Rare deal knocks $50 off Universal Audio’s SD-1 Dynamic Mic in return to $249 all-time low

Reg. $299 $249
Universal Audio SD-1 Standard Dynamic Microphone

Amazon is now offering the Universal Audio SD-1 Standard Dynamic Microphone for $249 shipped. Regularly $299 and currently matched at major music outlets like Sweetwater, this is $50 in savings and the lowest price we can find. This is also matching the Amazon all-time low and only the second time it has been down at this price there. Universal Audio unveiled this model alongside the rest of its current-generation mics about a year ago now with today’s deal being one of the only opportunities to land one on sale since. In some ways the SD-1 is looking to take on Shure, the juggernaut of the $300+ dynamic XLR microphone category. That’s no small feat considering how fantastic the SM7 is, but if anyone is going to pull that off it will be Universal Audio and they are now coming in at $150 less. Designed for up close vocals and instruments via its cardioid polar pattern, it also features selectable low cut filters, articulation boost switches, and access to Apollo channel strip presets for FX, EQ, and compression. Get a closer look in our launch coverage and head below for additional details. 

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Universal Audio SD-1 Standard Dynamic Microphone features:

With the SD-1 dynamic microphone, you can capture vocals, instruments, livestreams, and podcasts like a pro, quickly giving you polished studio sound that’s broadcast-ready. The SD-1 delivers studio-grade sound and style, no matter where you record. It’s tailor-made for close-miked speech and vocals, with a simple design that rejects background noises like fans, refrigerators, and noisy bandmates. Reduce rumble and mud in your recordings with the SD-1’s selectable low cut filter. And with its enhanced articulation boost, vocals and instruments will instantly stand out with added presence.

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