It’s already the best-looking microphone you’ve ever seen, but how does it sound? We find out more about the new Teenage Engineering CM-15.
Rather than trying to compete with existing products from Shure or Neumann, the Teenage gang choose the path of innovation as usual.
The Teenage Engineering CM-15 Microphone
From the moment you look at the specs, you can tell this is certainly no toy. The 1-inch diaphragm is hand-crafted by Peluso Microphones and there are three ways to connect the mic: Phantom-powered mini XLR, 3.5mm minijack, and USB-C.
The gain switch has three positions and all outputs are available simultaneously, which allows flexible recording and monitoring for a wide range of different applications.
Digital connectivity provides access to the ESS Sabre ES9822Q PRO AD conversion stage, and there’s also an OPA 140 JFET ultra-low distortion amplifier in the circuit path.
Besides the built-in “kick-stand” for desktop use, the rechargeable battery is possibly the most intriguing aspect of the design. The battery is activated with the power switch on the side, and this will give you 10 hours of recording time.
In addition, the CM-15 can receive power from 48V phantom or USB-C and the power switching happens automatically.
Included in the scope of delivery are a USB-C cable, a mini-XLR cable, the protective pouch, and the tilting stand mount and universal adapter. The Tripod Mini is available separately.
Overall, Teenage has created a versatile microphone for the modern recording artist or content creator. The mind truly boggles with so many ways and possibilities to put the CM-15 into action.
Pricing and availability:
The CM-15 will be available this Summer directly from the Teenage Engineering online store at a price of $1199.
More about the Teenage Engineering CM-15:
- Front and rear view.: Teenage Engineering