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JZ Microphones J1

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  • MSRP: $399


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CardioidJZ Microphones J1

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The J1 is an entry-level condenser microphone, designed for the home and project studio market. It is a transformerless design, with remarkably low self-noise for a small-diaphragm mic.

The capsule has a diameter of 21mm, and is made with JZ’s Golden Drop approach to metallization. This capsule was designed by, and is manufactured by JZ.

The J1’s self-noise spec, 6dBA, is the lowest we’ve seen for any small-diaphragm design.

JZ J1 microphoneTrue to its budget-conscious design, the J1 has no pad or filter options, and ships in a no-frills cardboard container with a single accessory: an isolation mount. The mount screws onto the bottom plate of the microphone and offers some insulation from mechanical vibration through the use of rubber grommets.

The J1, and all JZ microphones, are made in Latvia.

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The mic was released in 2013.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (22 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 21mm
50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 134 dB
Self-noise: 6.0 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: 48±4v

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