Condenser Microphone Components

Condenser microphone components are parts used in the construction of a condenser microphone, which produces sound using a vibrating diaphragm and a stable metal plate known as a capacitor. Condenser microphones are either DC (direct current) biased, or can operate using radio frequency. They are commonly used for studio recording rather than for live performances on stage.

How do condenser microphones work?

Condenser microphones work using a kind of capacitor, which consists of a thin membrane (known as a diaphragm) next to a solid metal plate. As the sound waves hit the capacitor, the diaphragm vibrates and moves in relation to the solid plate, converting the waves into an electrical signal. This electrical signal is then broadcast.

Types of condenser microphone components

Microphone condensers vary mainly in the quality of their output sound. The quality can be affected by the condenser's signal to noise ratio, its sensitivity, and its directivity, whether omni-directional, uni-directional, or noise cancelling. They also come in a range of different sizes and may be through hole, lead wire or surface mounted.


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RS Stock No. 754-2104
Mfr. Part No.KEIG4537TFL-N
BrandKingstate
$6.10
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-37dB Uni-Directional 1.5V dc Surface Mount 1.8kΩ 69dB(A) - 9.7 x 4.5mm 9.7mm 4.5mm 12kHz +70°C 100Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 171-0878
BrandRS PRO
$1.056
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-41dB Omni-Directional 1.5V - 2.2kΩ 60dB 0.5mA 9.7 (Dia.) x 4.5mm 9.7mm 5mm 16kHz +70°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 771-7020
BrandRS PRO
$2.188
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-42dB Omni-Directional 2V dc - 2.2kΩ 60dB 0.5mA 6 x 2.7mm 6mm 2.7mm 20kHz - 20Hz -
RS Stock No. 724-3134
BrandRS PRO
$1.916
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-41dB Omni-Directional 1.5V - 2.2kΩ 60dB 0.5mA 9.7 (Dia.) x 4.5mm 9.7mm 5mm 16kHz +70°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 724-3153
BrandRS PRO
$1.805
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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-40dB Noise Cancelling 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 9.7 (Dia.) x 5mm 9.7mm 5mm 10kHz +60°C 100Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 171-0884
BrandRS PRO
$1.15
Each (In a Tray of 100)
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-40dB Noise Cancelling 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 9.7 (Dia.) x 5mm 9.7mm 5mm 10kHz +60°C 100Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 171-0880
BrandRS PRO
$2.278
Each (In a Tray of 100)
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-46dB Noise Cancelling 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 4 (Dia.) x 1.5mm 4mm 1.5mm 16kHz +70°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 837-7862
BrandRS PRO
$3.36
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units
-38dB Omni-Directional 2V Lead Wire 2.2kΩ >60dB 0.5mA 7.1 x 3.2mm 7.1mm 3.2mm 16kHz +60°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 171-0881
BrandRS PRO
$2.00
Each (In a Tray of 100)
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-44dB Noise Cancelling 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 6 (Dia.) x 2.2mm 6mm 2.2mm 16kHz +60°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 171-0911
BrandRS PRO
$3.05
Each (In a Tray of 100)
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-38dB Omni-Directional 2V Lead Wire 2.2kΩ >60dB 0.5mA 7.1 x 3.2mm 7.1mm 3.2mm 16kHz +60°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 724-3144
BrandRS PRO
$3.54
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
-44dB Noise Cancelling 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 6 (Dia.) x 2.2mm 6mm 2.2mm 16kHz +60°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 771-7011
BrandRS PRO
$2.62
Each (In a Bag of 5)
units
-38dB Omni-Directional 2V dc - 2.2kΩ 58dB(A) - 6 x 2.7mm 6mm 2.7mm 20kHz +70°C 20Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 219-6816
Mfr. Part No.58 EM124
BrandELNO
$21.58
Each
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- - 3V dc - 1.6kΩ - - 5.8 x 3mm 5.8mm 3mm - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 724-3140
BrandRS PRO
$2.90
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
-46dB Noise Cancelling 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 4 (Dia.) x 1.5mm 4mm 1.5mm 16kHz +70°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 171-0879
BrandRS PRO
$3.30
Each (In a Tray of 100)
units
-47dB Uni-Directional 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 6 (Dia.) x 2.2mm 6mm 2.2mm 16kHz +60°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 883-7939
Mfr. Part No.INMP521ACEZ-R0
BrandInvenSense
$9.86
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
-29 → -23dB Omni-Directional 1.62 → 3.63V Surface Mount - 65dB(A) 1.2mA 4.1 x 3.1 x 1.1mm - 1.1mm 16kHz +85°C 100Hz -40°C
RS Stock No. 724-3138
BrandRS PRO
$7.57
Each
units
-47dB Uni-Directional 2V - 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 6 (Dia.) x 2.2mm 6mm 2.2mm 16kHz +60°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 771-7014
BrandRS PRO
$2.67
Each (In a Bag of 5)
units
-40dB Omni-Directional 2V dc - 2.2kΩ 58dB(A) 0.5mA 6 x 2.2mm 6mm 2.2mm 20kHz +70°C 20Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 780-0725
BrandRS PRO
$2.40
Each (In a Bag of 5)
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-44dB Omni-Directional 2V Through Hole 2.2kΩ 60dB 0.5mA 4 x 1.5mm 4mm 1.5mm 16kHz +60°C 50Hz -20°C
RS Stock No. 754-2100
BrandRS PRO
$3.63
Each
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-42dB Omni-Directional 2V dc Lead Wire 2.2kΩ 58dB 0.5mA 6 (Dia.) x 4.1mm 6mm 4.1mm 20kHz - 20Hz -
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