FDW-Worldwide has announced a new addition to the Violet Design microphone line – the Garnet, an electrostatic vacuum tube microphone that uses a specially designed large dual-diaphragm transducer that is adjustable to nine different polar patterns. It will be on display at the company’s booth (#7123) at the Winter NAMM ‘09 Show in Anaheim.
The Garnet’s multi-layer brass mesh grille keeps frequency response and sound details clear while its massive body construction provides low mechanical noise and solid bass response. An external elastic suspension shock-mount is included to protect the Garnet from stand rumble, subsonic vibrations, and external shocks.
Its Class ‘A’ fully discrete internal vacuum tube preamplifier provides high output, low impedance and low distortion.
The Garnet has a large humbucker, custom-wound audio transformer that balances the microphone’s output, separating it from external interference and providing additional analog warmth to the sound. A soft starting, smart power supply is also included.
The Garnet can be used for a variety of hi-end professional recording situations. It excels when capturing vocals, speech and choir, but also performs well for capturing musical instruments, orchestra and most other sound sources.
The Garnet also performs well for broadcast and television studios, as well as the film and video industries. Using the Garnet for project studio and home recording will produce a higher quality, professional sound level.
Violet Design started in Latvia as a vintage microphone restoration company in 1998. One year later, they built their first commercial quality microphone and since then have received numerous awards for quality and craftsmanship.
With the incorporation of the Garnet to its diverse microphone line, Violet Design hopes to capture yet another niche in studio and onstage audio applications.
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