The CX212B is a multi-pattern, dual diaphragm condenser microphone with a contemporary design and excellent performance characteristics. It is an exceptional tool for professional audio production, project studios and live stage performances. Delivering a smooth, uniform frequency response from 20 Hz – 20 kHz, the CX212B offers a choice of three polar patterns: cardioid, omnidirectional and figure 8. Additionally, the CX212B is equipped with a bass roll-off filter to help eliminate rumble in the lower frequencies. The CX212B, for use in SPL up to 133 dB, is ideal for a wide variety of acoustic instruments, vocals, string sections, ensembles and ambient room miking. The CX212B, which is designed with discreet low noise preamp circuitry, operates on 48 volts phantom power. For optimum results use the CX212B with a high quality preamplifier and microphone cable.