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Samson Q8 Overview
The Samson Q8 is a high quality handheld microphone designed for vocal and general instrument capturing in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The heart of the capsule features a neodymium element which results in exceptionally high gain with a low output noise floor. The linear frequency response results in accurate reproduction of vocals. High SPL response enables the Q8 to be placed near transient signal sources such as drums and guitar cabinets with minimal distortion and noise. The element is internally shock mounted which further reduces output noise.
Samson Q8 Features:
- Neodymium Element
The heart of the capsule features a Neodymium element that provides exceptional output gain while minimizing output noise.
- Super-Cardioid Polar Pattern
The super-cardioid polar pattern provides attenuation at the off-axis (sides) of the microphone capsule. The result is minimal ambient noise caused by other instruments, monitors, etc.
- Internal Shock Mounting
The capsule is internally shock mounted and further minimizes handling noise.
Samson Q8 Specifications:
Polar Pattern: Super-Cardioid
Frequency Response: 80Hz - 12kHz
Power Requirements: Dynamic element - no external power required
Output Impedance: 300 ohms
Output Connectors : 3-pin XLR male
Low Frequency Roll-Off: No
Dimensions: 2.09 x 6.09" (53 x 180mm) (Diameter x Length)
Weight: 12 oz (370 g)