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OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalART Pro Audio M-Three

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The M-Three is a multipattern FET condenser microphone. It is essentially a dual-diaphragm version of the M-Two, with a pattern switch providing Omni and Figure-of-8 patterns in addition to the standard Cardioid.

The capsule is a 32mm design, with dual center-terminated diaphragms that most likely measure approximately 27mm in diameter.

An LED mounted beneath the capsule lights up to indicate the presence of phantom power. It also shows which side of the capsule is the front.

The mic has a three-position switch for pickup pattern on the front of the microphone body. Two more three-way switches on the rear provide a pad (0, -6dB, -12dB) and high-pass filter (flat, -12dB/octave @ 100 or 200Hz). The pad and HPF features can also be found on the fixed-cardioid M-Two.

All the condenser mics in ART’s M series are housed in a lightweight zinc/aluminum alloy, with stainless steel wire mesh screens covering the capsule opening.

Like the M-Two, the M-Three ships with an elastic shockmount in an aluminum flight case.

The mic is manufactured in China, according to the product spec sheet.

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The mic was released in 2009.

Specifications

Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (17.8 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (17.8 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (17.8 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -6dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -12dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -12dB/octave @ 200Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 32mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 147 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
469g (16.54oz) 175mm (6.89'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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