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CAD E100

Discussion in 'Recording' started by OneMan, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. OneMan

    OneMan Guest

    Anybody own a CAD E100? How do you like it? What do you use it on? I am looking to get an inexpensive mic to use for trumpet, Flugel horn and guitar cabs. It won't get a lot of use so it has to be inexpensive and no ribons please. Any suggestions?

  2. We have one that we use on acoustic guitar. May sell it as we need other equipment right now including a great vocal mic. It works great for strings. That's all we have used it on.
    Send me a message if you are interested in it.
    Allen :w:
  3. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Bloomington, IL
    If the E100 is the flat one that looks like a travel alarm I've used one. We got one cheap and It saved me on a hiphop vocal once. It seemed very suspectable to rumble even with the low cut on. I haven;t used it in a while, I should soon.
  4. radioprof

    radioprof Guest

    I find it an ok low end condensor.
    Tends to sound a little harsh on femals announcers but it's ok for most of the men.
    You're right, it does tend to pick up rumble.
    When used in a radio studio, I put one of those old isolators between it and the boom.
  5. OneMan

    OneMan Guest

    Thanks for the responses.

  6. riconga

    riconga Guest

    I own a matched pair that are pretty good as overheads or just room mics. occasionaly for steel string guitar, definately not for trumpet or fluglehorn although I did get a pretty decent sound on a fute. They were a great buy when they came out but there are now many better choices for the money. I use my old beyer m500 on trumpet and it sounds fantastic I think you can find them pretty cheap now. A ribbon is definately the thing for trumpet.
  7. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    I would suggest you try a SM57 on the aforementioned sounds. It will work, and it won't break the bank.
  8. mixmaster

    mixmaster Guest

    The E100 is good mic, man. I have one in my mic collection and allways sorprise me. If you want a good condenser mic for under $300 is the one.

    Jorge Morales
    Recording Enginner
  9. Luke

    Luke Guest

    I like the way it sounds as a kick mike with both heads and no hole in the head,It almost sounds like it has been processed i.e.eq'ed and compressed.A nice alternative to D112. I like it on acoustic guitar and on a bass cabinet also. I don't particularly like it as a vocal mike. I have a matched stereo pair and haven't tried them as overheads or room mikes yet,I have a a few pairs of other mikes that i have been using.
    Good Luck,
  10. DSL

    DSL Guest

    We have three here. Used them for kick outside, overheads (km184's are preferable), chimes, and my favorite is guitar cabs. Good flat mic for the price. The pads are nice and HP filter is handy, as stated before, this mic picks up low rumble. I find the high end very detailed which is good for certain sounds. Run them with a good preamp. We have a bunch of different mics, why not buy one? Another tool to get the job done. :)
  11. MadGuitrst

    MadGuitrst Active Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Philadelphia....home of brotherly shove
    The E-100 is a relatively neutral mic. It is not a large diaphragm mic, rather a mid sized I think.

    I have the 2 capsule version, the E-200, but they basically sound the same in cardioid mode.

    It is a predictable mic to me...that is, what you put into it you basically get out of it.

    I like it a lot, more than many of the mics at the same price range these days.

    I works well on my voice but it's not considered a real vocal star of a mic. I also don't think it is the biggest, bestest mic for acoustic guitar, etc.....where I prefer a bigger, more present and forward sound.

    I think it is a good all around mic that may not be the best for any one thing, but is useful for many things. You'll probably always find a use for it no matter what you move up to in the future.
  12. OneMan

    OneMan Guest

    Thanks for all of your replies...they've been very helpful.


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