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Mods for the GXL3000BP

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    Replace the mic’s 2-stage transistor circuit and cheap transformer with a vintage style, single-stage JFET circuit and US-made 10:1 transformer, designed by Samar Audio. The newly revised “Linear 87” mod kit turns your GXL3000 into a boutique vocal microphone.

OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalCAD Audio GXL3000BP

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The GXL3000BP is a multipattern FET condenser, offering switchable pickup patterns: cardioid, omni, figure-of-8.

The CAD GXL3000BP was released in 2011 to mark the 10th anniversary of CAD’s best selling GXL line of microphones.

CAD Press Release July 2011

The versatile new GXL1200BP, GXL2200BP and GXL3000BP condenser mics all feature a lustrous black pearl chrome finish along with exceptional performance specs that allow the mics to stand out in a range of studio and live sound reinforcement applications.

According to the published specifications, aside from the new black pearl finish, the 3000BP is identical to the original.

See CAD GXL3000 for more details.

The CAD Audio GXL3000BP is also known as: GXL-3000BP.

The mic was released in 2011.


Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
GXL3000BP Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
GXL3000BP Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
GXL3000BP Bidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (13 mV/Pa; 35 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (13 mV/Pa; 35 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (13 mV/Pa; 35 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 26mm
Capsule diameter: 34mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 135 dB
Self-noise: 20.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
602g (21.23oz) 194mm (7.64'') 45mm (1.77'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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