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Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack (Gray)

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Samson Q2U Recording & Podcasting Pack (Gray)
Key Features
  • For Live Sound & Digital Recording
  • For Podcasting or Gigging
  • Works with Analog Devices & over USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone Output
If you need one mic to handle anything from lead vocals on the stage to podcast recording without the cumbersome audio interface, the Samson Q2U will come in handy, doing so in an all-inclusive package at a cost-effective price. Styled in here in gray, the Q2U consists of a handheld dynamic microphone, a desktop tripod mic stand (with extension tube), a mic clip, a foam windscreen, a USB cable for digital recording, and an XLR cable for analog connections.
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Samson Q2U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fits Your Needs
  • 3Handheld Form Factor
  • 4Cardioid Polar Pattern for Stage & Home Use
  • 5Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • 6Easy-to-Use Controls, Minimal Powering Required
  • 7Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
  • 8Driverless Setup
  • 9Included Hardware

If you need one mic to handle anything from lead vocals on the stage to podcast recording without the cumbersome audio interface, the Samson Q2U will come in handy, doing so in an all-inclusive package at a cost-effective price. Styled in here in gray, the Q2U consists of a handheld dynamic microphone, a desktop tripod mic stand (with extension tube), a mic clip, a foam windscreen, a USB cable for digital recording, and an XLR cable for analog connections.

You probably see the potential: if you want to travel to the gig with your own microphone, the Q2U will let you do that, plugging into the house PA's XLR input without fuss. If you want to take the mic to a buddy's house for a conversational podcast, again, this is all possible with the Q2U. And finally, whenever you want to rant on your own a la Bill Burr or Mark Maron, setting up your podcast is as easy as plugging the mic into your computer over USB.

Fits Your Needs
The Q2U features both XLR and USB outputs that enable flexible digital recording to any Mac- or Windows-based computer workstation, while simultaneously connected to any analog mixer, preamplifier or PA system.
Handheld Form Factor
This solidly constructed mic is designed to be held in your hand, though it can also be mounted on a stand—such as the one included with the mic. Because of its design, the mic lends itself to comedy shows and comedy podcasts, though it'll work for just about any vocal-centric purpose.
Cardioid Polar Pattern for Stage & Home Use
The microphone makes use of a directional cardioid polar pattern to minimize off-axis sound. This polar pattern naturally, yet effectively tamps down room tone and focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the mic. That's why it's equally effective on the stage and in the home-studio.
Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack
The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring. Just plug a pair of headphones into the Q2U's 3.5mm jack, and you'll be able to listen to your broadcast-quality audio in all its glory.
Easy-to-Use Controls, Minimal Powering Required
The mic offers a simple on/off switch for the XLR output. This acts as a mute, which can come in handy live. This switch has absolutely no bearing on powering the mic—in fact, as this is a dynamic microphone, it requires no power to run when used in the analog domain. When you're plugged into a digital device, such as a computer, the mic will draw power from the computer to operate the digital interface.
Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
The mic records audio at 16-bit / 48 kHz, giving you the broadcast standard for media playback. It's also worth noting that it can simultaneously record digital audio over USB and route analog audio over its XLR connection, so you can effectively mirror its output if you so choose.
Driverless Setup
The Q2U requires absolutely no drivers to run out of the box. Just plug it in to your computer and you should be good to go.
Included Hardware
In addition to the mic, the Q2U includes a desktop tripod stand with extension tube, a mic clip, a foam windscreen, a USB cable, and an XLR mic cable, giving you almost everything you need to get started.
UPC: 809164009665

Samson Q2U Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
Headphone Volume, On/Off
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 15 kHz
Maximum SPL
148 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x Mini-USB (on Mic)
Power Sources
Bus Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing
Form Factor
Handheld / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
Headphone Volume, On/Off
Performance
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 15 kHz
Maximum SPL
148 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-54 dB
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x Mini-USB (on Mic)
Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless
No
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16-Bit
Sample Rate
48 kHz
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Power
Power Sources
Bus Power
Operating Voltage
5 V (USB Bus Power)
Physical
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Dimensions
ø: 2.2 x L: 7.5" / ø: 55.88 x L: 190.5 mm
Weight
11.2 oz / 0.32 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.93 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.05 x 7.5 x 2.55"

Samson Q2U Reviews

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Is there a gain feature on this microphone???

Is there a gain feature on this microphone???
Asked by: Colleen
No, gain is controlled on your computer (if using USB) or interface (if using XLR.) There is a headphone volume adjuster.
Answered by: Gen
Date published: 2020-10-16

question

In the box description it says Cakewalk Music Creator . What does this mean? Does it come with this program?
Asked by: Alexis R.
Yes, it comes with the CD Ro, but I haven't installed yet. I've been using the microphone for my first radio broadcast and I think it'a a very good product.
Answered by: CRISTIAN O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Could this microphone be used for long distant ...

Could this microphone be used for long distant audio? Like marching band on a football field?
Asked by: Christopher
No
Answered by: David M
Date published: 2020-10-02

question

In the video describes the product including the tripod stand, but not in the box description. Is the tripod stand included? Thanks.
Asked by: CRISTIAN O.
The Samson Q2U bundle will include the HP20 studio headphones, desktop tripod stand, mic clip, USB cable and XLR cable.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2020-08-04

Does this have the right cables to connect to an ...

Does this have the right cables to connect to an iPad?
Asked by: Samira
No, it has a USB. have to use an adapter to use on ipad
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-08

question

I've read that 'dynamic' mics work best when the sound source (voice or instrument) is close to the mic -- say six-eigth inches for example; but their sound pickup range falls off quickly as you move much further away from the mic (which has the advantage of reducing background noise). Is this true for this mic?
Asked by: David
That is true for dynamic mics in general. Some dynamic mics are more sensitive than others. This one in particular requires the source of sound to be just a few inches away. Probably closer to around 3-4 inches or so. The polar pattern also will determine how far off axis the source of the sound can be until the sound drops out. This Samson Q2U is a cardioid pickup pattern which is about 120 degrees around.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2020-06-20

Does this work with usb-c if I have a usb-a to ...

Does this work with usb-c if I have a usb-a to usb-c cable?
Asked by: James
No, BUt you can buy the usb-usb-c adapter
Answered by: Larry W.
Date published: 2020-12-05

What is the diameter of the microphone clip?

What is the diameter of the microphone clip?
Asked by: Qazzie
About 2 inches.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-04-05
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