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Experience Vivid Vacuum Tube Warmth
Infuse your recordings with the lush, classic sound of a rare, vintage mic using the extraordinary Sputnik vacuum tube microphone from M-Audio®. Equipped with a military-grade vacuum tube, Sputnik delivers an open, ultra-clean, and uncolored sound. This 6205M pentode tube is wired as a triode and features an inverted, socketless mount for improved audio integrity. Inside, the evaporated-gold diaphragm captures every detail. The head amp offers superior transient response and can be pushed to exhibit graceful overload characteristics. Three selectable polar patterns and a tuned brass backplate allow Sputnik to provide outstanding performance in any application. Tailor the response to match your needs using the switchable 10 dB pad and 80 Hz high-pass filter. This premium package comes complete with a dedicated power supply and seven-pin cable, shock mount, soft bag, and custom flight case.


1" diameter, 3-micron evaporated-gold diaphragm
Switchable cardioid, figure-eight, and omni polar patterns
20 Hz – 20 kHz frequency response, ± 1 dB
Hand-selected military-grade 6205M vacuum tube
Dual-layer steel grille offers solid protection
Solid brass body; tuned solid brass backplate
Switchable 10 dB pad and 80 Hz filter (12 dB/octave)
Dedicated power supply with 7-pin cable
Includes shock mount, bag, and flight case

Type: Large-Diaphragm Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
Diaphragm: 1" diameter; 3 micron evaporated 24 karat gold
Tube: Military-grade 6205M pentode, wired as a triode
Polar pattern: Cardioid / Figure-Eight / Omni (switchable)
Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz; ± 1 dB
Sensitivity: 30 mV/Pa (-30.5 dB V)
Max. SPL for 0.5% THD: 132dB; 142 dB using -10 dB Pad
Equivalent noise level: 18dB—A weighted
Output impedance: 200 Ω; transformer isolated
Recommended load impedance: 1 k Ω
Power requirement: Dedicated supply (provided)
Connector: 7-pin cable
Dimensions (H x W X D): 8.25" x 3" x 2"
Weight: 1.6 lbs.