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Samar Audio Design AF11

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  • MSRP: $1,599


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CardioidSamar Audio Design AF11

Cardioid Ribbon Microphone

The AF11 is a new prototype unidirectional ribbon microphone, developed by Samar Audio Design founder Mark Fouxman.

The mic is a passive design, with a single ribbon element and an acoustic labyrinth behind the ribbon to create the delay network that produces the Cardioid polar pattern.

The ribbon is a single strip of extremely thin, corrugated aluminum foil, suspended within the magnetic field created by Neodymium magnets. This ribbon motor is coupled to a custom-wound output transformer, also developed by Fouxman.

The mic ships with a shockmount in a handmade wooden storage case.

The AF11 is one of a pair of unidirectional ribbon microphones introduced by Samar Audio at AES 2012; see also the sidebar link to the TF08 Hybrid microphone.

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The mic was released in 2012.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (n/a mV/Pa; n/a)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
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  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
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