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Blue Microphones Bottle Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

The Blue Microphones Bottle Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone, superb transient response integrated with a system of eight optional interchangeable capsules.

The Bottle is Blue's flagship recording tool and its highest achievement in quality and innovation. The Bottle combines low noise and superb transient response integrated with a system of interchangeable capsules, the Bottle Caps. In an instant, the bayonet-mounted Bottle Caps can be exchanged to provide different tonal characteristics and pickup patterns while the included power supply remains on. The Class A discrete amplifier circuit of the Bottle is a thoroughly modern homage to the past, with a design utilizing a single hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode. The Bottle is the definition of craftsmanship, with hand-assembled custom components found throughout. With eight different Bottle Caps to choose from, the Bottle provides the ultimate recording experience for any application.

The amount of care that goes into constructing a Blue microphone is legendary. As their flagship microphone, the Bottle encapsulates all Blue 's attention to detail and careful construction. It looks beautiful, and boasts a sound that's so warm, natural, and "alive," it'll leave no doubt that you're hearing one of the world's elite mics. Engineers we know can't say enough good things about the incredible Blue Bottle mic.

The Blue Bottle not only sounds like a dream, but it's extremely versatile. The Bottle features eight different interchangeable capsules, so you can change capsules to deliver different tonality, patterns and uses while the microphone is still turned on, thus eliminating the need for many types of mics. The amplifier design is based on a single vacuum tube pentode EF86 in a triode mode. Blue hand selects the tube for low noise performance. This is one versatile tube condenser mic!

The Blue Bottle microphone is packaged with one B6 Lollipop capsule and the 9610 Tube Microphone Power supply. Blue has developed the 9610 with the new SOFT START feature to assure the longevity of the vacuum tube, and the stability of the microphone circuitry. No other commercially available tube microphone power supply offers this unique feature. Champagne tube microphone cable is standard inclusion and all the above is all housed in a Blue velvet lined ATA approved flight case.

Blue Microphones Bottle Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone Features

  • The ultimate in hand-built craftsmanship
  • Class A discrete amplifier circuit with hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode
  • Mic system-allows for various capsules to be swapped "on the fly" for extreme versatility
  • Integrated capsule shockmounting
  • Hand tuned and tested
  • Custom wound output transformer
  • Includes B6 capsule, the renowned 9610 Tube Power Supply, Champagne tube mic cable, and flight case

Blue Microphones Bottle Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone Specifications

  • Transducer Type: Vacuum Tube Condenser
  • Polar Patterns: Various (Capsule-dependent)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 20.0 mV/Pa a 1kHz (1 PA = 94dB SPL) w/B6 Capsule
  • Output Impedance: 200Ω
  • Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1kΩ
  • Maximum SPL: 134 dB SPL (2.5kΩ, 0.5% THD) w/B6 Capsule
  • S/N Ratio: 86.5 dB-A (IEC 651) w/B6 Capsule
  • Noise Level: 7.5 dB-A (IEC 651) w/B6 Capsule
  • Dynamic Range: 126.5 dB (@2.5kΩ) w/B6 Capsule
  • Power Requirement: Bottle Power Supply Unit 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Weight: 1700g
  • Dimensions: 390mm x 90mm

Blue Bottle Optional Capsules

  • B0 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Capsule - Provides a bright, silky presence that's perfect for lead and background vocals, guitar, percussion, or any other source with an extended top end.
  • B1 Cardioid Small Diaphragm Capsule - Great for capturing nylon- or steel-string guitars, small-pitched percussion, and orchestral string instruments. The B1's extended high-frequency response also makes it perfect for drum overheads, ambient/room miking, even Foley and sound-effect recording.
  • B2 Figure of Eight Large Diaphragm - The "vintage capsule" of the Bottle Cap Kit, providing the richness of a well-aged ribbon mic. Use this capsule to get vintage character from brass, guitar, woodwinds, and vocals, or to take the edge off of overly-bright instruments. This capsule is also great for acoustic and electric bass, cello, and even whistling.
  • B3 Cardioid Mid-Sized Diaphragm - Very transparent, with a neutral sound that's optimum for female vocals, distant miking of orchestral groups and instruments, distorted electric guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, and resonator guitars. The capsule also lends a "folky" tone to acoustic guitars.
  • B4 Perspex Sphere Omni Small Diaphragm - Captures lush lows and sweet highs; it's perfect for the ambient recording of classical and orchestral instrumentation, as well as background vocals, organ, accordion, and drums.
  • B5 Pressure Omni Large Diaphragm - The "presence omni." Possessing a unique compressed quality, the B5 features a highly accentuated low and high frequency response that's well suited to capturing high-transient sources like acoustic guitars and percussion. The capsule's extra presence boost also helps tracks cut through a dense mix.
  • B6 Standard Cardioid Capsule - designed for the Bottle, and features a frequency response suitable for vocal and general instrument capturing. Blue describes it's sound characteristics as "larger than life", and the cardioid polar pattern is sure to effectively reduce off-axis ambient noise and feedback.
  • B7 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Single Backplate - Provides detailed mids and an airy presence, perfect for that "vintage vibe" on vocals, saxophone, flute and all types of guitars. It's also optimum for conventional jazz recording.
  • B8 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser - The best choice if only using one capsule - crystal clear sound quality and excellent detail for a wide range of recording applications. Suggested applications: Male & female lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, drums, drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns and strings.

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This Mic is the King of the Mic Locker January 21, 2011
Reviewer: jay matheson from columbia, SC United States  
I love my Blue Bottle. I own several capsules and they all sound great. The people at blue really take care of their customers as well. It would be a real drag to buy an expensive mic and the company not back it up with good customer service. Blue is a class operation and their mics show it. The Bottle is actually  the most versatile mic that I own. It can remain set up through, hip hop, metal, and R&B vocal sessions. It  sounds good on any vocalist.

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