CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone


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The CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone is a true versatile workhorse microphone that is excels 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.

There is not another condenser on the market that has offer the features and performance of the M179, and at this price point it really cant be beat.  You can put a CAD M179 in front of anything and get a great sounding track. The professionals here 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 Multi-Pattern Microphone. Rather than selecting a fixed pattern, you can 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 pattern, you can dial in the space you want on any sound source.

Just try the M179 on drums. With the high SPL rating you can throw these on toms or put a pair in the air as overheads. Dial in figure eight and you have a great room mic. The CAD M179 also features a hi-pass filter and 20 dB pad so you have absolute control over your recordings. there really isn't anything these mics can't do. But don't take our word for it, order one or two and see for yourself. Front End Audio has create several different M179 packages offering these great mics in pairs or triples.

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Features

  • True variable pattern
  • Large 1.1" condenser capsule
  • Gold sputtered diaphragms
  • High SPL
  • Transformerless balanced output circuits
  • 20 dB pad
  • 6dB @ 100Hz HP filter
  • Internal pop filter

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Specifications

  • Type: Side Address
  • Pattern: Multi-Pattern
  • Frequency Response: 10-20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Variable
  • Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: -36 dBV (16mV) @ 1Pa
  • Noise Level: 11dB-A
  • SPL: 143 dB SPL (with pad)
  • Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%
  • Power Requirements: 48V
  • Switches: HP filter and 20dB pad
  • Connector: XLR

CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Includes

  • CAD M179 Microphone
  • MZM-5 Elastic Suspension Shockmount
  • Swivel Mount
  • Carrying Case
  • 2 Years Warranty

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. -Ryan

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  • 5
    What a deal
    Michael McDonough

    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!

  • 5

    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 its 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 its emotional gold. Very pleased. These will get lots of use

  • 5
    Awesome on Toms
    Carlos Duran

    This mic is really good for miking toms... but you have to try on Floor Toms....Awesome

  • 4
    Adam Smith

    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.

  • 4
    Giorgos Sklavos

    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.

  • 5
    Cad M179

    These are great mics for Drums. They are known for toms because of the hypercardioid setting but try them on overheads!

  • 5
    Nice Mic
    Kenneth Avola

    Nice Mic for the price. Great on a lot of sources.

  • 5
    A very good mic and a great price
    Paul M

    A very good sounding mic. I use for voice and acoustic guitar in my home studio. Very clean, clear and transparent. Two brothers have these and like them. One uses two of them live.

  • 5
    great mic excellent service
    Joe E

    I purchased two of these to use as stereo pair, mid-sid, and for drums and guitar amp stuff. Very versatile mics. I am no expert but they do sound very real no color leaving room for eq'ing etc to sound perfect. Plus the multi pattern ability makes then even better. Aside from the excellent product, front end audio gets 10 stars for customer service. I had an issue with the free xlr cord and they fixed the problem and I had a new one in three days. Plus they let me keep the one I got. A+ for Front End Audio

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