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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic for Yamaha Recorders & Mid Gain (L/R-Ch, Tan)


Countryman B6 Overview

The tan B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone from Countryman is a miniature lavalier microphone measuring only 0.1" in diameter. It features a 3.5mm locking connector and connects to select Yamaha Pocketrak recorders with audio on left and right channels. The B6 microphone provides high-quality audio with low distortion at SPL up to 130 dB on 48V phantom power. The aramid cable, combined with the ultra-thin diaphragm, ensures low handling noise. The tiny size, combined with natural sound pickup, makes the microphone easy to position for ambient noise and feedback rejection.

The included changeable protective caps (+0, +4, and +8 dB) provide moisture resistance and allow 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 +4 dB protective cap attached, which 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 when using this microphone with high-frequency feedback.

Yamaha Pocketrak C24 and W24 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
Mid (W5, red band) is suitable for use as a head microphone in theater
Provides high-quality audio with low distortion at SPL up to 130 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
Low handling noise and rugged construction

Countryman B6 Specs

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 3 dB
W5 Low Sensitivity (Red Band): 7 mV / Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise
29 dBA
Maximum Input Sound Level
130 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)

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