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Samson introduces CL7a & CL8a studio condenser microphones at NAB 2019, perfect for the home or professional studio

CL7a, CL8a and all of Samson’s consumer and professional audio solutions are on display at NAB 2019.

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Samson, an industry pioneer in professional audio products, launches the CL7a and CL8a Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphones at NAB 2019. Featuring stunning sound, sturdy construction and premium electronics, the CL7a and CL8a are the ideal mics for the home or professional studio.

CL7a Large Diaphragm Studio Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The CL7a is a large diaphragm condenser mic designed for the studio environment. Inside the CL7a capsule is a 1.1" 3-micron thick, gold-sputtered diaphragm that delivers a lush, balanced sound. The smooth mids and slight high-frequency lift around 15 kHz create a natural tone a smoother and warmer sound that conveys an acoustic ambience when used on instruments, and “breathing space” when used to record vocals.

The cardioid pickup pattern enhances isolation during recording, minimizing the sound from other instrument sources behind the CL7a.  This makes the microphone great for studio and live applications. A selectable two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz removes any unwanted low frequency content like stage rumble or wind noise. Additionally, the CL7a can handle extreme SPL of up to 147 dB, making it an ideal guitar cabinet overhead drum microphone. The CL7a includes a 10 dB attenuation pad, which is used to prevent overloading the onboard preamplifier by lowering the input sensitivity of the microphone preamp circuit. Inside the durable die-cast body, an internal shock-mount provides both protection for capsule and isolation from vibration noise.

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CL7a Key Features

  • Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Smooth, Warm, and Accurate Sound
  • Extended 30 Hz–20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 1.1" Gold-Sputtered Diaphragm; 3 Micron Thickness
  • Selectable 2-Pole/12 dB per Octave High Pass (Low Cut) Filter
  • Selectable 10 dB Pad for use with higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL)
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Solid Die Cast Construction
  • Internal Shock Mount
  • 36 volt – 52 volt Phantom Power Operation
  • Optional SP-01 Spider Shockmount Available

CL8a Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

The Samson CL8a multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone delivers balanced, detailed sound from its custom tuned condenser capsule. Inside the CL8a capsule is a dual 1.1" gold-sputtered, 4-micron thick diaphragm providing the versatility for capturing solo performers and multi-instrumental groups. The dual-diaphragm design of the Samson CL8a microphone unlocks a range of selectable pickup patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional), delivering flexible miking options for a variety of studio situations.

A selectable two-pole high-pass filter at 100 Hz removes unwanted low frequency content like stage rumble or wind noise. The robust capsule and electronics are able to withstand tremendous sound pressure levels of up to 147 dB allowing you to capture powerful low frequency content without distortion. The CL8a includes a 10 dB attenuation pad, which is used to prevent overloading the onboard preamplifier by lowering the input sensitivity of the microphone preamp circuit.

CL8a Key Features 

  • Dual Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • 1.1" Gold-Sputtered Diaphragms; 4 Micron Thickness
  • Selectable Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure 8 Pickup Patterns
  • Extended 20Hz–20kHz Frequency Response
  • Selectable 2-Pole/12 dB per Octave High-Pass Filter
  • Selectable 10 dB Pad for use with higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL)
  • Solid Die Cast Construction
  • Internal Shock Mount
  • 36 volt – 52 volt Phantom Power Operation
  • Optional SP-01 Spider Shockmount Available

Pricing and Availability

The Samson Resound CL7a and CL8a will be available for sale at major CE and MI retailers for $129.99 and $149.99 starting in June 2019.

About Samson:

Samson Technologies began in 1980 as a pioneer in wireless microphone technology. Today, Samson is an industry leader in professional audio solutions whose products are known for their fidelity and reliability. Samson products are preferred by recording artists, performers, educators and audio professionals throughout the world.

To connect with Samson, visit samsontech.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest

By Our Press Release Coordinator Friday April 5, 2019
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