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Getting Started with UA Sphere Modeling Microphones

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Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone Sound Examples

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About Universal Audio by Bill Putnam Jr.

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The Universal Audio Sphere DLX modeling microphone system provides an unparalleled recording experience. With 38 meticulously modeled microphones to choose from—including legendary classics from Neumann, Telefunken, AKG, Sony and more—you'll have a veritable mic locker at your fingertips. The dual-capsule Sphere DLX mic enables stereo recording and Dual Mode to blend two mono mic models, capturing piano, drums, strings and beyond as never before.

A World of Iconic Mics in One

The Sphere DLX's cutting-edge modeling technology gives you access to 38 of the most sought-after mics in recording history. From vintage Neumann U47 and U67 condensers to AKG C414 and Sony C800G, this mic provides the transient response, harmonics, proximity effect and polar patterns that have made these mics studio legends. Audition different mics before, during or after recording to find the ideal match for your sound with near-zero latency when paired with a Universal Audio Apollo interface.

Innovative Stereo and Dual Mode Recording

The Sphere DLX's dual-capsule design provides coincident stereo recording for a rich, dimensional sound image. Use different mic models on left and right channels for added color. Dual Mode lets you blend two mono mic models on one sound source for unparalleled tone shaping on snare drums, guitar cabs, and more.

Studio-Quality Sound with No Compromise

With ultra-low self-noise, and premium components throughout, the Sphere DLX delivers professional-caliber recordings in any environment. Its sturdy shockmount, 25' cable and carrying case provide a premium, ready-to-record solution for your studio.

An Inspiration for Years to Come

The Sphere DLX modeling microphone system gives your studio a versatile, large-diaphragm condenser mic and access to decades of recording history. With UA's obsessive attention to sonic detail, this mic provides the nuanced sound of vintage gear without the vintage price tag or maintenance. Create with confidence: the Sphere DLX is built to deliver inspiration for your music, podcasts and voiceovers for years to come.

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  • Record with 38 of the most sought-after microphones ever made
  • Change mic type, polar pattern, and other characteristics, even after tracking
  • Record acoustic guitar, strings, horns and more in stereo with a single microphone
  • Add the ultimate modeling mic to your collection, with dual gold-sputtered diaphragms and the lowest noise of any mic in its class
  • Shockmount, mic stand mount, 25' cable and carrying case included

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  • Type: Modeling condenser
  • Polar pattern: Variable dual output
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Sensitivity: –33dB (22mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: > 1 kohms
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB SPL, 1% THD (with pad)
  • Dynamic range: 133dB
  • Capsule: 1" diameter dual diaphragm
  • Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 5mA typical
  • Connector: 5-pin XLRM
  • Adjustable controls pad: 10dB, 20dB

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One year parts and labor warranty on all U.A. products and Kind of Loud products.

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