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Electro-Voice ND96

Supercardioid dynamic microphone

Item # 971ND96

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When the band is rocking hard, it can be tough for a vocalist to hang — so you need a mic that delivers maximum gain while keeping feedback to a minimum. The Electro-Voice ND96 delivers an impressively strong signal to your sound engineer, so there's no struggle to keep your voice in the mix. The built-in Presence switch cuts back on lower mids and boosts upper midrange so your voice will stay strong out front when the band is really cranking. When the volume drops, you can turn off the Presence switch for a more natural sound. This mic is built like a tank with a die-cast zinc housing, ready to take whatever abuse you want to dish out.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for vocal applications
    • dynamic microphone
    • supercardioid pattern for superior noise rejection and feedback resistance
    • vocal presence emphasis switch
    • shock mounted capsule rejects external noise and vibration
    • die-cast zinc case and dent-resistant Memraflex grille
    • frequency response: 140-15,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 3.3 mV/Pascal
    • impedance: 350 ohms
    • weight: 11.39 oz
    • male XLR connector
    Included Accessories:
    • storage bag
    • stand adapter
    • Euro-thread adapter
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • Dynamic supercardioid microphone (black)
    • Stand clip
    • Thread adapter (inserted in clip)
    • Zippered storage bag
    • Technical Specifications sheet
    • Warranty and Product Documentation Information

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    Features and Specs

    Application For live & studio use
    PolarPattern Supercardioid
    Frequency response 30-15k
    Sensitivity 3.3 mV/Pa
    Max SPL 140
    Diameter 1.993
    Length 6.696
    Weight 11.4 lbs
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years

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    Overview: The Electro-Voice ND-series of microphones is designed to deliver consistent, superior sound quality. The ND96 is a high-performance vocal microphone with excellent acoustic control, especially on a very loud stage. The ND96 comes with a sturdy swiveling stand clamp, a 5/8"-to-3/8" thread adapter, and a padded, zippered storage case.

    Supercardioid Pickup Pattern: The ND96 has a supercardioid polar pattern for high gain before feedback and rejection of unwanted off-axis sound. It has selectable vocal presence emphasis switch to emphasize key upper-midrange vocal presence areas by reducing certain low-mid frequency areas. The switch gives the vocals more edge so they will stand out.

    Construction: The ND96 has a sturdy zinc die-cast handle covered with black polyurethane paint that can withstand rough handling gig-after-gig. The unique shock mount features a 4-point suspension around the circumference of the capsule, and a tuned pneumatic pump at the capsule base. This dramatically reduces handling noise and mechanical vibrations. The mic has a large Mylar diaphragm for rich, detailed frequency response and fast transient response. The microphone capsule is internally shielded with a "hum-bucking" coil to prevent unwanted AC hum and electromagnetic interference. The ND96 has a durable Memraflex grille made of a tight mesh wire that withstands the rigors of the road. Behind the grille is a hydrophobic cloth membrane which prevents moisture and dirt from getting to the diaphragm.


    • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 15kHz (close); 140Hz - 15kHz (far)
    • Type: Dynamic
    • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
    • Output Impedance: 350Ω balanced
    • Connector: Male XLR
    • Sensitivity: 3.3 mV/Pa
    • Maximum SPL: >140 dB
    • Dimensions: Diameter 1.993", Length 6.696"
    • Weight: 11.4 ounces

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