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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN AL95 Passive Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone (Matched Stereo Pair)

BH #SAMARAL95S • MFR #SAMAR AL95-S
SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN AL95 Passive Figure-8 Ribbon Microphone (Matched Stereo Pair)
Key Features
  • Home Studios, Artists, and Engineers
  • Matched Pair for Consistent Performance
  • Durable 1.5" Piston Ribbon
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
With 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-S matched pair of passive ribbon microphones delivers the performance of microphones far beyond its price point, especially considering that the mics are handcrafted and assembled in the USA.
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SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR AL95-S Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2For Stereo Mic Configurations
  • 3Quality Construction
  • 4Professional Performance

With 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-S matched pair of passive ribbon microphones delivers the performance of microphones far beyond its price point, especially considering that the mics are 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.

For Stereo Mic Configurations
Pair of AL95 ribbon mics matched for the best cancellation during null testing (mixing both mic signals with one out of polarity)
Ideal for spaced pair, Blumlein, and other stereo configurations
Includes mic clips and carrying case
Quality Construction
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
Lower fragility than conventional ribbon microphones; no special storage precautions required
Balanced XLR 3-pin output connector
Professional Performance
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)
Amorphous-core torroidal transformer made in-house
Passive design requires no phantom power

SAMAR AUDIO DESIGN SAMAR AL95-S Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Instrument
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
Power
Bus PowerNone
Physical
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseHard Case
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 1H: 5.58" / ø: 2.5H: 14.17 cm
Weight6.4 oz / 181 g

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