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CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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  • 1" Nickel-Plated Capsule
  • Supercardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Quadra-FET Front End
  • Proprietary Circuitry
  • 80Hz High Pass Filter
  • -10dB Pad
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • Case and Shock Mount Included
  • Made in the USA
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The Equitek E100S from CAD is a professional-quality large diaphragm condenser microphone. Ideal for a wide variety of applications, the mic has a 1" nickel plated capsule that provides a full, rich tone with an extended low frequency response. Proprietary circuitry and a full differential Quadra-FET front end deliver high sensitivity and low distortion, making the mic ideal for picking up high-volume sound sources.

The mic features a supercardioid pickup pattern, providing excellent off-axis noise rejection, so you only pick up desired sounds. The mic has an 80Hz high pass filter to reduce low-end hum, and a -10dB pad to increase headroom when recording loud sounds. The mic operates on 48V phantom power, and includes a shock mount and vintage cherry woodgrain case.

Nickel plated 1" capsule that provides a full, rich tone with an extended low frequency response
Proprietary circuitry and a full differential Quadra-FET front end deliver high sensitivity and low distortion, making the mic ideal for picking up high-volume sound sources
Extremely low noise floor of 3.7dBA for clean recordings
Supercardioid pickup pattern provides excellent off-axis noise rejection
80Hz high pass filter to reduce low-end hum
-10dB pad increases headroom when recording loud sounds
Operates on standard 48V phantom power
Shock mount and vintage cherry woodgrain case included
Made in the USA
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz - 18kHz
Sensitivity -30dBV
Noise 3.7dBA
Maximum Input Sound Level 150dB (Pad Engaged)
Power Requirements +48V Phantom
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR
Pad -10dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off 80Hz
Dimensions (LxDiameter) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
  • Shock Mount
  • Storage Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CADEquitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
     
    4.9

    (based on 29 reviews)

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      (27)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (13)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (8)
      • Professional recording (8)
      • Amateur recording (4)
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      4.0

      Great Mic!!!

      By Peter

      from Providence RI

      Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      After many of my engineer colleagues raved about this mic I decided to pick one up! The first thing I noticed when it arrived was that it was built like a tank and comes in a gorgeous cherry wood box. I set it up and ran it through my apogee duet. The mic is very quiet and after testing it on vocals and acoustic guitar I was very impressed. It has really nice air up top but also a nice warm mid and bass. It's a little hyped at 3k I found which made me think it would sound great on electric guitar. Very happy with the mic and it seems very versatile to me.

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      5.0

      Great response!

      By Jeremy

      from North Carolina

      Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      For my ears, and from the manufacturer's specs, this mic has a very flat response curve that reaches all the way down towards 20Hz. This makes my post-production work very easy! Sibilant sounds have not been problematic for me. I do recommend using a pop filter with this if you are using it for vocals.

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      5.0

      Wonderfull

      By freestok

      from France

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Detailled Sound
      • Doesn't Take The Room
      • Hight Sensivity
      • Supercardioid
      • Very Rich Sound
      • Vesrsatile

      Cons

      • Nothing
      • You Need A Small Accessor

      Best Uses

      • Anything Make Sound
      • For Voice Over
      • Instrument
      • Singer

      Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      I'm french voice-over talent, when i ear my voice into this microphone for the first time...i just said "WHAOU"! it's beautifull sound, very rich and detailled

      the only need to know if you want to install this microphone on the boopole...it's pain, because the shockmount and the microphone come together, then you have to turn entirely the microphone for screw and unscrew the E100S from the boompole, fo fix that you need a 2 accessories and i find what exactely what we need =>

      K&M 23910
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1037602-REG/k_m_23910_000_55_quick_release_adapter_for.html

      K&M 21700N
      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/232829-REG/K_M_21700_000_01_21700N_Threaded_Adapter.html

      it's K&M Quick Release Adapter for Microphones, whith these acceessories you can attache and detach the CAD E100S easely without pain !

      Thank you B&H for your quick send ;)

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      5.0

      Flat, well rounded mic for the money

      By jmicrophone123

      from Denver, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Vocals Voice Over

          Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

          I use this mic in a voice over studio. It's very well balanced across the frequency spectrum. Smooth, handles plosives well with a pop filter and proper mic placement. The HP filter helps in boomier rooms or on boomier voices. Build quality is fantastic. The high quality sound this mic produces is much more than what you'd expect at this price point. Killer mic.

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          5.0

          Sweet!

          By ScadGrad

          from Savannah, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • superior sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adr
            • Studio Vocals
            • Voice over

            Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

            I use the E100S for Voice-Over and ADR work. I know there are other large diaphragm mics that are considered to be better, and I have not used them since film school, but for me, this mic is a great performer at an excellent price. In other words -- a great value.

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            5.0

            Simply cannot go wrong!

            By Prize Beatz

            from Atlanta, GA

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                  Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                  It's hard to argue against the sound that this mic produces. I cannot get it to sound bad no matter how hard I try. There is not any harshness in the frequency range anywhere. It's just the right combination of clarity, distinctness, precision, and openness. I have yet to find anything that sits in the pocket so well especially for vocal applications. This guy is so versatile that I really don't even need any other condenser microphones.

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                  5.0

                  Warm and clear

                  By JC

                  from TN

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                        Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                        I bought this mic to upgrade from my NT1A. For my voice the NT1A was a bit bright and sharp. The CAD brings a bit more warmth to it without that tube sound. However, it does have a slightly lower output, so I bought a preamp, so I wouldn't have to drive my interface so hard.Quality mic built in the USA too.

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                        5.0

                        Great Mic

                        By SoCal_VO

                        from San Diego

                        Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                        Clean, low self noise, very good mic.

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                        5.0

                        Why don't more people buy this mic?

                        By Donna

                        from Oregon City, OR

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Amazing
                        • Excellent sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Audiobooks
                          • Commercial Vo
                          • Ivr And On Hold

                          Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                          I was told to purchase a Sennheiser MKH 416 mic and after much research, I found a suitable alternative for less than half the cost!
                          It's the greatest mic that no one knows about!
                          The CAD E100S super cartoid condersor mic … and it's American made.
                          I had been satisfied with my "sound" before, but too many people told me that to be taken seriously in the world of VO, you had to get rid of the EV RE 20 dynamic mic.
                          Typically I record TV/radio spots, video VO, IVR, and audiobooks.
                          WOW! Was I blown away! The difference was better than I ever could have hoped for.
                          While the sound of the RE 20 was OK, it sounded like I recorded something in a booth and the listener was out of the picture.
                          Now, with the E100S, it sounds like I'm right in the room, up close and personal and the listener is interwoven into the experience.
                          I would buy this mic again and again.
                          My only regret is that I didn't do my research sooner and buy it years ago!
                          I haven't discovered anything yet that I don't like.
                          The only thing I found to give me any difficulty was mounting it on my mic stand. After positioning and repositioning, it was finally apparent that the only way to get it to "balance" was to install it upside down. Once that was done, it worked beautifully!

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                          5.0

                          kickin

                          By Trip

                          from N.C.

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                                Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                Great all around mike for vocals to strings to drums. If you need a first mike for your studio you can't beat it for the price.

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                                5.0

                                Voice over actor using E100S

                                By mbenatar

                                from Browns Valley, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Recording Voice And Music

                                    Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                    Set up a new home studio for my voice overs. Equitek E100S has proven to be a great all around Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone.

                                    So far it has been true to it's name. Nice sound for my deep male voice.

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                                    5.0

                                    It breathes

                                    By butter

                                    from Hi Desert, CA

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                          I used the original CAD e100 with great results, now the e100S steps up the performance level. My male baritone sounds as good as it will ever sound with this mic. There's a magic presence with the e100S--on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals. It's a keeper.

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                                          5.0

                                          Happy

                                          By butter

                                          from hi desert, CA

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                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Vocal

                                              Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                              This is a great mic for my voice. Male baritone/tenor range. I rate the e100-S higher than the original e100. The S is quieter and just pristine, warm, full, kinda magic. The only mic I've used that might sound this good is the AKG 414.

                                              Started using the S the day it arrived. Recorded a new song and re-did the vocal on two others. Also used the S on acoustic guitar, (in stereo with an Audio Technica 4073) snare drum with brushes (mono). All tracks sound great and vocal re-dos are way better sonically than previous takes done with AKG Perception 220 or AT 4073.

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                                              5.0

                                              warm large sound

                                              By BigBandBeat

                                              from Grand Rapids, NI

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                              I am using this as my practice microphone in my family room PA system. Right away, I am hearing a bigger, better, warmer sound on my vocals. I added a WindTech PopGard to cut plosives. Before that I just sang at an angle to it. I will bring this into my studio next. Love it so far.

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                                              5.0

                                              Many uses.

                                              By John

                                              from Australia

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Great tone
                                              • Hi And Low Spl
                                              • Less Noise Bleed

                                              Cons

                                              • Won't Cook Me Dinner

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Cabinets And Amps
                                              • Side By Side Vocal Blend
                                              • Toms

                                              Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                              This Mic I use on the Toms on my drum kit because of its narrow field.It has a nice mid low and mid frequency capture.I use it side by side with a Rode NT1000 to create a full tone capture on my vox ACL15.It responds well to acoustic guitar offset from the sound hole on the body of the guitar to capture a warm woody bass sound.It is such a diverse microphone, and thanks to the -10db pad its also good with hi SPL.Its going to give you professional results, and with good pre amps, makes for one of the most diverse mics in my studio.

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                                              5.0

                                              FINALLY A CONDENSER IN MY PROJECT STUDIO

                                              By RADIO BOB

                                              from Florida

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                                                    Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                                    Back in the day when I had a full fledged studio with three separate recording rooms and a super quiet vocal booth, I readily used mics like a U87, AKG414 etc etc and yes they sounded fabulous on vocalists and my lower register speaking voice.

                                                    Time moved on and my work shifted from recording jingles and other musical work to strictly voice and custom commercials in a home studio.

                                                    Being at the board and surrounded by computers and equipment fans, a condenser was out of the question and I quickly shifted to an EV RE-20 dynamic.

                                                    An audio junkie friend told me about this mic and after researching in depth, I decided to give it a try because I sorely missed that condenser "sound."

                                                    As others have said, at first I didn't think I had the fader up on it because I didn't "hear" anything. I then started doing some sample reads of copy and experimented with a little EQ, compression, roll off etc. until it sounded quite sweet in the headphones.

                                                    Since that time, I have used it for anything but hi energy VO's and with very very little EQ adjustments while recording or in post.

                                                    Bottom line, it's super quiet, clean, (uncolored) and one sweet little condenser that can at last enable me to do movie trailer style work again or that Ford truck gritty gravel style.

                                                    The mic is indeed sensitive and it takes some getting used to in order to avoid voice gremlins etc. but I found the windscreen helps that immensely. In other words, good mic technique is a must and that probably goes for many condensers.

                                                    Might not be right for all but for deeper voice announcing it's a dream...and especially for the money. I don't think some of the much higher priced mics I once used could really add that much more for MY applications. (Assuming they were as quiet)

                                                    It's a keeper for sure!

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great Sound

                                                    By VO Joe

                                                    from Nebraska

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Clear Sound

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Home Studio
                                                      • Professional Recording

                                                      Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                                      Using this for Voice Over. Wonderful rich tone yet true to the input. Amazing low self noise.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Solid quality recording Mic

                                                      By mrat

                                                      from Huntsville, Alabama

                                                      Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                                      Oh the science of microphones... This mic is great for every recording application; provided you realize it is a FLAT response mic. It is not flavored like a Neumann, so if you have working technical knowledge of EQ its possibilities are virtually limitless. Good for vocals and instruments. Just take your time and be smart about application. Can't beat the price. Don't believe the hype of the other mics. You're paying 70 percent of the price on hype. My only criticism is that I'd like a little larger diaphragm for low frequency response. ;)

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Simply Awesome!

                                                      By Urban Rhythm & News

                                                      from Hampton, Ga.

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                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                                          I did more research on this microphone than any piece of audio equipment I've ever purchased. Everything from listening to on line mp3 audio samples to professional voice talent on youtube making comments about this American made professional microphone. Bottom line is as a professional broadcaster, spoken word producer, and voice talent, I'm glad I did! This microphone the Equitek E100s Supercardoid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone by CAD is simply awesome!

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Wonderful voice over microphone

                                                          By Victoriapio

                                                          from Victoria, Texas

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                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Clear Sound
                                                          • Easy To Use

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Home Studio
                                                            • In Noise Recording Rooms
                                                            • Professional Recording

                                                            Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

                                                            My office produces radio programs and podcasts. I have used the E100 microphone at home for a while and picked up the newer E100S to match sounds for radio and podcast interviews. They are bascially the same mic except the older version has internal batteries that allow the mic to operate on "battery powered phantom power"; which I have never used frankly. The E100S is very quiet, has a accurate sound and it's supercardiod pattern makes it a great match for our "not-so-quiet" environment. Comes with an effective shock mount and a very nice case.

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