CAD M179 Large Diaphragm Variable Polar Pattern Condenser Microphone


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The CAD M179 combines a vintage capsule design with advanced electronics. The M179 features the dual pattern version of the original equitek e-300 capsule, an externally biased capsule with a gold sputtered 1.1" diaphragm.


  • Continuously variable pattern with a "hard" cardioid center detent.
  • Large 1.1" dual diaphragm external bias condenser capsule.
  • Gold sputtered diaphragms.
  • High SPL capability (143 dB SPL with pad)
  • Transformerless balanced output circuits.
  • 20 dB non-capacitive pad
  • 6dB/Octave @ 100Hz high-pass filter
  • Stainless steel internal pop/EMI filter.


  • Type: Side address, external bias condenser
  • Frequency Response: 10-20 kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Variable
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -36 dBV (16mV) @ 1Pa
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 11 dB-A
  • Maximum SPL: 143 dB SPL (with pad)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%
  • Switches: High-pass filter, 20dB pad. High-Pass Filter, 100Hz, 6dB/octave
  • Powering: Minimum requirements are 24-52V phantom power capable of delivering at least 8 mA.
  • Connector: Three pin male XLR type.
  • Finish: Durable charcoal gray urethane. Satin nickle plated front & rear screen. Dimensions: 2.25” (57.2 mm) Dia., x 7.00” (177.8 mm) High