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Any thoughts on CAD mics?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by jmm22, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. jmm22

    jmm22 Guest

    Anyone here using CAD mics? If so, any models and opinions would be welcome. In my hunt for mics, I learned there is a reseller of this company not far from where I am.
  2. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    CAD has some good mics and they have some that are rebadged Chinese models. What are you looking at and what is your application?
  3. jmm22

    jmm22 Guest

    My application for the next mic I get is mostly acoustic guitar, some electric, and nothing else. Frankly, I have not scouted out any particular CAD models yet, but I am open to suggestions from this company's mic lineup.
  4. GZsound

    GZsound Active Member

    I have several CAD mics. Two M177's, an M179, a GXL 2400, a Trion 7000 ribbon and four older American made CM17 small condensers. I think the M179 is the best "bang for the buck" mic available.

    The e100 and e300 also get great reviews although I haven't tried them.

    I use my M179 on just about everything, acoustic instruments, guitar amps, drum overheads, male and female vocals, etc. For a live sound gig, the mic works great in a three mic drum kit setup.
  5. jmm22

    jmm22 Guest

    Thanks. Yes, the M179 seems well regarded. I will give this mic some consideration.
  6. Impulse05

    Impulse05 Active Member

    I have a pair of CAD mics and they are great. The price tag made me sketchy about them at first but they were from a dealer so I knew they were real. They are awesome quality for the price tag. CAD [not the knock offs] has earned my respect in the world of mics!
  7. jmm22

    jmm22 Guest

    What model do you have?
  8. Impulse05

    Impulse05 Active Member

    I have a GXL 3000 a GXL 2200 and a GXL 1200. They all sound great. the 3000 [in my opinion] is amazing for vocals. The dynamic range is fantastic.

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