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Behringer C-2 Condenser Microphone, Matched Pair

Record in stereo with a matched pair of Behringer C-2 pencil microphones. These small-diaphragm condensers include low-cut and -10 dB pad switches. (75) Read 23 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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These professional condenser microphones for studio recording and live applications have all the big-time features packed in an extremely compact form factor. They are sold as a matched pair -- perfect for stereophonic recording -- for a price you wouldn't even consider it bought you a single one. The C-2s utilize a low-mass diaphragm for ultra-wide frequency response and ultimate sound reproduction and their inconspicuous size makes them perfect for acoustic instruments, overhead applications, pianos and similar. The cardioid pickup pattern effectively eliminates feedback, plus there is switchable low frequency roll-off and -10 dB input attenuation. Ultra low-noise transformerless FET input eliminates low-frequency distortion, while a gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector assures the highest signal integrity. Custom microphone stand adapters, windscreens, stereo-bar and transport case are all included, making these condenser microphones ready for action straight out of the box! If super-compact size is paramount but you don't want to compromise on the performance, then a pair of C-2s is the answer.

Features

- 2 professional true condenser microphones for studio recording and live applications
- Sold as matched pair - perfect for stereophonic recording
- Low-mass diaphragm for ultra-wide frequency response and ultimate sound reproduction
- Perfect for acoustic instruments, overhead, piano, etc.
- Cardioid pickup pattern for effective feedback elimination
- Switchable low-frequency roll-off and -10 dB input attenuation
- Custom microphone stand adapters, windscreens, stereo-bar and transport case included
- Ultra low-noise transformerless FET input eliminates low-frequency distortion
- Gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector for highest signal integrity
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany

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- Transducer Type: True condenser, 16mm (0.63 in.) single diaphragm
- Operating Principle: Pressure gradient
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Connection: Gold-plated balanced XLR connector
- Open Circuit Sensitivity (at 1kHz): -41dBV (0dBV = 1V/Pa)
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Level Attenuation: -10dB (switchable)
- Low-Cut Filter: 6dB/oct. At 120Hz (switchable)
- Max. SPL (1%THD @ 1kHz): 140dB (0dB); 150dB (-10dB)
- Equivalent SPL (IEC 651): 19dB-A
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 75dB
- Nominal Impedance: 75 ohms
- Load Impedance: >1k ohms
- Supply Voltage: +48V
- Supply Current: 3mA

Dimensions:
- Shaft: Approx. 13/16 in. (20mm)
- Length: Approx. 3-11/16 in. (94mm)
- Weight: Approx. 0.21 lbs. (900g)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Matched Pair
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 4 in
Matched Pair, with 2 x Boom Stands and Mic Cables
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290
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"200% Bang For The Buck"
Sound: Very low self noise for an electret condenser. Excellent dynamic range. Very low distortion. Near ruler flat frequency response. Great for drum overheads, sax, etc. with -10 dB pad, acoustic guitar without. Feature: Needs separate LF roll off and -10 dB switches, or at least a clearer definition of whether the -10 dB position includes the LF roll off, or not. I believe that it does, but still not sure unless I test it with an analyzer. Ease of Use: Plug and play. If it doesn't work, you forgot to turn on the phantom power or have a bad mic cord. Quality: Superb sound, construction, fit and finish. Value: Sounds like you spent a whole lot more than you actually did. Manufacturer Support: Don't know. This is truly a disposable device especially at this price point. The Wow Factor: Sounds great. Cost is near zero. Now if only Uli would shock mount some of these elements into a hand held with a two layer pop screen... Overall: Cost/performance ratio is great. Sound is great. Behringer is a disruptive technology force in the music industry. You may expect to often pay double up to 10 times more for products of similar quality and possibly slightly greater longevity.
Style of Music: Everything especially gospel
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Very cheap Behringer C2 stereo mikes: they can sound really good in classical recordings."
Sound: It has the best price/quality. Very good vor low budget recording. Pro: it has a very smooth freq.char. which is esily to equalize. And very constant directivity between 500Hz and 5kHz for very good XY or ORTF stereo. With proper equalisation they sound really impressive on all kinds of classical music: big church organ @ 12mtrs distance with really deep bass (16'pipes), big male choir (45 men)+ solist @ 2.5mtrs away and 5mtr up, grand piano @ 1.5mtrs, or 30cms from hammers, standup piano @ 1.6mtrs or 30cms from the soundboard, classical solo singers (fi. tenor or VERY loud soprano) @ 0,5-2 mtrs distance. No distortion, with ORTF mode exellent stereo roominess (big church) and soundsource positioning (choir). Good sound compared to my MXL990. Feature: Stereo bar, pop filters. Both OK. Missed inter-distance adapter for ORTF mode, and 90degr. adapter for mounting the stereo bar in parallel under the mike-boom in case the mikestand must be beside the soundsource. Made them myself. I must also make rubber-suspension for the stereo setup. Ease of Use: Needs equalisation when more than 30cm away from soundsource, it then sounds to me like very expensive. Is easy standard procedure for me now. Equalisation: When at 30cms distance only -2dB equalisation @ 8kHz needed, then very neutral and pleasent sound. When at 1m distance or more it needs the following equalizing at my Phonic MU1202 mixer with positions: Hi: 10.30Hrs ( -2 dB@8kHz); Mid: 13.30Hrs (+1.5db@2.5kHz); Low: 14.30Hrs (+8dB@80Hz). Afterwards at home extra EQ before music-cutting on my PC: +3dB@50Hz / +6dB@30Hz. Quality: XLR plug fitted difficult in only one of all my 6 Behringer C2 mikes. Good PCB, nice metal housing, feels good and looks impressive. Feels reliable. Can be used "on the road" i think. Cheap, so spare ones do not cost much. BUT: DESIGNFAULT in microphone output circuit: XLR pin3 is grounded directly for audio, and the impedance on pin2 rises for low frequencies. Be aware: This impedance-unbalance will reveal very weak residual hum/noise from your 48V phantom power supply (if any) when0 used with low soundlevels (test it)! I modified XLR pin3 cricuit, and hum/noise now is further suppressed by 30dB into an undetectable low level. Now perfect! See my modification article on internet. Value: Yes, absolutely. Manufacturer Support: I informed Behringer about the problem and asked for modification. First time no real good reaction (pointed their finger towards my mixer). I devellopped modification myself: Second time when my modification was send to them, they respondede more serious and did send it to their devellopment department. The Wow Factor: Feels and looks very good, nicely small, only wanted sometimes it was black and less obvious to see, and less obvious printing on it. Overall: I will keep them. Becouse i want to make stereo recording in Blumlein mode, i will buy at least one set stereo mikes with figure-of-eight characteristic. Must wait for budget. If small budget, possably the cheap new Behringer C3 or the more expensive Superlux CMH-8C.
Style of Music: Classical singing / piano / church organs/jazz/pop (rolling stones).
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