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
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    How does a condenser microphone work?
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    Electret Condenser Mics
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    Large and Small Diaphragms
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    Solid State or Tube?
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    Transformer Balanced or Transformerless?
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    Directional Patterns
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    Extras & Accesories
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    Technical Specifications
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    What’s Important?
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    Bottom Line
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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.