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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN VL37 Passive Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone

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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN VL37 Passive Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone
Key Features
  • Home Studios, Artists, and Engineers
  • 2" Zigzag Ribbon, Figure-8 Pattern
  • Ruler-Flat Frequency Response to 20 Hz
  • Low Noise and High SPL Handling
Offering premium sonics and build quality at a cost factor that's within reach of musicians, producers, and independent engineers, the Samar Audio Design VL37 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 stainless steel body is the large 2" zigzag-corrugated, low-mass ribbon, which provides ruler-flat frequency response down to 20 Hz while the custom transformers ensure low noise and minimal distortion. The integral pop filter provides convenient and effective reduction of vocal plosives and blasts of air from speaker cabinets.
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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR VL37 Overview

Offering premium sonics and build quality at a cost factor that's within reach of musicians, producers, and independent engineers, the Samar Audio Design VL37 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 stainless steel body is the large 2" zigzag-corrugated, low-mass ribbon, which provides ruler-flat frequency response down to 20 Hz while the custom transformers ensure low noise and minimal distortion. The integral pop filter provides convenient and effective reduction of vocal plosives and blasts of air from speaker cabinets.

Amorphous-core toroidal transformers—made in-house and inherited from Samar's flagship MF65 mic—are mated to the ribbon motor, which offers an extremely short front-to-back path. The transformers were selected for the mic due to how their properties complement the tonal signature (classic character with high fidelity) of the VL37. Thanks to its symmetrical figure-8 polar response, the VL37 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. The VL37 includes an anti-vibration clip to absorb shock and a US-made wooden box for safe storage.

Key Features
Handcrafted in the USA
Large 2" zigzag-corrugated, low-mass ribbon with a symmetrical figure-8 polar pattern and a fine-tuning adjustment to ensure consistency from unit to unit
Premium sonics with low noise, low distortion, and high SPL handling
Ruler-flat frequency response down to 20 Hz (-0.43 dB) with extended highs to 25 kHz and beyond
Integral pop filter reduces vocal plosives and blasts of air from speaker cabinets
Sophisticated motor with extremely short front-to-back path
Amorphous-core toroidal transformers made in-house
Passive design requires no phantom power
Balanced XLR 3-pin output connector
Includes anti-vibration clip and US-made wooden box

SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR VL37 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Ribbon
Diaphragm2" / 50.8 mm
Polar PatternFigure-8
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 25 kHz
Impedance250 Ohms
Sensitivity2 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Physical
ColorStainless Steel
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Construction MaterialStainless Steel
Dimensionsø: 1.3H: 6.42" / ø: 3.3H: 16.31 cm
Weight8.2 oz / 232 g

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