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CardioidViolet Design Ltd. Globe Standard

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Globe Standard, like its sibling the Globe Violet, is a transformerless FET condenser with a large-diaphragm capsule. The difference between the two mics is in the tuning and tone of the capsule.

The Standard has Violet’s VD67 capsule, a dual-diaphragm, dual-backplate design modeled to produce the sound of Neumann’s K67 capsule. Both membranes are made of 6-micron Mylar. The rear diaphragm is assumed to not be sputtered, because it need not be part of the circuit to produce the mic’s cardioid pickup pattern.

Both Globe models, and the company’s near-lookalike Global Pre head amp, contain the same transformerless amplifier circuit design.

The VD67 capsule can also be found in Violet’s bayonet-mount VIN67 capsule head, which fits the Global Pre. The Global Pre with the VIN67 is therefore probably a close sonic match to the Globe Vintage; any differences would be due to mechanical issues such as the size and shape of the headbasket and microphone body. As of this writing (February, 2009) the street price for the Global Pre / VIN67 combination is nearly $200 less than the street price of the Globe Standard, and provides more flexibility at lower cost.)

The VD67 capsule can also be found in Violet’s Amethyst Vintage, which like this mic utilizes a low-noise, transformerless amplifier circuit. The mics produce noticeably different frequency responses, due primarily to the differing shapes of the headbaskets and microphone bodies.

The Globe standard ships in a padded wooden box with a shockmount (Violet p/n GSM).

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Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Globe Standard Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (19 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 26mm
Capsule diameter: 26mm
Diaphragm gauge: 6 microns
50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 134 dB
Self-noise: 7.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
350g (12.35oz) 220mm (8.66'') 44mm (1.73'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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