Thomann's Cool Online Guides: Large Diaphragm Microphones

They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most popular condenser microphones for you.

Getting your first large diaphragm condenser microphone means entering a new class. Hardly any other purchase will improve your recordings as much as a that of a decent large diaphragm condenser microphone – or LD condenser, it is often called by those in the know. Just a few years back, getting one of those marvels of audio technology meant selling your car or applying for a mortgage. Today the established high-class brands still aren’t exactly cheap, but there are a great number of inexpensive alternatives, mostly from the far east, that make the famous “LD condenser sound” available to virtually anyone. But no matter if you’re a pro or a teen, knowing the basics helps you find the right mic.

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Large Diaphragm Microphones overview

Harley Benton Fusion-HSH Roasted Maple Slate Digital ML-2 Clavia Nord Music Stand V2 DPA 4066-OC-A-F10-LH Slate Digital ML-1 JHS Pedals The Bonsai Zynaptiq Intensity Sennheiser ew IEM G4 A-Band Showtec Compact Par 18 MKIII Tour Tech 21 DP-3X Solar Guitars S2.6C ADJ 12P HEX IP
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Harley Benton Fusion-HSH Roasted Maple

Electric Guitar Ergonomically shaped mahogany body, "Ultra Flame" flamed maple veneer top, Matching headstock, Bolt-on neck from "roasted" Canadian flamed maple, "Roasted" maple fretboard, Neck shape: Modern C, Clay Dot fretboard inlays, 24 Medium jumbo stainless steel frets, Nu-Bone...

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NOK 3,199
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Slate Digital ML-2

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone For Slate Digital VRS8 Thunderbolt audio interface, similar linear and flat frequency response to the Slate Digital ML-1, Allows microphone placement that is difficult or impossible for a larger microphone, Side mounted pad switch -...

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NOK 1,279
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Clavia Nord Music Stand V2

Clavia Nord Music Stand V2 - music stand for Nord C2 Combo Organ, Nord C2D, Nord Electro 3 HP, Nord Electro 4 HP, Nord Electro 5 HP, Nord Electro 6, Nord Piano 88, Nord Piano 2 HA88, Nord Piano 2...

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NOK 555
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DPA 4066-OC-A-F10-LH

DPA 4066-OC-A-F10-LH, d:fine CORE 4066 Omni Headset Mic, professional headset microphone with removable and adjustable neck holder for left or right-sided use. Omnidirectional, 20Hz-20kHz with 3dB boost between 8-20kHz, 144dB SPL max.,TA-4F Switchcraft connector for Shure Transmitter . beige, Great...

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NOK 5,777
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Slate Digital ML-1

Large-diaphragm condenser microphone Neutral ML-1 condenser microphone that can be combined with VMS hardware and software, Optional Neutral VMS preamp ensures minimal sound-colouration (not included!), Via VMS plug-in software, you can completely change the sound characteristics even after recording,...

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NOK 6,799
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JHS Pedals The Bonsai

Effect Pedal Overdrive, 9 Tube Screamer Overdrive modes, 5 Classic TS circuits and 2 popular mods, Analogue operation, True bypass, Volume, sustain and tone controls, 9-Way rotary control to select between Tube Screamer modes (OD-1 / TS-808 / TS-9...

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NOK 2,085
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Zynaptiq Intensity

Zynaptiq Intensity (ESD); enhancer plugin; innovative algorithm increases detail, clarity, density and loudness of any audio signal; suitable for single tracks, groups, mixbus or mastering; easy to us clearly arranged user interface; additional soft-knee saturating limiter at the output stage;...

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NOK 1,199
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Sennheiser ew IEM G4 A-Band

Evolution Wireless In Ear System Consists of UHF bodypack receiver (EK IEM G4), 9.5" transmitter (SR IEM G4) and IE4 earphones, Stereo / focus / mono modes, Up to 1680 frequencies in 42 MHz switching bandwidth, 20 Channel banks...

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NOK 7,999
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Showtec Compact Par 18 MKIII Tour

LED headlights Noiseless due to fanless cooling, Compact flat housing, Double bracket for upright and hanging mounting, Light source: 18x 3 Watt RGB 3in1 LED, Beam angle: 28°, Light output: 9600 Lux at 1 m, 4170 lux at 2...

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NOK 1,569
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Tech 21 DP-3X

Preamp for bass dUg Pinnick signature model, Controls: volume, chunk, high, mid, low, comp, drive, Gain switch, Mix button, Chromatic tuner, XLR DI output, TRS input / output, Headphone output, Dimensions (W x D x H): 19.7 x 6.4...

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NOK 2,399
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Solar Guitars S2.6C

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Ebony, Neck profile: C, 24 Super jumbo frets, Graphite nut, Nut width: 43 mm, Scale: 647 mm, Pickups: 2 Duncan Solar humbuckers, Grover 18:1 locking machine heads, Colour: Carbon matte

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NOK 5,629
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ADJ 12P HEX IP

Universal Outdoor LED Spotlight Wide radiating wash with homogeneous colour mixing, 63 Selectable internal colour macros, Double bracket for standing and hanging operations, Water-protected connection sockets with rubber protective caps, Flicker-free operation for film and video recordings, Five selectable...

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NOK 2,799
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