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Blue Cactus Studio Tube Microphone

Blue The Cactus - Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Studio Microphone

Blue The Cactus - Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Studio Microphone

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Overview
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The Cactus Studio Tube Microphone from Blue 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, omnidirectional, 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, omnidirectional, 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.
In the Box
Blue The Cactus - Multi Pattern Tube Condenser Studio Microphone
  • Cactus Tube Power Supply
  • Champagne Tube Mic Cable
  • ATA flight case
  • S2 Shockmount
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Transducer Condenser
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure 8, Omnidirectional
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 84 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 10 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 134 dB SPL 0.5%
    Impedance 50 ohms
    Load Impedance 1 kOhms
    Sensitivity 18 mV/PA @ 1 kHz
    Dynamic Range 124 dB
    General
    Length 9.25" (235 mm)
    Diameter 1.97" (50 mm)
    Weight 28.22 oz (800 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 24.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 19.5 x 8.5"

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