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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 30 reviews)

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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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      5.0

      CAD E100 S, Excellent Microphone!

      By Arthur

      from Miami Beach, FL

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

            I purchased the CAD E100S to use in home recording with GarageBand on a Mac. For my first project, I had recorded vocals using a an AT2020 and I soon realised that I would need a better mic to make the vocals sound more professional. I did a lot of research and watched some YouTube videos and narrowed my options down to a handful of mics in the $ range. When I saw the CAD on sale at BH Photo, I just had to get it, and I'm so glad I did! I use it with a Focusrite iTRack Solo and the results are amazing; the CAD is a very quiet mic, but extremely sensative. The vocals that I record with it are very clear and sit so well in the mix that balancing levels is a breeze! I highly recommmend this mic to anyone looking to improve the sound of their home recordings!

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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

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                • 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

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                                          • 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

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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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                                                    • 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

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                                                    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

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                                                                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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