Samson Q8x Super Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone


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  • Manufactured by: Samson

  Samson Q8x Dynamic Handheld Microphone

The Samson Q8x is a dynamic, handheld microphone sporting a neodymium mic element. Its supercardioid polar pattern makes it quite suitable for the stage, as it tends to only pick up sound directly in front of the capsule. In this manner, feedback coming from monitors, mains, and other sound-reinforcement equipment can be greatly reduced. It can, however, also be used for recording sessions where you need to mic drums or guitars.

The frequency response of the microphone extends from 50 Hz to 16 kHz, and has been tweaked to suit the voice, with a roll off in the lows to reduce muddiness and a lift in the midrange to improve clarity. You'll note, for instance, the bump at 8 kHz, which helps enhance the voice and provide presence.

Encased in a pneumatic shockmount, the diaphragm is quite safe from handling noise. You'll note the steel grille, which helps bolster the mics reliability. A rugged, die-cast zinc-alloy casing has been employed to ensure durability for years to come. You'll find a mic clip included with the Q8x, as well as a zipper pouch.

Key Features:

  • Dynamic, neodymium mic element with neodymium magnet provides clear, crisp sound
  • Sensitive diaphragm picks up all of nuances of performance 
  • Hardened steel grill
  • High-saturation level audio transformer to minimize hum and noise
  • Frequency response tailored for vocal performance with a midrange lift and low-frequency roll off
  • Supercardioid polar pattern minimizes feedback problems and effectively rejects signals not originating directly in front of the mic capsule
  • Able to withstand high SPLs (Sound Pressure Levels), lending itself to a wide range of situations 
  • Pneumatic shockmount greatly reduces handling noise 
  • Rugged zinc alloy die-casting case ensures reliable performance 
  • Gold plated XLR Connector 
  • Includes mic clip
  • Includes zipper pouch

Samson Q8x specs

Sound Field Mono
Transducer Dynamic
Tube No
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 16 kHz
Maximum SPL Supercardioid: 150 dB SPL Peak
Pad None
Impedance Supercardioid: 300 Ohms
Sensitivity Supercardioid: -54 dBV/Pa
Low-Cut Filter None
Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Length 7.08" / 179.83 mm
Diameter 2.16" / 54.86 mm
Weight 0.97 lb / 0.44 kg
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 4.1 x 2.8"
 UPC: 809164020158
The Electronic Music Box is an authorized dealer of Samson products.

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