3 Zigma Audio
3 Zigma Audio is a microphone company formed by ADK founder Larry Villella and two of ADK’s collaborators from ADK’s line of “Au” mics: JP Gerard, ADK’s Lead Designer, and an unnamed aerospace engineer/”rocket scientist” in Australia.
3 Zigma was launched as the home of the new CHI “hybrid” mic system, in which a new head-amp design (in a traditional pencil-microphone form factor) can be paired with multiple interchangeable SDC and LDC capsules. CHI stands for “Capsule Head Integration.”
The 3 Zigma Modular-Hybrid Mic system is a three-way collaboration between ADK’s Founders, our Belgian Lead-Designer, and our new PhD in Australia. Using the same Pre-Aged 99.999% Pure Gold Diaphragms that are in the ADK Custom Shop mics, but in a Modular-Hybrid Format.
3 Zigma is being run as a separate company from ADK. We share the capsule-works with ADK Custom Shop, Beta and Design-Team. But the board of directors and the distribution model are separate and distinct.