ART Pro Audio Large Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone w/ Shockmount

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D7 ART

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Capable of delivering an exceptionally smooth, flat frequency response with highly predictable proximity effect, the ART D7 large diaphragm dynamic microphone offers a musicality and tone not easily attainable with small diaphragm dynamic or condenser microphones. The unique character and versatility of a large diaphragm dynamic makes the ART D7 an essential addition to any live sound or studio engineers microphone toolkit.

In live sound and recording applications, the D7s cardioid pattern offers excellent feedback rejection and isolation, making it an exceptional choice for powerful vocal applications and a wide range of solo instruments including background brass and low range bass woodwinds, acoustic stringed instruments like cello and bass, bass amps, high volume guitar amps, drums and percussion.

It offers full frequency response at the front of the microphone with a very controlled and predictable proximity effect - the increased low frequency response when microphone is placed close to sound source.

Vocalists can use the proximity effect to their advantage, adding fullness and more 'bottom end' to the voice. Experienced vocalists can easily incorporate it as part of their overall microphone technique. This is exceptionally useful when the D7 is used as an announcement microphone in broadcast applications.

Integrated High Pass Filter and Midrange Boost switches on the D7 allow tailoring the microphone response for specific applications, adding versatility and ensuring accurate tone shaping at the source.

The microphone's precision-tooled body and dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen offer unmatched long term reliability. The included shock-mount virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during use.

Aluminium carry case included.

Features:

• Large Diaphragm Dynamic Design
• Smooth, Flat Response with Exceptional Presence and Low Frequency Balance
• Exceptional Shielding for Use in High Electromagnetic Field Environments
• Ideal Microphone for Broadcast Applications
• Integrated High Pass Filter and Midrange Boost Switches

Specifications:

Type:Large Diaphragm Dynamic
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Sensitivity: -53dB (@1kHz)
Frequency Response: 50Hz to 16kHz
MAX SPL: 136dB (1kHz @ 1%THD)
Open Circuit Voltage: -56dB +/-2dB (0dB=1v/Pa)
Impedance: 250 ohms
Dimensions: 53mm x 205mm / 2.1 inches x 8.7 inches
Weight: 725g

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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
New to the recording business, this is our first mic. We use it for podcasting with a Focusrite Scarlette 18i8. It's worked great for us. We record in a pretty quiet closet. The only noise we have is a rattling vent but the mic does a good job of not picking up that ambient noise.
Posted by Nathalie on Aug 20, 2019
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ART D-7 Dynamic Microphone Stacks Up Quite Well Against EV RE-201 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
When I first heard of this product, I was not so sure that I'd run right out and buy one, ... Until I heard a voice track recorded, using The ART D-7. I was introduced to this microphone by a highly qualified broadcast engineer, who is knowledgeable in this realm. And, for the price, it can not be beat. Sure, ... Everyone has a different idea of the perfect microphone, for each task, whether it be voice over, for a commercial, or sweeps, jingles, idents, or live news / talk. The ART D-7 is every bit as good as the Electro-Voice RE-20, at 1/4 of the price. I have owned an ART D-7 for about 2 months, and I can honestly say that the ART D-7 will offer more "Bang For The Buck". // J. Smith ~ GM/ PD - The 902 ~ HXIR
Posted by Jim Smith on Feb 11, 2019
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Great Microphone!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
Contrary to a lot of negative reviews on this microphone online, I have found this to be a very useful and nice sounding microphone. When used with a good preamp, it makes an excellent vocal recording mic. Also sounds very fat on distorted guitars! With great sounding affordable microphones like this on the market, it is easier than ever to make great sounding recordings without breaking the bank.
Posted by Heath on Jan 31, 2019
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Great mic, huge value3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
This is a great mic, and a ridiculous value. I recently did a comparison between the ART D7 and the EV RE20 (which is considered the gold standard of large diaphragm dynamic mics); and even though these two mics are polar opposites in terms of price, the D7 came out ahead in many respects for my use, which is voice over. The preamp I used was the DBX 286s. To my ears and on my voice, the D7 had a fuller and more open sound, it is very articulate and had a more even response across the frequency spectrum, versus the narrow and hyped sound of the RE20. The D7 can still get that hyped sound with the mid-boost switch engaged, yet at the same time sounding more open and natural than the RE20. The D7 also has a low cut switch, so there is a lot of flexibility using the various switch combinations. I was so impressed that even though I had planned on buying the EV RE20 because that's the sound I was looking for, I bought the ART D7 instead because it actually sounded better to me and gives more flexibility for my use. So while YMMV, the EV RE20 will give you 'that sound', but the ART D7 can get you there and more; it's definitely worth a try, and be sure to explore the various sound possibilities with the switch combinations. Grab one before they realize how good it is and raise the price.
Posted by Richard Nelson on Apr 20, 2018
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GREAT Budget Mic1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
The ART D7 is a great budget mic for vocals, drums, and the likes. Handles high spl's to a decent degree. For someone looking for SM7B quality, look elsewhere, but for someone looking for a microphone that doesn't break the bank, yet gives some clear, and clean audio (with minor EQing), this is for you.
Posted by Ben on Aug 12, 2017
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