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Samson CL7

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  • MSRP: n/a


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CL7 Documentation

CardioidSamson CL7

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The CL7 is a large-diaphragm side-address condenser with fixed-cardioid pattern.

Although other Samson models use electret capsules, the CL7 uses a 1.1-inch, 3 micron true condenser capsule.

Two switches on the front of the mic body activate a high-pass filter (rolloff below 100Hz) and -10dB pad.

Sound On Sound - 2004
Tonally it is surprisingly solid and neutral, with plenty of definition, and it works nicely on acoustic guitar as well as vocals. Furthermore, as it has a well-extended low-end response (when the low-cut switch isn’t being used), it also has sufficient range to work with bass instruments.

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The mic was released in 2003.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10 dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF @ 100Hz, 12dB/Oct (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 27.9mm
Diaphragm gauge: 3 microns
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 147 dB
Self-noise: 17.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
500g (17.64oz) 175mm (6.89'') 54mm (2.13'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 32-52v

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