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PRO 37

Small-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone


U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview


    The PRO 37 has established itself as a versatile solution for studio recording and live performance. With a low-mass element for superb transient response and a low-profile design for optimal mic placement, this mic excels in high-SPL applications. It is ideal for acoustic guitar, overheads, piano and group vocals. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source.
  • Features

    • Professional performance for studio recording and live sound reinforcement

    • Low-mass element for superb transient response

    • Excels in high-SPL applications

    • Low-profile design for optimal mic placement

    • Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector

    • Rugged design and construction for reliable performance

    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTFixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE30-15,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-42 dB (7.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE200 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL141 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)112 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO65 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS11-52V DC, 2 mA typical
    WEIGHT1.7 oz (49 g)
    DIMENSIONS3.9" (99.0 mm) long,
    0.83" (21.0 mm) maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8405a stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; AT8159 windscreen; soft protective pouch
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLES1
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  • Downloads

    PRO 37 Specification Sheet (pdf 68.70 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    I have two of these, use them mainly for classical guitar

    5

    I love these mics......I have two, and use them for almost anything.....they've never let me down and I've had one for at least 16 years. Good for classical guitar, vocals, and everyday anything recording!

    Hamilton Ontario

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    Swiss Army Knife - Only sharper!

    5

    Initially, I bought it to amplify acoustic guitars on stage. In the end it turned out to be a Swiss-Army-Knife-type of tool. Due to the great combination of sound/size/SPL and a very friendly behaviour whe it comes to feedback, it is my favourite device on stage. For 8+ years we have been useing it on the road, now. Mainly acoustic instruments. The latest expereience was a drum overhead setup in front of one of this new column speaker systems. Briliant results!

    Germany

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    Versatility

    5

    We use 2 of these mics in place of 1 large condenser for bluegrass. Put these in xy set up and they capture vocals and instruments with no feedback. We even pointed our foh speakers back at us just to see if we could get any squeal or rumble. Why use anything else, and for the price they are more than great. I would spend much more if needed to get the quality and versatility of these.

    Eastern Shore Maryland

    Great all around Mic

    5

    Believe it or not, I mainly use the Pro37 for vocals. This mic is great for Southern Gospel Quartets as well as the normal use of it in the studio for instruments. I highly recommend this mic.

    Stamping Ground, KY 40379, USA

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  • Q & A

    What is the recommended "default" db level I should set for each mic in a choir setting?

    Steve Russ

    As with many aspects in audio, it depends. It is all in relation to a few things: -How loud the sound source is (the choir.) -The location and distance between the microphone and the sound source. -Input Gain Stage on your microphone preamp and channel strip. -How the system gain structure is setup and tuned. There are a lot of variables to consider and I would recommend reading up on how to set proper gain structure (there is a lot of info out on the internet for reading and self educating) and see the links below for some helpful tips. http://blog.audio-technica.com/do-you-have-any-tips-for-using-audio-technica-mics-with-a-holiday-choir/

    ATUS_Specialist3

    What is the part number for the windscreen? I need to order two.

    Mike

    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    I HAVE 8 OF THE PRO 37 THAT WE USE AT CHURCH AND I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THE SOME OF THE SMALL SET SCREWS BACKING OUT AND SEVERAL HAVE BEEN LOST,CAN I GET ANY REPLACEMENT SET SCREWS. APPX. 8 THANK YOU

    DAVID

    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    how can I use this when my mixer does not have phantom power?

    teacher

    You may use an external phantom power supply such as the AT8801. http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/electronics/0d3d28c38db578bb/index.html

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Is the pro 37 worth repairing ? I have seen repair kits that are just as expensive as a new one .I am pretty handy repairing items if I know what to replace but I need to know the facts as to what breaks down on this mic.Any advice appreciated

    Hawk, musician with my own sound system

    Repairing the microphone on your own would unfortunately void the warranty. Your best bet would be to send it in for Service. See Instructions below: Send the product into the Service Department for evaluation. You will find our ATUS Service Policy, complete repair return instructions and a downloadable form to be enclosed with the repair return at: www.audio-technica.com/service . Please provide detailed information on the problem. We do not require a return authorization number for repair returns. We require dated proof of purchase with the repair return for all warranty claims. Please also provide a United States, United Parcel Service (UPS) deliverable address to return the product to once repaired.

    ATUS_Specialist4

    Does it comes with a microphone cable and a box? Or do I have to buy that later?

    Luis Enrique

    Thank you for your inquiry. A cable is not included. All that is included is the microphone and stand clamp.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    I have a small home studio and am looking for a better mic to record my acoustic with. Does this mic need a pre-amp? How much better a sound am I going to get compared to a SM57?

    John

    Yes, microphones require oversimplification. Each microphone will sound different and we recommend to always use your ears. The microphone you listed is a dynamic microphone while the PRO 37 is a condenser microphone.

    AudioSolutionsSpecialist3

    Can we use the pro 37 for an ambient mic? to pick up the room ambience for IEM purpose in a live setting.

    HZKW

    Yes it works well as an ambient mic! An ambient mic is used to pick up the "room" of a venue so those who use IEM's can get a feel for the crowd.

    Jeff

    Being a condenser element type microphone, the Pro 37 requires some amount of power to operate. Power requirements are phantom power, ranging anywhere from 11 to 52 V DC. Phantom power is applied to the 3-pin male XLR output connector on the microphone. This power is typically supplied by the device the microphone is connected to. It is supplied over the 3-pin female XLR microphone input connector on the device. I am not aware of any wireless IEM system that has an XLR mic input on its receiver pack. If this is a situation where the receiver pack does not need to be free to move about with the person wearing it, you may be able to insert an inline phantom power supply between the microphone and the receiver pack. Most phantom power supplies require AC power to operate. There are a few out there that are battery powered however. The output connector on the inline phantom power supply will likely be an XLR type of connector as well, so you will need an adapter cable to adapt it to your receiver pack. For our wireless IEM systems, we make a lavalier type ambient microphone designed to work specifically off a smaller bias voltage (5 V DC) which is applied to the ring of the MIC/AUX input jack on our receiver packs.

    AudioSolutionsSpec1

    Could i use this for bass vocals for a southern gospel quartet? The bass singer puts his mouth on the windscreen and sings the low notes. He also puts his hand around the capsule.

    bhaney

    Thank you for your inquiry. This has never been considered a vocal performance microphone, although it can handle the low end of a bass singer. Make sure the singer does not cup his hand around vents. By doing so, he would be basically changing the polar pattern of the microphone and he would loose the proximity effect (low end).

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Phantom Power Your condenser microphones are rated for Phantom Power from 11 to 52 volts. Does a microphone's performance change is plugged into a 15 volt source as opposed to a 48 volt power source?

    TomC

    Thank you for your inquiry. We design our microphones to operate within the range with minimal change in specs. Sensitivity and Max SPL may be slightly improved closer to 48V, but it should be negligible.

    AudioSolutionsManager