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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier for Olympus Recorders with Left-Ch Audio & Standard Gain (Tan)


Countryman B6 Overview

The tan 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 Olympus recorders with audio on the left channel. 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.

Olympus DS-40, DS-51, DS-61, DS-71, DS-2400, DM-420, DM-520, DM-620, LS-10, and LS-14 recorders with audio on left channel
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
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 3 dB
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)
Type: Aramid-reinforced cable
Length: 5' (1.5 m)
Diameter: 0.05" (1.25 mm)
0.07 oz (2 g)

Countryman B6 Reviews

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Does this work with the Senheisesr G2 Wireless system?
Asked by: Eliyahu
Yes, works. Order it with a 3,5mm minijack-plug.
Answered by: Balthasar J.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does it work with any box
Asked by: Anonymous
The connector on this mic is designed for the Sennheiser EW series wireless transmitters that feature a locking 3.5mm connection only.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is this product compatible with SONY UTX-B03?What ...

Is this product compatible with SONY UTX-B03?What is the difference between D2 and D3 of 3.5mm Locking Connector?
Asked by: YAMAMOTO
No it may not work correctly. You need the ones that are wired with a 3.5mm Locking connector for Sony and the ones that the catalog number ends with SN See item# COB6W4BSN
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-02-19

Is this for sennheiser g3 ?

Is this for sennheiser g3 ?
Asked by: Hossam eldin
Yes, this Countryman B3 is compatible for use with Sennheiser G3 wireless transmitters that have a 3.5mm locking connector.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2024-03-23

Will this work with the seinheiser xsw-d pack?

Will this work with the seinheiser xsw-d pack?
Asked by: Kristina
Yes, this Countryman B6 microphone is compatible for use with Sennheiser's XSW-D wireless transmitter.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2020-10-16


Asked by: Anonymous
This model of the Countryman B6 features an 1/8 locking connector for use with Sennheiser wireless transmitters. The B6 with model number B6W4FF05BSL features a 4 pin female connector (TA4F) that is compatible with Shure brand wireless mic transmitters. Please contact a Sales Representative here at 800-606-6969 or audio@<a href= target= _blank ></a> if you require assistance in locating a mic for your specific application.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does the ta5 version work with the Lectrosonics ...

Does the ta5 version work with the Lectrosonics LT Transmitter?
Asked by: STEVEN
Yes, the Countryman B6 Omni Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired TA5F Connector for Lectrosonics Wireless Transmitters is compatible for use with the Lectrosonics L Series LT Bodypack Wireless Transmitter.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-10-06


Cananyone tell me how this performs if you have two speakers close to each other? Is there significant mic bleed between two mics in close proximity (like guest/host interview?) And if used over a PA or speaker system, does the PA bleed into the Mic? Thanks!
Asked by: Brian
Two people can be sitting or standing next to each other and there will be minimal bleed. These mics are omnidirectional, but are finely tuned to supress feedback, if P.A. speakers are placed in front of the talent, facing away. I would recommend this pick-up pattern to allow subjects to move their heads back and forth, without volume fluctuating.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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