Blue Microphones Blackout Spark SL Microphone
Blue Microphones Blackout Spark SL Microphone is a large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone designed to offer detailed, transparent sound. Combines Blue's unique condenser capsule with Class-A electronics, the Spark SL produces stunning recordings for vocals, guitars, drums, pianos and more.
Ready to upgrade your home studio or streaming setup to full broadcast studio level? Blackout Spark SL brings Blue’s legendary studio sound to your space. With a professional XLR connection and versatile switches, Blackout Spark SL gives you that broadcast studio voice that will transform your podcasts, Twitch® game streams and YouTube videos. The large-diaphragm cardioid condenser capsule and JFET electronics deliver superb detail and rich harmonic audio for the ultimate in professional sound. Upgrade to Blackout Spark SL and hear why Blue is the #1 choice for game streamers, podcasters and musicians worldwide.
From Studio to Streaming
For more than two decades, the world’s greatest artists and studios have trusted Blue XLR microphones. And today, many of the world’s elite podcasters, gaming teams and Twitch® streamers use Blue mics to achieve professional-level audio performance. Create podcasts that stand out from the rest, elevate your gaming and streaming to the competitive level, and enhance your YouTube videos with Blue.
Inside the Sound
At the heart of Blackout Spark SL’s sound is Blue’s custom JFET design, which ensures the capsule’s backplate is evenly charged and delivering consistent, detailed and transparent sound at all times. Blackout Spark SL also features discreet Class-A circuitry to maintain a pure signal. Add Blackout Spark SL to your next game stream to achieve pristine broadcast studio sound and blow away your audience.
Switch to Versatility
Blackout Spark SL features a new 100Hz high-pass filter and -20dB pad to bring professional versatility to your projects. Things getting intense on your stream? Use the -20dB pad to keep your voice clear and crisp. Experiencing rumble or other low noises from your desktop? Flip the 100Hz high-pass filter and start recording. Blackout Spark SL’s incredible flexibility makes it easy to produce superbly detailed audio during any application.
Blue Microphones Blackout Spark SL Microphone Features
- XLR connection integrates perfectly with USB audio interfaces and mixers
- Custom, large-diaphragm cardioid condenser capsule for superbly detailed, focused sound
- Blue’s Class-A JFET electronics deliver rich harmonic audio
- 100Hz low cut filter increases clarity, reducing rumble from your room or desk
- -20dB pad keeps your stream free of distortion when things get intense
Blue Microphones Blackout Spark SL Microphone Specifications
- Transducer Type: Condenser, Pressure Gradient
- Polar Patterns: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 34.9 mV/Pa at 1 kHz (1 pa = 94 dB SPL)
- Output Impedance: 50 ohm
- Rate Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohm
- Maximum SPL: 136 dB SPL (1k, THD 0.5%)
- S/N Ratio: 73 dB-A
- Noise Level: 16.4 dB-A
- Dynamic Range: 119.6 dB
- Power Requirement: +48V DC Phantom Power
- Weight: 336g
- Dimensions: 220.5mm x 45mm
- HPF: 100Hz, 12db per octave
- PAD: -20dB
Blue Microphones Blackout Spark SL Microphone Includes
- Blue Blackout Spark SL
- Custom Shockmount
- Wooden Storage Box
- Limited 2-Year Warranty
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The Spark is a very cool looking mic and comes with nice accessories and good instructions on mic techniques. I didn't use the wind screen as I just used it to record sax. The shockmount has a nice screw mechanism to secure it, however once tightened the mic freely rotates. I guess this is good for turning it to the sound source but to me it moves a little to freely and would be afraid it were to move during recording, especially if it was tilted or angled. The sound quality is brighter than advertised, but is very smooth in the high end and not shrill at all. It is a very quiet mic, but doesn't seem to give you a big sound. It's a great deal with everything included, but If you can pass on the mic looks and don't want or need the accessories, I'd say go with an AT2020 or get a pair for the same price as the Spark.
This mic has really suprised me with the bang for the buck. For the entry line for Blue it sounds and performs like a $1000 mic. Used for vocals and acoustic guitar. So glad I added this to the line up.