Blue Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone 889406416628

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The Blue Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone is designed to deliver the same high-quality audio that mic users have come to expect from Blue. Boasting a unique look and highly versa... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Blue Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone is designed to deliver the same high-quality audio that mic users have come to expect from Blue. Boasting a unique look and highly versatile performance, this pressure gradient cardioid microphone utilizes Blue's renowned mic technology and a Class-A discrete amplifier circuit. The Bluebird microphone can be used in any number of applications, from vocals to guitars, close-miking of drums or drum overheads, percussion, piano, horns, strings, or anywhere else where crystal-clear sound is the top concern.

Requires phantom power.

Features
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 27mV/Pa
  • 138dB max. SPL
  • Low self-noise specification (7.5dB)
  • High output level (+12cBV)
  • Class A discrete amplifier circuit
Specifications
  • Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure Gradient
    Directional Pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    Sensitivity (1kHz into 2.5k Ohms): 27mV/Pa
    Rated Impedance: 50 Ohms
    Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1 k Ohms
    Noise Level A-weighted (IEC 651): Not more than 7.5dB
    Max Output (1% THD into 2.5k Ohms): 12dBV = 3.1V
    Max SPL (0.5% THD into 2.5k Ohms): 138dB
    Dynamic Range (2.5k Ohms load): 130dB
    Supply Voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V min.)
    Current Draw (typical ai +48V): 1.8mA
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

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75%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Bluebird Sings

The Bluebird is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic (fixed pattern). It comes in a padded wooden box with a screw mount pop filter, and well-constructed shock mount. The powder blue Bluebird...Read complete review

The Bluebird is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic (fixed pattern). It comes in a padded wooden box with a screw mount pop filter, and well-constructed shock mount. The powder blue Bluebird has the typical elegant look of a Blue mic, high build quality, and a sound that lives up to the name. On vocals this mic performs beautifully - both sung, and voiceover/spoken word. I have used this mic on several voiceover and music projects (through a Great River preamp) and it performs admirably. The sound is smooth, open, warm, and airy without the pronounced sibilant peak many sub-$1000 condensers exhibit. The low end and mids are clear and warm. The Bluebird is well suited for many tasks, from vocals to acoustic instruments. The manual states it would also be a great choice for sax, flute, clean guitar, violin, etc. I would have to agree. Without a doubt it is one of the best large diaphragm condenser mics in the sub-$1000 category.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent product. Terrible service.

Excellent product. Excellent price. You should buy it, just not from Guitar Center.

Excellent product. Excellent price. You should buy it, just not from Guitar Center.

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(98 of 104 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Bluebird Sings

By Key of D Music

from Colorado Springs, CO

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

The Bluebird is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser mic (fixed pattern). It comes in a padded wooden box with a screw mount pop filter, and well-constructed shock mount. The powder blue Bluebird has the typical elegant look of a Blue mic, high build quality, and a sound that lives up to the name. On vocals this mic performs beautifully - both sung, and voiceover/spoken word. I have used this mic on several voiceover and music projects (through a Great River preamp) and it performs admirably. The sound is smooth, open, warm, and airy without the pronounced sibilant peak many sub-$1000 condensers exhibit. The low end and mids are clear and warm. The Bluebird is well suited for many tasks, from vocals to acoustic instruments. The manual states it would also be a great choice for sax, flute, clean guitar, violin, etc. I would have to agree. Without a doubt it is one of the best large diaphragm condenser mics in the sub-$1000 category.

(59 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By 1

from Lynnwood, WA

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

I recently bought this mic, and it's amazing. It is SO sensitive, and full of warmth and quality. I am using it to record seperate tracks and mix them, and I record vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, cello, and electric guitar. It works very well with all of those instruments.

(50 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Mic

By T

from Tempe, AZ

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

I was deciding between the blue bluebird and the blue baby bottle. psychologically I could not get past the hundred dollar difference and I assumed the blue bottle was worth the increase in price. My assumption was not accurate. Both mics sound great, however, the blue bottle sounds like a lot of mics I have heard before, while the blue bird has a unique tone of its own. The blue bottle is a much "hotter" mic and it tends to break up a lot easier, it kind of has a tube thing going on. The blue bird is a lot more natural and has a true to life sound, in other words its not trying to be anything, it just is, and that is where it works beautifully. I will mention this mic is extremely tight sounding and has low noise, you will be impressed. The bluebird has a lot more clarity and detail than the blue bottle, while the blue bottle has more full and bassy tone. The bluebird is an amazing mic for the money. One thing to remember don't ever use any mic without a channel strip, your quality will go up ten fold. Buy this mic if you are on a budget I tried a ton and this mic sounds like some higher end mics, no joke. I am not sure how they made this mic with a $$$ price tag, it is very impressive. Don't waste time, just buy it.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply amazing

By benc1891

from atlanta, georgia

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

this was my first condenser that i bought, and i am glad i bought this. this is an amazing mic. i use it for vocals, acoustic, and drum overheads. I'm gonna buy another one of these after Christmas. This mic is amazing!!!

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bye Bye Blackbird

By Wii Lee M. Buena

from Manila, Philippines

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

I'm saying bye bye to my old shure black microphone, Welcome BLUEBIRD !!! This is probably the most spectacular recording mic among the not-so-expensive bracket in the current collection. Having the clear, crisp, clean sound that it produces once you stand right in front of it (nose level). Wether you whisper or scream, the magic happens inside this well-engineered model. The warmth and velvety smooth outcome as I use it with my Mac and Logic 9 is enough to romaticize and energize the moment as you engage yourself in a musical affair. It just sucks out the anxiety in you once you get started in your session, you just don't wanna stop. Going to the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard can sometimes suck, but not this time, coz it's time and money well spent! I give it 4 stars and two thumbs up !!! Thanks Bluebird !!!

(8 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pretty microphone <3

By alexandria

from illinois

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

i am in love with this pretty microphone. i have a rock and roll/ metal band and we love to use this microphone. are band name is mom, and we have good music/tunes, but this pretty blue microphone makes our voices sound like the cherping sounds of an ostrage (which is very VERY delightful). I really think you should by this microphone because of its lovely music you can produce with it. what a lovely mickrophone. very nice. cheap also. good deal. <3

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Mic Awesome Price

By Strategiez

from THE OC

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

What can say this mike sounds absolutely gorgeous. We used this badboy in our recording class and i am now going to get myself one, Its worth it trust. It has an amazing warmth to it it is supreme for vocals as far as other instruments i can't say but its a beauty nonetheless

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Twice the Price

By Paisley Underground

from Houston, TX

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

I recently picked up a Bluebird for my home studio. This is quite a little condenser mic, and for the price, in my opinion it's impossible to beat the value. Like all Blue mics, it's appearance is striking and stylish. As soon as you remove it from it's case you can tell that it's solidly built. It comes with a case, shock mount and pop screen. Because of previous problems with the former shock mount, Blue redesigned it such that the mic is threaded around the outside of the cable connection, and screws the shock mount - a fantastic redesign. I use this particular mic exclusively for vocals and it performs with mics that cost multiples of it's price standing on it's own. I run this through a TC Helicon Vocalist Live right into a Mackie mixer. Fantastic results. Highly recommended.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Value-packed Workhorse Under $300 at the Guitar Center today!!!!!.

By fernandez shaw

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

Blue's tribute to all-around sound and value!. The Bluebird works great on practically anything you want to record!. It's robust enough for drums, horns, and amplifiers, but it's accurate and clear enough to bring out subtle sonic details you want from vocals, acoustic guitars, and piano!. It comes equipped with a custom shockmount and a pop filter!.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality All The Way

By Kip Grooms

from Seattle Wa

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

The sound is very pure, not alot of colorization. It is very well built, not cheap in any way. Even the hardware for the pop filter is heavy duty, almost to the point of overkill, it should last for ever. I read some say the pop filter is the down side. The pop filter works great for me. So weather the pop filter works for you or not probibly depends on how hard you naturally punctuate your "Ps""Bs""Ts" etc..

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