 Microphone

The Studio Projects C1 Microphone is designed to deliver the finest quality vocal and instrumental recordings and will enhance any professional or project studio performance at an unbelievably low price.

The Studio Projects C1 Microphone is a large diaphragm, fixed-cardioid condenser mic employing a 1.06” (27mm) capsule, high quality, low noise amplifier and balanced, transformerless output circuitry. The Studio Projects C1 features switchable -10dB or -20dB pad and 6dB@75Hz or 150Hz high pass filter for added control in various recording applications and a clear, full response expected from a large capsule microphone design.

Versatility is key in the recording arena, and the Studio Projects C1 is a well-proven and award winning tool. The Studio Projects C1 Mic is designed to deliver the finest quality vocal and instrumental recordings and will serve to enhance any professional or project studio at an unbelievably low price.

Studio Projects C1 Microphone Features

  • Professional Studio Microphone
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Large diameter pressure gradient capsule
  • Employing 6 um gold sputtered Mylar diaphragm
  • High Pass Filter, 6dB/octave@ 75Hz or 150Hz
  • -10db or -20dB Pad
  • Low-noise FET Preamplifier
  • Heavy duty road case
  • Elastic heavy duty shock mount

Studio Projects C1 Microphone Applications

  • Close miking of instruments with high sound pressure levels
  • Announcers mic for broadcasting/dubbing
  • Home recording and project studios
  • Vocalist recording
  • Spot mic for wind instruments, strings, percussion and guitar amps

Studio Projects C1 Microphone Specifications

  • Type: Single diaphragm pressure gradient condenser mic
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz~20000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 14mV/Pa=-37dB (0dB=1V/Pa)
  • Output Impedance: <200 Ohm.
  • Load Impedance: >1000 Ohm.
  • Max. SPL: 131 dB SPL for 1% THD @1000Hz (0dB SPL=0.00002Pa).
  • Noise: (Line): 27 dB (A weighted) ---17 dB
  • S/N Ratio: 77 dB
  • Power Requirement: 48 +/- 4V.
  • Current Consumption: <2.5mA.
  • Circuit: JFET impedance converter, discrete balanced output.
  • Connector: Gold-plated 3-pin XLR
  • Pad: -10dB, -20dB
  • Low Cut: 6dB/octave at 75Hz or 150Hz
  • Diameter: 2.1” length: 8.9”
  • Weight: 26.9oz

Studio Projects C1 Microphone Includes

  • Studio Projects C1 Mic
  • Halo Shockmount
  • Foam wind screen
  • Road Case
  • Printed User Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

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Average Customer Review 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5

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Good for the price October 7, 2017
Reviewer: MTDrummer from Springfield, MA United States  
Very solid mic.  I've had mine for many years and it has never had an issue.  Does not work for all types of voices when used for vocals.  Not bad as a kick drum mic place a few feet in front.  Never been that happy with it on heavy distorted guitars.

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For the Money- Amazing August 26, 2012
Reviewer: Ben Schmidt from Iowa City, IA United States  
This mic produced usable results on a few different sources. I was impressed on male vocals with the weight it gives to the low end without getting "thuddy".  I did a very unscientific comparison with my RODE NT1 and it has some similar characteristics in terms of gain and response, but I preferred the C1 because it didn't have the squeezed sound in the high frequencies that the NT1 has. If the words "open"  and "natural" actually meant something in this contest, I might use them to describe the difference. This mic will never beat my Peluso 2247SE for any task, but at seven times the cost, you'd hope the Peluso would sound a little more impressive. The C1 will make a good second string Cardioid Large Diaphragm. I haven't heard anything more pleasing in this price range. If you're looking for an inexpensive cardioid LDC - this is about the best I've seen.

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Studio Projects C1 Microphone November 5, 2010
Reviewer: Ubachukwu Odunukwe from Providence, RI United States  
I purchased this microphone because of the U87 clone hype. I will say, if you get the modification for this microphone... the sound is SUPERB!!! If you purchase this mic and use it as is, then I would say its a good runner up... but def not a U87 clone.

Good Mic to have for the price

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Studio Projects C1 June 22, 2010
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Australia  
Not a bad mic.
A lot of high end activity but quite a 'silky' sound - ie not harsh. Very lean in the body/low mids though - in some cases this is perfect but it is certainly not the best all rounder.
To me it sounds like a Neumann Km84 style mic which is funny because it has a large diaphragm.
Not my favourite but it suited one singer I recorded perfectly. A nice colour to have in the arsenal but not what I'd go for if it was your only mic

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Excellent Mic for $200 December 6, 2005
Reviewer: Philip Watts from Bergenfield, NJ United States  
There was a lot of hype surrounding this mic when it first came out. The Forums and recording circles were buzzing with people talking about "the $200 U87 clone".  I'm usually pretty skeptical so I had to check it out for my self.

I've now owned the mic for almost 2 years and am happy to say it's a permanant fixture in my mic collection. Is it a U87 clone? In a word, no. It does share some sonic characteristics and anyway you add it up, it's an excellent mic for under $1000. It usually requires a a few dB dip in the 3Khz range for many applications and when I do this, it usually sits very well.

It's a bright mic with lots of headroom, good for vocals and acoustic guitar. What I do love about it is that, because it's so cheap, I feel much more comfortable experimenting with placement. For instance, I really like it on snare with the aforementioned 3Khz dip.

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