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Samson Go Mic

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  • MSRP: $65

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OmnidirectionalCardioidSamson Go Mic

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The Samson Go Mic is a miniature dual-pattern condenser microphone, intended for podcasting, Skype, and portable use. The microphone itself is approximately the size of a USB thumb drive, but it is permanently attached with a swivel mount to a black bracket that clips to a laptop screen.

The mic appears to use a pair of 10mm electret capsules. The manufacturer cites two diaphragm thicknesses: 4 microns for Cardioid, and 2 microns for Omni.

The onboard A/D-D/A converter operates at 16-bit, 44.1kHz.

Selection of polar pattern happens via 3-way switch on mic body. The options are:

  • Cardioid
  • Cardioid with -10dB pad
  • Omnidirectional

Sound On Sound - 2010
Spoken-word tests produced very clean and well-balanced results that belied the size of the mic, but to put it in context Iíd say the sound quality was comparable to what you’d expect from a decent-quality pocket MP3 recorder with on-board mics. You donít quite get the depth you’d expect from a studio vocal mic, but the lack of deliberate coloration makes the mic very versatile. As a device for recording on the move, this mic is a real winner, and I love the physical design of the thing

The integrated stand allows the Go Mic to sit upright on any flat surface, clipped onto a laptop screen or threaded onto traditional microphone stand (via Euro-mount).

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Specifications

Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (4.47 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (4.47 mV/Pa; 80 - 18,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Capsule diameter: 10mm
n/a Max SPL: 121 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
105g (3.70oz) 70mm (2.76'') 23mm (0.91'')
  • USB (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power

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