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The Carbonphone Microphone by Placid Audio

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The Carbonphone by Placid Audio is a very unique microphone for anyone who is interested in experimenting with sound. Its military grade carbon granule element captures sound and creates a "lofi" sound that is naturally distorted. Creating sounds similar to scratchy vinyl or an old military radio, this microphone is perfect for anyone looking to recreate a more vintage tone or anyone looking to create something new altogether.

Included with the microphone is the Tone Box which provides the current which is needed to power the microphone. While the microphone can be powered by any standard 9 volt power supply, the Tone Box can also shape the sound through a variable five position filter circuit. Each selection on the control knob offers a different frequency response, allowing the Carbonphone to be used on a broad range instruments and for various applications. Because the sound of Carbonphone has a character unlike many other traditional mics, it makes a great addition to any recording enthusiast’s arsenal of microphones. It can be used as an all out obvious ‘effect’ on it’s own or it can be paired with other traditional microphones for infinite blending possibilities. The Carbonphone is a perfect microphone for any person looking to update their studio with new sounds but it is also usable for live performances and with its high durability and great resistance to high pressure sound levels.


  • Military grade carbon granule capsule
  • Fully balanced output
  • Quality Hammond output transformer
  • Rugged copper housing and components
  • Powered 5 position variable filter Tone Box
  • Tone Box doubles as a phantom power source
  • Tone Box can be used with other microphones
  • 9 volt power supply for Tone Box
  • High quality Nuetrik 3 pin XLR connectors
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A
  • Lifetime operational warranty
  • Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (will fit European style stands with common threaded adapter)


    • Type: Carbon
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Frequency Response: 100Hz ­- 10kHz
    • Impedance: 600 ohms
    • Output: 120 +/­ 2dB SPL @ 1 kHz
    • Mic Dimensions: 1.75 x 5.5 inches
    • Tone Box Dimensions: 5.25 x 4.25 x 2.25 inches
    • Mic Weight: 1 lbs.
    • Tone Box Weight 0.70 lbs.

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