Large Diaphragm Microphones

They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most popular condenser microphones for you.

Large Diaphragm Microphones
Large Diaphragm Microphones
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    How does a condenser microphone work?
  3. 3.
    Electret Condenser Mics
  4. 4.
    Large and Small Diaphragms
  5. 5.
    Solid State or Tube?
  6. 6.
    Transformer Balanced or Transformerless?
  7. 7.
    Directional Patterns
  8. 8.
    Extras & Accesories
  9. 9.
    Technical Specifications
  10. 10.
    What’s Important?
  11. 11.
    FAQ
  12. 12.
    Bottom Line
  13. 13.
    Hotdeals

Getting your first large diaphragm condenser microphone means entering a new class. Hardly any other purchase will improve your recordings as much as a that of a decent large diaphragm condenser microphone or LD condenser, it is often called by those in the know. Just a few years back, getting one of those marvels of audio technology meant selling your car or applying for a mortgage. Today the established high-class brands still aren't exactly cheap, but there are a great number of inexpensive alternatives, mostly from the far east, that make the famous 'LD condenser sound' available to virtually anyone. But no matter if you're a pro or a teen, knowing the basics helps you find the right mic.

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