Josephson C42 Small Diaphragm Condenser Matched Pair  From Josephson

Matched pair of exceptionally detailed small diaphragm microphones. The C42's showcase Josephson's cutting edge innovation and industry-leading quality, all at an impressively affordable price!

Josephson Engineering

$1,045.00

Retail:  $1,205.00

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SDC Mic Shootout on Acoustic Guitar: M60 vs. 2011A vs. P84 vs. C42

In this video comparison, we put four small diaphragm condenser microphones to the test, as we demonstrate the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M60, the DPA 2011A, the Josephson C42, and the Peluso P84. Can you tell which one's which?

Manufacturer's Description from Josephson

The Josephson Engineering C42 is an all-purpose cardioid condenser microphone suitable for multiple recording applications including spot miking acoustic and amplified instruments, drums and drum overheads, ensemble and choir pickups, concert recording, sound effects and vocals. Standard C42 microphones are satin machined stainless steel for years of rugged use.

C42 electronics feature a selected discrete FET driving a fully balanced symmetrical transformerless discrete class-A output stage. The output impedance is low enough that very long cable runs may be used without signal degradation. Although the microphone is specified for full P48 phantom power, it will function with phantom power as low as 24 volts, with some limitation in maximum SPL.

The C42MP includes a matched pair of C42 microphones in matte black chrome finish and a protective hard shell case. 

Josephson Engineering

About Manufacturer

Josephson Engineering makes a wide range of fine condenser microphones for studio, stage and field sound pickup, and audio instrumentation. The company began in San Jose, California in 1988 and moved to Santa Cruz in 2000. This is our 20th year of producing microphones. In the process of developing our own mics, we've come up with special technologies that let us realize designs that weren't possible in classic mics of years past. This means that the expert user has a wider range of sound choices, without many of the compromises of older designs. Besides our own production, we also supply microphone capsules to several other mic manufacturers that become the mics for their most demanding customers. All of our business is individual -- we use select local dealers who bring our product directly to critical users around the world. We have a standard product line that covers many applications, but if there's a microphone you need that we don't make, we'll either tell you about the best one we know of for that job, or make it for you ourselves. We won't tell you that one of our mics is good for everything -- there's no such thing. Josephson also provides electro-acoustical engineering, design and manufacturing services for challenging requirements in many industries, specializing in microphone transducers and supporting systems. Our OEM capabilities have allowed several companies to excel in their own markets, using capsules made by Josephson.

Specifications

Output Level, mV/Pa: 8.5

Frequency Response (at 60 cm): 40-20,000 Hz ±2 dB from curve

Equivalent Noise Level, A-weighted: ≤21 dB

Maximum SPL (with P48 power): 135 dB

Output Impedance 50Ω: (recommended load ≥1KΩ)

Power Requirements: P48 phantom power, 4.5 mA

Temperature Range: -10 to +50°C

Dimensions: 21mm diameter, 98mm long

Weight: 80 grams (< 3 ounces)

Connector: 3 pin XLR type, pin 2 positive polarity