Behringer C-2 Condenser Microphone

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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.
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 read more 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)
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(67 ratings)
Submitted January 30, 2009 by a customer from sfrahm.com
"200% Bang For The Buck"
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.
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.
Features
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...
Musical Background:
Live Sound Engineer
Musical Style:
Everything especially gospel
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