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Naiant X-T

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $49
  • Discontinued


X-T Documentation

OmnidirectionalNaiant X-T

Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone

The Naiant X-T was a general-purpose omnidirectional condenser microphone that featured multiple powering option and multiple switchable filters to “tune” the mic to fit a variety of sources.

The mic could be powered by phantom power (+9V minimum), via console or external battery packs. With appropriate adapter cables (from Naiant), the X-T could be powered by “plug-in power” or Soundblaster-compatible PC mic input power.

Two different 10mm electret condenser capsules were available (but not interchangeable). The “flat response” capsule had a mild presence peak at 6kHz and a rolloff above 15kHz. In contrast, the “tailored response” capsule had a presence peak at 2kHz and a sharper rolloff above 12kHz. Both were omnidirectional.

Four internal switches provided additional color options:

  • Transformer bypass - defeating the transformer would raise the mic’s output level and presumably alter the timber as well.
  • Transformer primary center tap - By reducing the transformer ratio, the mic’s output level would go up, but the low-bass output would be reduced. Effectively, this feature acts like a high-pass filter.
  • Transformer secondary center tap - Halves the output impedance, decreases output level, and increases bass response. Useful for loud sources.
  • High shelf EQ cut - reduces HF output by 3dB at 2kHz, to -6dB above 4kHz. Can be paired with the “primary center tap” switch to create a midrange-focused sound.

The X-T was discontinued in 2009.

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The mic was released in 2008.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (5.6 mV/Pa; 80 - 16,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 10mm
250 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 118 dB
Self-noise: 24.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
51g (1.80oz) 72mm (2.83'') 19mm (0.75'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 9-48v

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