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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN TF10 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Stainless Steel)

BH #SAMARTF10S • MFR #SAMAR TF10S
SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN TF10 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Stainless Steel)
Key Features
  • Built for Pristine Transparency
  • 1" Cardioid Condenser Element
  • 3-Chambered Capsule Design
  • Body Eliminates Acoustic Interference
Handcrafted in the USA and presented in an eye-catching stainless steel finish, the SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN TF10 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone is built to deliver pristine transparency for critical, high-definition recording applications such as vocals, voiceovers, and a variety of acoustic instruments. Rather than housing the capsule in the body, the TF10 incorporates a lollipop-style configuration to free it from undue acoustic interference. The capsule features a special 3-chambered design that optimizes its tonal characteristics and transient response for an ultrarealistic and natural sound.
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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMARTF10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 23-Chambered Capsule
  • 3Acoustically Optimized Body
  • 4High-Quality Circuitry
  • 5Tonally Neutral

Handcrafted in the USA and presented in an eye-catching stainless steel finish, the SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN TF10 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone is built to deliver pristine transparency for critical, high-definition recording applications such as vocals, voiceovers, and a variety of acoustic instruments. Rather than housing the capsule in the body, the TF10 incorporates a lollipop-style configuration to free it from undue acoustic interference. The capsule features a special 3-chambered design that optimizes its tonal characteristics and transient response for an ultrarealistic and natural sound.

Capable of handling high SPLs and passing output levels up to 10V without distortion, the TF10 is well suited for low-noise capture of anything from delicate piano performances to pounding drums. The custom shockmount not only inhibits stand-borne vibrations, but also complements the striking appearance of the TF10. As is traditional with solid-state studio condenser mics, the TF10 utilizes a balanced XLR 3-pin output and 48V phantom powering.

3-Chambered Capsule
The heart of the TF10 is a proprietary cardioid capsule designed by the company's owner and chief engineer, Dr. Mark Fouxman. The single-sided capsule features three chambers—the 1st and 2nd chambers shape the capsule's frequency response while the 3rd sets time delay.

This 3-chamber independence not only allows precise optimization of all parameters, but also ensures superior frequency and phase integrity in off-axis response, so it takes EQ very well. The construction and use of special materials eliminates the capsule's parasitic capacitances and ensures low distortion and ultimate transparency, providing a very realistic sound picture. The capsule has been designed to work without reliance on a DC-to-DC bias converter, which reduces distortions even further.
Acoustically Optimized Body
Special attention has been paid to the acoustical optimization of the TF10 microphone body, where the capsule itself serves as a lollipop, without any surrounding external body. This arrangement eliminates any interference from sound waves. On its bottom, the capsule/lollipop is mounted on a specially shaped acoustical lens. These facets along with acoustically open mesh screen eliminate any standing waves and reflections and ensure the most acoustically transparent sound possible.
High-Quality Circuitry
The circuitry of the TF10 microphone integrates the premium components for low-noise performance and natural sonics with low coloration. The TF10 has extremely high overload capability and handles and passes an undistorted output signal up to 10V.
Tonally Neutral
Created to facilitate a wide range of applications, the TF10 delivers smooth sound with deep bass response and an un-hyped, sibilance-free top end. Due to the uncolored and neutral nature of the sonics built into the TF10, it is especially suitable for applications where sibilance-free sound is a priority, notably vocals and voiceover applications. The extended lows and smooth highs make the TF10 an excellent choice for violins, brass instruments, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars, drum overheads, room microphones, orchestra, and choir among other recording, broadcast, and classical music applications.

SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMARTF10 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Condenser
Diaphragm1" / 25.4 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Impedance39 Ohms
Sensitivity-42.2 dB
Equivalent Noise Level12 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
ColorStainless Steel
MountingShockmount (Included)
Dimensionsø: 1.74H: 4.95" / ø: 4.42H: 12.57 cm
Weight5.4 oz / 153 g (Microphone)
10.6 oz / 301 g (with Mount)

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