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The Stereo Flamingo

The Flamingo Stereo is the latest member of the Flamingo line and has a FET preamp with two large diaphragm cardioid condenser capsules VD26 for stereo pick-up.

Rotating large spherical metal mesh heads can be easily positioned and microphone includes integrated original construction elastic studio suspension with swivel mount. Excellent sound quality VD26 capsules together with surprising visual design and handmade perfection makes it the most adorable stereo microphone in the market

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2 725 €

Hand-crafted in Eastern Europe, "The Stereo Flamingo" is both viusally eye-catching and sonically impressive. From its quirky deco look to the modern styled VD26 capsules floating inside the dual rotating head assemblies, this near coincident stereo mic will add a whole new soundstage to your recordings.

Born of Violet Design's deep experience in vintage and classic microphone repair, "The Stereo Flamingo" combines highly desirable modern acoustic characteristics with a broad response FET electronics circuit. The result is a punchy, detailed sound with an airy top-end, a smooth presence boost between 1.5kHz + 4kHz and a slightly accented low-end response below 70 kHz.

Your drum kit and piano never had it so good!

The Stereo Flamingo is based on Violet Design's original true electrostatic capsules. Each of "The Stereo Flamingo" head assemblies uses a single VD26 large diaphragm condenser capsule (25mm) made of the highest quality 6-micron Mylar film tensioned over a precisely made brass backplate and sputtered with Violet's secret formula gold mixture. The result is faster impulse transient response without unintended sound coloration, low frequency reduction and the ability to handle louder sound pressure levels. Each capsule is carefully checked and measured in an anechoic chamber for guaranteed optimum performance.

Phantom powered (true 48v +/- 4v required), linear, class-A discrete solid state transformerless preamplifier electronics yield ultra-low self-noise and virtually no distortion. The circuit is designed to achieve the highest audio standards and provides flat frequency response and exceptional dynamic range. Symmetric output with XLR-3 type gold plated contacts provides balanced low impedance output and a stable connection.

The wide cardioid (Unidirectional) polar pattern is both forgiving but still very effective at reducing unwanted ambient noise. The microphone's multilayer brass mesh head grills minimizes internal resonance effects while leaving high frequencies and overall transparency unaffected.

Rugged body construction and two internal shockmounts for each the capsule and the electronics (per head assembly) effectively reduce stand rumble, outside infrasonic interference and mechanical shocks. The integrated spider suspension to additionally isolate the microphone from more severe mechanical influences

The Stereo Flamingo has a matte black body with violet and chrome trim, ships in a beautiful wooden box and includes Violet Design's new 10 YEAR WARRANTY.

Shockmount included!
 

Specifications

Transducer type

electrostatic

Operating principle

pressure gradient

Diaphragm's active diameter

26 mm

Frequency range

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Polar pattern

unidirectional - cardioid

Output impedance

50 ohms

Rated load impedance

1000 ohms

Suggested load impedance

>500 ohms

Sensitivity at 1000 Hz into 1000 ohms load

21,5 mV/Pa

S/N Ratio CCIR 468-3 weighted

76.5 dB

S/N Ratio DIN/IEC 651 A-weighted

87.5 dB-A

Equivalent noise level DIN/IEC A-weighted

6,5 dB-A

Maximum SPL for 0.5% THD at 1000 ohm load

133,5 dB

Dynamic range of the internal preamplifier

127 dB

Phantom powering voltage on pins #2 & #3 of XLR

+48 V (+/-4 V)

Current consumption

<2 mA

Output connector

3-pin XLR male, gold plated contacts

Dimensions

160 mm x 220 mm x 140 mm

 

10 YEARS WARRANTY

Violet Design handmade microphones have been on Pro Audio market for the past 10 years. We have extend our warranty to 10 years, because we are confident that Violet microphones are the most durable on the market.

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.

ABOUT

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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Violet Design Ltd.
P.O.Box 3393, Tallinn, 10506, Estonia