Karma Audio K35
Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone
The K35 is a multipattern FET condenser with a large diaphragm capsule. Like all Karma mics, the K35 is manufactured in Shanghai, and differentiates itself from competing Chinese-made microphones by its unique appearance and sound.
The large-diaphragm capsule measures 27mm (1.07'') in diameter. The two diaphragms are made of gold-sputtered 3-micron Mylar, and are center-terminated.
The mic is relatively heavy at 720g; with the included shockmount, the total weight climbs to 1085g (2.4lb). The body is brass, covered in a faux lizard skin.
Despite the lizard skin wrap, the mic has a surprising amount of body resonance. Tapping the mic body when the microphone is suspended produces a musical “thonk” sound that resonates at about 120Hz. The impulse reverberates for 0.5 seconds.
Tapping the headbasket yields a more pronounced transient, with an even longer duration of nearly 700ms.
Beneath the brass body tube is a single circuit board marked MIC0840-01 in our sample. Most of the circuit uses surface-mount components.
The mic ships with an elastic shockmount in a large, foam-lined hard-shell case (approx 10'' x 10'' x 16''). Karma provides a 2-year warranty, including shipping of the replacement product.
The Karma Audio K35 is also known as: K-35.
The mic was released in 2006.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(12.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (12.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (12.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Diaphragm diameter: 27mm
||200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 135 dB
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