M-Audio Solaris Condenser Microphone

M-Audio Updated: 2008-11-11 RSS
M-Audio Solaris Condenser Microphone

The Solaris is a large-capsule condenser microphone that sounds as good as it looks. Beneath the stylish exterior lies the best-sounding solid-state electronics available at any price. Vintage design principles merge with incredibly tight manufacturing standards to yield no more than +/-1dB of deviation across the entire 20Hz-20kHz frequency range. The industry-thinnest evaporated gold diaphragm also delivers incredible sensitivity. Multi-pattern architecture provides flexibility that makes it ideal for just about any miking situation—included capturing vocals, guitar, piano, drums and live events. It's like having three mics in one.


1.1-inch evaporated gold diaphragm
ultra-sensitive 3-micron diaphragm
large all-brass capsule
cardioid, omni and figure-8 polar patterns
20Hz-20kHz frequency response
+/- 1dB tolerance across entire frequency range
Class A FET electronics w/ output transformer
-10dB attenuation pad
low frequency rolloff switch (6dB per octave @ 125Hz)
includes shock mount and aluminum case


frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
sensitivity: 16 mV/Pa (-36dBV)
max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 130dB
equivalent noise level: 14dB (A-weighted)
output impedance: 200 ohms
recommended load impedance: > 1,000 ohms
power requirement: 48V phantom power
connector: 3-pin male XLR
size/weight: 8-1/4" (h) x 3" (w) x 2" (d); 1.4 lbs.
polar patterns: cardioid , omni, figure-8