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CardioidSamson C01

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The C01 is a medium-diaphragm electret condenser microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern (although the manual claims the mic has a hypercardioid pattern).

This mic is reported to be made in Shanghai by Feilo.1

Sound On Sound

Tonally, the C01 has the bright, open sound associated with this type of microphone and, in direct comparison with my Rode NT1, it sounded slightly more airy at the top (as the frequency response curve suggested it might), but less solid at the low end. However, when I checked the ambient noise level, (at similar levels measured at the preamp output), the Samson seemed to generate several dBs more noise than the mics I compared it with, including my Rode NT1.

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The mic was released in 2002.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (22 mV/Pa; 40 - 18,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 19mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 136 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
910g (32.10oz) 180mm (7.09'') 54mm (2.13'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 36-52v

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