Elgato has made a name for themselves by focusing on streamers and content creators with everything from capture cards, lighting, green screens, and their stream deck. The one area that they seemed to avoid for a long time was the one area that other companies had taken notice with at all, microphones. That changed recently with the introduction of their Wave:1 and Wave:3 condenser microphones. Over the years I’ve had the chance to check out a variety of desktop microphone options, so I was excited to see that Elgato was getting into the market. Given Elgato’s history of streamer support, I’m curious to see their take on the desktop mic.

Product Name: Elgato Wave:1

Review Sample Provided by: Elgato/Corsair

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Interference

USB-C

Dimensions

141 x 66 x 40 mm / 5.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 in

Polar Pattern

Cardioid

Capsule

17 mm Electret

Dynamic Range

95dB (115dB Clipguard engaged)

Max SPL

120dB (140dB Clipguard engaged)

Sensitivity

-25dBFS (min gain) | 15dBFS (max gain)

Frequency Response

70 - 20000 Hz

Sample Rate

48 kHz

Resolution

24-bit

Weight

Mic & U-Mount 245 g / 8.64 oz | Base 310 g / 10.93 oz

Requirements

Windows 10 64-bit – 4GB and USB 2.0
macOS 10.15 or newer – 4GB Ram, USB 2.0

What in the box

Wave:1, USB-C Cable, Desktop Stand, Boom Arm Adapter, Quick Start Guide

Warranty

2 years

 

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