CAD CAD-M179 Microphone - Condenser

For professional recording and broadcasting applications, variable polar pattern

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  • CAD M179 Variable-Pattern Condenser Microphone
  • Swivel Mount
  • Elastic Shock Mount
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty


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    The M179 by CAD Audio is a variable-pattern side address microphone designed for professional recording and broadcast applications. Features highspeed, low noise, low distortion electronics in a vintage capsule design with the dual pattern version of the original equitek e-300 capsule in an externally biased capsule with gold sputtered 1.1" diaphragm.


  • Continuously variable pattern with a "hard" cardioid center detent
  • Large 1.1" dual diaphragm external bias condenser capsule
  • Gold sputtered diaphragm
  • High SPL capability (143 dB SPL with pad)
  • Transformerless balanced output circuits
  • 20 dB non-capacitive pad
  • 6dB/Octave @ 100Hz high-pass filter
  • Stainless steel internal pop/EMI filter
Applications for the CAD CAD-M179
  • Choir Microphone
    • Mount the mics on tall boom stands in front of the choir. This always works best with a stage riser. Use 3 or 4 M179 mics for a small to mid sized choir of 12 to 24 members. See more about miking a choir.

  • Acoustic Guitar Microphone
    • Mount the M179 on a boom stand and position @ the 12th fret and aim back toward the sound hole. You may need to use an equalizer to remove some of the low mid frequencies to taste and watch the gain if using live.

  • Instrument Microphone
    • Mount the M179 on a boom stand and position near the source, since this mic has a variable pattern you can experiment with placement and pattern to achieve the desired results.

  • Small Vocal Ensemble Microphone/s
    • Mount (1) M179 for mono or (2) for stereo (or more mono coverage) on stands in front of the group.

Resources for these applications: Stereo Microphone TechniquesThe Basic Basics of Microphone BasicsThe Basic Basics of Microphone Basics Part II

Specifications for the CAD CAD-M179

{ "Type" : "Side address, external bias condenser", "Frequency Response" : "10-20 kHz", "Polar Pattern" : "Variable", "Impedance": "200 ohms", "Sensitivity": "-36 dBV (16mV) @ 1Pa", "Equivalent Noise Level": "11 dB-A", "Maximum SPL": "143 dB SPL (with pad)", "Total Harmonic Distortion": "Less than 0.15%", "Switches" : [ "High-pass filter, 20dB pad", "High-Pass Filter 100Hz, 6dB/octave" ], "Powering": "Minimum requirements are 24-52V phantom power capable of delivering at least 8 mA.", "Connector": "Three pin male XLR type.", "Finish": "Durable charcoal gray urethane. Satin nickle plated front & rear screen.", "Dimensions": "2.25” (57.2 mm) Dia., x 7.00” (177.8 mm) High", "Net Weight": "17.8 oz. (506 grams)", "Furnished Accessories": "MZM-5 elastic suspension shockmount", "Optional Accessories": [ "40-350 .......... 50 ft. broadcast quality extension cable", "...................... terminated with professional 3 pin", "...................... male/female connectors", "40-351 .......... 100 ft. broadcast quality extension cable", "40-352 .......... 25 ft. broadcast quality extension cable" ] }

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