Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

BH #SAQ9U • MFR #Q9U
Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone
Key Features
  • For Podcasting & Live Streaming
  • USB-C for Computers, XLR for Analog
  • Built-In Pop Filter & Shockmount
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack for Monitoring
If you're a podcaster looking for professional end-address microphone that will work with both USB and traditional analog setups, look no farther than the Samson Q9U, a microphone with USB-C and XLR outputs to bolster its versatility. Use this mic for your own solo podcasts, and take it with you whenever you're doing an interview or a panel.
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Samson Q9U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Pro-Grade Capsule
  • 3For Your Setup, Whatever It Is
  • 4Useful Appointments
  • 5Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room
  • 6Built-In Monitoring
  • 7Useful Controls
  • 8Professional Audio Capture
  • 9Driverless Setup

If you're a podcaster looking for professional end-address microphone that will work with both USB and traditional analog setups, look no farther than the Samson Q9U, a microphone with USB-C and XLR outputs to bolster its versatility. Use this mic for your own solo podcasts, and take it with you whenever you're doing an interview or a panel.

Either way, you'll appreciate the built-in shockmount that keeps the mic free from handling noise. You'll also be sure to value the integrated pop filter that fights against p-pops and plosives as well as the on-board tonal controls for tailoring the mic to your particular voice. A USB cable is included so you can get up and working right away. A foam windscreen is also included to reinforce the integrated windscreen.

Pro-Grade Capsule

The dynamic capsule with neodymium magnet provides plenty of output to work with any mixer or audio interface without the need for any external gain devices. A wide frequency response and large dynamic range capture the nuance and natural sound of speech and music performances. An advanced humbucking coil reduces the pickup of electromagnetic (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI) as well as hum from other equipment.

For Your Setup, Whatever It Is

With its XLR and USB-C outputs, the mic will work with mac and windows computers over USB, or with any audio interface, mixer, or preamp. Anywhere you need to use a broadcast-style, end-address microphone, you can.

Useful Appointments

The Q9U has a built-in dual-layer windscreen to filter out plosives and p-pops, so you won't get any distortion when you say words like "plosives" or "p-pops." The mic also comes with an integrated mounting system that keeps your audio unperturbed by unwanted handling noise.

Cardioid Polar Pattern for the Untreated Room

The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic. Depending on your particular room, you may still need a little room treatment, or some noise-reduction software, to address issues such as your computer's hum or your air conditioner, but the chances of that are markedly lower with a cardioid polar pattern.

Built-In Monitoring

Use the built-in 3.5mm jack to monitor audio straight from the mic over your headphones.

Useful Controls

With low-cut and mid-presence controls, the Q9U can filter out rumble and give your voice the midrange bump it needs to stand out. A mute button will handily silence both the USB and the XLR outputs.

Professional Audio Capture

This USB mic boasts a 96 kHz/24-bit converter, one made by one of the best hardware DSP companies in the business. You'll be able to record audio with the same specifications of a professional recording studio.

Driverless Setup

The Q9U requires absolutely no drivers to run out of the box. Just plug it in to your computer and you should be good to go.
UPC: 809164026235

Samson Q9U Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsLive Sound, Broadcast, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Dynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterYes
Tone AdjustmentMid Boost
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, Mic Mute
WindscreenBuilt-In
Foam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL140 dB SPL
Impedance250 Ohms
Sensitivity-57 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
-16 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C (on Mic)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length6.6' / 2 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate96 kHz
Operating System SupportWindows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Available PortUSB (Interface Unspecified)
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating Current Consumption170 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting5/8"-27 Female (via Integrated Hardware)
Dimensionsø: 2.4 x H: 7" / ø: 61 x H: 177.8 mm
Weight2.13 lb / 0.97 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 5.9 x 5.1"
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