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      Rode Microphones M3 Multi-Powered Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (270638)
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No phantom power — no problem!

The RØDE M3 is an extremely versatile, low-noise wide-response, small diaphragm cardioid condenser than can save your bacon in a number of ways. For example, say you show up to record a gig and there's not enough phantom powered inputs left for miking an acoustic guitar or drum overheads. No sweat. Just an M3 or two, some 9-volt batteries, and you're good to go. Of course, if phantom power is not an issue and you're just looking for an affordable studio mic for acoustic guitars, drum overheads, or percussive instruments that can capture the transients and highs with excellent sound quality, the M3 has got you covered.

An end-address condenser microphone, the RØDE M3 features a heavy-duty metal body, category-leading low self-noise, three stage pad (O, -10db, -20db), a battery status LED and a high-pass filter.

The M3 microphone comes complete with windshield and stand mount, and can be powered via a 9V battery or 24-48V Phantom.

Rode Microphones M3 Multi-Powered Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Heavy-duty metal body
    Internal capsule shock mount
    High level of RF rejection
    Switched high pass filter @ 80Hz-12dB/Oct (-10 and -20dB PAD)
    Low handling noise
    Heat-treated high-strength mesh head
    Battery status indicator
    9V Battery Power and 24 - 48V phantom power
    Zippered microphone pouch, popshield and RM3 Mic Clip included
    Designed and manufactured in Australia
    Full 10-year warranty after online registration


Rode Microphones M3 Multi-Powered Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Acoustic Principle: Permanently Polarised Condenser
    Directional Pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency Range: 40Hz ~ 20,000Hz selectable High Pass Filter (HPF) @ 80Hz 12dB/octave
    Sensitivity: -40dB +/-3dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz (6.3mV/Pa @ 94dB SPL)
    Output Impedence: 200 Ohms
    Equivalent Noise: 21dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
    Maximum Output +9.22dBu (@ 1% THD into 1k Ohms)
    Dynamic Range: 121dB (per IEC651)
    Maximum SPL: 142dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1k Ohms load)
    Signal/Noise: 73dB SPL (@ 1kHz, rel 1Pa)
    Power Req.: 1.6mA — battery, 6.5mA - 48V Phantom Power
    Battery Life: >200 hours
    Output Connection: 3 pin XLR, balanced output between Pin 2 (+), Pin 3 (-) and Pin 1 (ground)
    Net Weight: 390g (no battery) Shipping Weight 1,285g

    Dimensions:
    Length: 225mm (8 3/4")
    Diameter: Ø33mm (1 5/16")


Rode Microphones M3 Multi-Powered Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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  • Great Multipurpose MIC

    As reviewed by M. Williams on 6/28/2010

    This is a great everyday microphone to use in various situations. Power or no phantom power is no problem and this mic works very well in any and all situations. I've used for Nat Sounds, Spoken Word, and Mic'd various instruments. Exceeded expectations in all uses. Worked so well I bought a second.

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  • hoooooooo d@mn

    As reviewed by brandon Leitch on 2/1/2012

    great sounding mic for the price, holy cow. the features and quality seem way out of this price range but if you're looking for a good small diaphragm condenser on a budget, this is a great choice. have only used on acoustic instruments and vocals so far but the sound is incredibly accurate and agreeable. when i upgrade my preamps im sure i'll be further blown away by the capability of these mics. was my first Rode purchase but won't be my last xD

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