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Behringer B-5 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Switchable Capsules

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Behringer B-5 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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The Behringer B-5 is a true condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules that feature cardioid and omni-directional polar patterns. The flexible design of this rugged microphone results in high quality signal reproduction when capturing vocals or instruments. The cardioid capsule provides excellent rejection of off-axis audio and ambiance, minimizing room noise and feedback. The omni-directional capsule provides a more generous pick up with a uniform frequency response throughout. The B-5 features a -10dB Pad switch and low frequency roll-off which suppresses low frequency hum rumble and wind noise. The Behringer B-5 is more than suitable for capturing vocals, drum overheads, guitars and more.

Interchanging Capsules
An omni-directional and cardioid capsule provides the flexibility needed for capturing audio in any application.
Low Frequency Roll Off
The B-5 features a low-frequency roll-off switch to provide adequate control over low frequency hum and wind noise.
-10dB Pad Switch
A -10dB pad switch provides the necessary headroom for excessively loud audio signal.
Linear Frequency Response
The linear, wide frequency response results in accurate detail, no matter the signal source.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid or Omni-directional
exchangeable capsules
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Cardioid: 78dB A-weighted
Omni-directional: 76dB A-weighted
Maximum Input Sound Level (1% THD @ 1 kHz):
140dB (0 dB)
150dB (-10 dB)
Power Requirements +48V Phantom
Output Impedance Nominal: 70 ohms
Load: >1k ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad -10dB (switchable)
Low Frequency Roll-Off 6dB/oct at 150Hz (switchable)
Dimensions 120 x 20mm (Length x Diameter)
Weight 0.09 kg (0.21 lbs.)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 5.0 x 3.0"
Behringer B-5 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Switchable Capsules
  • Microphone Stand Adapter
  • Windscreen
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3-Years with Product Registration

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    BehringerB-5 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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    Affordable Good Quality Microphone

    By Gottfried von Sunnenbaum

    from Melbourne, Florida

    About Me Experienced

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    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable


      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Film Dialogue
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer B-5 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

      I'm a filmmaker on a budget and was looking for microphones for a project involving a choral group. After much reading, I narrowed my choices down to the Rode NT-5 stereo pair, the Avatone Pro CK-1, the Golden Age Project FC-4, the MXL 603/604, and the Behringer B-5.

      I was looking for a poor man's Neumann KM-184, and most of the products listed are produced, at low cost, in China. Only the Rodes are made in Australia, and were slightly more expensive than I wanted to pay. I chose the Behringer B-5 after reading reviews, but also based on my own expectation of better quality control and oversight from Behringer (which now owns and operates its own facility in China).

      The B-5 has proved already to suit my needs perfectly. The microphone is well-built and finished, and the sound quality is excellent, with very low self-noise and a true, uncolored response. I tested it as a dialog microphone and found the results to be excellent. Bear in mind, this was with the cardioid capsule, which is not as isolating as a hypercardioid capsule, but perfect for my documentary dialog work. If Behringer would offer the B-5 with a hypercardioid capsule, it would be an ideal budget boom pole dialogue microphone.

      As is, the B-5 is giving me very good results.

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      A surprising mic once modified

      By Volstag

      from OK

      About Me Professional Musician

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            Comments about Behringer B-5 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

            Typical Behringer stuff stock. Inconsistent, and cheap.

            Once this mic is properly modified, it comes very close to the sound of a Neumann KM84.

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            (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


            Natural sound

            By Fred

            from Stanope, NJ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer


            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Simple Use


              Best Uses

              • Filmmaking
              • Professional

              Comments about Behringer B-5 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone:

              This small pencil microphone is great for indoor recording and records a good, natural sound especially suited for voices.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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