The Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones are small-diaphragm mics designed to capture every nuance and characteristic of your productions. A wide, linear frequency response results in rich detail while minimizing low frequency noise. The C02 is a pencil style condenser microphone that excels in both live performance and recording applications. Excelling in both live and recording applications, their low mass diaphragms employ a linear frequency response with optimal transient pickup that make the C02s perfect for miking acoustic instruments. C02 microphones can be used either individually or in pairs for stereo recordings, neck and sound hole placement for miking acoustic guitars, and low/high octave placement in acoustic pianos. Remember that the C02 has a car- dioid frequency response, so position the microphone in the direction of the Hi hat, but for increased separation, be sure to point the mic away from other drums or cymbals whenever possible. The Samson C02 Pencil Condenser Microphones are small-diaphragm mics designed to capture every nuance and characteristic of your productions. In The Box: 2 x Shockmounts Carry Case 2 x Wind Screens Limited 2-Year Warranty. The C02 is an extremely sensitive cardioid condenser (10mv/pa) with an expanded frequency response of 40Hz to 20kHz and a maximum SPL of 134dB. The Samson C02 Condenser Microphone is a great solution for both live sound and studio recording applications. Equipped with a liner frequency response for superior reproduction, it is also designed to withstand high sound pressure levels. Extremely sensitive, it employs a tight cardioid pattern to reduce feedback. Page 6: C02 Characteristics The cardioid pattern is utilized by the C02 (as shown in the illustra- tion below). Excelling in both live and recording applications, their low mass diaphragms employ a linear frequency response with optimal transient pickup that make the C02s perfect for miking acoustic instruments.