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Behringer ECM8000 - Ultra-Linear Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone

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The ECM8000 omnidirectional measurement microphone's linear frequency response polar pattern allows one to carry out measurement and alignment tasks with minimum hassle and maximum precision. The microphone is a perfect complement for the Behringer ULTRA-CURVE PRO DSP8024 or any other real-time analyzer.

Precise electret condenser measurement microphone
Ultra-linear frequency response
Well-balanced, true omni-directional pattern
Optimally suited for room correction applications
Phantom powered, +15V to +48V
Behringer ECM8000 - Ultra-Linear Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone
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  • Windscreen
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Good audio (10)
    • Versatile (9)
    • Compact (7)
    • Lightweight (7)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (12)
    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Performances (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worthwhile

    This is in my opinion one of Behringer's better entries. At the heart of this mic is a quality Panasonic capsule, very flat, and probably as close to true omni as you can...Read complete review

    This is in my opinion one of Behringer's better entries. At the heart of this mic is a quality Panasonic capsule, very flat, and probably as close to true omni as you can get. Most omni mics aren't nearly this spherical in their pickup pattern. The one drawback with this mic is its self-noise; Compare it with most any quality condenser and you'll see what I mean. This noisyness seems to be typical of this type of mic, even the more expensive ones, Earthworks, etc.
    It's still extremely useful, just best used with louder sources, so less gain is needed. Very natural sounding acoustic instruments; I used this as drum overhead on latest project thru GrooveTubes "brick" tube pre, loved it. I'll probably get another one for split omni use. I even used it once for its intended purpose of EQing a room!

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    ECM8000

    Low and mid frequency response is good.

    High frequency response is not as precise and the self noise level is not low as is expected from a measurement mic but hey, it...Read complete review

    Low and mid frequency response is good.

    High frequency response is not as precise and the self noise level is not low as is expected from a measurement mic but hey, it costs less than 50 bucks.

    It doesn't come with a calibration certificate which is a big minus. A measurement microphone SHOULD have one. If some third parties could offer it for an extra $75, then sure Behringer could have added that cost on top of the microphone and sell it with that. I don't think that anybody would mind it if it was $75 dearer, as the closest next measurement mic in the market is above $500 mark anyway.

    Still, pretty good value for money overall, but without the calibration document it's pretty much useless for professional work, although for home users it may be adequate, just to give an idea of the room acoustics.

    I recommend to have it calibrated for any more serious work.

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    5.0

    Great Mic

    By Ray

    from MI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Technical Specs
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-purposemeasurement

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

      I'm using this mic for engineering measurements. It has a flat response from 20Hz to 20kHz. The performance is comparable to mics 10-20X the price. It hasn't been qualified in a class 1 measurement system as far as I know. However, it works well for back to back measurements, design or troubleshooting. Great value.

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      5.0

      Great Mic

      By Josh Moose (Grandma's House Audio)

      from Pittsburgh PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Flat Freq Response

      Cons

      • Needs Phantom Power

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

      Unlike most Behringer products, this mic works and sounds very good. This mic is actually one of their best products I've used. It's inexpensive and has a flat frequency response that is comparable to higher end omni's that cost a lot more.

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      5.0

      Good for room correction

      By Jim123

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

          I use this mic for room correction with MathAudio Auto EQ and M-Audio Audiophile 2496. Works perfectly fine. Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          A replacement mic for Room Calibration

          By AJ Sound

          from Boise, ID

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

            During a relocation, the RTA mic from the ARC system was lost, IK multimedia sales and tech support was contacted for a replacement, after 2 attempts and 60 days of no response, I needed to replace the micrphone, this microphone was chosen.

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            5.0

            It's Close!

            By Moeski

            from Potlatch, Idaho

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

              Pretty close for setting up auto EQ, but a little tweeking is still in order. It does what I thought it would do though, so sure am not complaining! I own several Behringer products and I am so far quite pleased overall.

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              4.0

              Awesome for Spot situations!

              By Rodman2211

              from Arlington, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

              For the money you pay for it, it's a great deal. Due to its linear directional capacities, it's better off on spot situations when trying to over a very specific audible spot.

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              4.0

              Great sounding omni mic

              By Bill

              from Portland, Oregon

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

              I'm really tempted to give this five stars.
              It's marketed as a measurment mic but I got two of them for use as drums overheads and they have not dissapointed me in the least. I don't know how Behringer does it. It's a bargain at it's usual price and B&H beat that by a few dollars. I am a lifelong musician and I have a lot of recording gear and mics. Mics that are many many times more expensive than these ECM8000's but these fit right in. They are my first omni mics and I love the usefulness of them on acoustic instruments up close and as drums overheads. The lack of proximity effect is particularly handy. The one critisizm that I've heard amongst other pro users is that they have an elevated noise floor but in my applications this has not proven to be the case. I highly recommend these mics and they can also be used to evaluate your speakers and room when used with the appropriate measurement software as they have a pretty much ruler flat response curve.

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              5.0

              Fast Shipping, Exact as ordered, great!!

              By C2

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                  Used for high end pro car audio.

                  I could find this Mic nowhere else for such a low price and still be able to get in super fast in a box packed like it should be able to survive a 10,000 foot drop.

                  The mic is awesome and totally flat response, needing no calibration. I bet it will stay that way as delicately as I will handle it.

                  There's not a thing I don't like about this whole experience!

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                  4.0

                  Great inexpensive mic.

                  By songster

                  from ny, ny

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                    This is a really inexpensive but good quality mic. I use it in my home studio to make demo songs on garage band.

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                    4.0

                    ECM8000 review

                    By Jimtl

                    from North Fort Myers, FL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good for measurement use
                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                    I used this for measurement using the REW program and it worked great. I was able to get much better results with this mic than with a LDC. I'll probably try it for recording with a portable device in places I'd prefer to not take expensive stuff.

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                    4.0

                    Good enough for Live Sound Analysys

                    By etienne75

                    from Bologna, Italy

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • A bit unprecise

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                    Th product works fine for Live Sound P.A. analysys, where you need good and fast RTA responses, not extremely precise as needed in recording studios or similar.
                    What you get for such a price is excellent, but of course don't expect to have a 100% linear frequency response

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                    4.0

                    Smart choice

                    By Poordream

                    from Athens, Greece

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                      I use this product for acoustic measurements in my home studio.

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                      5.0

                      Just Right

                      By Graham

                      from Fort Meade, FL

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                        [...]Good PriceMic works as expected.Made a great addition to my DSP 8024

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        ECM8000

                        By Barish

                        from Istanbul, TR

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Limited Functions
                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                        Low and mid frequency response is good.

                        High frequency response is not as precise and the self noise level is not low as is expected from a measurement mic but hey, it costs less than 50 bucks.

                        It doesn't come with a calibration certificate which is a big minus. A measurement microphone SHOULD have one. If some third parties could offer it for an extra $75, then sure Behringer could have added that cost on top of the microphone and sell it with that. I don't think that anybody would mind it if it was $75 dearer, as the closest next measurement mic in the market is above $500 mark anyway.

                        Still, pretty good value for money overall, but without the calibration document it's pretty much useless for professional work, although for home users it may be adequate, just to give an idea of the room acoustics.

                        I recommend to have it calibrated for any more serious work.

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                        5.0

                        Good MIC for RTA Auto-EQ with DEQ2496

                        By Mike

                        from Poughquag, NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                          I use thsi mic with the Berhringer DEQ2496, and it integrates very easily with that unit. Woks fine, and has nice case and accessories. Highly recommended. NOTE: Not for live voice recording.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Competes with the best

                          By Steven

                          from Denver

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                          I use this mic for its intended purpose, as a measurement mic for RTA (real time analysis) and it performs flawlessly.

                          I keep the mic in one location, so I cannot comment on how well it "travels," albeit the case it comes with is impressive and would likely cost the same as the mic, if purchased separately.

                          Rumor has it that this mic is also good for acoustic recording.

                          An excellent value.

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                          5.0

                          THREE Thumbs Up!

                          By ddbruce

                          from Milford, MA

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Extremely High Quality
                          • Flat Frequency Response
                          • Good Value
                          • High SPL

                          Cons

                          • none whatsoever

                          Best Uses

                          • Acoustic Guitar
                          • Anything that makes noise
                          • Drum Overheads
                          • Guitar Amps
                          • Live Recording
                          • Snare Drums Hi-Hats
                          • Vocals

                          Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                          I bought two of these after I saw them used to mic drums and to record a concert. I have to tell everybody, THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL! Extremely high quality, durable, and the best part: you can scream into it, and it won't clip! I highly recommend these microphones to anybody who wants an inexpensive, extremely high quality mic!

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Worthwhile

                          By Hank

                          from Denver

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Value
                          • High Quality

                          Cons

                          • Noisy

                          Best Uses

                          • Ambient mic
                          • Drums
                          • PA setup EQ the room
                          • Stereo pair split omni
                          • Stringed instruments

                          Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                          This is in my opinion one of Behringer's better entries. At the heart of this mic is a quality Panasonic capsule, very flat, and probably as close to true omni as you can get. Most omni mics aren't nearly this spherical in their pickup pattern. The one drawback with this mic is its self-noise; Compare it with most any quality condenser and you'll see what I mean. This noisyness seems to be typical of this type of mic, even the more expensive ones, Earthworks, etc.
                          It's still extremely useful, just best used with louder sources, so less gain is needed. Very natural sounding acoustic instruments; I used this as drum overhead on latest project thru GrooveTubes "brick" tube pre, loved it. I'll probably get another one for split omni use. I even used it once for its intended purpose of EQing a room!

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Accurate

                          By Abros

                          from Kingsville, TX

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Professional Functions
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Acoustical Measurement

                            Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                            Why buy the more expensive measurement mics when this one does what you need it to do, for half the price.

                            Great Mic, Accurate Readings, and Rock solid construstion.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Flat response

                            By Alberto Cotrina

                            from Guayaquil, Ecuador

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Behringer ECM8000 - Omni-Directional Measurement Microphone:

                              Accurate, linear response, inexpensive.

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