Neat Microphones King Bee Condenser Microphone - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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Neat Microphones King Bee Condenser Microphone

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Sale Price: $249.00 CDN
Original Price: $365.00 CDN

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Just like a beehive, the King Bee is all about reproduction. Its large diaphragm condenser design is ideal for applications requiring low noise and high sensitivity - the King Bee excels for vocals, drums, electric guitar, piano, and most acoustic instruments, including complex sources like saxophones, flutes, and strings. Thanks to custom Class A discrete electronics, careful mechanical design, and a precision, gold-sputtered microphone capsule, what you hear at the output is what the King Bee hears at its input.

The King Bee package includes the Honeycomb pop filter and Beekeeper custom shockmount, and is also compatible with the optional Beeline quad conductor XLR mic cable. With outstanding versatility and sound quality, the King Bee will quickly become one of the most useful - and commanding - mics in your hive.

Microphone Technical Specifications

Transducer Type: 34mm center terminated condenser capsule, with external polarization.
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 16Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 26.0mV/Pa at 1kHz (1 Pa=94dB SPL)
Output Impedance: 150 ohms
Rated Load Impedance: 1k ohms
Maximum SPL: 140 dB SPL (2.5k ohms, 0.5% THD)
S/N Ratio: 89 dB-A (IEC 651)
Noise Level: 6 dB-A (IEC 651)
Dynamic Range: 134 dB (@ 2.5k ohms)
Transformer Output Balanced
Power Req: +48V DC Phantom Power (IEC 268-15)
Weight: 785g
Dimensions: 216mm x 76mm

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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
I can't say enough good about this mic. Designed and built by the original founders of Blue Microphones, the King Bee is their flagship mic and it shows. The mic is built like a tank, it's beautifully engineered and while the aesthetic may not be for everyone, THE SOUND SHOULD BE. It's amazing on drum overheads/room mics, horns, strings, and it's beautiful on vocals. On acoustic guitar this mic shines, I used one of these on a lovely Breedlove 12 string, and loved it so much I just picked up a 2nd mic so I have a stereo pair. The same praise goes to the worker bee as well, best used for different sources but also incredible, certainly for the price. Michael Marucci Producer/Mixer/Engineer
Posted by Michael Marucci on Dec 19, 2018
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Description: The King Bee, created by the founders of Blue Microphones, is a studio-quality, large-diaphragm (34 mm) condenser mic that uses new manufacturing and design techniques to provide exceptional performance. It excels for vocals, acoustic instruments, room miking, and other applications that require extremely low noise and high sensitivity. A built-in custom-wound output transformer, and Class A discrete electronics, account for the minimal noise and distortion; the package also includes a shockmount, snap-on pop filter, and carrying pouch.