Nashville, TN (May 11, 2007)–3D Audio is offering three new CAD Trion microphones, a line that includes a tube LDC, a solid state LDC and a dual-ribbon mic, as part of a random-drawing Gratis Gear contest. There will be three winners, one for each the Trion 6000, 7000, and 8000 mics; the contest has already begun, and the deadline for entries is 11:59 PM CDST on June17, 2007.
The CAD (www.cadmics.com) Trion 6000 is a solid-state multi-pattern condenser microphone with two externally-biased large diaphragms, field-effect detection and iron core drive. The CAD Trion 6000 has tri-level high voltage, three polar patterns for timbre and expanse, “vintage tone, vintage look and vintage feel.” Elastic shock mount and metal travel case are included. List price is $499.
The CAD Trion 7000 dual-element ribbon microphone “rounds out” guitar stacks, brass, and woodwinds. Users will experience classic ribbon vocal sound. Elastic shock mount and metal travel case are included.
List price is $459.
The CAD Trion 8000 multi-pattern condenser tube microphone features an extra large diaphragm, RF pentode, iron core, and 120 volts of drive. Use all three polar patterns to define space and tone. Elastic shock mount, durable metal travel case, dedicated cable, and 120V power supply are included. 115/230 VAC power required. List price is $599.
There are three possible ways to enter this contest, according to 3D Audio’s Lynn Fuston post at www.3daudioinc.com/3db/showthread.php?t=10854:
1) Post your name only (real names only-no screen names) in this thread (www.3daudioinc.com/3db/showthread.php?t=10854) with a sentence about why you want a CAD Trion mic at your studio. Since this is a random drawing, brown-nosing will not help you win. Silly reasons are discouraged and may be deleted at my discretion along with the name of the entrant. If you wish to post a contact email, please do so in expanded form (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to avoid email address harvesters. If you want to enter and are unwilling to use your real name in this forum, you may enter by either of the following methods.
2) Send a postcard (letter will do) to the address below with your name (real name plus screen name and contact info including email address and physical address) and the reason you want a CAD Trion mic at your studio to:
3dB Gratis Gear
34 Prescott Place
Franklin, TN 37069
International entrants should allow 2-3 weeks time for mail delivery.
3) Register as a VIP member of 3dB at www.3daudioinc.com/catalog. New VIPs will automatically be entered to win. Existing VIPs (2006) will also automatically be entered to win.
Each person entering the contest may choose one or more of the above methods for participation. Multiple entries (after the first) by the same method will be discarded, for example sending 12 postcards will net you one entry.
The fastest way to enter is to post a reason why you want a CAD Trion mic here in this thread. To increase your chances (double your chances), you may also send a postcard to the address above. To add your name again to the drawing, you may join as (or already be) a VIP member at 3dB. So a person may have his/her name in the hat no more than three times.
Again, the deadline for entries is 11:59 PM CDST on June 17, 2007. All mail received on or before June 16, 2007 will be entered into the drawing. Any mail received after that date will not be entered. The three winners will be chosen in a random drawing held on June 19, 2007. The drawings for the three mics will be done consecutively but separately, so there will be one drawing for the 6000, another drawing for the 7000, and a drawing for the 8000. Winners will be awarded the mic for which their name is drawn. When a winner is selected, his/her name will be eliminated from the chance of winning in the following drawings. The result will be three separate winners and three separate runners up. Runners up will be chosen at the same time in case the winner forfeits his/her prize. Winners will have 30 days to respond.
So enter the contest now and maybe you can win a new CAD Trion mic for your studio. Gear is fun. Free gear is better.
For more info about the full lineup of CAD mics, check out their offerings here: www.cadmics.com/Mics_by_line.htm.
3D Audio Inc.