M-Audio Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone  

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Multi-pattern vacuum tube condenser mic.

Infuse your recordings with the lush, classic sound of a rare, vintage mic using the Sputnik vacuum tube microphone from M-Audio. Equipped with a military-grade vacuum tube, Sputnik delivers an open, ultra-clean, and uncolored sound. This 6205M pentode tube is wired as a triode and features an inverted, socketless mount for improved audio integrity. Inside, the evaporated-gold diaphragm captures every detail. The head amp offers superior transient response and can be pushed to exhibit graceful overload characteristics. Three selectable polar patterns and a tuned brass backplate allow Sputnik to provide outstanding performance in any application. Tailor the response to match your needs using the switchable 10 dB pad and 80 Hz high-pass filter. This premium package comes complete with a dedicated power supply and seven-pin cable, shockmount, soft bag, and custom flight case.

  • 1" diameter evaporated gold diaphragm
  • Smooth, accurate sound
  • 3 switchable pickup patterns
  • Military-grade 6205M vacuum tube
  • Vintage tube warmth, fast response
  • Solid brass body and capsule

Launch your recordings further than before with Sputnik. Order today!


Sputnik Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Type: Large-Diaphragm Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
  • Diaphragm: 1" diameter; 3 micron evaporated 24 karat gold
  • Tube: Military-grade 6205M pentode, wired as a triode
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid / Figure-Eight / Omni (switchable)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz; ± 1 dB
  • Sensitivity: 30 mV/Pa (-30.5 dB V)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 132dB; 142 dB using -10 dB Pad
  • Equivalent noise level: 18dB—A weighted
  • Output impedance: 200 Ω; transformer isolated
  • Recommended load impedance: 1 k Ω
  • Power requirement: Dedicated supply (provided)
  • Connector: 7-pin cable
  • Dimensions (H x W X D): 8.25" x 3" x 2"
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs.
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