M-Two - Cardioid FET Condenser Microphone,
The ART M-Two is one of the most versatile compact side-address wide
diaphragm condenser microphones available. A cardioid polar pattern
with two position pad and two position low frequency roll-off switches
make it the ideal studio condenser microphone for solo vocal or
instrument recordings where subtlety and clarity is paramount.
As a cardioid condenser microphone the M-Two picks up only sound
directly in front of the mic while sounds from sides and back of the
microphone are rejected increasing isolation and delivering controlled
In live sound and remote recording applications, the ART M-Two's
cardioid pattern offers excellent feedback rejection and better
isolation and will give you the best results on most vocal applications
and a wide range of solo instruments including background brass and
woodwinds, acoustic stringed instruments (violin, viola and cello),
drums and percussion. It offers full frequency response at the front of
the microphone with a very controlled and predictable proximity effect - the increased low frequency response when microphone is placed close
to sound source.
Vocalists can use the proximity effect to their advantage, adding
fullness and more 'bottom end' to the voice. Experienced vocalists can
easily incorporate it as part of their overall microphone technique.
Note: The cardioid symbol on the microphone housing denotes the
'live side', or front face of the microphone that in all cases should
face the performer.
Controls on the microphone itself include a -6 & -12dB pad
switch, allowing distortion-free reproduction of extremely loud
at-source signals, and a two position -12dB/octave low frequency roll
off at 100Hz & 200Hz that reduces unnecessary low end 'boominess'
and low frequency interference.
As a condenser microphone, the ART M-Two requires phantom power to
operate. A subtle recessed LED under the gold capsule behind the
microphone windscreen will illuminate when phantom power is present,
and the microphone is operational.
The microphone's chassis is precision-tooled zinc/aluminum alloy
with a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen. The
included heavy-duty shock-mount suspension virtually eliminates
vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing
the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.
- Wide Diaphragm Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone
- Dual Position -6dB & -12dB Pad Switches
- Dual Position -12dB/Octave 100Hz & 200Hz Low Frequency Roll-Off Switch
- Extremely Wide Dynamic Range
- Extremely Warm, Smooth-Sounding Low Noise Circuit Design
- Dual 32mm Low Mass Gold Sputtered Diaphragm Capsule
- Aluminum Carrying Case & Deluxe Cradle Shockmount Included
Type:Wide Diaphragm Side Address Condenser Microphone
Capsule:32mm Gold Sputtered Low Mass Diaphragm
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Max SPL:135dB / 147dB (0, -12dB)
Low Frequency Roll-Off: 12dB / octave @ 100Hz & 200Hz
Pre-attenuation Pad Switches: -6dB, -12dB
S/N Ratio: 78dB
Sensitivity: -35dB (+/-2dB)
Impedance: <200 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 ohms
Power Requirement: 48v Phantom Power
Dimensions: 37mm x 175mm / 1.5 inches x 6.9 inches
Weight: 16oz / 469g
Microphones Series Overview
Created to complement ART's
industry leading brand of tube preamps, tube compressors and recording
accessories, the ART M-Series will set the performance standard for
professional microphones in this class and price category.
Created specifically for professional, project and high-end home studio
environments, M-Series microphones deliver superior sound and build
quality, clarity and an unrivalled tone. Three all new innovative wide
diaphragm side address FET microphones and one compact format large
diaphragm classic ribbon microphone make up the M-Series line.