The New Samson New Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

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There’s no better time than NAMM 2020 to announce an affordable mic designed specifically for podcasting, broadcasting, and live streaming, and that’s exactly what Samson did with its new Q9U XLR/USB dynamic microphone. Whether just starting your first episode or continuing production on an established series, you can benefit from the Q9U’s cost-effective versatility, high-resolution audio, and purpose-built functionality.

Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone
Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

Right away, you should rejoice in the knowledge that the Q9U can work as a traditional analog mic connected via XLR to your audio interface, or as a plug-and-play digital microphone straight to your computer via USB. An internal 24-bit / 96 kHz A/D converter ensures no loss of definition during the important analog-to-digital conversion process. Knowing that you’ll want to hear yourself, Samson outfitted the Q9U with a 3.5mm mini-jack output for convenient real-time monitoring through your favorite pair of headphones or earbuds.

Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

Unlike most dynamic microphones, the Q9U features tonal customization. Two switches on the bottom panel give you access to the Q9U’s low-cut filter and mid-presence boost. Whether you need to control unruly proximity effect, impart additional vocal crispness, or do both, the Q9U has you covered.

Samson Q9U XLR/USB Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

When it comes to signal strength, the Q9U’s humbucking capsule is designed to deliver a healthy output that won’t require massive gain boosts just to reach a sufficient recording level. To keep things quiet in the noise department, the Q9U features a directional cardioid polar pattern—ideal for reducing off-axis ambient sounds such as room reflections—and an air-pneumatic shockmount made to protect the capsule against mechanical noise.

With its integrated stand mount, the Q9U is equally at home atop a mic stand or attached to a broadcast boom arm. Since it’s an end-address mic like a Shure SM7B, just make sure to point it toward you before beginning your creative adventures. If you want to learn more about the Q9U, chat with an audio specialist at the B&H SuperStore or visit our website!

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