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Blue Microphones 8-Ball
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Description

OVERVIEW
Peerless Blue condenser performance priced for everyone.

The Blue 8-Ball is a condenser microphone that gives new meaning to playing in the pocket! While it may bear a striking resemblance to another spherical mic that recently took the microphone world by storm, The 8-Ball resembles its circular cousin The Ball in looks alone.

The 8-Ball is a cardioid condenser microphone designed with the needs of the professional recordist in mind, but priced within reach of the beginning home user or hobbyist. Featuring Blue's highly regarded Class A discrete low-noise amplifier circuit, the 8-Ball's smooth frequency response is sure to please even the most discerning professional ear. Perfect for applications as varied as drum overheads to acoustic and electric guitars or vocals, the 8-Ball will perform reliably as your go-to mic.

A standard thread swivel mount at the base of the microphone allows the user to pivot the 8-Ball back and forth, making mic placement a snap. And because the 8-Ball requires phantom power, a front-mounted LED confirms that the mic is ready to use.
FEATURES
Cardioid condenser microphone
48V phantom power
Class A discrete low-noise amplifier circuit
SPECIFICATIONS
8-Ball Condenser Microphone

Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 35Hz — 20kHz
Sensitivity: (1kHz into 1kΩ) 10mV/Pa
Rated Impedance: 50 ohm
Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1kOhm
Maximum SPL: (THD 0.5%) 150 dB SPL
Noise Level: 22dB "A" Weighted
Maximum Output Level: +14 dBu (2kOhm load, 0.15% THD)
Power Requirement: +48V DC phantom-power ±4V
Power Consumption: 1.5 mA

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...the dude we normally talk to and asked about mics in the 99 dollar range.... he recomended us the blue 8-ball microphone and said it was the best they had for the budget. I inquired about the sm-57, but he was like NAHHHHH thats for live use and instrument recording and that all studio...

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...like a guy shouting in a room...because it sounds like a guy shouting in a room. $20 knock off magic 8-ball vocal booth? Yep...that's going to fix it no doubt :facepalm: A room with a load of gear and no treatment will never sound like a studio. Take your few $100 and buy some...

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And not all Hz/V synths were created the same. Can only speak for synths I owned/played but the Yamaha CS-40m was absolutely rock solid at 4C from a cold start, whilst the MS-20Kit takes 20 minutes to warm at 20C.

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