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Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone

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Studio Projects B1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 1" Pressure-Gradient Capsule
  • Transformerless Design
  • -10 dB and -20 dB Pads
The B1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone from Studio Projects is a 1" single diaphragm, externally polarized, cardioid, pressure-gradient, transducer microphone with an FET impedance converter, a 75 Hz or 150 Hz selectable filter, and -10dB and -20dB pads. It can be used to capture audio in home and project studio applications on instruments with high sound-pressure levels, vocalists, broadcasters, and more.
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Studio Projects B1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Large Capsule
  • 3Transformerless Circuitry
  • 4Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 5Selectable Filters and Pads
  • 6Standard XLR Connector
  • 7Phantom Power
  • 8Accessories Included

The B1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone from Studio Projects is a 1" single diaphragm, externally polarized, cardioid, pressure-gradient, transducer microphone with an FET impedance converter, a 75 Hz or 150 Hz selectable filter, and -10dB and -20dB pads. It can be used to capture audio in home and project studio applications on instruments with high sound-pressure levels, vocalists, broadcasters, and more.

The B1's gold-sputtered, 1" pressure-gradient transducer and transformerless circuitry provide high-quality audio with extremely low self-noise, and its cardioid pickup pattern is designed to reject off-axis sounds. The mic is built with a standard 3-pin XLR connector and is powered by 48V phantom power. A foam windscreen, shockmount, and zippered storage bag are also 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

Studio Projects B1 Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
Pad-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter150 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
75 Hz, 6 dB/Octave
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL132 dB SPL Peak
Impedance200 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity-34 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio82 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level12 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption2.5 mA
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.6 x 8.3 x 0.01"

Studio Projects B1 Reviews

Good mic...though bright

By Patrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-16

I bought this primarily to use on acoustic. I had heard it's bright and it is. Still not worse than some condensers I've used. It's pretty heavy and robust. The pads give it some versatility. And it's probably the quietest cheap condenser I own.

Good for the price

By Farosonico
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-08-14

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

SURPRISED ME

By cartel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-01-07

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

Great Entry Level Condenser Mic

By All Rush Mixtape
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-07-26

Sounds great -- very neutral. Well built and comes with a decent shock mount and protective case. An excellent value.

Works every time

By Frankoman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2008-06-16

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!!!

Good novice to start off.

By diwasaki24
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-10

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.

I was surprised and psyched!

By Micky Savage
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-30

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.

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