CAD E100Sx Large-Diaphragm Supercardioid Condenser Microphone
The CAD E100Sx is a versatile microphone with a large-diaphragm condenser element that can be used to record a wide variety of sources including vocals, percussion, and acoustic instruments. This fourth-generation version of the E100 features a narrow supercardioid pickup pattern that focuses audio capture tightly in front of the mic, helping to reject unwanted background sounds and making it well suited to studio, voice-over, and podcasting applications.
The mic’s sensitive 1″ nickle-plated diaphragm has been engineered to provide accurate phasing for a full, rich vocal sound with a hint of vintage coloration and extended low-end response. An optional 100 Hz high-pass filter with a 6 dB per octave slope can be engaged to filter out those low frequencies, if you prefer. The E100Sx offers a 10 dB pad switch for use on louder audio sources, allowing the mic to handle up to 136 dB SPL. The included shockmount offers a low-profile appearance and absorbs vibrations to reduce rumbling noise, helping the sensitive, low-noise capsule to deliver detailed, nuanced recordings. A 48V phantom power source is required to power the condenser microphone element.
CAD CX2 Connect II 2×2 USB Audio Interface
The CX2 Connect II lets you record at professional 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. It offers 48V phantom power for use with studio condenser microphones and is fully USB bus-powered—no external power source required. A volume knob controls the level of the left and right 1/4″ line outputs. There is also a headphone out with volume knob to monitor yourself while performing. For complete recording freedom, the interface is compatible with almost any recording software on Windows or Mac laptop or desktop computers.
– 2 preamps with combo XLR-1/4″ inputs for recording either microphone or instrument-level audio
– 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution
– USB Type-C connectivity
– Gain knob for each channel
– Instrument/Line switch for optimizing level and impedance of 1/4″ signal source
– Mono mode sums channel 1 and channel 2 inputs to record left and right (useful for podcast interviews)
– Stereo mode passes channel 1 to record left and channel 2 to record right (for music tracking or live stereo recording)
– Headphones output with volume knob
– Left and right 1/4″ balanced line outputs with volume knob
– +48V phantom power
– USB bus-powered