Infuse your recordings with the lush, classic sound of a rare, vintage mic using the extraordinary Sputnik vacuum tube microphone from M-Audio.
Equipped with a military-grade vacuum tube, Sputnik delivers an open, ultra-clean, and uncolored sound. This 6205M pentode tube is wired as a triode and features an inverted, socket less mount for improved audio integrity. Inside, the evaporated-gold diaphragm captures every detail. The head amp offers superior transient response and can be pushed to exhibit graceful overload characteristics.
Three selectable polar patterns and a tuned brass back plate allow Sputnik to provide outstanding performance in any application. Tailor the response to match your needs using the switchable 10 dB pad and 80 Hz high-pass filter.
This premium package comes complete with a dedicated power supply and seven-pin cable, shock mount, soft bag, and custom flight case.
- Type: Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Vacuum Tube Condenser
- Capsule: 1-inch diameter; 3-micron thick Mylar diaphragm with evaporated gold, double sided
- Transconductance amplifier: 6205M pentode vacuum tube, wired as a triode, military grade selected
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000Hz ±1dB
- Sensitivity: 30mV/Pa (-30.5dBV)
- Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 132dB; 142 dB using -10 dB Pad
- Equivalent noise level: 18dB (A-weighted)
- Output impedance: 200 Ω, transformer isolated
- Recommended load impedance: > 1 kΩ
- Connector: 7-pin male XLR for mic output to power supply
- Attenuation and rolloff: switchable 10dB pad; switchable 80-Hz 2nd order (12dB/octave) rolloff
- Polar patterns: Cardioid / Figure-Eight / Omni (switchable)
- Dimensions (height x width x depth): 8.25” x 3” x 2”
- Weight: 1.6 lbs
- Sputnik microphone
- Power supply
- 7-pin cable
- Grounded IEC power cable
- Flight case
- Shock mount
- Soft cloth bag
- User guide
- Safety & warranty manual
- 1" diameter evaporated gold diaphragm offers smooth, accurate sound
- 3 switchable pickup patterns useful for many critical applications
- Military-grade 6205M vacuum tube vintage tube warmth, fast response
- Solid brass body and capsule > delivers protection and reliability
- Complete ready-to-use package Includes flight case, shock mount, and power supply