CAD GXL2200BP Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black Pearl Chrome Finish)

CAD GXL2200BP Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black Pearl Chrome Finish)

CAD GXL2200BP Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black Pearl Chrome Finish)

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CAD GXL2200BP Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black Pearl Chrome Finish)

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CAD GXL-2200 overview

  • 1Description

The black pearl chrome finish GXL2200BP Cardioid Condenser Microphone from CAD features a cardioid polar pattern which effectively minimizes noise and feedback at the off-axis sections of the capsule. The microphone is designed with high sensitivity, linear frequency response, and a low noise floor for capturing vocals and general instruments in broadcast, recording, and sound reinforcement applications. The GXL2200 also features an internal hi-pass filter and includes an elastic shock mount and a protective pouch. The microphone requires 48V of phantom power for operation.

Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern minimizes noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule.
High Sensitivity and SPL Handling
The high sensitivity, linear frequency response, and high SPL handling allows the microphone to be used in a wide variety of recording or sound reinforcement applications.
Included Items
The microphones package includes an elastic shock mount and a protective pouch.
UPC: 631922105773
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CAD GXL2200BP Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black Pearl Chrome Finish)
  • Elastic Shock Mount
  • Protective Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    CAD GXL-2200 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 30 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 20 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 75 Ohms
    Sensitivity 16 mV/Pa
    Operating Current Consumption 3.0 µA
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.1 x 4.4 x 3.6"

    CAD GXL-2200 reviews

    GXL2200BP Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black Pearl Chrome Finish) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good mic, for what it is. Good, general purpose large diaphragm condenser. It is gold vapor deposited on the diaphragm, but it's no C-414, or Shure, for that matter. However, for the price, it will get you started. I bought this mic to match up with a GXL2200 I already had so I'd have a matching pair. I use this to pick up choir groups, pianos, etc. in a live-sound environment. It doesn't seem to have the output the pricier mics have, but it's also $800 - $1000 cheaper - there's the trade-off. So far I've been able to make up for it with the gain knob. With all that said, the overall sound quality is great and noise floor low. It should work fine for just about any application.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 Thumbs Up This mic was great, its pick up all sounds in front of it and mostly none of the background noise. It mic looks cool, nice and gold and comes with a much needed shock mount. I would pay much more for this mic.
    Date published: 2010-03-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Actually Quite Good! Considering the Price - Really Good! Reading raving reviews for inexpensive gear I'm always a little skeptical as to if the people writing them are just looking for some sort of validation as sound engineers. I bought this microphone because it has the frequency response that I have found to be the most optimal for vocals. The thing that concerned me the most was floor noise. It's actually quite low on this CAD condenser. I was considering spending more and getting a Rode NT1-a, which I tested out at a local music store, but opted out for this mic because all the video reviews I found for this CAD mic were low-fi d.i.y. style demos that sounded clear and warm. All the video reviews for NT1-a I found were pro and usually done in a well insulated studio, hence making the mic sound amazing. I did find one video for NT1-a that was a low-fi type of thing and it sounded very shrill, which correlates with the huge bump in it's frequency responce at 3500khz. Only thing about this mic is it's body is kinda cheaply made but soundwise it's surpassed my expectations.
    Date published: 2015-07-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from GXL-2200 Studio Microphone Nice little mic for the price. Eminently moddable, which makes it even more useful. Best price online here at B&H, so good job! Thank you.
    Date published: 2015-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Execellent inexpensive Large Diaphragm Mic Great cheap mic, delivered right away. buy them in pairs.
    Date published: 2015-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice snake cable. This is a well built unit and I like the royal blue color of the cable. Each individual cable is numbered with shrink wrap at each end. Also, the connectors are labeled - they're broken into groups A 1-4 and B 1-4 I find using the A and B labeling quicker than trying to sort out all eight numbers. I've read some reviews where the purchaser complained about bad solder joints. Being made in China with Neutrick clones I was concerned, too. I bought eight of these snake cables to wire up a microphone splitter and plugged in each cable individually to a mic and a mixer, with phantom power on, to listen for crackles and problems. Result: No issues! That's 8 snakes x 8 cables = 64 individual mic cables all working properly out of the box. With that many solder joints, anyone would have expected to clean up at least one or two. But, not these. For those who get one with a bad end, get your soldering iron out and deal with it - if you're in the sound system business you're constantly doing that anyway as part of general maintenance. But as for the law of averages for getting good cables for this product, I think you'll be okay. These cables coil nicely, come with a Velcro strap and lay flat when unrolled. Really good product for the price.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
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