The Finger uses a single medium diaphragm transducer to provide detailed sound with smooth transparent highs, optimal presence and natural low-end response with a unidirectional polar pattern. The Finger has a unique body design with an integrated tapered reflector which reduces resonances, removes reflections and optimizes the microphone's cardioid polar pattern. Integrated damping of the transducer reduces stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks.
The optional and unique FRR Reflection Ring (shown here) is a reflector disc which can be positioned at the head or anywhere along the body of the microphone to alter the polar pattern, frequency response and sensitivity. Positioning the FRR at the end point of The Finger's reflector alters low-frequency response and adds proximity effect. The FRR can also be used to separate the front and rear sides of the capsule and to reduce reflections and reverberation from reaching the capsule. Positioning the FRR on the capsule head's top produces a polar pattern closer to a half-sphere pattern with less coloration at different angles, less proximity effect and adds sensitivity to all except high frequencies. It is even possible to use 2 FRRs, positioning one on the top of the head and one elsewhere on the body for effect. The Finger is available in 2 styles. The Black Finger has polished nickel-plated hardware and a matte black body. The Gold Finger has polished gold-plated hardware and a matte black body. Matched stereo pairs can be special ordered. FRR is an optional unique reflection ring accessory which is used as a tool to slightly alter directional characteristics and frequency response by positioning at different points along the microphone body.
FRR Reflection Ring is a reflector disc which can be positioned at the head or anywhere along the body of the microphone to alter the polar pattern, frequency response and sensitivity. Positioning the FRR on the top produces a polar pattern closer to a half-sphere pattern with less coloration at different angles, less proximity effect and adds sensitivity to all except high frequencies. Positioning the FRR lower of The Finger reflector alters low-frequency response and adds proximity effect. The FRR can also be used to separate the front and rear sides of the capsule and to reduce reflections and reverberation from reaching the capsule. FRR adds warmth, reduces acoustic feedback and protects against wrong handling of microphone. You can manipulate with sound using FRR.
The Finger microphones are based on single diaphragm medium size electrostatic capsules. Highest quality Mylar diaphragm is sputtered with special formula coating and tensioned on precisely made back-plates, getting faster impulse transient response, minimum sound coloration, better low frequency response, and louder sound pressure level handling. Each capsule is carefully checked for all parameters and measured in an anechoic chamber for optimum of performance.
Unidirectional polar pattern effectively reduces ambient studio/stage noise and acoustic feedback on stage, keeping the frontal incidence angle optimally wide. The microphones capsule is protected with brass mesh that keeps high frequencies and sound transparency unaffected. Using of studio pop filter and/or polyurethane open cell foam windscreen is necessary for close voice applications, to protect capsule from plosive sounds, breath, pop and wind noise. Our special reflection ring gives you possibility to play with microphone directivity, proximity and other parameters and find the best sound for your concrete application. Wind screen and reflection ring are available as options.
The internal solid state pre-amplifier is based on class-A fully discrete transformer-less electronics circuit, built using the best quality, selected components. The circuits are designed under the highest audio standards and provide linear audio frequency range, high dynamics, low self-noise and very low audio distortion of all types.
The Finger requires quality and stable 48V phantom power. It is available from most mixing console and separate microphone pre-amplifier inputs, or from separate phantom power supply units. Some units, though rated as 48V sources, may supply inadequate or unstable phantom power, which can result in distortion and degraded performance. Please check your phantom power source under real microphone load.
Rugged microphone construction and two internal shock-mounts, separate for the capsule and for the electronics, effectively reduces hand use noise, stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks. The Finger is ready for use on supplied flexible microphone stand holder. It can be mounted on an external elastic suspension shock-mount for studio or special stage needs. External shock-mount is available as option.
The Finger is working with standard symmetric microphone cable, but we recommend to use our audiophile quality microphone cables with gold plated contact connectors to minimize external noise, signal loss and maximize contact quality. Microphone cables are available as option.
Under the special order "The Finger" microphones are available in matched pairs to provide balanced stereo recordings.
Plastic mic holder
PSM - shockmount
GSM - shockmount
FRR - reflection ring
Diaphragm's active diameter
20 Hz to 20 kHz
unidirectional - cardioid
Rated load impedance
Suggested load impedance
Sensitivity at 1000 Hz into 1000 ohms load
S/N Ratio CCIR 468-3 weighted
S/N Ratio DIN/IEC 651 A-weighted
Equivalent noise level DIN/IEC A-weighted
Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD at 1000 ohm load
Dynamic range of the internal preamplifier
Phantom powering voltage on pins #2 & #3 of XLR
+48 V (+/-4 V)
3-pin XLR male, gold plated contacts
207 mm length x 24 mm shaft diameter, 200 g
PSM shockmount - 119 €PSM - any position studio shockmount for FINGER, PEARL, BLACK KNIGHT, WEDGE, JUNIOR and other round handle up to 24 mm diameter microphones (also for C414). Available in Black, Silver and Nickel colours.
GSM - 119 €GSM - vertical position studio shock mount for GLOBE, GLOBAL PRE, JUNIOR, PEARL, FINGER, BLACK KNIGHT, WEDGE and other round handle (up to 24 mm diameter) microphones. Available in Black and Silver colours.
FRR - 40 €
VMC-06 - 55 €Our microphone cables are made using the highest quality flexible cables and gold plated contact customized connectors to provide maximum audio performance and contact quality. VMC-06 - star quad microphone cable, XLR 3-pin connectors, gold plated contacts, 6 m.
10 YEARS WARRANTY
We are also extending warranty on those microphones that were sold before 2007 (for which the 5 year warranty has already been expired)
We are constantly improving our products quality investing in our people education, researches, technologies and manufacturing tools.
In the past few years, after an extensive research and testing period, we have introduced numerous innovative technologies and designs to the microphone industry, such as the "Magic Ear" capsule, our latest capsule diaphragm technology "Golden Drops", a new design of shock mount as well as metal mesh pop-filter, and last but not least, the “Global Pre” - the most compact microphone preamplifier body for vintage bayonet heads.
It is almost impossible to picture today's pro audio and recording industry without technological innovations introduced by Violet™ microphones.
For end users, Violet's vast experience in microphone technologies coupled with graceful designs adds up to unprecedented quality. All Violet Design microphones are hand made in Latvia.
Violet Design was founded in 2003 to facilitate the manufacturing and worldwide distribution of Violet™ and Flamingo™ branded microphones.
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