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Samson CL5

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  • MSRP: $360


CL5 Documentation

CardioidSamson CL5

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Samson CL5 is a handheld condenser for vocals and instruments.

The CL5 has a flat response from 100Hz–3kHz, a gentle presence peak centered at 4.5kHz and another centered at 10kHz.

The low mass capsule features a 3micron gold-sputtered diaphragm. The capsule is shockmounted. The capsule diameter is unknown.

The mic body is die-cast and available in two finishes, black (CL5B) or Nickel (CL5N). The dual stage windscreen reduces popping.

Ships with foam-lined impact resistant aluminum case.

The Samson CL5 is also known as: CL5N, CL5B.

The mic was released in 2007.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (14.1 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
Diaphragm gauge: 3 microns
50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 148 dB
Self-noise: 19.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
250g (8.82oz) 175mm (6.89'') 45mm (1.77'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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