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Line Audio products:

  • Manufacturer's website: Click here
  • Overview: Excellent quality and value Microphones and Pre-amplifiers offering a very linear response, hand built in Sweden.

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Currently available Line Audio products:

Studio Condenser Microphones and Preamps:

  • CM3:

    Small size sub-cardioid condenser microphone.



    Our opinion: One of the most neutral microphones on the market and the only one in its price range with a truly neutral sound. A must have.

    • Ben Tyreman review of the CM3: Click here
    • Schoeps vs. Line Audio: Gearslutz thread (with samples): Click here
    • Discussion thread: The classic Gearslutz thread with samples throughout the discussion: Click here
    • OM1 or CM3? Check this YouTube audio comparison if you hesitate between the Omni OM1 and the Cardioid CM3: Click here
    • 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 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 even handles amplified instruments.
    • 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.
    • During manufacturing each capsule is measured, selected and trimmed 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.
    • Windshield and holder/clip included (as shown).
    • Hand-Made in Sweden.
    • Specifications: TYPE: prepolarised cardioid condenser microphone. Frequency response: 20-20000Hz (100-16000Hz+-1dB on axis!). Phantom power: 12 - 48V. 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 .
    Price:

    • Single CM3 mic: 105 Ex VAT. IN STOCK
    • Single CM3 mic + CMEH shockmount (below): 120 Ex VAT. IN STOCK

    To purchase, Email us for bank transfer payment or use the Paypal cart.
    Shipping costs: Please check the right hand column and choose.

    Configurations:
  • OM1:

    Small size Omnidirectional condenser microphone.



    Our opinion: Like the CM3, the OM1 is extremely neutral and unique in its price range. Perfect for location recording, Classical music and also in the recording studio. Free Field/Linear response.

    • Discussion thread: Gearslutz thread with samples throughout the discussion: Click here
    • OM1 or CM3? Check this YouTube audio comparison if you hesitate between the Omni OM1 and the Cardioid CM3: Click here
    • This omnidirectional 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, drum overhead, percussion, overhead choir and voice -with a minimum of colouration.
    • The response is very smooth and flat, with fine off axis performance.
    • It's suitable for professional studio and PA use, with a pricetag at the hobbyist level. The 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.
    • 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.
    • Windshield and holder/clip included (as shown).
    • Hand-Made in Sweden.
    • Specifications: Type: Condenser microphone (permanently biased 10mm capsule). Polar pattern: Omni. Frequency response: 20-20000Hz +-1dB (on-axis, at 1m distance, 1/12 octave narrow smoothing, 23 C). Phantom power: 12 - 48V (P48 recommended for best performance). Current consumption: 4 mA. Impedance: <100 Ohm. Sensitivity: 8mV/PA -42dB. S/N ratio (DIN/CCIR): 76dB(A)/66dB. Noise level: 18dB(A). Max SPL: 133dB @0.5% THD (130dB@24V, 120dB @ 12V). Size: 77mm x 20mm.
    Price:

    • Single OM1 mic: 105 Ex VAT. IN STOCK
    • Single OM1 mic + CMEH shockmount (below): 120 Ex VAT. IN STOCK

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    Configurations:
  • CMEH:

    Shockmount holder/clamp.

    • Fitted with combo EU/US size metal thread adapter - will fit mic stands worldwide.
    • For CM3 and other pencil mics of approx. 20mm diameter.
    • Removable plastic adapter to fit CM3 body - remove for Neumann KM Series and other mics.
    • Durable metal and high grade plastic construction.
    Price: 20 Ex VAT.
    IN STOCK

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  • 2MP:

    2 channel / standalone Microphone Pre-amplifier.

    Our opinion: Very quiet, clean and uncoloured mic preamp offering a linearity not found in other units in its price range.

    • Based on carefully designed circuitry that ensures uncoloured and detailed audio offering higly transparent audio gain.
    • The design is DC-coupled throughout, except for the matched plastic film input capacitors and is based on a low noise, discrete, class A, matched transistor differential pair input stage, followed by low noise, low distorion O/P-amplifiers. Overall the signal path is short and audibly transparent.
    • The inputs are electronically balanced XLR microphone inputs with 48V phantom power, capable of delivering full phantomcurrent on ALL channels without the voltage "diving" or adding noise and hum. The XLR outputs are electronically balanced (with a slow DC-offset servo).
    • All XLR sockets are goldplated original Neutriks'.
    • To minimize noise and distortion and to ensure good gain-potentiometer performance the first stage has only two fixed gains with the gain-potentiometer is inserted at a later stage.
    • Hand-Made in Sweden.
    Price: 260 Ex VAT.
    IN STOCK

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  • 8MP:

    8 channel / 1U Rack Mount Microphone Pre-amplifier.

    Our opinion: As the 2MP, but offering incredible value: 8 totally clean 60dB preamps in a 1U rack format.

    • Based on carefully designed circuitry that ensures uncoloured and detailed audio offering higly transparent audio gain.
    • The design is DC-coupled throughout, except for the matched plastic film input capacitors and is based on a low noise, discrete, class A, matched transistor differential pair input stage, followed by low noise, low distorion O/P-amplifiers. Overall the signal path is short and audibly transparent.
    • The inputs are electronically balanced XLR microphone inputs with 48V phantom power, capable of delivering full phantomcurrent on ALL channels without the voltage "diving" or adding noise and hum. The XLR outputs are electronically balanced (with a slow DC-offset servo).
    • All XLR sockets are goldplated original Neutriks'.
    • To minimize noise and distortion and to ensure good gain-potentiometer performance the first stage has only two fixed gains with the gain-potentiometer is inserted at a later stage.
    • Hand-Made in Sweden.
    Price: 600 Ex VAT.
    IN STOCK

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    SPECIFICATIONS 2MP & 8MP Preamplifiers:

    Power requirement: Universal external transformer included (please specify plug type when ordering)
    Frequency response: 5Hz - 100 KHz +-0.5dB (2Hz - 200KHz -3dB)
    Gain: 60dB with balanced output. (with unbalanced output 54dB). The gain of the input stage has two fixed settings giving max 60dB or 40dB gain.
    Harmonic distortion: 0.002% at -6dB below max level, at full gain of input stage. 0.005% at -3dB below max level, at full gain of input stage
    Highpass filter: 100Hz, 12dB/oct switchable. Other frequency on special request
    Inputs:Electronically balanced
    Input impedance: 10Kohm
    Input level: max 3.2V RMS / 320 mVRMS (-20dBPAD / no PAD)
    Input noise level: -128 dBU/dBm (100ohm termination, 20-20KHz B/W) -133 dBV (input shorted)
    Phantom power: +48V through fed through 2 x 6.8 Kohm resistors
    Phantom current: 10mA per channel, all channels loaded
    Outputs: Electronically balanced.
    Output impedance: 300 ohm (150ohm+150ohm)
    Output level: max 15V RMS
    Output DC offset: max 1mV at 40dB gain, max 10mV at 60dBgain.
    XLR Polarity: Pin 1 ground, pin 2 positive, pin 3 negative.
    For unbalanced output: use pin2 for signal and pin1 for signal ground (pin 3 ahould be left unconnected).
    Size 2MP: 173 mm (W), 44 mm (H), 158mm (D).
    Size 8MP: 483 mm (W), 43.7 mm (H), 153mm (D). Depth behind rack rail: 131mm.

    This product is designed and manufactured in Sweden.
    Specifications may be subject to change without previous notice.

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Shipping costs:

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Fixed postage (Bpost 24H) to Belgium:
6,00 Ex VAT.

Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking): 2 working days to Germany, France (except Dom-Tom), Luxembourg, Netherlands:
13,20 Ex VAT.

Fixed postage to UK, chose one option:
  • EMS service, 2 working days - with tracking:
    30,00 Ex VAT.
  • Yodel, 3 working days - with tracking:
    16,50 Ex VAT.
Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking):
3 to 5 working days to Rest of European Union:
22,00 Ex VAT.

Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking):
4 to 8 working days to USA, Canada and Switzerland:
30,00 Ex VAT.

Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking):
4 to 8 working days to Australia:
50,00 Ex VAT.

Rest of the world (usually 4 to 8 days): Please Email us.