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M-Audio Aries

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $199
  • Discontinued


Reviews & News

Aries Documentation

CardioidM-Audio Aries

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Aries is a handheld small-diaphragm condenser designed for stage vocal use. The mic has a contoured grip that is easy to hold.

The mic has a cardioid pickup using a 3/4'', 6-micron, evaporated gold diaphragm.

In the December 2005 issue of Sound On Sound magazine, review John Gale was not particularly impressed with it’s generic documentation, poor feedback rejection, and pronounced proximity effect.

Sound On Sound 2005
…the Aries has a flat frequency response between 40Hz and 2kHz when placed around 5cms from the sound source, and an overall lift of around 3dB across the 2kHz–15kHz range.

…I found a noticeable (6dB) boost in the higher frequencies at both 6kHz and 12kHz. At greater miking distances, the frequency response of the Aries naturally rolls off quite steeply below 200Hz, with the proximity effect audibly more prominent than one would expect…

Something I particularly like about this mic is its sturdy metal body, which is solid, does not scratch easily and is molded to sit comfortably in your hand.

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The mic was released in 2005.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (13.8 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 19mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 134 dB
Self-noise: 17.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
260g (9.17oz) 168mm (6.61'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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