Neat Microphones Worker Bee Cardioid Condenser Microphone

- Transducer Type: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized 24mm diameter condenser capsule
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 19.0mV/Pa at 1kHz (1 Pa=94dB SPL)
- Output Impedance: 50 ohms
- Rated Load Impedance:1k ohms
- Maximum SPL: 145 dB SPL (2.5k ohms, 0.5% THD)
- S/N Ratio: 79 dB-A (IEC 651)
- Noise Level: 9.5 dB-A (IEC 651)
- Dynamic Range: 135.5 dB (@ 2.5k ohms)
- Transformer Output: Balanced
- Power Req: +48V DC Phantom Power (IEC 268-15)
- Weight: 446g
- Dimensions: 152 x 76mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 6.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MIC-WBCSSC
(2 ratings)
Submitted May 21, 2020 by Alan C in Pensacola, FL
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I have owned the King Bee and now use the Worker Bee for spoken word. It's bigger brother has some weird spikes and bumps in its frequency graph...but the Worker Bee is relatively flat, giving you the advantage of EQ-ing it to your liking. Yes, the Worker Bee is great on mixing instruments, but it EXCELS in spoken word (narration, podcasting, audio books, etc.), reproducing your voice the way it is, with little or no coloration (and it's not sibilant, like the Rode NT1). Don't let the "toy" appearance and low price fool you -- this is an EXCEPTIONAL microphone and is, for now, my favorite of all the condensers I've owned.
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Audio engineer, production manager, and podcaster
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