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equitek e60 Microphone Sets

CardioidCAD Audio equitek e60

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The e60 is a medium-diaphragm solid-state condenser microphone in an unusually rugged package.

The capsule measures 16mm in diameter and utilizes a gold-sputtered diaphragm. It is a “true condenser” (externally biased) design.

The amplifier circuit is a next-generation version of CAD’s “equitek” circuit, which uses op-amps rather than transistors or transformers in the output circuit. Earlier mics from the equitek line required internal batteries to provide high current to the op-amps during transients, but in the e60 the circuit has been redesigned to run fine on 24V phantom power.

Intended primarily as an instrument microphone, the e60 is suggested by CAD for use on drum OH, acoustic guitar, hi-hat, and brass.

The mic has a 4-way high-pass filter, providing selectable low-frequency rolloff at 6dB/octave at 40Hz, 85Hz, or 122Hz.

A second switch provides a -10dB non-capacitive pad.

The mic was introduced at Summer NAMM 2004.

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The mic was released in 2004.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
equitek e60 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (8.9 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 40Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 85Hz (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 122Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 16mm
n/a Self-noise: 22.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
326g (11.50oz) 113mm (4.45'') 41mm (1.61'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 24–48v

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