CAD E100S Microphone
The CAD E100S Microphone is a large diaphragm supercardioid condenser offers the lowest noise floor in its class and the smooth, vintage tone and robust low end CAD is known for.
The CAD E100S Microphone is engineered and built in the USA. It features the bootstrapped, full differential Quadra-FET front end that delivers high sensitivity and low distortion, plus the CADs proprietary circuitry that ensures the highest performance. The nickel plated 1 inch capsule delivers accurate phasing on instruments, and a full rich vocal tone, accentuated by the extended low frequency response. Features include an 80Hz hi-pass filter and a 10dB pad. From vocals to percussion, acoustic instruments and everything in between, the CAD Equitek E100S will prove to be one of the most versatile tools in your microphone locker, in the studio or on stage. 48V Phantom power is required.
CAD E100S Microphone Features
- Large diaphragm supercardioid condenser microphone
- Offers the lowest noise floor in its class
- Delivers a smooth, vintage tone and robust low end
- Bootstrapped, full differential Quadra-FET front end
- CADs proprietary circuitry that ensures the highest performance
- 80Hz Hi-pass filter and a 10dB Pad
CAD E100S Microphone Specifications
- Operating Principle: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Frequency Response: <40Hz - 18KHz
- Sensitivity: -30dBV (28mV) @ 1Pa
- Impedance: 150 ohms
- Max SPL: 150dB (Pad engaged)
- Self Noise: 3.7dBA (best in class)
- Hi-Pass: 80Hz
- Attenuator: 10dB
- Power Requirements: P48
- Net Weight: 22oz (610g)
CAD E100S Microphone Applications
- Studio Vocals
- Acoustic Instruments
- Guitar Cabinets
- Bass Cabinets
CAD E100S Microphone Includes
- CAD E100S Microphone
- Stealth Shock Mount
- Vintage Wood Grain Cherry Case
- 5 Years Warranty
CAD E100S Microphone Downloads
What We Think
The CAD E100S is a truly fantastic multi-purpose microphone. Put one up when you don't have time to fiddle and putz around trying out a ton of different mics and you should get a sound that is at the very least better than just usable. The nice and smooth, yet lifted top-end adds a refined clarity to the recorded sound. So, you're not going to need to add highs with an EQ, but you're also not going to have to take them away since there is nothing harsh or overbearing with this mic. The super-cardioid pattern helps to reject potentially unwanted room noise and keeps the mic on point. It's a winner for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, percussion, bass cabinets, and pretty much whatever you can throw at it - it wins. CAD has produced yet another fantastic microphone!
Front End Audio
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I've had mine for almost ten years, I love it. Clear and present, it's never been harsh. It's durable as I haven't had a problem with it in 10 years. I recommend this to beginners all the time because you can keep it and won't need to upgrade it.
I've owned one of these for a few years and found it very versatile, having used it for vocal and instrument recording. It provides good isolation for a singer standing near a piano if you can point the rear of the mic toward the instrument. Excellent, clear sound quality, fairly bright but easy to work with in recording production. Bought a second one and used them in front of a children's choir on short stands. The choir moved around into various configurations, yet these mics proved to be very forgiving since they are so sensitive.
I had done a lot of research on mid-level microphones, and wanted something that I could use out of the box without a mod. I settled on the CAD E100S, but needed a pair. Seemed out of reach price-wise, but FrontEnd Audio allowed me to get a pair and keep it in my budget. Great microphones at a great price.
Nice people, let me know the product was backordered. Said when it would arrive. Notified me when it did and sent promptly. Don't know how they sold the item for the price...it was much better deal than the other places.