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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN AL95 Passive Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone

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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN AL95 Passive Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone
Key Features
  • Home Studios, Artists, and Engineers
  • Durable 1.5" Piston Ribbon
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • Low Noise, High SPL Handling & Deep Bass
Offering professional-level sonics and impressive build quality at a cost factor that's within reach of home studios, artists, and budget-conscious engineers, the Samar Audio Design AL95 passive ribbon microphone delivers the performance of microphones far beyond its price point, especially considering that it is handcrafted and assembled in the USA.
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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR AL95 Overview

Offering professional-level sonics and impressive build quality at a cost factor that's within reach of home studios, artists, and budget-conscious engineers, the Samar Audio Design AL95 passive ribbon microphone delivers the performance of microphones far beyond its price point, especially considering that it is handcrafted and assembled in the USA.

Protected by the uni-body housing is the 1.5" piston-corrugated ribbon, which provides extended frequency response, low noise, and minimal distortion while being more durable than traditional zigzag-corrugated ribbons. The special ribbon design also yields higher SPL handling, deeper bass, and a hotter output than ribbon mics typically exhibit.

An amorphous-core torroidal transformer—made in-house and inherited from Samar's flagship MF65 mic—is mated to the ribbon motor. This transformer was selected for the mic due to how its properties complement the intended tonal signature of the AL95.

Thanks to its symmetrical design, the AL95 is well suited for use in multi-mic configurations such as Mid-Side and Blumlein in addition to performing ideally as a primary mic on instruments and vocals. It includes an anti-vibration clip to absorb shock and an injection-molded carrying case for safe storage and transport.

Key Features
Handcrafted and meticulously assembled at Samar Audio's shop in Salt Lake City, Utah
Durable 1.5" piston-corrugated ribbon with a figure-8 polar pattern
Professional-level sonics with low noise, low distortion, high output, and high SPL handling
Neutrality-focused frequency response with full, controlled bass and extended highs (20 Hz to 25 kHz)
Lower fragility than conventional ribbon microphones; no special storage precautions required
Amorphous-core torroidal transformer made in-house
Passive design requires no phantom power
Balanced XLR 3-pin output connector
Includes anti-vibration clip and injection-molded carrying case

SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR AL95 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Ribbon
Diaphragm1.5" / 38.1 mm
Polar PatternFigure-8
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 25 kHz
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
5 dB at 120°
0 dB at 180°
Impedance250 Ohms
Sensitivity1.6 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Physical
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Dimensionsø: 1H: 5.58" / ø: 2.5H: 14.17 cm
Weight6.4 oz / 181 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.95 x 9.6 x 2.8"

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