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Violet Design 'The Globe' wins prestigious Future Music Platinum Award!

Published: Mon May 22, 2006  News Feed

As the proud UK distributor of Violet Design products, we at Dolphin are delighted that Future Music and respected music journalist Jon Musgrave have awarded Violet Designs 'The Globe' microphone a coveted Platinum Award.

 

You can read the full review here.

 

More info on Violet Designs' 'The Globe'

"The Globe" microphone by Violet is designed for the recording studios needs and is capable of capturing vocal, piano, guitars, drums, percussion, strings, wind and many other sound sources. The microphone can be used in professional / project / home recording studios, in broadcast / TV / Film studios, in professional sound reinforcement systems, and in many other applications.

"The Globe" microphone uses a large size dual diaphragm capsule and is designed for a detailed and neutral sound - with transparent highs, a smooth midrange with minimal presence and a close to flat low-end response. It has a cardioid polar pattern.

"The Globe" is based on a dual diaphragm large size true electrostatic capsule. The active diaphragm is made from the highest quality 6-micron Mylar film, sputtered with Violet's special formula of gold mixture, and tensioned on a precisely made brass back-plate. This provides a faster transient impulse response, minimum sound coloration, a better low frequency response and lets the capsule handle louder sound pressure levels. At the end of the manufacturing process each capsule is carefully checked and measured in an anechoic chamber to ensure optimum performance.

"The Globe" features a unidirectional cardioid polar pattern that effectively reduces ambient studio noise, with a frontal incidence angle that is optimally wide. The microphones head-grille is made as an acoustic filter of multi-layer brass mesh that reduces plosive sounds, breath, pop and wind noise, minimises internal resonance, and keeps high frequencies and sound transparency unaffected. An additional metal mesh studio pop-filter and polyurethane open cell foam wind-screen are available as options.

The internal solid state pre-amplifier is based on a Class-A fully discrete transformer-less electronics circuit. It is built using the best quality selected components. The circuits are designed to the highest audio standards and provide a linear audio frequency range, high dynamics, low self-noise, and very low audio distortion of all types.

"The Globe" microphone requires a 48 Volt phantom power supply, which is available from external microphone preamplifiers and mixing console inputs etc. To get the best performance from your Globe microphone, we recommend using a high-quality mic-preamp with a stable 48V phantom power supply.

Rugged microphone construction and two internal shock-mounts (one for the capsule and one for the electronics), effectively reduce stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks. "The Globe" is also supplied with an external elastic suspension studio shock-mount which offers even more isolation.

To special order, "The Globe" microphones are available in matched stereo pairs for balanced stereo recording.

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