Hear for yourself...
The following audio clips were recorded in Gary's Warehouse Studio with our newly re-designed amplified acoustic Dahlia 5-string violin.
FiddleJack: Mic only
FiddleJack: Pickup only
FiddleJack: Mic and Pickup Blended
And here's Gary introducing the FiddleJack at our Wintergrass 2013 booth.
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The FiddleJack Mic & Pickup Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $439 Special introductory price: $399
(Carrying pouch included.)
Handmade in Minneapolis: by Peter Engh Pro Audio
Mr. Engh has been making cabling for the TV, radio, and recording industries for over 20 years. We're thrilled to have Peter making our cables because we know they're of the highest quality, every time!
90 Day Warranty
Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 50-15,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll-off: 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
Open Circuit Sensitivity: -45 dB (5.6 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 250 ohms
Maximum Input Sound Level: 145 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Dynamic Range (typical): 115 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 64 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom Power Requirements: 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
Switch: Flat, roll-off
Weight (Microphone): 0.3 oz (8 g)
Weight (Power Module): 2.9 oz (81 g)
Dimensions (Microphone): 0.98" (25.0 mm) long, 0.40" (10.2 mm) diameter
Dimensions (Power Module): 3.66" (92.9 mm) long, 0.74" (18.9 mm) diameter
Output Connector (Power Module): Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Please Note: as with all condenser microphones, phantom power is required. Almost all mixing boards furnish phantom power.
Mogami Microphone Cable: Number 2930, Made in Japan
Every foot of Mogami cable is made in Nagano, Japan under the direct supervision of the company founder who continues to work every day. Each cable is certified to meet rigid specifications.
A note about the microphone we use: we tested a number of instrument microphones for use with the FiddleJack. After checking specifications, and mounting each microphone on a violin and directly recording it, we chose the Audio-Technica Pro-35 for the following reasons:
It sounds really good!
It's not as sensitive as higher priced mics, which means you'll get more volume before feedback.
It attaches to your chin rest, which means nothing is attached to the body of your violin.
Built into the microphone output XLR jack is an 80 Hz. roll-off switch, so it will pick up less unwanted stage noise, and give you more volume before feedback.
In our opinion, it's the best sounding, lowest priced instrument microphone on the planet.
Read more of Gary's thoughts on choice of microphone here.
For free technical advice, or for custom cord length, call Gary at 800-741-3045, or send an email to email@example.com.