Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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- Type: FET 3 micron 1 in. large single diaphragm
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20~20000Hz
- Sensitivity: -34dB,(0dB=1V/Pa)
- Output Impedance: <200 Ohm
- Load Impedance: >1000 Ohm
- Maximum SPL: 132db
- Noise: 12dB-A (IEC651)
- S/N: 82 dB
- Power Requirement: 48 +/- 4V
- Current Consumption: <2.5mA
- Circuit: Transformerless circuit, featuring extremely low self noise and large dynamic range
- Connector: Gold-plated 3-pin XLR
Studio Projects Warranty Studio Projects products are warrantied for a period of three years.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-323-9050
(72 ratings)
Submitted July 22, 2009 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Awesome mic! Where a ski mask when you order, because $99 for this mic is like stealing from Studio Projects!"
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Overall, all I have to say is "get it!" Pros: The output of the mic is not muddy, it is clear, crisp on the high end but not too crisp. It comes with nice wooden box and shock mount. Optional presets on the mic that I found pretty useful. Nice slick design and very sturdy as well. Cons: I don't have any cons yet. If there was one maybe a better shock mount. throw in a xlr cable. i always hated ordering the xlr cable seperately for my mics. i really can't find and cons for this mic at the price it is selling for.

Sound
I have never really payed too much attention to studio project products. After doing some research and asking around I decided to test one out. I mainly record vocals (hip hop/R&B/Ballad). For the price I was impressed. It doesn't have the muddiness in the vocals. At the same time it wasn't to bright. I would say the sound of this mic with a little bit of tweaking on your DAW brings your vocals to near pro studio quality. It also comes with options to cut down on your freq. For $99 you can't lose out. I really picky when it comes to mics. I highly recommend this mic in its price range. I rated this mic an 8 because there are better mics out there, but you might have to dig through your pockets a little deeper for the higher end mics. In comparison to an AT2020 and this mic, I would chose this mic again.

Features
Features as I explained earlier, it comes with extra options you can read in the description. read more It also comes with a decent shock mount and a nice wooden box. Just looking at the box it came in made the mic worth buying.

Ease of Use
If you can plug something in, then you're good to go in this station.

Quality
The mic is pretty sturdy. There are sturdier mics out there, but this comes close to those mics. I'm confident that if I accidently dropped this mic, I could pick it up and start recording again expecting the same quality.

Value
For $99 you need to where a ski mask, 'cause you would be stealing from SP. If I hadn't known the price of this mic, just by using the mic, I would have thought the price to be in the 199-299 range.

Manufacturer Support
Didn't have to use it yet. I've had the mic for a month now. I gave it a 10 because if I don't have to recieve support from SP, then they've deffinately done their part.

The Wow Factor
I would buy another one of these right now if I didn't have about 10 mics at home.

Musical Background:
Recording Engineer

Musical Style:
Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Ballad
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