Samson manufacturing presents a new USB microphone at NAMM 2020: The Samson Q9U is a broadcast microphone that specializes in the transmission of speech and offers both XLR and USB connection.
The Samson Q9U works with a dynamic moving coil capsule, which is equipped with a humbucking coil, to counteract hum and other background noises. A pop protection/windscreen is installed. As expected, the directional characteristic is a cardioid. The die-cast housing is equipped with threads that hold a bracket. As can be seen in the picture, the Samson Q9U can be installed as a broadcast microphone on the boom. The signal can be performed with a low-cut filter and presence boost.
The highlight of the Samson Q9U is that the microphone usb offers both XLR and USB-C connection. Therefore, it can be used in many scenarios. Digitally operated, it converts with a sampling rate of up to 96 kilohertz and outputs data words with a width of 24 bits. A mute button mutes both outputs. The microphone signal can be listened to without any latency via the mini-jack headphone jack.
The USB Mic features a 24-bit/96 kHz analog to digital converter, low-cut and mid-presence boost controls, a 3-pin XLR output with a USB-C connection for instant plug-and-play connectivity to a computer or analog mixer. It can be used to capture audio for a podcast, broadcasts, and streaming applications. The cardioid polar pattern offers excellent off-axis rejection and helps minimize ambient noise pickup. In addition, the built-in air-pneumatic shock mount helps isolate the capsule from mechanical noises.
Price and Availability
Samson Q9U is now available to pre-order via Bhphotovideo.com online store.