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Samson C02 Pencil Style Instrument Microphones (Pair)

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The Samson C02 condenser microphones deliver high audio performance while remaining cost effective. Delivered as a pair the microphones excel in applications requiring dual placement. Drum cymbals, overheads, percussion, guitar, piano, strings and vocals are accurately captured and reproduced in detail.

The C02's low-mass capsule features a cardioid polar pattern. The cardioid pattern provides a tight pick up area at the front of the microphone. The result minimizes ambient room noise and signal from nearby instruments and monitors that may cause feedback. A wide, linear frequency response results in rich detail while minimizing low frequency noise.

The C02 requires external +48V phantom power and is a suitable solution for recording and live sound applications.

Extended Frequency Response
The C02 features a frequency response of 40Hz to 20kHz which accurately reproduces audio with great detail while minimizing low frequency noise.
Tight Cardioid Polar Pattern
In addition to the front firing design of the capsule, the cardioid polar pattern minimizes pick up at the off-axis sections, eliminating ambient noise and reducing feedback.
High SPL Response
The C02 accurately reproduces signal at high sound pressure levels without noise or distortion.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 112dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level 134dB (THD < / - 0.5% 1000 Hz)
Power Requirements 48V Phantom Power (IEC 268-15/DIN 45596)
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR male
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions .79 x 5.9" (20 x 150mm) (Diameter x Length)
Weight 6 oz (170 g)
Samson C02 Pencil Style Instrument Microphones (Pair)
  • Shock Mounts
  • Carry Case
  • Wind Screens
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SamsonC02 Pencil Condenser Microphones
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (5)
      • Home studio (5)
      • Performances (4)
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      4.0

      Great

      By Shaneonthedrums

      from Petaluma, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones:

      For the price they sound great! These took a little longer to arrive than the Presonus Firestudio I purchased, but apparently the co2's weren't in stock yet.
      Best prices I found online! Thank you!

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      5.0

      Perfect for BEGGINERS

      By Jae

      from Fort Lee, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Never Had Any Problems
      • No Cons
      • Stereo Pair
      • Worth the money

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones:

        I've used pari of C02 so many times since I started recording. They sound natural to my ears, they never let me down. I would recommand C02 to anyone who is starting out recroding. With this stereo pair, possibilities of recording any sound are vary. For an example for vocal recording, one placed close to vocal and the other one placed far away to catch room sound(be carefull with phase effect). TO ALL BEGGINERS, BUY THIS PAIR OF C02S NOW, AND START EXPERIMENT AND LEARN HOW TO CATCH SOUND!!

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        5.0

        Great live recording mics

        By Museum Sounds

        from Arizona

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones:

          Use these to get stereo recordings of live shows: Mariachis, Woodwind quintets, Blues duos, Brass bands, etc. They work really well with a Tascam DR100 digital recorder with its XLR mic inputs. Edit with Audacity and save as wav files. So far, so great.

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          4.0

          Awesome mics

          By guitarbot

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones:

            I use these to record classical guitar in my budget home studio and they sound very clean and crisp.

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            5.0

            Good stereo mics with the price.

            By BURIAN

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones:

              I bought this mics for recording 20 people church choirs. I set up with stereo bar as NOS mic technique.
              Mic pick up is wonderful and crispy. My church ambience is so dry amd too much mid-tone generated. But with this Samson C02 mics, recorded sounds are clear and crispy.
              I recommeded this mics for pro-amature recording.
              This condenser mics are better than $150 dynamic mic.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By mahesh

              from bronx,ny

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones:

                its great so far...

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great, affordable mics

                By The Mighty Slug

                from PDX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones:

                  These are very nice little condenser mics. I mostly use them to record acoustic guitar, and they sound awesome. The highs are crisp and clear and there is plenty of low end warmth. I've also used them with great results on hand percussion, vocals, and as room mics for drums. Comes with a nifty hard plastic carrying case, and some foam pop filters.
                  I have nothing bad to say about these mics, killer deal!

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