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OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalADK Thor

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The Thor is a multipattern FET condenser microphone that incorporates the high-SPL performance and the three tone colors of ADK’s S-7, S-7B, and S-7C into a single microphone, with the additional functionality of a 3-way polar pattern switch offering Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure-8 patterns.

The Thor is essentially a multipattern version of the ADK Odin.

A three-position high-frequency shelving filter offers attenuated, neutral, or “brilliant” HF EQ. The flat/neutral position reproduces the tone of the original ADK S-7. The enhanced/bright HF position reproduces the tone of the S-7C. The attenuated/dark HF position reproduces the tone of the S-7B.

A second switch offers a three-way high-pass filter, with shelf frequencies of 100Hz or 150Hz.

The Thor was officially announced in 2010 as the “T-7,” but has been officially renamed after its development codename, “Thor.”

Recording Magazine - 2012
The real magic and versatility of this mic happens when you start to use the high filter settings in conjunction with the polar patterns and the lowcut choices. Cardioid has a very smooth and even off-axis response, one that is frankly surprising for a microphone in this price class.

The ADK Thor is also known as: T-7.

The mic was released in 2010.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (14 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (14 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (14 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -8dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -18dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: 100Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: 150Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: LPF: 12kHz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: LPF: 15kHz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
150 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 148 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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