Studio Projects B3 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

No longer available at zZounds
Upgraded electronics. -10dB and -20dB pads.
Featuring upgraded electronics and a sleek new look, the new SP microphone product line is the result of 5 years of research and development by Brent Casey, veteran microphone designer and Vice President of Engineering of Studio Projects. The new electronics allow for better signal to noise ratio, as well as greater dynamic range.

All B Series microphones (except the TB1) now feature -10dB and -20dB pads.

The new Studio Projects B3 is the ultimate in large diaphragm condenser microphones at this price anywhere. This microphone has all the technical refinements to be an enduring classic . With features you would expect in a world class microphone, the B3 offers 3 recording pattern positions (cardioid, omni and a true figure eight) with -10dB and -20dB pads and Hi-Pass filter.

Equipped with a true 1in. 3 um gold sputtered dual gold large diaphragm in a pressure gradient transducer capsule, the B3 will ensure the finest quality of recordings while offering linear response and a classic deep rich sound. The B3 can be connected to any external microphone preamplifier or mixing console which provides 48-volt phantom power or via any 48-volt external power supply.

The B3 will compete favorably with microphones costing substantially more. If you're looking for that traditional "German" sounding pedigree for your studio, but simply can't or won't spend the big dollars it takes to get it, then the Studio Projects B3 it the microphone for you. You can buy a pair and still save over read more $1,900.00!!! Think of what that can buy you!

Pressure-Gradient Transducer, Dual 1 in. 3 um mylar capsule

Selectable patterns (omni, cardioid, figure 8)

High Pass Filter

10db Pad

A superb vocal microphone with warm transparent character

Great for overhead choirs, strings, pianos & percussion

Great for production, broadcast, and voice over work

Perfect for the professional and home project studio

A quality vocal mic suitable for all vocal styles

Included Accessories:
Zippered Bag

Foam Wind Screen

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Type: 1 in. large dual diaphragm 3 micron FET condenser microphone

Polar pattern: cardioid/ Omni-directional/figure 8

Frequency response: 20~20000Hz

Sensitivity: 14/16/18mV/Pa (Omni./Cardioid/Figure 8)(-37/-36/-35dB @1000Hz)

Output impedance: <200 Ohm

Load impedance: >1000 Ohm

Maximum SPL: 132/142dB SPL for 1% THD @1000Hz(0dB/-10dB pad, 0dB SPL=0.00002Pa)

Noise Level: 14dB-A (Cardioid)

S/N: 80 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

Pad: 10dB

Low cut: 6dB/Octave at 150 Hz

Size: dia: 2.1 in. length: 8.9 in.
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
(20 ratings)
Submitted November 9, 2006 by a customer from
"One FANTASTIC value of a microphone!"
This is one of the warmest sounding mics I have ever had the pleadure to use. My primary use is for strings. Has the warmth of a ribbon and the detail of a condenser. Very versitile!
Lots of features and possibilities.
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Sturdy and nicely made - very attractive.
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