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CM3 - really THAT good?

A few recordings from an old Norwegian stone church with Line Audio CM3 and OM1, and on to Zoom F8. CM3 in NOS, OM1 in AB 49 cm. No EQ. https://youtu.be/ba5CyCx_NFY https://youtu.be/Gg9rkdVSbCw https://youtu.be/1xmdTK2612o https://youtu.be/_Dh9fkSJAYk

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CM3 - really THAT good?

...a step up in that they have lower noise than the Line Audios. But compare a Schoeps MK21 and a CM3... you won't be floored by the difference in terms of tone, dynamics and overall quality. Again, noise floor, yes, a bit to the advantage of the Schoeps and it can be a requirement...

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Acc guitar mics? In sudio/on stage?

...do then Small Diaphragm Condenser (SDC) microphones can work a treat on stage. I 've used a Line Audio CM3 which was very nice or whatever the engineer had on hand. In the past I've used an Audix VX5 condenser and currently I mostly use an ISK CM-60 battery powered electret condenser...

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This little microphone has a natural, detailed and balanced response. Perfect for natural reproduction of acoustical instruments such as members of the bowed and plucked string-families, grand piano, brass, percussion, overhead choir and voice -with a minimum of colouration. The response is rather smooth and flat even at an angle! The CM3 is tough enough to handle drums with full depth and punch, drum overhead clearly and crisp without strain. It also handles amplified instruments well. -A true allround microphone! It's suitable for professional studio and PA use, with a pricetag at the hobbyist level! It's very small size (about the same as a normal XLR plug) makes it easy to place, without being in the way. Its size and black colour makes it close to invisible on stage. Delivered with foam windsheild and microphone holder (clip). During manufacturing each capsule is measured, selected and trimmed by us to close tolerances. Out of range capsules are rejected. This in combination with the internal circuitry, results in a response with a unique flatness. These are quality microphones made for demanding situations. CM3 SPECIFICATIONS (version "12-52V", introduced 2011) Type: Condenser microphone (permanently biased 16mm capsule) Polar pattern: Cardioid (slightly wide/semi wide cardioid) Frequency response: 20-20000Hz (100-16000Hz+-1dB on axis, at 1m, 23C, measured with MLS noise, 1/12 octave narrow smoothing) Phantom power: 12 - 48V (P48 recommended for best performance) current consumption: 3.5 mA Impedance: <100 Ohm Sensitivity: 6mV/PA -44dB S/N ratio (DIN A-weighted/CCIR): 78dB/68dB Noise level: 16dB(A) Max SPL: 135dB @0.5% THD ([email protected], 120dB @ 12V) Size: 77mm x 20mm