Common name: Samar Audio Design AL95
Production Status: In production
The AL95 is a passive bidirectional ribbon microphone. It is an entry level model, hand assembled like the other more expensive models in Salt Lake City. It offers low distortion, and a smooth wide frequency response. The lower price is a result of a new innovative motor structure design, a uni-body design and careful parts utilisation. The ribbon is ‘piston’ corrugated instead of the classic ‘zig-zag’ for a lower noise and a fuller, more controlled bass response. The ribbon motor is coupled to an in-house made amorphous-core toroidal transformer providing very low distortion and low noise. The AL95 is ideal for sources requiring deep bass and extended top end as well as for M/S and Blumlein stereo setups. Includes an injection-molded carrying case, and anti-vibration shock-proof microphone clip.