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Kel Audio Song Sparrow

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  • MSRP: $349
  • Discontinued


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CardioidKel Audio Song Sparrow

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Song Sparrow is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pickup pattern. It is intended as a vocal mic, but has applications for instrument miking too.

The mic employs an edge-terminated, 34mm (O.D.) capsule voiced to have an open top end. It has a 26.5mm diaphragm made of 3-micron Mylar.

The amplifier circuit is similar to that of the HM-7U, albeit without the filter or pad. Note that the HM-7U uses a K47-style capsule, whereas the Song Sparrow uses a CK12-style capsule.

Both mics use high-grade components, including Wima film capacitors.

As with all the Kel Audio mics, the Song Sparrow uses a transformerless, low-noise output circuit.

The Song Sparrow has a flat frequency response between 100Hz and 3kHz, and a smooth presence peak above 3kHz, peaking at +5dB at 9–10kHz. Similarly, there is a +5dB peak at 40Hz, due in part to proximity effect (measured at 0.5m).

The mic is scheduled to ship in April, 2010. It will include a shockmount and an aluminum flight case.

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The mic was released in 2010.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Song Sparrow Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (12.6 mV/Pa; 25 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
Diaphragm gauge: 3 microns
55 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 132 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 178mm (7.01'') 48mm (1.89'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power

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