Violet Designs Globe Standard

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Price: £1,521.70
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The Globe microphone uses large size dual diaphragm capsule and is designed for detailed and neutral sound - with transparent highs, smooth midrange with minimal presence and close to flat low-end response. It has cardioid polar pattern.

"The Globe" Series of cardioid studio microphones are designed for world-class recording situations where sound quality and musical character is of utmost importance. "The Globe Standard" uses large size dual diaphragm capsule VD67 and tuned for a classic, wide-spectrum microphone sound ideal for instrument or orchestral applications. "The Globe Vintage" uses a different large size dual-diaphragm capsule VD47 providing a sweet and warm, vintage vocal microphone sound.

Both models utilize an isolated spherical head assembly constructed of brass mesh for maximum acoustical transparency. The large dual-diaphragm true electrostatic condenser capsules use the highest quality 6-micron Mylar film. The diaphragms are tensioned and adjusted on precisely-made brass backplates and sputtered with a special-formula gold mixture. This process gives a faster impulse transient response without sound coloration or low-frequency reduction and adds the ability to handle louder sound pressure levels.

The internal solid state preamplifier of the microphone is a Class 'A' fully discrete transformerless circuit, built using only the highest quality components. The circuit is designed to achieve the highest audio standards and provides a flat frequency response, high dynamics, ultra-low self-noise, and very low audio distortion of all types. "The Globe" should be used with high quality, regulated 48V phantom power. Rugged microphone construction and 2 internal shockmounts (one for the capsule and one for the electronics) effectively reduce stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks.

"The Globe" is based on dual diaphragm large size true electrostatic capsule. Highest quality 6-micron Mylar film active diaphragm is sputtered with our special formula of gold mixture, and tensioned on precisely made brass back-plate. It provides faster transient impulse response, minimum sound coloration, better low frequency response, and lets capsule to handle louder sound pressure levels. Each capsule is carefully checked for all parameters and measured in an anechoic chamber for optimum of performance.

Unidirectional cardioid polar pattern effectively reduces ambient studio noise, but the frontal incidence angle is optimally wide. The microphones head-grille is made as acoustic filter of multi-layer brass mesh that reduces plosive sounds, breath, pop and wind noise, minimizes internal resonance, and keeps high frequencies and sound transparency unaffected. Additional metal mesh studio pop-filter and polyurethane open cell foam wind-screen are available as options.

The internal solid state pre-amplifier is based on class-A fully discrete transformer-less electronics circuit, built using the best quality, selected components. The circuits are designed under the highest audio standards and provide linear audio frequency range, high dynamics, ultra-low self-noise, and very low audio distortion of all types.

"The Globe" requires quality and stable 48V phantom power. It is available from most external microphone pre-amplifier and mixing console inputs, or from separate phantom power supply. Some units, though rated as 48V sources, may supply inadequate or unstable phantom power, which can result in distortion and degraded performance. Please check your phantom power source under real microphone load.

Rugged microphone construction and two internal shock-mounts, separate for the capsule and for the electronics, effectively reduce stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks. "The Globe" is ready for operation on supplied stand adapter, but for the best isolation we recommend to mount it on optional external elastic suspension studio shock-mount.

"The Globe" is working with standard symmetric microphone cable, but we recommend to use our audiophile quality microphone cable with gold plated contact connectors to minimize external noise, signal loss and maximize contact quality. Microphone cables are available as option.

Under the special order "The Globe" microphones are available in matched stereo pairs to provide balanced stereo recordings.