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Blue Bottle Rocket Stage One Condenser Microphone
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The innovative mic system with up to nine interchangeable capsules.

The Blue Bottle Rocket Stage One is a condenser microphone that uses interchangeable capsules, including the 9 vintage lollipop-style Blue Bottle Caps. The Class-A discrete solid state Blue microphone has a bayonet-mounting system for unlimited flexibility, and a wide variety of tonal characteristics and pickup patterns—all in one mic.

Precision-designed and hand-assembled, the Bottle Rocket Stage One mic is crafted for a lifetime of use. Compared to similar microphones, the Blue Stage One has a very low self noise specification (<7.5dB) and a very high output level (+12dBV), making it a perfect choice for today's high sample rate/deep word length digital platforms.

Instead of integrated circuit chip, the Blue Stage One microphone employs a transformerless Class A discrete amplifier circuit to ensure the most accurate and noise-free signal possible with minimal distortion and coloration. The Bottle Rocket Stage One is an ideal microphone for recording virtually any sound source. In addition to the microphone, the Bottle Rocket Stage One also includes Blue's high-definition 20-AWG mic cable and custom spider shockmount.

Capsules designed for any mission

Both the Stage One and Stage Two Bottle Rockets can take advantage of the Bottle Caps, Blue's family of 9 interchangeable capsules with different tonal characteristics and pickup patterns. Each Bottle Cap is designed to provide the recordist with the ultimate sonic solution for their respective application. Get them all and you'll have an entire Blue mic cabinet at your fingertips. The Stage One comes with the B8 All-Purpose "TPO—The Popular Opinion" Bottle Cap.

The Bottle Caps

• B0 Capsule (270709) — Airy top end, silky vocal sound

• B1 Capsule (270710) — Ultimate acoustic instrument mic

• B2 Capsule (270711) — Vintage, rich ribbon sound with muted top end and detailed midrange

• B3 Capsule (270712) - Accurate, neutral sound

• B4 Capsule (270713) - Live and orchestral applications

• B5 Capsule (270714) - Dramatic top and bottom

• B6 Capsule (270715) - The renowned Blue sonic signature—smooth, liquid presence

• B7 Capsule (270716) - Today's vintage sound

• B8 Capsule - All-purpose "TPO" (The Popular Opinion) sound—the default Bottle Cap

Blue Bottle Rocket Stage One Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Usable with 9 interchangeable "Bottle Cap" capsules—get them all & it's like a full Blue mic locker at your fingertips
    Precision-shaped and hand-assembled to Blue's standard of quality



Blue Bottle Rocket Stage One Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Acoustical operating principal: Pressure gradient or pure pressure (depending on capsule)
    Directional pattern: Cardioid, omnidirectional, figure of 8 (depending on capsule)
    Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
    Sensitivity (1kHz into 2.5kOhm): 27mV/Pa (±10mV depending on capsule)
    Rated impedance: 50 ohm
    Rated load impedance: No less than 1kOhm
    Nose level a-weighted (IEC 651): No more than 7.5dBV–14dBV (depending on capsule)
    Max output (1% THD into 2.5kOhm): +12dBV = 3.1 Vrms
    Max SPL (1.0% THD into 2.5kOhm): 138 dB
    Dynamic range (2.5kOhm load): 130dB
    Supply voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V minimum)
    Current draw: (typical AI+48V): 1.8mA


Blue Bottle Rocket Stage One Condenser Microphone

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  • Make This Affordable Mic Sound Like a $4,000 Condensor!!!!!.

    As reviewed by fernandez shaw on 5/23/2012

    Your one-stop studio mic solution! With the Bottle Rocket Stage One, you get not only an amazing solid-state condenser mic but also a mic that's totally customizable! This mic comes with the cardioid B8 capsule--great for vocals!. Plus it supports Blue's Bottle Cap system (left), so you can custom-choose capsules for your specific recording needs!.

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  • sweet mic

    As reviewed by hugo c on 3/3/2011

    after lots of research and reading lots of reviews i finally got one and how amazing it sounds.plus you have the additional capsules for a variety of tasks.you can't get wrong with this one.i own two other blue mic's and never had any problems!

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  • A wonderful suprise !

    As reviewed by BL Joe on 3/24/2010

    I want to start off by pointing out how picky I am - I put all the mica I try though some pretty strict tests to see if there's anything unique within different mics and I must say this one suprised me for the price. I had put this mic up against a Shure KSM44 , an AT4060 , and a Neumann TLM-103 to see what was best suited for me. The others all had there benefits - clearity vs tone and so on - but the Rocket just had this perfect tone and clearity I couldn't resist - I love musical instruments with charactor - this had it !!!!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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