The Rode M3 Condenser Microphone is a reliable, cost-effective end address microphone that is ideal for recording applications, sound reinforcement and more. This low-noise, wide-response condenser microphone features a heavy-duty metal body, low self-noise, battery status LED and a High Pass Filter. A three position Pad switch maximizes headroom up to -10dB and -20dB. The M3 is capable of either 24-48V phantom power or internal 9V alkaline battery. The compact, versatile M3 is designed for maximum flexibility and is ideal for general instrument or vocal capturing.
Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser The M3 is capable of either 24-48V phantom power or internal 9V alkaline battery.
Cardioid Polar Pattern The cardioid polar pattern reduces off-axis noise and maximizes gain.
10dB and -20dB Pad Switch A three position Pad switch maximizes headroom up to -10dB and -20dB.
High Pass Filter A high pass filter switch eliminates noise and hum at the lower frequency range.
The signal to noise ratio (SNR) is a useful and universal way of comparing the relative amounts of signal and noise for any electronic system; high ratios will have very little visible noise whereas the opposite is true for low ratios.