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M-Audio Solaris

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $450
  • Discontinued


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OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalM-Audio Solaris

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The Solaris is a large diaphragm FET condenser with 3 polar patterns, -10dB pad and gentle 125Hz low-cut filter.

Like M-Audio’s other studio condenser mics, the Luna and Sputnik, the Solaris features a lollipop-style machined metal body. The Solaris has a matte silver finish. The metal used for the body is not specified.

Electronic Musician 2004
The highs of the Solaris weren’t quite as smooth as those of the Dragonfly and the C 3000 B, but the overall sound was clean and clear. The Solaris was especially nice on a soft-spoken female vocalist reading text, because it provided good definition on a quiet, smooth voice without emphasizing sibilance.

In 2006, the mic’s MSRP was $349.95.

The Solaris is packaged with a shockmount and aluminum case.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (16 mV/Pa; 20-20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (16 mV/Pa; 20-20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (16 mV/Pa; 20-20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: 125Hz HPF (6dB/octave (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 28mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 14.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
650g (22.93oz) 210mm (8.27'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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