Large Diaphragm Recording Microphones

1-30 of 278
Filter by:Sort by:
Change View:
Rode NT1-KIT Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Rode NT1-KIT Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # RONT1KIT MFR # NT-1 KIT

Key Features

  • For Vocals, Instruments & Live Stage
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Ultralow Self-Noise of 4.5 dBA
  • Internally Shock-Mounted Capsule
$26900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock
Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # RONT1ACRS MFR # NT1-A

Key Features

  • For Vocals, Podcasts, and Instruments
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Ultralow Self-Noise of 5 dBA
  • Internally Shock-Mounted Capsule
$22900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # AUAT2020 MFR # AT2020

Key Features

  • For Vocals, Speech, and Instruments
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • Operates on 48V Phantom Power
  • Pivoting Stand Mount
$9900
In Stock
Other Buying Options

Senal SC-550X Professional Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # SESC550X MFR # SC-550X

Key Features

  • Condenser Element
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Selectable -10 dB Pad
  • Selectable Hi-Pass Filter at 80 Hz
$9999
In Stock

Polsen RM-650 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Orange)

B&H # PORM650 MFR # RM-650

Key Features

  • For Studio Recording/Broadcast/Podcasts
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Large 1" Gold-Plated Diaphragm
  • Wide Frequency Response
$9999
In Stock

Rode NT1A Complete Vocal Recording Kit with Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Interface, Headphones & More

B&H # RONT1ACRSVRK

Key Features

  • Includes Rode NT1-A Microphone
  • Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser
  • Low Self Noise
  • Includes Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
$57796
Reg. $647.96
Save $70.00
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Rode Complete Studio Kit with AI-1 Audio Interface, NT1 Microphone, SM6 Shockmount, and XLR Cable

B&H # RONT1AI1B MFR # NT1 + AI-1 INTERFACE BUNDLE

Key Features

  • Desktop 1x2 USB Type-C Audio Interface
  • Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic
  • Shockmount Inhibits Vibration Noise
  • Pop Filter Controls Vocal Plosives
$34900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # AUAT2035 MFR # AT2035

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Cardioid Pattern Lessens Room Noise
  • Switchable -10 dB Pad Hinders Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter Limits Bass Buildup
$14900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock
Similar Item for $99.99

Audio-Technica AT2020 Podcasting Microphone Pack with ATH-M20x Headphones, Boom & XLR Cable

B&H # AUAT2020PK MFR # AT2020PK

Key Features

  • For Podcasts, Live Streams & Radio Shows
  • AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Studio Boom Arm with Internal XLR Cable
  • ATH-M20x Closed-Back Headphones
$14900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock
Other Buying Options

Lewitt LCT 440 PURE Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # LELCT440PURE MFR # LCT-440-PURE

Key Features

  • For Vocals, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern Tempers Ambience
  • High Max SPL Handling
  • Natural Treble Enhancement
$26900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Earthworks Icon Pro Cardioid Condenser XLR Microphone (Stainless Steel)

B&H # EAICONPRO MFR # ICON PRO

Key Features

  • For Streaming, Gaming, Podcasts & Radio
  • Cardioid Pattern Lowers Room Noise
  • Ultrafast Response for Precise Capture
  • Hand-Tuned for Rich Voice Tone
$49900
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

MXL V67G Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Green with Gold Grille)

B&H # MXV67G MFR # V67G

Key Features

  • Designed for Vocals
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • 48V Phantom Powered
  • Includes Stand Adapter
$7372
In Stock

Rode NT2-A Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

B&H # RONT2ASSP MFR # NT2A PCK

Key Features

  • For Vocals and Instruments
  • Cardioid, Omni & Figure-8 Polar Patterns
  • Pad Switch at -5 or -10 dB
  • High-Pass Filter at 40 or 80 Hz
$39900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

MXL 990 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Champagne)

B&H # MX990 MFR # 990

Key Features

  • For Voice, Acoustic Instruments & Cabs
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • 48V Phantom Powered
  • Shockmount and Stand Adapter
$9900
In Stock

AKG P220 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # AKP220B MFR # 3101H00420

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • Operates on 48V Phantom Power
  • Shockmount Inhibits Vibration Noise
$13500
Reg. $155.00
Save $20.00
In Stock

Audio-Technica AT4040 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # AUAT4040 MFR # AT4040

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Cardioid Pattern Lessens Room Noise
  • Switchable -10 dB Pad Hinders Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter Limits Bass Buildup
$29900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock
Other Buying Options

AKG C214 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # AKC214 MFR # 3185X00010

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Cardioid Pattern Lowers Stage/Room Noise
  • Switchable Pad Prevents Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter Suppresses Bass Buildup
$34900
Reg. $419.00
Save $70.00
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock
Other Buying Options

Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Studio Vocal Microphone Kit with Reflection Filter

B&H # RONT1ACRSRFK

Key Features

  • Rode NT1-A Condenser Microphone
  • Adjustable Reflection Filter
  • Tripod Microphone Stand
  • Clamp-On Headphone Holder
$34995
Reg. $417.98
Save $68.03
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Neumann TLM 102 BK Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # NETLM102MB MFR # 008627

Key Features

  • For Vocal and Instrumental Recordings
  • Cardioid Pattern Lowers Background Noise
  • Handles up to 144 dB SPL Distortion-Free
  • 8 to 12 kHz Treble Boost for Brilliance
$69900
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Neumann TLM 102 BK Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shockmount (Black)

B&H # NETLM102BKSD MFR # 008657

Key Features

  • For Vocal and Instrumental Recordings
  • Cardioid Pattern Lowers Background Noise
  • Handles up to 144 dB SPL Distortion-Free
  • 8 to 12 kHz Treble Boost for Brilliance
$79900
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Tascam TM-80 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # TATM80 MFR # TM-80

Key Features

  • For Voice, Acoustic Instruments & Cabs
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • Runs on 9 to 48V Phantom Power
  • Shockmount Inhibits Vibration Noise
$4999
In Stock

AKG P120 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # AKP120B MFR # 3101H00400

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • Operates on 48V Phantom Power
  • Includes Mic Stand Adapter
$9000
Reg. $105.00
Save $15.00
In Stock

Shure SM27 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # SHSM27LC MFR # SM27-SC

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Cardioid Pattern Lessens Room Noise
  • Switchable -15 dB Pad Hinders Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter at 80 or 115 Hz
$29900
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

B&H # BLBSLM MFR # BLUEBIRD SL

Key Features

  • Clear Tone for Vocals and Instruments
  • Cardioid Pattern Lessens Room Ambience
  • -20 dB Pad Eliminates Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter Reduces Bass Buildup
$29999
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Rode NT1-A Vocal Recording Kit with Audio Interface, Headphones & Mic Stand

B&H # RONT1ACRSABK

Key Features

  • NT1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Transformerless Output Stage
  • 2-Channel USB Audio Interface
  • Up to 24-Bit/96 kHz Resolution
$34898
Reg. $428.98
Save $80.00
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Rode NT1 Microphone with Vocal Recording Setup Kit

B&H # RONT1KITVS

Key Features

  • Rode NT1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Rode SMR Shockmount with Pop Filter
  • Senal XLR-to-USB Interface
  • Reflection Filter
$39999
Reg. $500.46
Save $100.47
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Rode NT1-A Microphone/USB Preamp Bundle

B&H # RONT1ACRSK1

Key Features

  • NT1-A Condenser Microphone
  • XLR-to-USB Adapter
  • Shock-Mount with Pop Filter
  • Headphones
$39999
Reg. $469.99
Save $70.00
6 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

AKG C414 XLS Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

B&H # AKC414XLS MFR # 3059X00050

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Nine Selectable Polar Patterns
  • 1" Capsule Maintains C414 B-ULS Sound
  • Completely Immune to EMI and ESI
$1,15500
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

AKG C414 XLII Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

B&H # AKC414XLII MFR # 3059X00060

Key Features

  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Nine Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Voicing Similar to Legendary C12 Mic
  • Completely Immune to EMI and ESI
$1,15500
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone (Single)

B&H # AUOC818 MFR # OC818

Key Features

  • For Vocals/Instruments in Studio & Stage
  • 5-Position Polar Pattern Switch
  • Handmade Dual-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Per-Diaphragm Output Connectors
$1,19900
12 Mos. Promo Financing*
In Stock

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

Learning About Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

Large diaphragm condenser microphones (LDMs) are the tools of choice for recording-studio engineers seeking to capture a deep, rich sound with superior frequency and transient responses. Generally, recording studio microphones are considered large if their diaphragm (the vibrating membrane that captures audio) is one inch in diameter or more. However, some manufacturers refer to the general size of the whole unit when classifying microphones by size. Like all condenser microphones, LDMs require a power source.


Benefits of Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

Thanks to their greater surface, larger diaphragms capture more audio than their smaller counterparts, and thus offer superior noise performance. In fact, large diaphragm models were once the norm, as their efficient sound capture effectively compensated for the interference emitted by old-style amplifiers. In high-end models, self-noise can be as low as 7 dB-A, around half of that of typical small-membraned units. Another plus for larger units is that vocalists and instrumental soloists prefer their rich and vibrant sound. However, small diaphragm condenser microphones offer superior transient, accuracy, and frequency responses. In addition, their consistency makes them the mic of choice for engineers seeking to capture the sound of orchestras and choirs.


Microphone Types

Studio condenser microphones come in two main types: small and large diaphragm. The most obvious difference between large and small types is that LDMs are bulky and side addressed, while small diaphragm condenser microphones tend to be slender in form with the capsule at the top of the tube. The most popular type is the cardioid condenser microphone, named after its heart-shaped pickup area. It captures sound from the front and sides, but not from the rear, which reduces ambient noise.

You can choose from several types of large diaphragm condenser mics and studio mic sets, including tube/valve microphones. These mics feature nine polar patterns, including cardioid, to deliver outstanding audio quality from all kinds of sources. You can also go for USB condenser microphones, which connect to laptops, tablets, and other computerized devices. Other options include dynamic recording microphones. Compared to condenser microphones, these are much tougher and more durable, which makes them ideal for use in live performances. The formerly popular bidirectional ribbon recording microphones are now making a comeback because of their ability to capture warm, natural sound.


Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Accessories

Reflection filters help minimize the ambient noise that can contaminate your audio recordings. These often come as parts of large diaphragm condenser microphone kits, and you can buy them separately. Other components often included in kits are shock mounts to reduce vibration, and pop filters that you position in front of the mic to remove plosives from speech and vocals.

 

Close

Close

Close