Behringer B-1 Single Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

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Designed and priced with the home-studio musician in mind, the B-1 from Behringer captures your music with incredible realism, sensitivity, and accuracy.

Designed with home-studio owners and musicians in mind, the B-1 features a 1 in. capsule that captures your sounds with incredible realism, sensitivity, and accuracy. Its wide frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz is enhanced by a pronounced presence boost, making equalization unnecessary in many cases. Its cardioid polar pattern, switchable high-pass filter, and -10 dB pad, SPL of 138 dB and unusually low inherent noise make it perfect for close miking and extremely flexible. The B-1 also comes with a carrying case, shock mount, and windscreen.

Features

- Pressure gradient transducer with shock-mounted 1 in. gold-sputtered, single-diaphragm capsule
- Exceptionally wide frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with pronounced presence boost
- Transformerless FET input circuitry for extremely low inherent noise
- Cardioid polar pattern ideal for diverse studio and live applications
- Switchable low-frequency roll-off and input attenuation
- +48 V phantom powered
- Extremely rugged construction with satin nickel-plated brass body
- Delivered in a rugged hard case with suspension mount and windscreen

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Behringer B-1 Diaphragm Condenser Mic

Designed with home-studio owners and musicians in mind, the B-1 features a 1 in. capsule that captures your sounds with incredible realism, sensitivity, and accuracy. Its wide frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz is enhanced by a pronounced presence boost, making equalization unnecessary in many cases. Its cardioid polar pattern, switchable high-pass filter, and -10 dB pad, SPL of 138 dB and unusually low inherent noise make it perfect for close miking and extremely flexible. The B-1 also comes with a carrying case, shock mount, and windscreen.

Features

- Pressure gradient transducer with shock-mounted 1 in. gold-sputtered, single-diaphragm capsule
- Exceptionally wide frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with pronounced presence boost
- Transformerless FET input circuitry for extremely low inherent noise
- Cardioid polar pattern ideal for diverse studio and live applications
- Switchable low-frequency roll-off and input attenuation
- +48 V phantom powered
- Extremely rugged construction with satin nickel-plated brass body
- Delivered in a rugged hard case with suspension mount and windscreen

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (246 ratings)
Submitted September 30, 2004 by a customer from cox.net
"Microphone which makes you feel good, smart and satisfied."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
If one is interested in recording I would absolutely reccomend this microphone. One thing I would suggest is to buy 30' of XLR cable, I bought 20' thinking it would be enough and I am about 10' short. My reccomendation would be to buy one 20' XLR cable and one 10' XLR cable per microphone. The enviroment I am in is home recording.

Sound
Microphone sounds very good, I am not dissappointed at all. I would highly reccomend this microphone especially for the price. I recorded my son playing our upright piano and I am very happy with the sound. The recording was comparable to piano CD's we have. For those people who are interested I placed two microphones (the ones I am reviewing) near the back of the piano. The recording and sound was pretty clean, especially considering it was a home recording). I wanted and was able to capture a pretty "clean" sound, from this point one can add reverb to replicate different hall effects if I desire.

Features
The feature set for this microphone is absolutely the best and of high quality. The shock mount is impressive as well as the microphone carrying case.

Quality
Very good quality all around. The microphone itself has a nice heavy solid feel. It is also nice to look at. Everything about this microphone including the accesories gives one a quality feel.

Value
I shopped around for microphones, compared specifications, look read more at the functionality, looked at accessories as well as read reviews. There is no other microphone you can touoh for this price given all of the above. I bought two and may buy two more.

Manufacturer Support
I haven't dealt with the company yet, but I am giving them the benefit of the doubt, there should be a NA rating along with the 1 to 10 rating. The instruction booklet should give more information/pictures in how to use the shock mount as well as explaining that there is a 3/8" brass adapter which needs to be removed to fit the standard 5/8" microphone mount.

The Wow Factor
Aesthetically this is a very appealing microphone. The foam head accessorie is a bit large, brings some chuckels but isn't unattractive. Besides the microphone all the accesories have an appealing and quality look and feel to them as well. Before I even opened up the microphone case my wife saw the microphone case and was impressed with the case design. One nice thing about this design is that it is unique enough that people will identify with it quickly.

Musical Background:
Hobbyist

Musical Style:
Jazz & Rock
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