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Samson C03UCW - Variable Pattern Large Diaphragm USB Studio Condenser Microphone

B&H # SAC03UCW Mfr # SAC03UCW
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The Samson C03UCW is a cost effective, multiple pattern studio condenser microphone designed for project studio applications. High-speed USB output provides direct connection to desktop and laptop computers. The C03UCW provides super-cardioid, omnidirectional and figure 8 polar patterns. Variable patterns provide the flexibility necessary to capture instrument and vocal signals in any recording scenario. Dual 19mm capsules ensure high level and low noise floor on output. Also featured is a 10dB Pad switch that provides extra headroom when capturing excessively loud audio signal, preventing peak distortion. A hi-pass (low-cut) filter switch eliminates noise caused by hum wind and low frequency ambiance.

USB Output
The C03UCW features a USB output and for direct connection to laptop and desktop PCs. Power is also provided through the USB connection.
Variable Patterns
The C03UCW is a multi-pattern condenser microphone that provides super-cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 pick up patterns.
High Pass Filter
The high-pass filter switch eliminates low frequency noise due to wind, hum and ambiance.
10dB Pad
The 10dB pad switch provides additional head room when capturing excessively loud audio signal that can cause peak distortion.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Super-Cardioid, Figure 8, Omni-directional
Frequency Response 40Hz to 18kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 119dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 23dB (A weighted IEC/DIN 651)
Maximum Input Sound Level 142dB (THDs 0.5% 1000Hz)
Power Requirements 48V Phantom
Output Impedance Rated Impedance: 350 ohms
Output Connectors USB
Pad 10dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off Hi-pass Filter, 12dB per octave @ 100Hz
Dimensions 7.08 x 2.12" (180 x 54mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 460 g (16.23 oz)
Samson C03UCW - Variable Pattern Large Diaphragm USB Studio Condenser Microphone
  • USB Cable
  • Carry Case
  • Swivel Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SamsonC03UCW - Studio Microphone
     
    5.0

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    • Good audio (3)

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        5.0

        Sweet Mic

        By Mark

        from Michigan

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Samson C03UCW - Studio Microphone:

          I use the product in a school setting. It's nice b/c it finds and install appropriate drivers for Windows 7 automatically w/o needing admin privileges (plug and wait a little bit and play). It's drivers don't take over your sound card like some other USB mics I've used and it works well on Macs too.

          It's heavy, and the stand that's included with it is OK in controlled environments. I fear that the mic will fall over around students though. I bought the DS7200B from B&H and it's a nice heavy stand, adjustable and a solid upgrade.

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          5.0

          Great mic at great price

          By Dave

          from Missoula, MT

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife recordings

            Comments about Samson C03UCW - Studio Microphone:

            I am a wildlife biologist and use the CO3U to record wildlife remotely (i.e. I am not present when the animal is calling). I can record wolf howls from > 1.4 km with this mic and the quality of the recording is good enough for me to use audio software and look at spectrograms where I can count the number of wolves that howled. For [$]it is just what I need.

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            5.0

            great usb mic!

            By Chef Oso

            from Burke VA

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Samson C03UCW - Studio Microphone:

              Easy plug and play usb mic. out of the box and readily compatible with garage band right away. B&H had a great price that allowed me to get the desktop stand too. I use mine for podcasting and recording vocals.
              It would be nice if there was a power saver switch otherwise it's always on unless I pull the cord out from the back.

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