Handheld Condenser Microphones

by George Petersen
in Buyer's Guide
FOH July 2017 Buyers Guide
FOH July 2017 Buyers Guide

There’s no denying that dynamic microphones have been the standard in vocal performance mics for decades. However, if you’re looking for extended bandwidth and fast transient response in a handheld, a condenser mic can be the perfect choice. So this month, we’ll look at some current condenser microphones designed for live performance. All models listed require phantom powering. No frequency response data is given; a “flat” response is rarely desirable and many models include LF or upper mid presence boosts to add character or intelligibility. Weight can be a factor, when certain vocalists use a handheld mic over extended periods. And street pricing is provided for your convenience.

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