Dynamic. A simple, rugged diaphragm/coil. It handles extreme volume levels without
Condenser. A lightweight, sensitive diaphragm that precisely and smoothly captures sound
nuances. It is powered by battery or phantom power supply.
Tailored. Tailored response, tuned to accentuate specific types of voices
Supercardioid or hypercardioid cartridges offer even greater sound
isolation through narrower pickup patterns.
Uni-directional - Cartoid. These are sensitive
to sound coming from only one direction. The most common type of unidirectional cartridge is called a "cardioid" because its pickup pattern is heart-shaped.
It picks up most sound from the front of the cartridge, less from the sides, and very little from the rear.