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Blue The Cactus - Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Studio Microphone

B&H # BLCM Mfr # CACTUS
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $2,999.99

The Blue Cactus is a multi-pattern tube condenser microphone designed for professional vocal and instrument recording. The output stage is designed around a single, hand selected sub-miniature vacuum tube. The vacuum tube delivers the warmth and detail of a pristine analog signal without coloration and noise. The tube circuit is Class A and fully discrete, eliminating noise generated by integrated circuitry.

A multi-pattern version of the renowned B7 (Bottle) capsule is at the forefront of the signal path. The B7 is a large diaphragm, single backplate capsule with a sonic character that accentuates mid-frequencies and retains natural highs, resulting in a smooth, warm, colorless signal. The Cactus features 9 user selectable polar patterns. Variations of Cardioid, Omni-directional, and Figure of 8 are all accessible on the included Cactus power supply. The Cactus power supply features a multi-pin input and standard 3-pin XLR output.

Vacuum Tube Output Stage
A hand selected sub-miniature vacuum tube provides the signal character associated with warm vintage analog circuitry.
Class A Circuitry
Class A discrete circuitry, eliminates the noise associated with integrated circuits, providing noise free, pristine throughput.
Multiple Polar Patterns
Cardioid, Omni-directional and Figure-of-8 polar patterns are all available and feature variants of each for a total of 9 polar patterns.
B7 Capsule
A multi-pattern version of the renowned B7 (Bottle) capsule is at the forefront of the signal path. The capsule delivers, transparent signal reproduction with emphasis on vocal presence.
Integrated Accessories
As a complete solution, the microphone includes an integrated pop filter / shock-mount, Cactus power supply, ATA flight case, and Blue Champagne cable.
Transducer Pressure gradient condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni-directional, Figure 8 - and variations of each
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 77dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio CCIR468-3: 71dB
DIN/IEC 651: 82dB-A
Maximum Input Sound Level THD 0.5%: 130dB
Power Requirements Supply Voltage: Cactus Power Supply
Output Impedance Rated Source Impedance: 150 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: not less than 1000 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR male output from Cactus power supply
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 9.84 x 1.97 x 1.18 (250mm x 50mm x 30mm) (HxWxD)
Weight 21.16 oz (600 g)
Blue The Cactus - Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Studio Microphone
  • Cactus Tube Power Supply
  • Champagne Tube Mic Cable
  • ATA flight case
  • Series 1 Shock/Pop shock mount & pop filter
  • 1 Year Warranty
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