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Welcome to WeissKlang V17,

a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a brilliant sound,

an excellent impulse response and a high performance.

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  • Natural sound with slight high-frequency lift

  • Cardioid polar pattern

  • Transformerless circuit design

  • Very low self-noise

  • TransHarmonic™ Technology

  • Gold-sputtered WMK-17 capsule

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DEVELOPMENT

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The WeissKlang V17 combines reliable characteristics with an uncompromising sound and is equipped with the newest technology.
It’s very versatile and perfect for all demanding applications in professional recording environments.

The V17 utilizes a discrete semiconductor circuit and offers superior acoustic qualities, an excellent resolution and the highest sound pressure level transmission.

With an equivalent noise level (self-noise) of <8 dB-A it is also very low-noise and offers great dynamic range with high sensitivity.

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TransHarmonic™ combines  the sonic advantages of tubes with the outstanding technical properties of transistors (self-noise, dynamics, resolution).

The newly developed and patented TransHarmonic™ technology creates very subtle and harmonic overtones that contribute to the V17’s outstanding resolution and musical sound – without the use of tubes.

The overall tone gets an unmatched three-dimensionality with full low and mid-range frequencies as well as smooth high frequencies.

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The new WMK-17 capsule is gold-sputtered, least sensitive
at the rear (cardioid) and edge-terminated. With the very broad frequency range from 20 Hz – 20.000 Hz, the V17 allows for an excellent recording of extremely low (and high) frequencies.

The frequency response is flat with a subtle and balanced high-frequency lift from 2 kHz. Therefore the capsule captures even the finest details and works with an excellent impulse response.

In order to get the best possible acoustic properties, the circuit and the capsule are matched.

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The low-resonance body of V17 is made of copper and hardened aluminium. The slightly roughened and powder-coated surface is very resistant and durable.

The two-layer steel mesh grille protects the capsule from plosive sounds, while the shape of the grille ensures even scattering of the incoming sound, thus avoiding so-called “standing waves”.

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The included MA-1 shock mount isolates the microphone from physical vibration, floor and stand noise. The low frequency absorption goes up to 18 dB.

Equipped with elastic and replaceable rubber bands and a soft foam layer, the MA-1 shock mount ensures quick and secure attachment with adjustable tilt angle.

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SPECIFICATIONS

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Operating Principle

Pressure grading transducer

Capsule

WMK-17 (gold-sputtered - Ø: 34 mm)

Directional pattern

Cardioid

Frequency range

20 Hz – 20.000 Hz

Maximum SPL

130 dB (@ 0.5% THD)

Signal-to-noise ratio

87 dB (A-weighted) - 76.5 dB (CCIR 468-3)

Equivalent noise level

<8 dB (A-weighted) - <18 dB (CCIR 468-3)

Sensitivity

24 mV/Pa

Circuit

Discrete transistor circuit

Rated Impedance

200 Ω

Supply voltage

P48±4 V

Current consumption

3 mA

Connector

XLR 3-pin

Dimensions

Ø: 50 mm – L: 190 mm

Weight

398 g

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Down below you can find some comparative examples of the WeissKlang V17

in different recording situations.

For listening we recommend high resolution speakers or headphones.

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(Gain: 15dB - RME preamplifier and converter - loudness normalized)

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Compared with:


Multi-pattern LDC microphone


– Made in Austria (1986-2004)
– Amplifier: Transformer
– Price: appx. 800 EUR

Recording: Vocals (Female)

Microphone distance: 10 cm

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Comparison model

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Compared with:


Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone


– Made in Germany
– Amplifier: Transistor
– Price: appx. 1150 EUR

Recording: Vocals (Male)

Microphone distance: 10 cm

WeissKlang V17

Comparison model

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Compared with:


Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone


– Made in Germany
– Amplifier: Transformer
– Price: appx. 1750 EUR

Recording: Vocals (Female)

Microphone distance: 10 cm

WeissKlang V17

Comparison model

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Compared with:


Multi-pattern LDC microphone


– Made in Germany
– Amplifier: Transformer
– Price: appx. 2250 EUR

Recording: Vocals (Male)

Microphone distance: 10 cm

WeissKlang V17

Comparison model

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AUDIO SAMPLES

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"The WeissKlang V17 comes from a company philosophy that is very modern. The very reasonably priced large-diaphragm condenser microphone is almost flawless in every aspect.
The WeissKlang V17 can easily compete with microphones, that cost twice as much and even more."
Conclusion: Very good ☆☆☆

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Michael Fendt

REVIEWS

USER RATINGS

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