Studio Projects TB1 Tube Microphone

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Cardioid pattern. Transformer output. Dual triode tube.
The TB1 is a vacuum tube (valve) microphone incorporating the philosophy that the best microphones use high quality, yet minimal components, along with hand selected tubes. Using the finest available materials to build the best possible capsule, the Studio Projects TB1 achieves this philosophy and more. Valve microphones have long been appreciated by studio engineers for their warm yet natural sound. The Studio Projects TB1 provides audiophile sound engineers with the classic vacuum tube design combined with today's better quality components.

The circuit design of the TB1 uses as few components as necessary to prevent added noise and coloration. A special hand selected 6072 "dual triode" vacuum tube is used to ensure consistency. The TB1 is powered by a dedicated AC power supply (DJ8). The TB1 provides the warm transparent sound associated with an expensive quality vacuum tube preamplifier. This perceived sound characteristic has been very popular and sought after for vocals and instrumentation soloists.

The TB1 is the absolute stand alone value in it's price class comparing to models costing as much as $3,000.00. There is no better value on today's market at any price, and the TB1 is so affordable, every professional and project studio can afford one, or a pair for stereo recording or more.

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

Cardioid Pattern

Transformer Output

6072 Dual Triode Tube

A superb read more 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:

7-pin interface cable

Power supply

Aluminum carrying case
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Type: 1 in. large 3 micron diaphragm vacuum tube

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 20~20000Hz

Sensitivity: 25mV/Pa (-32dB re 0dB=1V/Pa)

Output Impedance: <250 Ohm

Load Impedance: >1000 Ohm

Maximum SPL: 128 dB SPL(@1000Hz,<1% THD)

Noise Level: 16 dB-A

S/N: 78 dB

Power Requirement: Supplied Power Supply (DJ8) 110/220

Current: 200V 1mA, 6.3V 150mA

Connector: Gold-plated 7-pin XLR

Size: 2.1 in. length
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 August 16, 2007 by a customer from
"This is a good quality microphone which should be a great asset to your studio. It is made well. My experience with support is g"
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I like this mike and find that it is just about the best mike I have for the money.
This mike is transparent, high quality sound despite its price, very good for vocals and guitar. It may not be better but it is comparable to most anything out there. I have not tried it on much else.
Accessories included a very nice case, shock mount holder, cable and windscreen
Ease of Use
If you take the time to find the ideal placement you will probably be very pleased with the results.
This is a well made piece of equipment
It is worth the money even if I had paid more for it. I think it will give me years of good service. It is a shame that they do not make these products in the US.
Manufacturer Support
I had an issue with the cable. I called support and they replaced it without a hassle. The support is much better than the support I received from companies such as Heil.
The Wow Factor
This mike looks very similar to other Studio Projects microphones but the sound is a bit cleaner than say the B1 which is OK but not as good as the TB1. Sex appeal does not belong in the mic rating system but if a B1 is a pretty cute girl, this one should stop you for a sec.
Musical Background:
Professional musician vocalist. audio technician
Musical Style:
Pop Blues Jazz Country etc
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