CAD CAD-GXL1200 Cardioid Studio Instrument Microphone

CAD GXL-1200 Cardiod Studio Instrument Mic

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  • CAD GXL-1200 Cardioid Studio Instrument Microphone
  • Microphone Clip
  • Protective Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty


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This low distortion mic is an excellent choice for drums, winds or strings!

    The CAD Audio GXL1200 is a cardioid pattern condenser microphone packaged in a rugged, all metal housing with a transformerless design that provides low distortion and optimum low end frequency response. It's small size, accurate sound reproduction, and high SPL capability make this a great choice for miking overheads, high hats, cymbals, woodwinds and stringed instruments.


  • Externally Biased Condenser
  • Unidirectional (Cardioid) Polar Pattern
  • 30 Hz - 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • -56dB 0dB=1V/uBar @ 1kHz Sensitivity
  • Low (Less than 200 Ohms) Impedance
  • +14dB (A-weighted) Equivalent Noise Level
  • P24V or P48V Phantom Power
  • 3 pin XLR Connector
  • Positive pressure on diaphragm generates a positive voltage on pin
  • #2 relative to pin #3
  • Weighs only126 Grams
Applications for the CAD CAD-GXL1200
  • Acoustic Guitar Microphone
    • Mount the GXL 1200 on a boom stand and position @ the 12th fret and aim back toward the sound hole. You may need to use an equalizer to remove some of the low mid frequencies to taste and watch the gain if using live.
  • Drum Overhead Microphones
    • Mount (2) GXL 1200 microphones on (2) boom stands in front of the drum set aim down toward the left and right front of the kit. Try to get as high above the kit as possible to even out the different distances of the cymbals, toms and even the snare that will end up in the overheads. Remember the overhead mics are the most critical drum mics in the mix if used correctly.
  • Small Vocal Ensemble Microphone/s
    • Mount (1) GXL 1200 for mono or (2) for stereo (or more mono coverage) on stands in front of the group.
  • Ambiance Microphones
Resources for these CAD GXL 1200 applications: Audio Compressor SolutionsStereo Microphone TechniquesThe Basic Basics of Microphone BasicsThe Basic Basics of Microphone Basics Part II

Specifications for the CAD CAD-GXL1200

{ "Generating Element" : "Externally Biased Condenser", "Polar Pattern" : "Unidirectional (Cardioid)", "Frequency Response" : "30 Hz - 20 kHz", "Sensitivity" : { "Power Level" : "-36dB 0dB=1mW per 10 microbars", "Open Circuit Voltage" : "-56dB 0dB=1V per microbar" }, "Impedance" : "Low (Less than 200 Ohms)", "Equivalent Noise Level" : "+14dB (A-weighted)", "Power" : "P24V or P48V Phantom Power", "Connector" : "3 pin XLR", "Phasing" :"Positive pressure on diaphragm generates a positive voltage on pin #2 relative to pin #3", "Weight" : "126 Grams" }

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