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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier for Zoom Recorders with Left/Right-Ch Audio & Standard Gain (Black)

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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier for Zoom Recorders with Left/Right-Ch Audio & Standard Gain (Black)
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Countryman B6 Overview

The black B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier from Countryman is a miniature lavalier microphone measuring only 0.1" in diameter. It features a 3.5mm locking connector and connects to select Zoom recorders with audio on the left and right channels. The B6 microphone provides high-quality audio with low distortion at SPL up to 120 dB on 48V phantom power. The aramid cable combined with the ultra-thin diaphragm ensure low handling noise. And the tiny size combined with natural sound pickup make the microphone easy to position, for ambient noise and feedback rejection.

The included changeable protective caps (+0, +4, and +8 dB) provide moisture resistance, allowing you to adjust the frequency response to suit different applications or to match other microphones. Each of the three omni caps has a different high-frequency response characteristic that controls the amount of crispness or sibilance (response at 15 kHz). This microphone ships with the attached +4 dB protective cap that boosts the perceived amount of presence in your sound, while leaving the lower frequencies unchanged. You can switch to the 0 dB cap in case of problems with high-frequency feedback.

With low-handling noise and a rugged construction, the B6 microphone is a suitable choice for theater, broadcast, places of worship, and general lavalier applications.

Compatibility
Zoom H1, H2, and H2n recorders with audio on left and right channels
Can be easily hidden in the hair, on costumes, or can be taped to a performer's face
W4 (gray band) standard sensitivity is suitable for general speaking, such as presentations or public addresses, where the microphone is positioned on the chest or lapel
Provides high-quality audio with low distortion at SPL up to 120 dB on 48V phantom power
Comes with three changeable protective caps (+0, +4, and +8 dB)
Resistant to makeup, sweat, and moisture when used with the supplied protective caps
Protective caps can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement when clogged with makeup

Countryman B6 Specs

Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 3 dB
Sensitivity
W4 Standard (Gray Band): 16 mV / Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise
24 dBA
Maximum Input Sound Level
120 dB
Power Requirements
Operating Current: 500 µA
Operating Voltage: 1 to 2 V

Power Supply Voltage:
+3 V with 2.7 kOhms load
+5 V with 6.8 kOhms load
+9 V with 15 kOhms load
Output Connector
3.5 mm locking connector
Capsule Diameter
0.1" (2.54 mm)
Cable
Type: Aramid-reinforced cable
Length: 5' (1.5 m)
Diameter: 0.05" (1.25 mm)
Weight
0.07 oz (2 g)

Countryman B6 Reviews

New industry standard for film?

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-07

I've been using B6 mics for a long time now for film. They sound great and are very easy to hide due to the tiny capsule. I'm not sure DPA and Sanken Cos 11d have been dethroned yet, but this guy is on par as far as I'm concerned--especially considering the ease of hiding it.

Great natural sound

By Jasmine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-19

Love the skinny cable and tiny mic on this lav. The carrying case is great, along with all the different response caps. Really warm, natural tones, my new favorite!

Incredible Mic

By Owen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-20

Excellent mic. Very high quality and sound is fantastic.

Frexible!!

By Tomonori
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-24

Maybe world's smallest laverier microphone. This mic has 24 dbA of noise floor, but I think that it is acceptable range in hearing and much higher flexibility than that.

Small and mighty!

By EdO
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-27

After using one of these on another film crew, I marveled at it's small size, big sound and the ability to hide it. As soon as I got home I bought one. I've used this on two client shoots already and the sound is great. Client's love it because the lav is almost invisible while the talent was walking around the set. Next time I need to mic more than one person, I'll probably buy another one - it's that good.

Great mic, great solution.

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-11

Great for hiding, especially with white or light colored shirts. Even when used visibly with a clip, it has a neat look. Sound quality is always good with the B6, especially in such a small package. Make sure you order the correct connector; no return, special order items are no fun tracking down refund/exchange options from Countryman. I wish Countryman made a nicer, more discrete mic clip. The cheap plastic ones are, well, plasticy and awkward looking. Can't find third-party clip for a cable that thin. Also, windscreen is off-white, not pure white. Still worthy of a five star rating. I often poke the mic through the button hole of a shirt, letting it stick out a little to avoid rustling. Most buttons are white so it's hardly visible at all. A little tape on the inside of the shirt and great audio is on the way.

Good tiny mic

By Swikar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

This is my second purchase for the countryman and I've had only positive experience s with it.

Surprising

By Randy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

We were hoping to get a second Sanken cos-11D to have matching mics, but that mic has been on backorder for some time now. Needed a second mic for a job and we gave the Countryman B6 a shot. Very happy with its performance. And the case, accessories that come with it make it that much more valuable. They offer the mic for pretty much every receiver available. It was definitely worth it and we might possibly be looking at purchasing more Countryman B6 mics in the future.

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