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Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

You Pay: $79.99
Product Highlights
  • Large, 19mm Diaphragm
  • Hyper-Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • SPL Handling of 136dB
  • Gold-Plated XLR Connection
  • Rugged All-Metal Construction
  • Includes Swivel Mount

The Samson C01 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone well-suited to project studio recording. It features high SPL handling like a dynamic mic, while retaining the clarity of a condenser mic.
The C01's 19mm diaphragm achieves high sensitivity with a flat frequency response. Its hyper-cardioid polar pattern maximizes off-axis signal rejection, focusing on sound directly in front of the microphone. The C01 is built rugged with an all-metal housing and grille, while the output stage features a gold-plated XLR connection. The C01 requires Phantom power.

Transducer Back Condenser Element
Polar Pattern Hyper-cardioid
Sensitivity -33 dB/Pa
Frequency Response 40 Hz to 18 kHz
Sound Pressure Maximum 136 dB SPL
Power Requirements 36V to 52V Phantom power
Impedance 200Ω
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions (H x W x D) 7 x 2.12 x 2.12" (180 x 54 x 54 cm)
Weight 2.5 lb (1.15 kg)
Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Swivel Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SamsonC01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
     
    4.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (4)
    • Performances (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    1.0

    Not for Me

    By Z

    from New York LI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • none

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      The first thing I would like to say I had this microphone about 4 years ago and it had a great sound back then and I sold it, so I decided to order a new one. After testing the C01, to me it's not the same sound. The C01 seems to have a limiter or a compressor built into the FET op-amp of this Mic. Does not have an open free sound to it.

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      4.0

      Good performance and value

      By Noobie

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      Used for recording live instrumental and vocal music. Both artists and I are happy with the results, just bought a second pair, total owned is four. As with all large diaphragm condenser mics, these too are large and heavy.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good mic

      By Jack

      from St Louis....

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

          in home studio, Cymbals come through brite,,and I use 2 overheads and high hat does not need a mic. I paid a lot for the drum mic's and did not have enough left over to buy what a lot of people were telling me to buy for overhead mic's so I thought what the heck.. buy 2 of these untill you get the money..they sound great..I guess they can sound better I have another mic. I paid [$] for and it stays in the case..

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          5.0

          Great mic!

          By GT6L6

          from Valdost,GA.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

          I bought this mic to use for studio recording but tried it on my amp at a gig and that's where it stays now. The clarity is awesome! It is a little big and heavy but that's not a problem to me. Well worth the money for many applications!

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          4.0

          Good budget mic

          By Jek

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

            Good clear sound, solid build. Great for studio and live settings. Unfortunately the self noise is not listed.

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            4.0

            Nice And Warm

            By Mr. Engineer

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              It Sounds Good Compared To Other Mic's At This Price Range. Nice Clear And Warm Sound. You Get Your Bang For The Buck....

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Mic for mid-level studios

              By Jos & Flo

              from Kenya

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              I have used the mic for about 4 years and I haven't had any problems. What surprised me most is that even with sounds greater than 137dB, which is the limit for the mic, it did not show any clipping effect exhibited by most mics. Very good for miking instruments like high hat, toms and the snare drum. Of course isn't meant for that but it does fine.

              The studio in which I work has 6 of them and none has any problem. I would recommend it to anybody with a budget constraint.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent mic for its price

              By Willempie

              from South-Africa

              Comments about Samson C01 - Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              It's a very good microphone for it's price. If you want agood microphone, but don't have enough money this mic willdo the job.

              Problems Encountered: Nothing yet, and use it for a year

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