Violet Mics always impress both stylistically and sonically. Their latest condenser mic hints at the classic Neumann shape but with a twist theyve stretched it lengthways. The result is a big fi ve-inch open capsule grill and a small three-inch body. As mentioned, its a regular phantompowered cardioid condenser and in keeping with other Violet mics, there are no additional options such as pad or low cut. The capsule itself is a single diaphragm centre-tapped design, and at 21mm across its at the smaller end of the large capsule spectrum.