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write your own review of the Marshall V177 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone.
Aug 26, 2013 17:50
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Time owned: 6 to 12 months
The V177 is a Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone. The element is 32 mm in size using a 6 micon gold sputtered diaphram. The microphone does
require 48V phantom power to operate so a mic preamp of some sort will be needed to use this mic. For ham radio use you'll also need a little EQ
otherwise it will be a bit bassy. I liked this mic the first time I saw it. It is just plan beatuful. It is "Pill" shaped like the classic RCA,
it eggshell white at the bottom and the upper grill that houses the element is gold in color. Simply a wonderful looking item to have in your
hamshack. You can either boom mount it, or use a desk stand (looks the best with a stand). This s a little more of an up scale mic at an MSRP of
$399.95, but they can be found new for about $100 less and used are even lower. It uses the industry standard XLR connector at the base and if
used with the included holder, you'll need a right angle XLR connector. If you use the standard straight XLR you can't pivot the mic thru the mic
holder. It has a 20 Hz to 20 KHz frequency response with a +3 dB rise near 300Hz and again at 3000Hz. Impedance is rated at 200 ohms and sensitivity
of -41 dB re 1v/Pa. Output at 1K load is +13 dBu and gives you a cardioid polar pattern. This mic, to me, adds a touch of class to any hamshack,
and will catch the eye of any visitor and be the beginnings of many questions.
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