What is a large diaphragm condenser microphone
Diaphragm refers to the size of the microphone's pickup diaphragm. Sound is transmitted through the air. The larger the diaphragm, the more sensitive the pickup.
People usually refer to microphones with a diaphragm diameter greater than or equal to 3/4 inch as large diaphragm microphones.
Generally speaking, a microphone with a larger diaphragm produces a larger sound. The sensitivity of a large diaphragm to sound is greater than that of a medium diaphragm and a small diaphragm. This is the same as the physical characteristic of sound transmission by air as we mentioned earlier. the same.
What are the characteristics of a large-diaphragm condenser microphone?
Features: good frequency characteristics, flat amplitude-frequency characteristic curve in the audio range, which is better than dynamic microphones; non-directional; high sensitivity, low noise, soft tone; relatively large output signal level, low distortion, and transient response The performance is good, this is the advantage that the dynamic microphone can't reach; the working characteristics are not stable enough, the low-frequency sensitivity decreases with the increase of the use time, the life is relatively short, and the DC power supply is needed during work, which makes it inconvenient to use.
The sound of the large diaphragm is a bit louder than that of the small diaphragm. The sensitivity to sound is relatively high. The sampling range of the sound is also larger than that of the small diaphragm. Generally need to use 48V phantom power supply, and microphone amplifier materials, or mixer to work. Condenser microphones have the characteristics of high sensitivity and high directivity. Generally speaking, a large diaphragm is suitable for use in a cleaner environment.
How to choose a large-diaphragm and small-diaphragm condenser microphone?
Because the characteristics of large-diaphragm microphones and small-diaphragm microphones are different, their sound quality effects are also different. The size of the large diaphragm is relatively large, and the contact area for the audio signal is also larger. Therefore, its sensitivity is slightly lower than that of the small diaphragm, and the sound is warmer and mellow, and even brings benign distortion. Make the sound as if it has been modified.
Under normal circumstances, large diaphragm microphones are more suitable for live singing or recording, while small diaphragm microphones are mostly used for musical instrument sound recording and live voice recording. They each have their own purposes.
Large-diaphragm condenser microphone
In the above article, we read about the difference between a large-diaphragm condenser microphone and a small-diaphragm condenser microphone and how to choose a large-diaphragm condenser microphone and a small-diaphragm condenser microphone. I hope you can choose the right condenser microphone through the sharing of this article.