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Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone with Cloudlifter CL-1, Microphone Stand, and Cable Kit

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Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone with Cloudlifter CL-1, Microphone Stand, and Cable Kit
Key Features
  • MD 421-II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
  • Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
  • MS-5230T Tripod Stand/Telescoping Boom
  • 2 x Premium XLR M to XLR F Mic Cables
The Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone with Cloudlifter CL-1, Microphone Stand, and Cable Kit from B&H includes the Sennheiser MD 421-II cardioid, dynamic microphone, a Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 mic activator, an Auray MS-5230T tripod microphone stand with telescoping boom, two premium XLR M to XLR F microphone cables, a lock-on microphone stand adapter, and a foam lined vinyl snap case. This kit is designed to capture audio and provide up to +25 dB additional active output and two stages of clean gain for low-output microphones. It can be used for studio, live stage, rehearsal, or recording studio applications.
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Sennheiser MD 421-II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone
  • 3Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
  • 4Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom
  • 5Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)
  • 6Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (3', Black)

The Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone with Cloudlifter CL-1, Microphone Stand, and Cable Kit from B&H includes the Sennheiser MD 421-II cardioid, dynamic microphone, a Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 mic activator, an Auray MS-5230T tripod microphone stand with telescoping boom, two premium XLR M to XLR F microphone cables, a lock-on microphone stand adapter, and a foam lined vinyl snap case. This kit is designed to capture audio and provide up to +25 dB additional active output and two stages of clean gain for low-output microphones. It can be used for studio, live stage, rehearsal, or recording studio applications.

Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone

The Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone is a cardioid, dynamic microphone popularized by the recording and broadcast industry. The MD 421-II is favored for its ability to handle a variety of applications due to its flexible bass control. The microphone features a 5-position bass roll-off switch and frequency response of 30 to 17,000 Hz. The cardioid polar pattern effectively rejects off-axis noise due to room acoustics and noise, and also provides effective feedback rejection often caused by monitors positioned within close proximity.

The MD 421-II features a dynamic capsule, allowing even signal response whether close-up or at a reasonable distance. This is particularly useful for broadcast applications, where announcers and DJs can refrain from remaining absolutely stationary. The MD 421-II also handles very high sound pressure levels, making it suitable for miking instruments high in transient (peak) response.

Dynamic Capsule
The MD 421-II features a dynamic capsule, resulting in even signal response in close and reasonable distances as well as the capacity to handle high SPL levels.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in attenuating off-axis noise and ambiance. The cardioid polar pattern is also effective in rejecting feedback due to monitors.
5-Position Bass Roll-Off
The 5-position low frequency roll-off switch offers flexible bass attenuation allowing the microphone to be used in a variety of situations.
UPC: 615104009844
Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
The Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator from Cloud Microphones is a compact, single-input solution for common audio problems in the field and in the studio involving low-output passive microphones, including ribbon mics. The CL-1 uses any standard phantom-powered mixer or microphone input device to provide up to +25 dB of clean, transparent gain. This improves signal-to-noise ratio and improves the performance of passive microphone signals by driving stronger, cleaner signals over longer XLR cable runs, making them ideal for broadcast, live, and studio applications. The CL-1 is housed in a rugged steel enclosure which offers shielding and durability. Additionally, the CL-1 has provisions for stage or stand mounting.
Transparent Gain
Gives passive mics up to +25 dB additional active output and keeps the direct audio path free-and- clear of transformers, capacitors, and resistors. The CL-1 houses discrete JFET circuitry that delivers clean gain while preserving the natural sonic characteristics of the source
Useful for a Variety of Applications
  • Use with noisy or low-gain preamps
  • Use with mixers/preamps that negatively impact the sound at higher gain settings
  • Use with low-output dynamic microphones and ribbons
  • Mic softer sound sources such as acoustic instruments and voice
  • Use for long cable runs
Features at a Glance
  • Gives passive mics up to +25 dB additional active output
  • Provides 2 distinct stages of clean gain
  • Easy to use self-contained design requires only phantom power
  • Recommended for use with all passive dynamic microphones
  • Compatible with tube, battery, or power-supply-driven microphones  
  • Safe for all passive ribbons with no transfer of phantom
  • Utilizes Patent Pending Class-A, discrete JFET circuitry
  • Ideal impedance loading for optimal performance at 3 kilohms
  • Rugged, road ready, and portable, for studio, stage, and broadcasting
Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom

The Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom features durable, steel construction. The telescoping boom arm is adjustable from 19.3 to 33.9" in length, allowing you to angle and extend the mic placement however you need it. An ergonomic twist-action clutch helps adjust the height of the stand, while the reinforced tripod base and nonslip feet keep it firmly in place. The Auray MS-5230T mic stand collapses for easy transport.

UPC: 847628015593
Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)

The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces, and recorders or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.

Studio Elite 4000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

98% braided shield offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
UPC: 847628551176
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (3', Black)

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (3') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise. While the cable's color-coding affords the ability to quickly differentiate between multiple connections onstage, it provides a pleasant aesthetic quality at the same time.

Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24-AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. The 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise
Twin conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables and helps prevents external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core
24-AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity
Caged type contact and improved ground contact
UPC: 847628558243

Sennheiser MD 421-II Microphone Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 17 kHz
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Gain Adjustment
No
Performance
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 17 kHz
Impedance
200 Ohms
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Physical
Color
Black
Dimensions
H: 2 x W: 1.88 x L: 8.38" / H: 46 x W: 49 x L: 215 mm
Weight
14 oz / 385 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.9 x 5.3 x 2.8"

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Specs

Key Specs
In-Line Accessory Type
Preamplifier
Input / Output Level
Input: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels
1
Gain
+25 dB (3-Kilohm Load)
Controls
No
Inputs/Outputs
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Input
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Output
General
In-Line Accessory Type
Preamplifier
Input / Output Level
Input: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels
1
Gain
+25 dB (3-Kilohm Load)
Controls
No
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Input
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Output
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.91 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.75 x 4.35 x 2.35"

Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
Boom Stand
Microphone Mount
No Mount Included
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Boom Arm Type
Telescoping
Maximum Height
63" / 160 cm
Minimum Height
36.2" / 91.9 cm
Base Type
Tripod
Color
Black
Microphone Mount
No Mount Included
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Boom
Boom Arm Type
Telescoping
Length
19.3 to 33.9" / 49 to 86 cm
Counterweight
No
Stand & Base
Maximum Height
63" / 160 cm
Minimum Height
36.2" / 91.9 cm
Base Type
Tripod
Base Dimensions
25.6 x 25.6" / 65 x 65 cm
Physical
Color
Black
Construction Material
Steel
Weight
4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
33.5 x 4 x 4"

Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black) Specs

Connector 1
1x XLR 3-Pin Male Straight
Connector 2
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Straight
Contact Plating
Silver
Cable Length
10' / 3 m
Conductor Material
Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Wire Gauge
24 AWG
Color
Black
Shielded
Yes
Insulation Type
Polyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.45 x 8.65 x 1.15"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable (3', Black) Specs

Connector 1
1x XLR 3-Pin Male
Connector 2
1x XLR 3-Pin Female
Contact Plating
Silver
Cable Length
3' / 0.9 m
Wire Gauge
24 AWG
Color
Black
Shielded
Yes
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.6 x 9.25 x 1"

Sennheiser MD 421-II Reviews

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question

what is the specs for the bass roll off switch for the 421?
Asked by: Anonymous
There are actually 5 roll off settings on the 421. The M position is for Music and no roll off's are engaged. At the other end of the spectrum S is for Speech which is the steepest roll off. Each turn of the roll off switch offers a steeper suppression of the entire frequency range beginning roughly at 1000Hz. So if one starts at M with each click of the roll off ring one click sees 100Hz being suppressed by 4dB,another click suppress 100Hz by an additional 3dB and so on.Remember the roll off is gradual at 6dB per octave. Resulting in a gentle slope as opposed to a cut off. Best uses are Tom Tom's, electric guitar and percussion.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2023-07-30
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