Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

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Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

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  • 1" Pressure-Gradient Capsule
  • Transformerless Design
  • 75 Hz and 150 Hz Filters
  • -10 dB and -20 dB Pads
  • Standard XLR Connector
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The B1 from Studio Projects is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone ideal for capturing instruments and vocals in recording applications. The B1's gold-sputtered 1" pressure-gradient transducer and transformerless circuitry provide high-quality audio with extremely low self noise.

The mic has a cardioid pickup pattern to reject off-axis sounds. It also provides 75 Hz and 150 Hz selectable filters to reduce low frequency rumble and hum. Selectable pads let you choose between -10 dB and -20 dB, perfect for recording extremely loud sound sources. The mic has a standard XLR connector and operates on 48V phantom power. A foam windscreen, shockmount, and zippered storage bag are included.

Large Capsule
The gold-sputtered 1" pressure-gradient capsule provides high-quality vocal and instrumental recordings
Transformerless Circuitry
Transformerless output circuitry ensures extremely low self noise
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing off-axis residual noise and room ambiance that can cause feedback
Selectable Filters and Pads
Selectable filters let you reduce the effects of frequencies below 75 Hz or 150 Hz, while selectable pads let you reduce sensitivity by -10 dB or -20 dB in order to record loud sound sources
Standard XLR Connector
The gold-plated XLR male output connector connects to a variety of systems and devices
Phantom Power
The mic operates via standard 48V phantom power
Accessories Included
The mic comes complete with a foam windscreen, shockmount, and zippered storage bag
UPC: 850207000118
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Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Zippered Bag
  • Shockmount
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Studio Projects B1 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1" / 25.40 mm
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 82 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 12 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 132 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    -20 dB
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity -34 dB
    Low-Cut Filter 6 dB/Octave @ 150 Hz
    6 dB/Octave @ 75 Hz
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 2.5 µA
    Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 8.3 x 3.6"

    Studio Projects B1 reviews

    B1 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Entry Level Condenser Mic Sounds great -- very neutral. Well built and comes with a decent shock mount and protective case. An excellent value.
    Date published: 2011-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SURPRISED ME i bought this and the VTB1 tube preamp because i needed money and downsized my studio to something of a hobby studio instead of a turnkey studio....the quality of the mic is great....its sturdy when in the snug fitting shockmount included in the package, its heavy and well contructed, and the switch between 0/-10/-20 is well built....there is absolutly NO HUM, NO HISS, and NO DISTORTION transmitted from the mic to the interface, or thru the playback on monitors from the DAW....its clear and semi-warm, and picks up great within a three-foot range....the big plus here is the noise-reduction the mic provides from ambient noises you DON'T WANT your microphone to pick-up....when used with its counterpart by design, the VTB1 preamp, it gives the extra crispness and warmth you would expect in a way more expensive microphone....that too is well contructed....there is no need to change a tube, and it is percisionly matched to the B1 microphone...well done guys, well done indeed
    Date published: 2013-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was surprised and psyched! When I was recently putting together my home studio I was looking for a good vocal mic *. From everything I read online it seemed like the B1 was a good choice and I have to say so far it has been better than I had hoped. I have recorded vocals and acoustic guitars with it and my bandmates and I have been very pleased with how it performed. It's sounded very warm and clear. Getting the mic out of the shock mount is problematic but to sound like it does for $*I am not gonna take a star away for that.
    Date published: 2013-12-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good novice to start off. I will say this I already had a condenser mic since I got the Focusrite studio bundle and comparing the two I think the B1 is better. What makes this mic better is that you change settings on your mic from normal settings to -10db to -20db which is suppose to cut the bass and background noise and this helped me since I am doing voice over work. I'll be adding more to this review when I have time.
    Date published: 2016-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works every time I have used one of these brushes all my adult life. I am currently using one to clean slide transparancies before I scan them. It work's great-Thanks!!!
    Date published: 2008-06-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price It has a great sound especially for low male voices and the price is unbelievable, but i found it a little noisy and didnt like a lot the shockmount. Anyway its better than most mics in the price range and versatile
    Date published: 2013-08-14
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