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Placid Audio products:

  • Manufacturer's website: Click here
  • Overview: Placid Audio was started in Dallas, Texas by bass player and engineer Mark Pirro (Polyphonic Spree/Menkena/Tripping Daisy) in 2003 as a vehicle to facilitate small batch production of his first prototype microphone, The Copperphone. With emphasis on durable build quality, attractive design and distinctive sonic character, Placid Audio has been honoring these aspects as the company has grown over the last several years. Now, we at Placid Audio offer a variety of unique audio recording tools designed to expand the possibilities of the creative recording process. Enjoy!
  • Video presentation of Placid Audio / Mark Pirro by the Dallas Obs.: Click here
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Currently available Placid Audio products:

Effect Microphones:

  • The Copperphone:

    Dynamic cardioid microphone.

    Our opinion: This unusual mic brings you back to the early days of music recording but with the quality and performance expected from today's audio equipment. This is a "character" microphone for special effects. A lot of fun!

    • Features:
      • Passive magnetic moving coil transducer
      • Tuned ported resonant chamber
      • High quality Switchcraft 3 pin XLR connector
      • Rugged copper housing and components
      • Handcrafted in the U.S.A
      • Lifetime operational warranty
      • Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (Note: NoHype Audio includes a European thread adapter)
    Price: 250,00€ Exc. VAT / 302,50€ Inc. VAT.
    IN STOCK.

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  • The Resonator A & B:

    Dynamic cardioid microphone. Added to our inventory in Aug. 2017.

    Our opinion: This model takes things further, or maybe just "elsewhere", compared to the Copperphone. A different voicing, with a different peak on the A and B models, once again adding an unmistakable retro sound to any recording. Ditch the plug ins and get that truly vintage, old, Lo-Fi tone right at the source.

    • Overview:
      The Resonator-A and -B, unlike full range high fidelity microphones, operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which lends a compelling resonant, music box like quality to the signal. Some might compare the sound to an old Victrola or gramophone (please listen to the sound samples provided). The sound is achieved through a combination of the microphone’s element and a mechanical filtering device. The element is specially loaded into a resonant baffled chamber and as sound passes through the chamber, upper mid range frequencies are accentuated while low and high frequencies are reduced.

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    • Specs:
      • Type: Dynamic
      • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
      • Frequency Response: 115Hz – 10kHz
      • Impedance: 150 ohms
      • Output Res A: 105 +/- 2dB SPL @ 1 kHz
      • Output Res B: 119 +/- 2dB SPL @ 1 kHz
      • Dimensions: 2.5 inch x 6 inch
      • Weight: 1.75 lbs.

    • Features:
      • Passive magnetic moving coil transducer
      • Tuned ported resonant chamber
      • High quality Switchcraft 3 pin XLR connector
      • Rugged copper housing and components
      • Handcrafted in the U.S.A
      • Lifetime operational warranty
      • Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (Note: NoHype Audio includes a European thread adapter)
    Price: 260,00€ Exc. VAT / 314,60€ Inc. VAT (A or B model).
    IN STOCK.

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    Models:
  • The Copperphone Mini:

    Dynamic cardioid microphone.

    Our opinion: even more "in your face" than the Copperphone, this is a great mic for Harp players who want that midrangey cutting tone.

    • Overview:
      The Copperphone Mini was originally designed for harmonica players as a hand held alternative to the Copperphone. It does have a similar nostalgic character to the sound because it operates within a limited bandwidth. However the Copperphone Mini uses a higher performance modern element and does not utilize a resonant chamber. The result is a microphone that is more sensitive and sounds more direct and bright than the Copperphone.

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    • Specs:
      • Type: Dynamic
      • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
      • Frequency Response: 200Hz – 1.4kHz
      • Imepdance: 150 ohms
      • Output: 105 +/- 2dB SPL @ 1 kHz
      • Microphone Dimensions: 1.75 inch x 2.25 inch
      • Shock Mount Dimensions: 6 inch diameter x 0.75 inch
      • Weight: 0.75 lbs

    • Features:
      • High grade passive variable reluctance transducer
      • High quality Switchcraft 3 pin XLR connector
      • Rugged copper housing and components
      • Dismounting kit for optional ergonomic hand held use
      • Handcrafted in the U.S.A
      • Lifetime operational warranty
      • Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (Note: NoHype Audio includes a European thread adapter)
    Price: 270,00€ Exc. VAT / 326,70€ Inc. VAT.
    IN STOCK.

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Fixed postage (Bpost 24H) to Belgium:
6,00€ Ex VAT.

Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking): 2 working days to Germany, France (except Dom-Tom), Luxembourg, Netherlands:
13,20€ Ex VAT.

Fixed postage to UK, chose one option:
  • EMS service, 2 working days - with tracking:
    30,00€ Ex VAT.
  • Yodel, 3 working days - with tracking:
    16,50€ Ex VAT.
Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking):
3 to 5 working days to Rest of European Union:
22,00€ Ex VAT.

Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking):
4 to 8 working days to USA, Canada and Switzerland:
30,00€ Ex VAT.

Fixed postage (Bpost International - with tracking):
4 to 8 working days to Australia:
50,00€ Ex VAT.

Rest of the world (usually 4 to 8 days): Please Email us.