Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connector (Black)

Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connector (Black)

Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connector (Black)

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Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connector (Black)

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  • For Theater, Live & Studio Use
  • Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connection
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Includes 3 Capsule Protection Grids
  • Headroom for Strong Vocals
  • Windscreen
  • Cable Clips
  • Carrying Case
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Countryman B3 overview

  • 1Description

The black B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connector from Countryman is a water-resistant, miniature lavalier microphone for capturing high-quality audio. It can be used in a variety of applications such as a tie-clip lavalier in interviews, a hair-hidden mic for drama, a water-resistant mic for water sports and hurricane reporting, or simply a small mic to hide in a prop flower vase.

The capsule is resistant to moisture, which allows for placement in the hair or on bare skin, and its omnidirectional polar pattern minimizes handling noise, wind noise, and plosives (popping). Furthermore, a variety of skin-matching colors are available. The B3's cable terminates to a 3-pin XLR connector for direct connection to a microphone preamplifier or a mixer. Additionally, a carrying case, two cable clips, a windscreen, and three protective caps are also included.

Unobtrusive
Looks great when you want to see it, virtually disappears when you don't. The B3 is easily hidden in hair or on costumes, with five colors to match clothing, hair, and skin tones. Use a felt tip marker to color the white caps for near-perfect concealability. Never suffer the hassle and degraded sound quality of under-clothing miking again.
Rugged and Reliable
The B3 is resistant to makeup, sweat, and moisture when used with the supplied protective caps, and works well in hair or on the body. The protective caps are easily removed for cleaning or replacement, and the aramid-reinforced cable gives it world-class survivability.
Refined Sound Quality
The B3 provides high-quality audio with low distortion at SPL up to 150 dB on 48V phantom power. The aramid cable and thin diaphragm combine to offer low handling noise. The flat frequency response accurately captures voice or instruments, and the small size makes the B3 easy to position for ambient noise and feedback rejection.
Versatile
Changeable protective caps let you shape the frequency response for different situations or to match other microphones. Versions are available for different speaking or singing styles, with high overload capability for recording instruments.
Sensitivity
Standard, for most uses.
In the Box
Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connector (Black)
  • Windscreen
  • +0 dB Flat Frequency Cap
  • +4 dB Frequency Cap
  • +8 dB Frequency Cap
  • Black Cable Clip
  • White Cable Clip
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Countryman B3 specs

    Sensitivity Standard
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Acoustic Noise 24 dBA
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Power Requirements 9 to 48 V Phantom power (4 mA @ 48 V)
    Overload Sound Pressure Level 150 dBA SPL (48 V, red band)
    Output Connectors Hardwired 3-pin XLR
    Cable Length 5.0' (1.5 m)
    Dimensions (L x W) 0.23 x 0.18" (5.8 x 4.6 mm)
    Weight 0.012 oz (0.340 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 5.2 x 1.5"

    Countryman B3 reviews

    B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic, Standard Sens, with Hardwired 3-Pin XLR Connector (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small package, big punch I have been doing video shoots and interviews for several years. The audio has always been the thorn in my side. This mic has helped me bring reliability to my videos. It's small and easily hidden, not to mention the quality is top notch. Handling noise/rubbing noise is almost non-existant and really puts you at ease about recording with it. This mic has worked great with my Zoom H4N and Canon T4i setup. Amazing price, amazing product. Side note, I think it's pretty sweet that the cord is covered in kevlar. Just in case you've got a dangerous shoot - no worries, the mic cord is bullet-proof ;-)
    Date published: 2012-11-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, easily hidden In general, I will regularly use this mic for interview style video production. However, this past weekend, my wife and I filmed our first wedding ever. Although I wasn't all that pleased with where I had to work with for mic placement, the mic did a pretty good job picking up the pastor, the bride, & the groom. Very, very easy to conceal this mic. Great sound quality as well! I am also quite impressed with the build quality. Despite the good build quality, grateful for the even more rugged carrying case! In ways, I wish the cable was a little longer. However, if you're using this primarily as a single-speaker lapel, not much reason for a longer cable.
    Date published: 2015-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Microphone! This microphone is great! I was given the recommendation to go with this one from a friend in the industry as well as one of the great pros who I talked to at B&H. It is very rugged and extremely versatile. It can be clipped to your shirt like in a traditional news broadcast, but is also small enough to easily hide inside some's clothing, under a collar, or even in someone's hair. The sound quality is excellent. It has made my video productions sound completely professional with very little back end sound editing or tweaking. I really can't come up with anything bad to say about it. Overall Great product! A +
    Date published: 2015-09-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Little Lav A simple way to get great sound from talent during interviews or performances. Not as small as the B6 from Countryman, but still plenty small enough that it's easily hidden on most clothing. Not particularly susceptible to clothing or rubbing noise, but use the included wind screen, even though it makes the mic a bit larger. I especially appreciate that it runs on phantom power that can be supplied by a Zoom H4N, and generates plenty of signal, even through 50 feet of mic cable. The only con would be that the kit comes with only two tie clips. Some other lavs include many other attachment devices. So far the clip has been fine, though. A really nice case included for the price.
    Date published: 2011-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase for ENG great crisp sound. frequency caps do make a difference, love the XLR connection, i went with another 10' cable just to have it on me. It is a solid built product, but it feels delicate so I am a bit cautious during the first few times I've used it. I'm purchasing a second one of these to serve as my main wired mics for interviews using a Canon xa20. When the Rode wireless comes out I'll consider that for a wireless mic option. I used Audio Technica as well and have a Sennheiser MKE 600 for shotgun applications.
    Date published: 2015-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mic for interviews Excellent Product. I use it for interviews with my H4N. It delivers audio that is perfectly acceptable for all my work. The size is great - really small. The XLR connection seems very solid and it looks like it is wired with good quality. Getting the additional caps on and off can be a challenge because I fear I may add stress to the mic. The case is good and it comes with two mic clips and a foam circular cap for wind. I'm very satisfied with the product and the service from B&H. Also - I made sure to buy the 'normal' sensitivity version of the mic.
    Date published: 2017-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic for the money I've been searching for many years to find a lapel mic that hits the sweet spot between economy and great sound. The Countryman B3 is that mic. I have Sony ECM series mics, EVs and A-T lavs in my fleet - the B3 blows them all away. Low noise and bright crisp sound makes this mic my 1st choice. Don't get me wrong - I am still going to pull out the other mics as required, but I highly recommend the B3 lav.
    Date published: 2014-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Countryman Quality - Nothing Better! I recently purchased two of these B3 Omnis after attending an NAB session led by a long time sound recordist. He stressed his preference of wired laws over wireless laws, when the opportunity presents itself. With an interview coming up, I wanted to have two wired laws on hand - and I wouldn't spend my money on anything else. Countryman mics are outstanding, especially for interviews and vocals.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
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