In the tradition of the worlds best (and most expensive) vintage vocal microphones The Cactus delivers a commanding intimate presence and larger-than-life detail. The amplifier design is a transformer-balanced single vacuum tube sub-miniature pentode in a triode mode along with the highest quality hand-selected electronic components to insure low noise and minimal distortion. At a distance The Cactus delivers every nuance in the room with finely focused resolution and clear musical frequency response to the extremes of the audible spectrum. Up close with its detailed highs and smooth midrange the nine-pattern Cactus excels at delivering a vocal or solo track right to the front of the mix where it belongs.
**Characteristics*** Nine-pattern condenser - cardioid omnidirectional figure-8 with variable settings in between* Vintage Class A discrete tube amplifier circuit* Blues B7 hand-built capsule tuned for multipatterns* Vintage sound detailed midrange for the classic tube mic recording with nine different remote selectable patterns* Integrated capsule shockmounting; mic hand-tuned and tested* Includes the premium quality PowerStream Tube Power Supply Champagne tube mic cable ATA flight case and Series 2 integrated shockmount**Technical Specs*** Transducer Type: Vacuum Tube Condenser Pressure Gradient: Vacuum Tube Condenser Pressure Gradient* Polar Pattern: Multipattern* Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20Khz* Sensitivity: 18.0mV/Pa at 1kHz (1 Pa = 9 4dB SPL)* Output Impedance: 50 ohm* Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohm* Maximum SPL: 134 dB SPL (2.5k ohm 0.5% THD)* S/N Ratio: 84 dB-A (IEC 651)* Noise Level: 10 dB-A (IEC 651)* Dynamic Range: 124 dB (@ 2.5k ohm)* Power Requirement: Cactus Power Supply Unit 115/230 VAC 50/60 Hz* Weight: 800g* Dimensions (mm): 235mm x 50mm x 30mm