SONY C-48 STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE CARDIOID + OMNI + FIGURE OF 8 Unusually the C-48 can be phantom powered or powered by a conventional 9 volt PP3 battery with a typical life of 50 hours. The dual capsule provides cardioid, fig 8 and omni polar patterns. The directivity characteristics are well defined such that this model is frequently used in drama recordings for this fact alone. The graph shows the response is free from any irregularities from 30Hz to 16kHz. There is a -10dB pad and a two position high pass filter. Sensitivity at 1kHz is -41dB + 2dB and the A weighted signal/noise ratio is 72dB. Maximum SPL 128dB. Dynamic range 106dB. This model is a classic and has established itself as a standard by which others are judged, world wide. Most popular use is in classical music where its sound is very smooth and free of any adverse characteristics. Used in BBC radio. Supplied complete with 3/8" and 5/8" stand adaptors and a case.