Line Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Line Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser MicrophoneLine Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser MicrophoneLine Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Line Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser MicrophoneLine Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Line Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    • This little microphone has a natural, detailed and balanced response
    • It's very small size (about the same as a normal XLR plug) makes it easy to place
    • Delivered with foam windshield and microphone holder (clip)
    • These are quality microphones made for demanding situations
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Model:  LA-CM3
Part Number:  CM3
Manufacturer:  Line Audio

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Line Audio CM3 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

This little microphone has a natural, detailed and balanced response. Perfect for natural reproduction of acoustical instruments such as members of the bowed and plucked string-families, grand piano, brass, percussion, overhead choir and voice -with a minimum of colouration. The response is rather smooth and flat even at an angle!

 

The CM3 is tough enough to handle drums with full depth and punch, drum overhead clearly and crisp without strain. It also handles amplified instruments well. -A true all-round microphone!

It's suitable for professional studio and PA use, with a pricetag at the hobbyist level!

It's very small size (about the same as a normal XLR plug) makes it easy to place, without being in the way. Its size and black colour makes it close to invisible on stage. Delivered with foam windshield and microphone holder (clip).

During manufacturing each capsule is measured, selected and trimmed by us to close tolerances. Out of range capsules are rejected. This in combination with the internal circuitry, results in a response with a unique flatness. These are quality microphones made for demanding situations.

CM3 Specifications (version "12-52V", introduced 2011)

Type: Condenser microphone (permanently biased 16mm capsule)
Polar pattern: Cardioid (slightly wide/semi wide cardioid)
Frequency response: 20-20000Hz
(100-16000Hz+-1dB on axis, at 1m, 23C, measured with MLS noise, 1/12 octave narrow smoothing)
Phantom power: 12 - 48V (P48 recommended for best performance)
Current consumption: 3.5 mA
Impedance: <100 Ohm
Sensitivity: 6mV/PA -44dB
S/N ratio (DIN/CCIR): 78dB(A)/68dB
Noise level: 16dB(A)
Max SPL: 135dB @0.5% THD (130dB@24V, 120dB @ 12V)
Size: 77mm x 20mm

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Product Reviews
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Line Audio CM3
Thursday, 16 November 2017  | 

Amazing mic for the price - this has rightly received great reviews. It has surpassed my expectations in that the sensitivity and noise level are not causing any issues when used with a Zoom H6.
Used with the Line Audio MP2, the quality and detail are apparent.
A couple of cautions when using CM3s: as expected, I find it does need a Rycote shock mount rather than the included clip when used on a floor mounted stand, and it is also rather sensitive to RF interference when in close proximity to iPhones (more so than some other mic so)

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Outstanding for delicate sources
Sunday, 20 August 2017  | 

These are exceptionally good microphones; for the money they are unbelievable. They are hypo-cardioid (only about 12dB rear rejection) but that means their proximity effect is nowhere near as pronounced as the published frequency response plots would indicate. I use them for recording "difficult" early instruments - lute, theorbo, viola da gamba - which all have deep bass extension but with not much weight to it. For capturing the delicacy of these instruments the CM3s are quite outstanding; similarly as overheads for baroque flute or tinkly medieval percussion you would need to spend a thousand or so more to achieve as delicate a result. There is quite an output difference between individual mics but, as their frequency response is so remarkably flat, this is easy to compensate either live or in post without messing up the stereo imaging. For the price of a round of drinks, it's worth buying a CM3 or a pair just to play around... See also the OM1s.

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Great mic & service
Tuesday, 15 November 2016  | 

Purchased line audio cm3 mic, very pleased with product and service from PN many thanks

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Line Audio CM3
Monday, 29 August 2016  | 

What an amazing mic. Not even for the money (which is a bargain) at any price this mic is fantastic. A real Schoeps alternative. The only possible issue could be it's fairly low output it doesn't affect me as I'm using it close up but for distance work you're going to need good preamps. But even with this fault it still rates 5 for me. Love it.

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