Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The Superlux S125 is a handheld vocal microphone with a true condenser capsule.
The shockmounted cardioid capsule uses a 1/2-inch diaphragm.
The mic body is die-cast with steel grille. A triple layer wind screen (with no foam) prevents wind noise and reduces popping. Two switches on the microphone’s body enable optional pad (-10dB) and HPF (150Hz).
Frequency response is flat from 150Hz to 3kHz, with two presence peaks above.
Pro Audio Review - 2009
Ideal for lead vocals (if the vocal doesn’t sound thin to begin with), this bargain-priced mic would also shine on guitar amplifiers; reeded instruments such as saxophone; and some of the higher-pitched percussion instruments, such as bongos or high toms.
Worship Music Gear
I have personally put this microphone up against SM58s, Beta58s, SM87s, both Sennheiser dynamic and condenser mics, and a bunch of others. In each instance, I still chose my Superlux S125. If I had to make comparisons, I would put the S125 in the same playing field as the Shure KSM9 and the Neumann KMS 104. However, when comparing the $115 price tag on the S125 as opposed to the $600 to $900 price tags on the others, I think we’ve found a clear winner.
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|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(5.6 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
| Capsule diameter: 12.5mm
||50 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 148 dB
Self-noise: 18.0 dB(A)
|350g (12.35oz)||177mm (6.97'')||n/a||
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