Over fifty years ago, Carl Countryman started crafting custom gear for touring rock bands and performers. Today, our family business is an industry-leading manufacturer of legendary direct boxes and ultra-miniature microphones, with the same goal of serving audio professionals all over the world with personal attention and exceptional quality. Our wide range of direct boxes and highly customizeable earsets, lavaliers, instrument, hanging, and podium microphones are all designed, manufactured, and rigorously tested at our office in Menlo Park, California.
Less is more. Less distance from you to the microphone means less feedback, less ambient room sound, less gain on the console for less electronic noise and more full, natural sound. Countryman microphones achieve maximum isolation by getting close to the source. Halving the distance from the microphone to the source increases the incident sound energy by four times, giving you more gain-before feedback and more headroom for the house system and monitors.
Stainless steel and aluminum bodies. Custom formulated scratch and sweatproof coatings. Aramid fiber cables skinned in chemical-resistant polymers. Countryman microphones and DI boxes are built tough from the inside out for unmatched durability. Your gear shouldn't call it a day before you do.
"Transparent" means an acoustic response that doesn't alter your sound, and a low visual profile that keeps all the attention where it belongs. We evaluate dozens of color samples to precisely match our cables, paints, and engineering polymers to carefully selected theater makeup shades.
“Over the years our church has tried many different microphones, with some models yielding better results than others. None have worked as well as our Countryman microphones. Their sound quality, clarity, and ability to deliver the levels we need in any situation have made Countryman the microphone of choice for every application.”
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Stew, and de’Adre Aziza (left – right) wear Countryman E6 Earset microphones in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Passing Strange. Photo credit: www.kevinberne.com. Lavalier mics, earset mics, and direct boxes popular with noted theatrical organization Berkeley, CA – July 2011 Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as […]
“We use our Countryman H6 microphones for our weekly services and also utilize them for any dramas that are performed throughout the year...I love the fact that, with their dual ear loops and adjustable headframe, they provide a really comfortable, secure fit that enables one to focus on the message, or in the case of a theatrical presentation, their lines, as opposed to being distracted by an uncomfortable fit. These mics are also extremely low profile, so they’re practically invisible. Most importantly, they sound very natural.”
Above: Jerome Lee at the console. Audio quality and consistent performance attributes make mics and DI’s an outstanding choice Las Vegas, NV – June 2013… As the third largest hotel in the world and the largest hotel resort complex in the United States, the MGM Grand Las Vegas is one of the true cornerstones of […]
New microphone ideal for a wide range of podium-type applications Menlo Park, CA – InfoComm Booth #6049… Countryman Associates, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of miniature microphones and direct boxes, is pleased to introduce the A3 Halo Gooseneck Microphone. Based on Countryman’s award-nominated A3 Podium Microphone, the A3 Halo includes an ultrabright LED […]