Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind microphones and transformers built in an artisan tradition. Utmost importance is placed on quality, design, creativity, innovative solutions, and an artistic approach to sound engineering.
Our work ethic is from the past, when things were built to last and quality was not sacrificed for costs. This, along with the use of modern materials and science, makes our products stand out from any others on the market.
SAMAR TF10 Premium Condenser Microphone
The heart of the TF10 is a unique proprietary cardioid capsule designed by the company’s owner and chief engineer Dr. Mark Fouxman. The capsule is a single sided 3-chambered design. The 1st and 2nd chambers shape the capsule’s frequency response, and the 3rd sets time delay. This 3-chamber independence allows precise optimization of all parameters; it also ensures superior frequency and phase integrity in off axis response, so it takes EQ very well. The unique construction and use of special materials eliminates the capsules parasitic capacitances and ensures low distortion and ultimate transparency, providing a very realistic sound picture. The capsule has been designed to work without usual for condenser microphones DC-to-DC bias converter, which reduces distortions even further.
SAMAR AL95 Premium Ribbon Microphone
We are pleased to announce our newest Samar AL95 figure 8 passive ribbon microphone. Years of perfecting ribbon transducers, and experience in machining and making them exclusively in house have allowed Samar Audio to create a microphone of ultimate performance for a price that is unheard for a completely US made microphone. This makes it perfect solution for home studios, artists, and engineers with budget restrictions, as well as professional engineers, whose goal is making the highest quality recordings. Specifically designed for very smooth, extended frequency response, and low distortions, it is handcrafted and meticulously assembled at the company’s Salt Lake City based shop.
SAMAR VL37 Premium Ribbon Microphone
The VL37 tonal balance combines a vintage vibe with a modern sound, creating a unique but affordable recording tool. Its bi-directional, figure 8, symmetrical polar pattern is perfect when used on drum overheads, choir, piano, violin, orchestra, brass instruments, vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, room microphones, speaker cabinets, among other recording, broadcast, and classical music applications. It has a Stainless Steel body and comes in a US made wooden box and anti-vibration shockproof clip.
SAMAR VL37A Premium Active Ribbon Microphone
The VL37A is an active version of VL37 and brings its sonic performance to a new level. Specifically designed for extremely low noise it opens up a new territory of applications, notably classical music, broadcasting, movie, and studio recordings. Because of its condenser-like output level, and because of the optimized load on the ribbon and perfect impedance integration, the VL37A puts much less stress on the preamplifier and cable choices, making it a perfect and very affordable solution for projects and professional studios.
SAMAR MF65 Premium Ribbon Microphone
With unparalleled sound, attention to detail, and craftsmanship, the MF65 is an instant classic, combining State of the Art technology with a completely original and innovative design, the MF65 sets a new standard for High End ribbon microphones.
We have created a microphone with the bottom end response ruler flat down to 20 Hz (-0.43 dB) and the most extended high frequency response ever seen in figure eight ribbon, exceeding well beyond 25 kHz. For an unprecedented top end and balanced frequency response, the company’s owner and chief engineer, Dr. Mark Fouxman, has created one of the most advanced motors with the shortest front-to-back path ever seen in a ribbon microphone. For design efficiency the motor is an extension of the main body, integrating the two into one cohesive structure.
SAMAR MF65A Premium Active Ribbon Microphone
The MF65A is an active version of MF65 and brings its sonic performance to a new level. Specifically designed for extremely low noise it opens up a new territory of applications, notably classical music, broadcasting, movie, and studio recordings. Because of its condenser-like output level, and because of the optimized load on the ribbon and perfect impedance integration, the MF65 puts much less stress on the preamplifier and cable choices, making it a perfect and very affordable solution for projects and professional studios.
The MF65A includes a mechanism for fine ribbon adjustment with consistency, offering the highest possible performance. The top quality toroidal transformers were designed and tuned specifically for this particular model and are made in-house. The MF65A is a precision instrument of uncompromised craftsmanship with the utmost attention paid to every detail both sonic and cosmetic.
SAMAR AL39 Premium Ribbon Microphone
Don’t let the AL39’s old school styling give you the wrong impression. It is a very sophisticated modern sounding ribbon microphone based on original innovative designs and developed for today’s highest resolution digital recording with an extended frequency range beyond 25kHz.
The AL39’s original short-path geometry is the culmination of the years of research. Its ribbon has a unique fine tuning adjustment to assure for consistency from unit to unit and undergoes a proprietary corrugation process to maintain its integrity without special handling.
The AL39 is 100% American made from parts manufactured in our shop and uses a specifically matched low noise toroidal transformer to give it a distinctive tonal balance. Its body is crafted from stainless steel on precision CNC machinery and is assembled and tested to obtain the highest possible level of performance and years of dependability.
SAMAR VL373 Premium Stereo Ribbon Microphone
The mission statement for the VL373 was to create a ‘true to life’ stereo image and this we have achieved by placing two ribbon elements in very close proximity to each other effectively minimizing any phase distortion up to very high frequencies. The VL373 is essentially two VL37 microphones in one chassis; a genuinely high performance stereo ribbon microphone ready to capture your finest performances.
Like the VL37, the motor structure and tuning of the VL373 are based on our flagship Samar MF65, all the microphones in the range use the same components.
Another unique feature of the VL373 is our special swivel mechanism not found in any other modern stereo ribbon microphones, this allows the user to change the angle of stereo spread. The angle can be changed from 60 to 120 degrees thus facilitating a wide range of setups from big classical orchestras, where the last rows of instruments usually get cancelled in Blumlein configuration, full choirs, to smaller ensembles, drum overheads, and single instruments, recorded in stereo.
SAMAR VL373A Premium Active Stereo Ribbon Microphone
As with all of our microphones, the VL373A is entirely handcrafted and meticulously assembled using parts made exclusively in house in our US shop.
It has a Stainless Steel body and comes in a US made wooden box and anti-vibration shockproof clip.
The VL373A high SPL handling, built in pop filter and symmetrical polar response is perfect for demanding producers, musicians and engineers in recording studios and for live sound reproduction.
Whether it is Blumlein, MS, or XY, the VL373 is ideal for stereo recording of wide spectrum of sources, from orchestra, choir, piano, vocals, violin, brass instruments, to acoustic and electric guitar, drum overheads, room microphones, among other recording, broadcast, and classical music applications.