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Stereo Kondensator Mikrofon
Grossmembran, Multi-Pattern

- Grossmembran Kondensator Mikrofon
- Drehbare 34mm Mikrofonkapeln mit je 3 Patterns
- Custom 34mm Dual Backplate Kapseln, goldbedampft
- Solid State-Schaltung mit hochstehenden Komponenten
- Ultra-low Noise JFET Design
- XLR 5 Pin zu 2x XLR 3 Pin Splitter Box

The Vanguard V44S is  a stereo large-diaphragm multi-pattern FET condenser microphone.  Lovingly crafted by experts over 2 years, it is designed to be a  versatile, reliable, professional tool in the vein of  highly-sought-after vintage stereo condensers of yesteryear. With a pair  of coincident twin custom-voiced multi-pattern capsules, you can  utilitize X/Y, Mid-Side, Blumlein, and other less conventional stereo  microphone techniques in a single microphone. With an all-new  detented heavy-duty rotation mechanism, versatile splitter box, premium  cryogenically-treated FET circuitry, and a VLSM shockmount, the V44S is  the first and last stereo microphone you’ll ever need to reach for.

We designed the V44S with the character  of classic stereo microphones in mind, while also utilizing modern  technology & design to meet the demands of today’s recording  professionals. Our ultra-thin 3µm edge-terminated capsule diaphragms are  extraordinarily sensitive, ensuring that every nuance and detail of the  performance is faithfully captured.

Both custom-voiced capsules are independently switchable between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 pickup patterns, enabling X/Y, Mid-Side, and Blumlein stereo mic’ing within one microphone, as well as less conventional stereo techniques.

One of the biggest frustrations we’ve  heard from users of stereo microphones is the flaws of current and past  headbasket rotation assemblies. Too often, the current designs are  fragile and prone to noisy operation, breakage, and signal loss. We  designed a heavy-duty, punched-steel rotation mechanism which detents every 15 degrees for reliable, durable operation.

The included splitter box contains an  additional phase-reversed top capsule output, which is perfect for  less-than-ideal recording conditions such as concert taping. This allows  mid-side recording with no additional mixer patching.

After hundreds of hours of listening and  testing exhaustive design variations with world-class engineers, we can  confidently say that this microphone will vastly exceed the performance  of other stereo microphones in its price range, and rival the  performance of stereo microphones costing several times more.

The VANGUARD V44S is very different from  other microphones in its price range. It is designed and  precision-built in limited quantities to “no-compromise” standards, with  final assembly and 100% testing taking place here in Southern  California.

We started with twin extra-large 34mm edge-terminated, gold-sputtered 3µm Mylar dual-capsule assemblies and custom-voiced  them with a proprietary hand-tuning process, placing each capsule in an  open-weave headbasket for a natural sound with low internal  reflections. The top headbasket rotates up to 90 degrees, with detents  every 15 degrees for repeatability of settings.

We then designed a transformerless solid-state circuit that matches  the unique musical properties of our capsules and loaded it with premium-grade, over-spec components sourced from manufacturers around the world. We cryogenically treated critical components in the signal & power paths, including an ultra-high-grade FET.

Aesthetically, the precision-machined  brass body is coated with our signature Pinot Noir, finished with a  deep, lustrous gloss, and accented by polished nickel trim and a  precision-cast Vanguard badge. Your V44S’s serial number is  laser-engraved on the lower rear of the microphone.

The V44S was designed in the USA, and  undergoes final assembly in sunny Southern California. We perform 100%  quality control – every single piece of your microphone kit undergoes a  series of stringent audio and visual tests here in Southern California  before being hand-packed.

Every part of the V44S was designed to  be robust and reliable. Wherever possible, components were over-specced.  The deep-cycle cryogenic treatment improves the lifespan and  performance of critical electronic components. Brass, steel, aluminum,  and zinc are part of the heavy-duty construction. Every Vanguard  microphone is backed by our FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY.

When you buy a V44S, you also get a VLSM Heavy-Duty Shockmount.  We wanted to rethink the standard “spider-style” shockmount of old, and  designed the VLSM with a few nifty features. First is the open front,  which allows you to position the microphone as close to the source as  necessary. Second, we install aerospace-grade suspension rings that  won’t break, sag, crack, or stretch over time. This shockmount was  designed to fit any microphone with M22x1 threading, so you also can use  it with a number of microphones from other manufacturers.

The V44S also comes with the our utility  splitter box, which allows you to break out the 5-pin microphone cable  into conventional 3-pin XLR. The splitter box contains a  transformer-isolated phase-inverted top capsule output in addition to  the standard top-capsule output, allowing for mid-side operation in  less-than-ideal recording conditions with no patching at the mixer. An  additional two standard XLR inputs allow you to use other microphones,  such as the Vanguard V13, in the same conditions.

Finally, we included a windscreen for outdoor recording situations.

When not in use, your V44S should be stored in its padded pinewood box.

The aluminum combo-lock carrying case  keeps your V44S microphone, pinewood box, cable, windscreen, and  splitter box in one place.
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