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Advanced Audio Microphones CM-54

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $229

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CM-54 Documentation

OmnidirectionalCardioidHypercardioidWide CardioidAdvanced Audio Microphones CM-54

Detachable-Capsule Pencil Condenser Microphone

The CM-54 is a true pencil condenser with two 20mm interchangeable capsules, omnidirectional and cardioid. It also is compatible with the Peluso capsules from the CEMC-6 pencil condenser.

The case and capsule design is based on the Neumann KM-54 (which was a tube mic). The mic features a clean class “A” FET amplifier circuit coupled to a discrete transformeless Schoeps-like output circuit. The result is a rugged design which is extremely transparent and has very low self-noise.

The CM-54 has a -10db/-20db pad switch plus a 75hz/150hz low frequency roll-off switch located at the microphone.

The preamp body of the CM-54 is identical to the body of the Peluso CEMC-6, and is compatible with John Peluso’s house-made capsules for that microphone (cardioid, wide cardioid, hypercardioid, omni).

Advanced Audio tests each mic individually upon receipt from the manufacturing facility.

The Advanced Audio Microphones CM-54 is also known as: CM54.

The mic was released in 2006.

Specifications

Compatible Capsules
Cardioid Advanced Audio Microphones CM-54 Cardioid
Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: n/a | Still In Production
Omnidirectional Advanced Audio Microphones CM-54 Omni
Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: n/a | Still In Production
Cardioid Peluso Microphone Lab CEMC-6 Cardioid
17mm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 19 - 25,000 Hz
MSRP: $90 | Still In Production
Omnidirectional Peluso Microphone Lab CEMC-6 Omni
17mm Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 19 - 25,000 Hz
MSRP: $90 | Still In Production
Hypercardioid Peluso Microphone Lab Hypercardioid capsule for CEMC-6
17mm Hypercardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 19 - 25,000 Hz
MSRP: $90 | Still In Production
Wide Cardioid Peluso Microphone Lab Wide Cardioid capsule for CEMC-6
17mm Wide Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: 10 mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 19 - 25,000 Hz
MSRP: $90 | Still In Production
Pads & Filters Impedance SPL/Noise
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 75Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 150Hz (Via Switch)
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 137 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
130g (4.59oz) 130mm (5.12'') 22mm (0.87'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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