FE-210 Microphone

FE-210 Description

The FE210 is designed to be used where the quality of sound recorded is of utmost importance. It is a large diaphragm condenser, but in the form of a miniature pencil mic! The FE210 is 1.25" diameter by 3.6" long.

We only produce this microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern because the large diaphragm inherently makes the microphone very directional at high frequencies, and we want to keep the frequency response as consistent as possible off axis. If you wish to special order an omnidirectional version, please contact us.

Customizable preamplifier:
We make our microphones as customizable as possible, while still maintaining a professional construction as well as professional results. In this microphone, you can choose whatever op amp you want to be used in the preamp, and we will put it in for you. That way, you can fine-tune the sound of our microphone to your liking. The op amp is a major contributor to the overall sound in this microphone because it must drive the microphone cable. See our Info page for a selection of op-amps.

Reliability:
The capsule is hard-wired, and not removable to ensure reliability. We have found in other mics that have removable capsules, that sometimes the connection between capsule and preamp can develop faults. Corrosion of the contacts can make the microphone intermittent, or introduce hum and other artifacts into the audio. These issues must be avoided in a live recording situation, and they can waste valuable time during a recording session.

With proper care (a microphone is a precision tool after all, and should be treated as such) our microphones will last for many years, without any maintenance required! Just in case, we offer a five year warranty for any problems you might have.

Internally biased capsule:
The capsule is a back-electret design.  That means the charge-holding electret material is located on the backplate, and not on the diaphragm. The diaphragm can be manufactured using the same process as a standard condenser microphone, and the low quality sound commonly associated with electret microphones doesn't apply here!

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Features:

-Cardioid pickup pattern
-22mV/Pa @ 1kHz
-High max SPL handling capability (>120dB: 1 kHz sine input)
-Low noise preamplifier(13 dBA self-noise)

-No need for modification - choose your favorite single or dual op-amp and we'll put it in for you!
     Read here to find out the difference between using a single op amp and a dual op amp.
     OPA2134 standard
-Requires phantom power(48V, minimum 12V.  Max current draw 10mA.)
-XLR balanced output with gold plated contacts to prevent corrosion

-21mm diaphragm diameter (6um thickness) aluminum-plated mylar
-Rubber mounted electret cartridge for shock absorption and low handling noise
-Durable ¼" thick walled aluminum enclosure
-Shockmount microphone clip
-Convenient storage case

Shipping, Returns

*We will ship your order within one week. Standard UPS Ground shipping is $10. Please contact us if you require rush shipping or prefer another mail carrier.

*Special op amp requests may delay your order slightly. Leave the op amp field blank if you would like the standard OPA 2134.

*We do international orders! Contact us to determine shipping cost.

*You may return any microphone for any reason within 30 days of purchase! (See Return Policy)

 

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