Studio Projects B1 Microphone
The Studio Projects B1 Microphone is a large diaphragm cardioid microphone in a pressure-gradient transducer employing high quality transformerless design and extremely low noise, perfect for home recording and studio projects.
The Studio Projects B1 Microphone will enhance any professional or project studio application at an unbelievable low price. As a result of uncompromising dedication and today's advanced production abilities, Studio Projects B1 has broken the barrier of quality vs price for today's recording studio environment.
Being versatile is the key in the recording arena, and the Studio Projects B1 Microphone is no exception. Equipped with a true 1 inch 3 um gold sputtered large diaphragm in a pressure gradient transducer capsule, the Studio Projects B1 Microphone will deliver the finest quality of vocal and instrumentation recordings in a wide variety of applications while offering a natural extended transparent high end, yet offer the thick bodied low end expected from a quality microphone.
Studio Projects B1 Microphone Features
- High quality performance
- Highly durable
- Active output circuitry
- Low-noise FET impedance converter
- Pressure-gradient Transducer, 1" 3 um mylar capsule
- High quality transformerless design and extremely low noise
- Selectable filters, 75Hz and 150Hz
- Selectable Pads, -10dB and -20dB
- Well suited for project/home studio use
Studio Projects B1 Microphone Applications
- Close miking of instruments with high sound pressure levels
- Announcer's mic for broadcasting/dubbing
- Home recording and project studios
- Vocalist recording
- Spot mic for wind instruments, strings, percussion and guitar amps
Studio Projects B1 Microphone Specifications
- Type: FET 3 micron 1" large single diaphragm
- Sensitivity: -34dB,(0dB=1V/Pa)
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20~20000Hz
- Output Impedance: <200 Ohm
- Load Impedance: >1000 Ohm
- Noise Level: 12dB-A (IEC651)
- S/N Ratio: 82 dB
- Max. Output: 3.3V 0.5% THD @1000Hz at 1KOHM load impedance
- Max. SPL: 37 dB
- Low Cut: 6dB/Octave at 150 Hz or 75Hz
- Power Requirement: 48 +/- 4V
- Current Consumption: <2.5mA
- Connector: Gold-plated 3-pin XLR
- Circuit: Transformerless circuit
Studio Projects B1 Microphone Includes
- Studio Projects B1 Mic
- Foam Wind Screen
- Zippered Bag
- User Manual
- 2 Year Warranty
Studio Projects B1 Microphone Downloads
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I purchased 2 of these mics for my school’s music tech class and general band recordings. They have done a great job for the about 6 years I have had them. I even used them in a pinch on some of my personal projects and they are more than serviceable. They have a nice clean sound with lots of detail and also work great for drum overheads. The newer version comes with a wooden case, fancier SP logo, and 2 pad switches, but are 40 bucks more than the older models.(We use the cardboard boxes to store the mics and the price tag is still on it.) The only minor complaint about the mic is about the shock mount. The bands seem to pop off a lot and currently one of the mic’s bands is very loose and sagging when holding the mic on an angle. They do include a few extra bands in the packaging though. I’m sure you can get more from SP as well, if needed.
I'm very pleased with the B1's performance on acoustic instruments. I've had good results with a B1 in a dead room on acoustic guitar, fiddle, and on the lower quarter of a double bass.
In my experience, it won't beat an SM57 on a guitar cabinet for midrange thickness, but has proved serviceable in situations where a little more detail is desired. I'm not a huge fan of the supplied shockmount, but it's functional (you have to force the mic into it connector first; hasn't caused a problem, though).
On vocals, I also tried a B3, which has two of the B1 capsules in it. Its top end was somewhat brittle and did not flatter that particular singer.