Blueberry Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

BH #BLBM • MFR #BLUEBERRY
Blueberry Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • Airy Tone for Vocals and Instruments
  • Cardioid Pattern Lessens Room Ambience
  • Takes up to 140 dB SPL
  • Shimmering Highs and Smooth Mids
Featuring a handcrafted capsule and hand-built Class-A discrete circuitry, the Blue Blueberry is a studio condenser microphone offering a blend of vintage and current tonal characteristics, ensuring brilliant highs, complementary midrange, and quiet performance for varied studio recording applications. It utilizes a large Mylar diaphragm sputtered in gold and aluminum, married to a custom brass backplate to yield a signature sound that's both airy and rich. Further elevating its professional nature is the custom shockmount, which absorbs vibrations to inhibit handling and stand noise.
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Blue Blueberry Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Front and Center
  • 3Handcrafted Capsule
  • 4Class-A Electronics
  • 5Grown in the USA
  • 6Vintage Meets Now
  • 7Blue Heritage
  • 8Features at a Glance

Featuring a handcrafted capsule and hand-built Class-A discrete circuitry, the Blue Blueberry is a studio condenser microphone offering a blend of vintage and current tonal characteristics, ensuring brilliant highs, complementary midrange, and quiet performance for varied studio recording applications. It utilizes a large Mylar diaphragm sputtered in gold and aluminum, married to a custom brass backplate to yield a signature sound that's both airy and rich. Further elevating its professional nature is the custom shockmount, which absorbs vibrations to inhibit handling and stand noise.

The mic's cardioid polar pattern rejects a good deal of sound behind the mic, allowing it to pick up less room ambience and background noise than most other polar responses. Plus, its physical design and sonic traits allow for an array of close-miking configurations without pronounced proximity effect. The Blueberry can be connected to any XLR mic input that is capable of sending 48V phantom power, though a high-quality preamp is recommended for optimal performance.

Front and Center

Blueberry is a pressure-gradient cardioid condenser microphone that allows your voice and instruments to sit in front of the mix. Its handcrafted capsule and custom components provide shimmering high-end and smooth midrange with a commanding intimate presence that's ideal for anything from vocals and acoustic guitar to strings and brass. All with minimized proximity effect.

Handcrafted Capsule

The mic's handcrafted diaphragm features a 6-micron Mylar film, sputtered with a mixture of pure gold and aluminum and tensioned to Blue's custom-built brass backplate. The end result of this painstaking process is a precision recording tool with superb transient response and a bright, airy top end.

Class-A Electronics

Inside the solid-state Blueberry, you'll find Blue's proprietary Class-A, fully discrete, hand-built circuit. With no ICs in the signal path, the Blueberry exhibits maximum detail and extremely low noise floor.

Grown in the USA

Blueberry is designed and assembled with hand-tuned precision right here in the USA. Everything from the single-membrane, large-diaphragm capsule to the custom-built brass backplate adds to Blueberry's superior audio and superb transient response.

Vintage Meets Now

Blueberry blends the intimacy of vintage tube vocal mics with the response of the best solid-state technology. These characteristics combined with a proprietary transformer output provide Blueberry with a signature sound all its own. It's a rewarding blend of vintage and "now."

Blue Heritage

Every mic made by Blue delivers a unique personality, detailed sonic signature, and specialized feature set to inspire your creativity. Blueberry is also custom-designed, hand-tuned, and tested to the highest quality standards, so you'll always get the best performance.

Features at a Glance

  • Commanding, intimate presence for vocals and instruments
  • Proprietary Blue single-membrane, large-diaphragm capsule
  • Fast transient response and high SPL handling
  • Blue's Class-A discrete circuitry delivers ultralow self-noise of only 9 dBA
  • Operates on 48V phantom power
  • XLR 3-pin output connector
  • Includes custom shockmount to reduce vibration noise
  • Supplied with wooden storage box
UPC: 836213000212

Blue Blueberry Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorLarge Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL140 dB SPL (.5% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
15 dB at 120°
25 dB at 180°
Impedance150 Ohms
Load Impedance≥ 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity20 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range131 dB (2.5-Kilohms Load)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio86 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level9 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Bus PowerNone
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
ColorBlue
MountingShockmount (Included)
Included CaseHard Case
Included FiltersNone
DimensionsH: 1.2 x W: 2 x L: 9.3" / H: 3 x W: 5 x L: 23.5 cm
Weight1.15 lb / 0.52 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.585 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.8 x 11.3 x 5.3"
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