Blue Blackout Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone

Blue Blackout Spark Vocal Broadcasting Kit

Blue Blackout Spark Vocal Broadcasting Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Blue Blackout Spark SL Condenser Mic
  • 12-Channel USB Audio Interface
  • Broadcast Arm with Integrated XLR Cable
  • Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
  • Ideal for Voiceovers, Podcasts, and More
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • XLR, RCA, MIDI, and 1/4" Inputs
  • Easily Mounts to Desktop
  • Multiple Cable Options
  • Includes Custom Shockmount
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  • 1Description

The Blackout Spark Vocal Broadcasting Kit from B&H is a microphone, interface, and monitoring package designed to provide full-range audio reproduction and easy setup for podcasters, voiceover artists, radio DJs, and YouTubers in broadcast studios, homes, and radio stations. It includes a Blue Blackout Spark SL condenser microphone, a 12-channel USB audio interface, a broadcast arm with an integrated XLR cable, and closed-back studio monitor headphones.

The Blackout Spark SL large-diaphragm condenser mic features Class-A JFET electronics, a cardioid polar pattern, and pad and roll-off switches. A custom shockmount cradles the mic and attaches to the two-section broadcast arm, which easily clamps to a desk or table and extends and rotates for perfect positioning. The arm’s integrated XLR cable allows a quick connection between the mic and the 12-channel USB audio interface. The audio interface offers XLR, RCA, MIDI, optical S/PDIF, and 1/4" inputs to hook up a variety of sources from microphones to DJ mixers to instruments and more. Its RCA and 1/4” outputs enable monitoring through speakers or headphones. The supplied closed-back headphones boast a wide frequency response and are bundled with multiple cables, a 1/4” adapter, and a carry pouch.

  • Blue Blackout Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone

    The Blackout Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone from Blue is a large-diaphragm, cardioid condenser microphone with versatile switches and Class-A JFET electronics. It can be used to capture audio in broadcast and studio applications for podcasters, musicians, game streamers, and more.

    Featuring an XLR connector that integrates with USB audio interfaces and mixers, the Blackout Spark SL microphone has a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, a 100 Hz low-cut filter that increases clarity, and a -20 dB pad, which keeps your audio free of distortion when things get intense. This microphone is powered using 48V phantom power. Additionally, a wooden storage box and a custom shockmount are included.

    XLR connection integrates with USB audio interfaces and mixers
    Custom, large-diaphragm cardioid condenser capsule for detailed, focused sound
    Blue's Class-A JFET electronics deliver rich harmonic audio
    100 Hz low-cut filter increases clarity and reduces rumble from your room or desk
    -20 dB pad keeps your stream free of distortion when things get intense
    UPC: 836213000137
  • ALVA Nanoface 12-Channel USB Audio/MIDI Interface

    The bus-powered and breakout cable equipped Alva Nanoface 12-Channel USB Audio/MIDI Interface affords an ideal combination of analog/digital connectivity, features, flexibility and mobility. It's the perfect tool for working musicians with a home or mobile studio. It also integrates seamlessly into a DJ setup or your home theater surround sound system. The Nanoface is equipped with a total of six audio inputs and six audio outputs. Plus, it's ultra-portable, weighs next-to-nothing, and is easy to operate. It even features a large multi-controller that facilitates simple adjustments and control over I/O features including management, monitoring and phantom power for microphones.

    The Nanoface was designed to work seamlessly with both Windows and Mac operating systems. Plus, it supports real analog hardware monitoring, as well as low latency drivers. The Nanoface really lives up to its name by hosting a variety of analog and digital interfaces. It supports dual RCA L/R audio analog inputs and dual RCA L/R analog outputs. It also features dual XLR analog mic inputs, which both come equipped with their own mic preamps, as well as phantom power. There's even a 1/4" Hi-Z instrument input and a 1/4" stereo headphones output. In fact, the stereo RCA outputs can even be routed through the stereo headphones output.

    The Nanoface affords a wide variety of digital connection points as well. These include a single MIDI input and dual MIDI outputs. There's also a digital optical SPDIF input and a digital optical SPDIF output. For any musicians or DJs that want to record directly onto their music production software of choice, the Nanoface features a USB 3.0/2.0 interface. This lets you use the Nanoface as a link between your analog or digital recordings and your computer. You'll easily be able to transfer any audio or MIDI data in and out of your Mac or windows computer - no matter if you're sitting at your desk or in the back of a tour bus. The Nanoface is designed to handle all situations.

    The USB 3.0/2.0 interface also doubles as the Nanoface's bus-power source, which means you won't need to drag around an external power supply. The Nanoface is free from any extraneous mixers or software option dialogs as well. This means it functions as a high-speed driver with most modern digital audio workstations (DAWs). All modern audio programs promote a low latency engine and an integrated mixer with plug-in support. Plus, they're also equipped with monitoring features. This allows the Nanoface to be as streamlined as possible. Plus, all device features are controlled by a single multi-controller called, the "Encoder." With a wide variety of digital/analog inputs and outputs, a streamlined design and a single Encoder controller - the Nanoface promotes a simple learning curve and flexible usability for home musicians, road musicians, DJs and home theater aficionados with hi-fi surround systems.

    Portable & Functional
    Sound quality, extraordinary features and ease of use with real analog hardware monitoring and low latency drivers for both Windows and Mac OS X - all together in a lightweight and portable housing
    Supports Six Audio Inputs & Six Audio Outputs
    The Nanoface provides six audio inputs and six audio outputs - enough for a small home studio, a DJ setup or even a home theater surround sound setup. There's a MIDI input and two MIDI outputs, which forms a perfect combination to connect a keyboard and external synthesizers/samplers
    Analog Inputs x 4
    The two analog XLR inputs are equipped with two high-quality mic preamps, which allow the simultaneous recording of different sources at the same time - like a microphone, electric guitar and synthesizer. Plus, there are stereo analog RCA Left and Right audio inputs as well
    Analog Outputs x 4
    With stereo analog RCA Left and Right audio outputs, as well as a stereo two-channel headphone output jack, the four analog outputs provide a flexible setup for monitoring two stereo signals at the same time like main speakers and headphones. Plus, the RCA output signal can be routed to the stereo headphone output and individually adjusted
    Hi-Z Instrument Input Jack
    There's even a 1/4" Hi-Z instrument input jack, which can be used alternatively instead of the RCA analog input second channel. When Hi-Z input is great for electrical instruments like guitar or bass. Plus, it features characteristics for direct recording and is routable to any of the four analog inputs. It's ideal for spontaneous jam sessions with a laptop or as a mobile recording input without the need for more equipment - live or with band rehearsals
    Digital Optical SPDIF Input & Output
    The digital input and output works in standard SPDIF format, which makes the Nanoface a perfect partner for a digital signal from a CD player or an effect unit as a source for a surround sound receiver
    Analog Sound Quality
    Alva has put years of experience into their development team in order to make sure they've integrated a very sophisticated circuit design that will result in excellent specification numbers and an extraordinary audiophile sound
    Mic Preamps
    The Nanoface provides two mic preamps with very low noise specifications, low distortion specifications and switchable 48V phantom power for use with condenser mics
    Pocket Studio
    The Nanoface lives up to its name; it measures only a quarter of the size of most bigger interfaces, while affording more inputs and outputs as well. This yields one of the lightest audio interfaces around
    USB 3.0/2.0 Interface
    The Nanoface is the perfect solution for musicians and DJs that require a full recording studio not only at home, but also on the road for composing and mixing in high-quality no matter where they happen to be. The USB 3.0/2.0 interface allows you to listen with the best possible headphone quality as well. Most importantly, it affords transfer of all audio and MIDI data in and out of your Mac or Windows computer
    Bus-Powered via USB Connection
    The Nanoface requires only the power from the USB connection to operate. This means no annoying power supply and the freedom to work in a park, cafe, train, bus, airport or even an airplane
    Partner to Modern Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
    The Nanoface takes advantage of Alva's sensible downsizing without sacrificing total functionality. It's designed as a partner to modern DAWs. There are no software option dialogs or integrated mixers - just a high-speed driver. ASIO/WDM for Windows and Core Audio for Mac OS X. Plus, since all modern audio programs provide a low latency engine, integrated mixer with plug-in support, and monitoring features - they already emulate a complete studio workflow, which means the Nanoface can do more with less
    Simple Learning Curve & Easy Operation
    All Nanoface features like management, monitoring and phantom power for the microphones is operated by a single multi-controller or "Encoder" located directly on the unit. The "Encoder" and an audio sequencer is all most musicians need. This results in a simple learning curve and extraordinary usability that's ideal for live situations
    Encoder Operation
    The Encoder controls all four analog output gain; route RCA output to headphone output; output RCA on headphones output (gain); RCA input gain for microphone/instrument preamps; XLR input gain; 48V phantom power for both XLR inputs; switching an RCA input to Hi-Z input; hardware monitoring for RCA inputs; reset to default values
  • Auray BAI-2N Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs

    The Auray BAI-2N is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs . This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.

    The BAI-2N broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb. (2.27 kg). The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2N allows for precise microphone placement.

    The BAI-2N also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.

    Versatile
    Ideal for studios as well as home use
    Internal Springs
    Internal springs provide smooth, noise-free positioning and clean and sleek profile
    Sturdy
    Supports microphones up to 5 lb. (2.27 kg)
    Compatibility
    The 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips
    Precision
    Extends up to 40" (101.6 cm) and rotates 360° allowing for precise microphone placement
    Extra Height
    A 14" (13.6 cm) riser is included. It provides extra height to the broadcast arm for extending over computer or studio monitors
    Combo Mount
    The heavy-duty combo mount is comprised of a C-clamp for clamping to a desktop up to 2.3-inch (5.8 cm) thick, and a detachable desktop mount for permanent attachment to a desktop with the included screws
    14" Riser
    The included riser adds 14" of height to the broadcast arm so that it can easily extend over computer or studio monitors
    UPC: 847628578289
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise. While the cable's color-coding affords the ability to quickly differentiate between multiple connections on stage, it provides a pleasant aesthetic quality at the same time.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24-AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise
    Twin conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core
    24-AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact
    UPC: 847628558274
  • Senal SMH-1200 - Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones (Onyx)

    The onyx version of the SMH-1200 Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal is tuned for accurate music reproduction and studio monitoring. With a closed-back, over-the-ear, foldable design and features like interchangeable twist-locking cables, extra deep ear cushions, and a refined musical frequency response, the SMH-1200s are suitable for both audio professionals and enthusiasts.

    Using 40mm Neodymium drivers, the headphones deliver a wide frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz with minimal distortion, a slightly boosted low end for well-defined bass and sub-bass, a smooth and pronounced midrange, and a clear intelligible high end. The extra deep ear pads provide comfort while wearing the headphones for extended listening sessions and help passively isolate the sound from external noise.

    Physically the SMH-1200s are designed to be robust and appropriate for use with professional audio equipment such as mixing consoles and headphone amplifiers. Their 58-ohm impedance can also operate with lower-power devices such as smart phones or MP3 players for mobile listening. Color-matched elements combine for an elegant look.

    They come with two twist-lock detachable cables that can be easily swapped depending on the application. The coiled cable can extend from 4 to 10 feet and is intended for studio use. The 4-foot, tangle-free, fabric cable includes an in-line microphone for phone calls and a control button for operating smart phones and other mobile devices. A wide range of accessories is supported.

    To ensure years of reliable operation, the earcups feature wire guides to protect the cabling and maintain the performance of the SMH-1200.

    Note: Due to variations in cell phone manufacturing, the included mobile cable may not work on all models of cell phones. For full functionality on Android phones, a third-party app such as Headset Button Controller may be required.

    Tuned for Accurate Music Reproduction
    Provides a musical sound signature suitable for studio mixing and critical listening
    Slightly Boosted Low End
    Delivers well-defined bass and sub-bass frequencies without over emphasis
    Smooth Mid Range
    Articulates subtle details and production nuances in complex recordings without becoming harsh
    Clear High End
    Reproduces spatial details in the stereo image without artificial brightness and less than 0.5% distortion
    Close -Back, Circumaural Design
    Isolates the headphones from external noise and limits bleed when recording in the studio
    Extra-Deep Replaceable Ear Cushions
    Provides additional acoustic isolation and improves overall comfort during extended listening sessions
    40mm Neodymium Drivers
    Delivers a wide frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz with fast clearly defined transients
    Removable Locking Cable Design
    Enables fast swapping of the included 4' to 10' coiled and 4' tangle-free cables depending on the application as well as accessory attachment
    Wire Guides
    Prevent pinching and damage to the earcup cables to ensure years of reliable operation
    Coiled Cable
    Stretches from 4 to 10' and is suitable for studio use
    4-Foot Mobile Cable
    Features tangle-free fabric housing, an in-line microphone for making calls, and a control button for compatibility with smart phones and other mobile devices
    Adjustable Headband with Thick Padding
    Provides a custom secure fit and assures comfort throughout monitoring session
    Foldable Design and Included Carry/Storage Pouch
    Allows for convenient transport and storage of the headphones
    Included 1/4" Adapter
    Enables connection of the headphones to professional audio equipment such as headphone amplifiers, keyboards, drum machines, mixing consoles, and more
    UPC: 847628575394
  • Blue Blackout Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone
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    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 73 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 16.4 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 136 dB SPL RMS
    Pad -20 dB
    Impedance 50 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1 kOhms
    Sensitivity 34.9 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
    Low-Cut Filter 12 dB/Octave @ 100 Hz
    Dynamic Range 119.6 dB A-Weighted
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 11.85 oz / 336 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 8.9 x 5.8"
  • ALVA Nanoface 12-Channel USB Audio/MIDI Interface
    Converter 24-bit
    Sample Rate Up to 96 kHz
    Number of Channels 12
    Mic Preamps 2
    Preamp Overall Gain 50.5 dB
    Microphone Inputs 2 x XLR (on breakout cable)
    RCA Connector 2 x RCA phono analog in (on breakout cable)
    2 x RCA phono analog out (on breakout cable)
    Digital Connectivity 1 x TOSLink S/PDIF optical in
    1 x TOSLink S/PDIF optical out
    Instrument Support 1 x 1/4" TS Hi-Z instrument in
    Headphone Connector 1 x 1/4" TRS
    MIDI Connectors 1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI in (on breakout cable)
    2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI out (on breakout cable)
    Phantom Power Yes (48 V)
    USB Port USB 3.0/2.0 port
    Bus-Power Yes (USB)
    Controller "Encoder" multi-controller
    Compatibility Windows OS
    Mac OS X
    Dimensions Compact desktop enclosure
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 8.8 x 2.3"
  • Auray BAI-2N Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs
    Length 40" (101.6 cm)
    Weight Capacity 5 lb (2.27 kg)
    Microphone Mount 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread
    Clamping Range 2.3" (5.8 cm)
    Riser 14" (35.56 cm)
    Cable None
    Weight 4.47 lb. (2.02 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.4 x 7.3 x 3.4"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black
    Connector 1 3-Pin XLR Male
    Connector 2 3-Pin XLR Female
    Cable Length 10' / 3 m
    Shielding 95% Spiral
    Wire Gauge 24 AWG
    Contact Plating Silver
    Jacket Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 2.2 x 1.0"
  • Senal SMH-1200 - Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones (Onyx)
    Frequency Range 10 to 20,000 Hz
    Impedance 58 Ohms ±15% (at 1,000 Hz)
    Speaker Diameter 40 mm
    Maximum Input Power 1000 mW
    Magnet Type Neodymium
    Distortion Less than 0.5% at 1,000 Hz
    Sensitivity 103 dB ±3 dB (at 1,000 Hz/mW)
    Certification CE, ROHS
    Weight 0.6 lbs (272 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.37 x 9.213 x 3.78"

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