Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone

Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone

Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • For Vocals, Guitars, Horns & Strings
  • 9 Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Omni, Cardioid, Figure-8 & Variable
  • Lundahl LL 1935 Transformer
  • 2 x Electro Harmonix 12AY7 Tubes
  • Includes Shockmount
  • Leatherette & Microfiber Storage Pouch
  • 15' Mogami Microphone Cable
  • Tweed Flight Case
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Cascade Microphones 55-V-A overview

  • 1Description

The V55 from Cascade Microphones is a multi-pattern tube condenser microphone featuring an oversized dual-backplate, 6-micron, 35mm capsule for capturing audio. The microphone has 9 polar patterns which include omni, cardioid, figure-8, and 6 intermediate stages that are selectable on the custom vintage-style power supply. It can be used in several recording applications for acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, horns, strings, drums and more.

The tube preamp circuit uses a hand-selected EH 6072a vacuum tube, which can be combined with a variety of other 7-pin preamp tubes for optimizing the tone of the mic. Finally, the V55 microphone is fitted with a Lundahl LL 1935 transformer making it a suitable choice for recording in studio applications.

Oversized dual-backplate 6-micron, 35mm capsule
Built-in Swedish-made Lundahl LL1935 transformer
Front and rear sides of the capsule are matched to within 1 dB in sensitivity
Diaphragm diameter: 27.1mm
Capsule depth: 12.3mm
Membrane composition: 6-micron Mylar, gold-sputtered
In the Box
Cascade Microphones V55 Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Microphone
  • 2 x EH 6072/12AY7 Russian Tubes
  • 15' Mogami Microphone Cable with Neutrik 7-Pin XLR
  • Suspension Shockmount
  • Leatherette Storage Pouch
  • Microfiber Pouch
  • Classic Tweed Flight Case
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty (1 Year for Original Ribbon or Capsule)
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    Cascade Microphones 55-V-A specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.07" / 27.1 mm
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
    Pattern Selection Continuously Variable
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 16 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 34 dB SPL RMS
    THD 0.5%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity 25 mV/Pa
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    1 x 7-Pin XLR
    Cable Length 15' / 4.6 m
    Weight 3 lb / 1.36 kg

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