Large Diaphragm Recording Microphones

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Senal SCM-660 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Senal SCM-660 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

B&H # SESCM660 MFR # SCM-660
Key Features
  • Dual 1.3" True Condenser Capsule
  • Gold-Plated Diaphragm
  • 3 Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Selectable -10 dB Pad
$12999
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RODE NT-USB Mini USB Microphone

RODE NT-USB Mini USB Microphone

B&H # RONTUSBMINI MFR # NT-USB MINI
Key Features
  • Designed for Podcasting and Streaming
  • Works with Computers and Tablets
  • 4 Mics at Once Max via Connect Software
  • Built-In Pop Filter & Isolation Stand
$9900
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Senal UC4-B USB Professional Multi-Pattern Microphone

B&H # SEUC4B MFR # UC4-B
Key Features
  • Four Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Stereo, Cardioid, Bidirectional & Omni
  • 16/24-Bit, 44.1 to 192 kHz Sample Rate
  • Connects Directly to Computer via USB
$9999
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone (Blackout)

B&H # BLPQ3CUSBMC MFR # 988-000100
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Streaming, ASMR and More
  • USB for Mac, Windows, and Mobile Devices
  • Cardioid for Solo, Figure-8 for 2 People
  • Omni for Room Capture, Stereo for ASMR
$9999
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Senal UB-440 Professional USB Microphone

B&H # SEUB440 MFR # UB-440
Key Features
  • Cardioid Condenser Element
  • 16-Bit/48 kHz Recording Resolution
  • Integrated Preamp with Variable Gain
  • Headphone Monitor Out with Gain Control
$6999
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RODE NT-USB+ Professional USB Microphone

B&H # RONTUSB MFR # NT-USB+
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Voice-Overs & Music
  • For Computers, Smartphones & Tablets
  • Built-In High-Gain Revolution Preamp
  • 24-Bit / 48 kHz Broadcast-Quality Audio
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RODE NT-USB Mini USB Microphone Kit with Broadcast Arm and Closed-Back Headphones

B&H # RONTUSBMINIB
Key Features
  • Great for Podcasting, Streaming & VO
  • USB Microphone
  • Desktop Boom Arm
  • Closed-Back Headphones
$10999
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RODE NT1 Signature Series Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # RONT1SB MFR # NT1SIGNATUREBLACK
Key Features
  • For Recording and Podcasting
  • HF6 1" True Condenser Capsule
  • Silky, Warm Sound Character
  • Extremely Low Noise of 4 dBA
$15900
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Sennheiser Profile USB Condenser Microphone Streaming Set with Boom Arm

B&H # SE700100 MFR # 700100
Key Features
  • USB Mic with Accessories for Streaming
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Adjustable Tilt Function, Locking Joint
  • Mute Button with LED Ring
$19900
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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
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RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Black)

B&H # RONT1GEN5B MFR # NT1GEN5B
Key Features
  • For Recording, Streaming & Podcasting
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Analog XLR & Digital USB-C Connectors
  • 192 kHz / 32-Bit Float A to D Converter
$24900
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Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Condenser Microphone (Titanium Black)

B&H # SAMTRTITNMBK MFR # SAMTR-TITANIUM BLACK
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Streaming & Singing
  • Works with Computers
  • Built-In Foldback Legs
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
$2999
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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
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RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone Kit

B&H # RONT1GEN5BK
Key Features
  • For Recording, Streaming & Podcasting
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Analog XLR & Digital USB-C Connectors
  • 192 kHz / 32-Bit Float A to D Converter
$29977
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Blue Snowball iCE USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (White)

B&H # BLSBI MFR # 988-000070
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Streaming & VoIP
  • Clear & Present Sound
  • For Computers & iOS Devices
  • Cardioid Capsule Minimizes Room Pickup
$4999
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone (Midnight Blue)

B&H # BLYUSBMMB MFR # 988-000101
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Streaming, ASMR and More
  • USB for Mac, Windows, and Mobile Devices
  • Cardioid for Solo, Figure-8 for 2 People
  • Omni for Room Capture, Stereo for ASMR
$9999
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Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

B&H # AUAT2020USBX MFR # AT2020USB-X
Key Features
  • Podcasters, Vocalists, Streamers
  • Directional Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz High Resolution Audio
  • Plug-and-Play USB Type-C Operation
$12900
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone and ATH-M30x Headphone Kit (Blackout)

B&H # BLPQ3CUSBMCH
Key Features
  • Yeti USB Microphone
  • ATH-M30x Monitor Headphones
  • USB Cable
  • 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
$17499
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RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Silver)

B&H # RONT1GEN5S MFR # NT1GEN5
Key Features
  • For Recording, Streaming, and Podcasting
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Analog XLR and Digital USB-C Connectors
  • 192 kHz / 32-Bit Float A to D Converter
$24900
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BOYA BY-CM1 Desktop Cardioid USB Microphone

B&H # BOBYCM1 MFR # BY-CM1
Key Features
  • For Conferencing, Streaming & Gaming
  • For Mac and Windows Computers
  • Stand with 60° Adjustable Angle
  • 9.7mm Condenser Mic Capsule
$1995
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Blue Snowball iCE USB Condenser Microphone with Accessory Pack (Black)

B&H # BLSBUSBMSIB MFR # 988-000067
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Streaming & VoIP
  • Clear & Present Sound
  • For Computers & iOS Devices
  • Cardioid Capsule Minimizes Room Pickup
$4999
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Blue Yeti Nano Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone (Vivid Blue)

B&H # BLYNVIVIDBLU MFR # 988-000089
Key Features
  • For Content Creators, Podcasts & VO
  • Works with Mac, Windows & iOS Tablets
  • Cardioid & Omni Polar Patterns
  • Included VO!CE Vocal FX
$7999
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Blue Yeti Nano Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone (Blackout)

B&H # BLYNMPUCMBO MFR # 988-000400
Key Features
  • For Content Creators, Podcasts & VO
  • Works with Mac, Windows & iOS Tablets
  • Cardioid & Omni Polar Patterns
  • Included VO!CE Vocal FX
$7999
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AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone (Black)

B&H # AKP420B MFR # 3101H00430
Key Features
  • For Voice, Instruments, Drums & Cabs
  • Three Polar Patterns for Versatility
  • -20 dB Pad Impedes Distortion
  • Low-Cut Filter Suppresses Bass Buildup
$19900
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Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Desktop Value Kit with Reflection Filter and Pop Screen

B&H # AUAT2020USPK
Key Features
  • For Podcasting, Recording & Streaming
  • USB Type-C Condenser Microphone
  • Desktop Reflection Filter with Stand
  • On-Microphone Pop Screen
$19999
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Lewitt LCT 440 PURE Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black)

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
$28900
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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
$29900
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Lewitt RAY Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Distance Sensing Mute

B&H # LERAY MFR # RAY
Key Features
  • Podcasting, Streaming & Content Creation
  • AURA Tech Auto-Adapts Level and Tone
  • Customizable Mute by Distance Function
  • Dedicated Mute and Button Lock
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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.