The Placid Audio Resonator A Microphone unlike full range high fidelity microphones, operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which lends a compelling resonant, music box like quality to the signal. Some might compare the sound to an old Victrola or gramophone.
The sound is achieved through a combination of the microphone's element and a mechanical filtering device. The element is specially loaded into a resonant baffled chamber and as sound passes through the chamber, upper mid range frequencies are accentuated while low and high frequencies are reduced. The Placid Audio Resonator A does not use phantom power as it has a passive dynamic element. It uses a Switchcraft 3 pin male XLR connector and can be connected to any audio gear with a 3 pin female XLR connector via an XLR cable. Accidentally applying phantom power will not harm the microphone or affect its performance. Because the sound of Resonator A has a character unlike many other traditional mics, it makes a great addition to any recording enthusiast's arsenal of microphones. It can be used as an all out obvious effect' on it's own or it can be paired with other traditional microphones for infinite blending possibilities.
The Placid Audio Resonator A can be used live. As with any microphone, feedback can be an issue. Results will vary depending on the application, the overall volume of your band, the quality of the sound system and the experience of the engineer running the sound system. However very careful adjustment and equalization of the Placid Audio Resonator A in the monitors can yield acceptable results. If you use an in ear monitor system, potential feedback problems are usually not an issue. The Placid Audio Resonator A is constructed from quality rugged materials and is likely to withstand a high degree of shock or other physical impacts. The Resonator A can also withstand extremely high sound pressure levels without damage to the diaphragm. However a high SPL is likely to overdrive the diaphragm resulting in a clipping style distortion that may be desired for some applications. The Placid Audio Resonator A comes with a rugged adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket that can be attached to any standard North American mic stand (5/8 inch). If you have a European style mic stand (3/8 inch), the Placid Audio Resonator A can be attached with a threaded adapter insert, not included.
Placid Audio Resonator A Microphone Features
- Passive magnetic moving coil transducer
- Tuned ported baffled resonant chamber
- High quality Switchcraft 3 pin XLR connector
- Rugged copper housing and components
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A
- Lifetime operational warranty
- Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (will fit European style stands with common threaded adapter)
Placid Audio Resonator A Microphone Specifications
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 115Hz 10kHz
- Impedance: 150 ohms
- Output: 105 +/- 2dB SPL @ 1 kHz
- Dimensions: 2.5 inch x 6 inch
- Weight: 1.75 lbs.