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Naiant X-M

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $69
  • Discontinued


X-M Documentation

OmnidirectionalNaiant X-M

Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

The X-M is a compact omni condenser built around a 6mm electret capsule.

The X-M is offered with three output options:

  1. active-balanced output (transformerless); normal sensitivity - requires 12V phantom; 20 - 20kHz response; self-noise 22 dBA; sensitivity 40 mV/Pa
  2. active-balanced output (transformerless); low sensitivity - requires 12V phantom; 20 - 20kHz response; self-noise 25 dBA; sensitivity 10 mV/Pa
  3. transformer-balanced output - runs on 9V phantom; 40 - 20kHz response; self-noise 21 dBA; sensitivity 5.6 mV/Pa

Further, the X-M can be made with three response options:

  1. free-field - flat HF response on-axis, for use in near-field instrument miking or measurement applications where neutral high-frequency response is desired.
  2. diffuse-field - rising HF response above 10kHz, peaking at +10dB @ 20kHz.
  3. switched - for a $10 charge, the X-M can be prepared with a switchable EQ circuit that offers both free-field and diffuse-field responses in one microphone

Naiant X-M in clipAll three response options are available with any of the three output-circuit options, yielding a total of 9 varieties of X-M. Note that the sensitivity, frequency response, self-noise, and power requirements differ across these choices. See the Naiant site for full details.

Like all Naiant microphones, the X-M is built to order by Jon O’Neil, and carries a 5-year warranty. It is also available in matched pairs for stereo recording.

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Frequency Response - OmnidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
X-M Omnidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (varies mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 6mm
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
73g (2.57oz) 117mm (4.61'') 19mm (0.75'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 12-48v

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