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Samson C03UCW - Variable Pattern Large Diaphragm USB Studio Condenser Microphone

Samson C03UCW - Variable Pattern Large Diaphragm USB Studio Condenser Microphone
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Samson C03U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2USB Output
  • 3Variable Patterns
  • 4High Pass Filter
  • 510dB Pad

The C03UCW from Samson is a cost effective, multiple pattern studio condenser microphone designed for project studio applications. High-speed USB output provides direct connection to desktop and laptop computers. The C03UCW provides super-cardioid, omnidirectional and figure 8 polar patterns. Variable patterns provide the flexibility necessary to capture instrument and vocal signals in any recording scenario. Dual 19mm capsules ensure high level and low noise floor on output. Also featured is a 10dB Pad switch that provides extra headroom when capturing excessively loud audio signal, preventing peak distortion. A hi-pass (low-cut) filter switch eliminates noise caused by hum, wind and low frequency ambiance.

USB Output

The C03UCW features a USB output and for direct connection to laptop and desktop PCs. Power is also provided through the USB connection.

Variable Patterns

The C03UCW is a multi-pattern condenser microphone that provides super-cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 pick up patterns.

High Pass Filter

The high-pass filter switch eliminates low frequency noise due to wind, hum and ambiance.

10dB Pad

The 10dB pad switch provides additional head room when capturing excessively loud audio signal that can cause peak distortion.

Samson C03U Specs

Diaphragm0.75" / 19 mm
Pattern SelectionSwitched
Frequency Range20 Hz to 18 kHz
Maximum SPL136 dB SPL
A/D Conversion16-Bit
Sample Rate48 kHz
Weight1.06 lb / 0.48 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.2 x 5.6 x 3.5"

Samson C03U Reviews

Sweet Mic

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-13

I use the product in a school setting. It's nice b/c it finds and install appropriate drivers for Windows 7 automatically w/o needing admin privileges (plug and wait a little bit and play). It's drivers don't take over your sound card like some other USB mics I've used and it works well on Macs too. It's heavy, and the stand that's included with it is OK in controlled environments. I fear that the mic will fall over around students though. I bought the DS7200B from B&H and it's a nice heavy stand, adjustable and a solid upgrade.

Great mic at great price

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-12-01

I am a wildlife biologist and use the CO3U to record wildlife remotely (i.e. I am not present when the animal is calling). I can record wolf howls from > 1.4 km with this mic and the quality of the recording is good enough for me to use audio software and look at spectrograms where I can count the number of wolves that howled. For $it is just what I need.

great usb mic!

By Chef Oso
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-05-13

Easy plug and play usb mic. out of the box and readily compatible with garage band right away. B&H had a great price that allowed me to get the desktop stand too. I use mine for podcasting and recording vocals. It would be nice if there was a power saver switch otherwise it's always on unless I pull the cord out from the back.

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