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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN VL37A Active Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone

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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN VL37A Active Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone
Key Features
  • Home Studios, Artists, and Engineers
  • 2" Zigzag Ribbon, Figure-8 Pattern
  • Ruler-Flat Frequency Response to 20 Hz
  • Ultralow Noise, High Max SPL, Hot Output
Offering premium sonics, a hot condenser-like output level, and stellar build quality at a cost factor that's within reach of musicians, producers, and independent engineers, the Samar Audio Design VL37A phantom-powered active 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. The special ribbon design combined with the active circuitry yields the maximum SPL handling, bass extension, and strong output normally associated with studio condenser microphones.
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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR VL37A Overview

Offering premium sonics, a hot condenser-like output level, and stellar build quality at a cost factor that's within reach of musicians, producers, and independent engineers, the Samar Audio Design VL37A phantom-powered active 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. The special ribbon design combined with the active circuitry yields the maximum SPL handling, bass extension, and strong output normally associated with studio condenser microphones.

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 VL37A. Thanks to its symmetrical figure-8 polar response, the VL37A 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 VL37A includes an anti-vibration clip to absorb shock and a US-made wooden box for safe storage.

Key Features

Active version of the VL37 passive ribbon mic with a hotter output and even lower noise (4 to 5 dB less)
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 ultralow noise, low distortion, hot condenser-like output, and high SPL handling
Ruler-flat frequency response down to 20 Hz (-0.43 dB) with extended highs to 25 kHz and beyond
Optimized ribbon load and ideal impedance integration reduce the stress on preamplifier and cable choices
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
Active circuitry requires phantom power
Balanced XLR 3-pin output connector
Includes anti-vibration clip and US-made wooden box

SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR VL37A 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
Impedance65 Ohms
Sensitivity8.4 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
ColorStainless Steel
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Construction MaterialStainless Steel
Dimensionsø: 1.3 x H: 6.42" / ø: 3.3 x H: 16.31 cm
Weight8.2 oz / 232 g
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