Both neodymium capsules offer a supercardioid pickup pattern, but are designed to support different miking applications.
Samson’s new CS Series (Capsule Select) microphone offers the capabilities of two pro-level dynamic microphones in one versatile package.
With easily interchangeable Vocal and Instrument mic capsules, the CS Series mic is ideal for capturing vocal performances or miking various instruments.
The CS Series features both the CS1 (vocal) and CS2 (instrument) selectable mic elements, as well as a handheld base. Both neodymium capsules offer a supercardioid pickup pattern, but are further designed to support completely different miking applications. The base’s threaded twist-off construction makes it both quick and easy to change capsules and the base also features a gold-plated XLR jack (mic cable not included).
The CS1 is optimised for live performance applications and is perfect for musicians, front-of-house professionals and more. Its rounded grill offers the ideal separation between the capsule and performer, enhancing vocal clarity and minimising handling noise. With a wide 60Hz–18kHz frequency response and high SPL handling, the CS1 can capture the most dynamic of voices with ease.
Specifically tuned for drums, guitar cabinets, brass and other instruments, the CS2 features a capsule with a flat high carbon steel grill, which allows for a wide frequency response on the low end (50Hz–18kHz) – essential to the sound characteristics of most instruments. This, along with maximum SPL handling, makes the CS2 ideal for close miking aggressive instrument tones such as drums and brass, without overload.