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Blue Kiwi Microphone  

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The Kiwi, Blue's top-of-the-line Class A Discrete microphone model, features 9 selectable polar patterns including cardioid, figure-8, omni, and selections in between. This is achieved in a careful, u... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Kiwi, Blue's top-of-the-line Class A Discrete microphone model, features 9 selectable polar patterns including cardioid, figure-8, omni, and selections in between. This is achieved in a careful, unique manner using Blue's double-backplate capsule. This unique capsule is measured in an anechoic chamber to ensure optimum performance. The capsule assembly is mounted to the Kiwi Microphone's body with a mold-injected rubber stem to help isolate unwanted rumble. The Kiwi is a microphone that provides enough options to satisfy the needs of even the most critical recordist!
Requires phantom power.

Features
  • 9 selectable patterns
  • Rugged, handbuilt construction
Specifications
  • Acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient
    Directional pattern: selectable multipattern
    Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
    Rated impedance: 50 ohms
    Rated load impedance: not less than 1kohm
    Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 19mV/Pa
    S/N ratio CCIR468-3: 76dB
    S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 87dB-A
    Noise level DIN/IEC 651: 8dB-A
    Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 133dB
    Dynamic range of mic amplifier: 75dB
    Supply voltage: 48V phantom power
    Weight: 2 lbs.
    Dimensions: 8-7/8"H x 2-3/8"D
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One year parts and labor warranty.


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BlueKiwi Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice!

By Earl Wilt

from Wilmington, DE

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    I use this microphone as the main vocal mic in my professional recording studio. The mic is very clean and versatile. I would say its pretty neutral sounding but smooth. I believe it's versatile for any micing situation. The polar pattern dial could be better designed, maybe raised a bit more to make it easier to turn and up higher on the capsule away from the shockmount. Speaking of the shockmount, I own two other Blue mics (Bluebird, Baby Bottle) with the same shockmount and I don't like them. They don't stay put. They should have designed them with teeth so that when you set the mic angle you can have confidence it won't slip. As it is if you bump into the mic stand they'll slip. If you have it set and plug/unplug a cable or use the pattern selector they'll slip. The Kiwi is a big mic and it's heavy. Blue needs to address this. However, their mics are all very good to excellent and they look cool too. You can't dismiss that if you have a pro studio. Clients dig them.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Natural-sounding Multi-patterm Mic Is Great for Any Recording Situation!!!!!.

    By fernandez shaw

    from Chicago, Illinois

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    The Kiwi gives life to any recording! Vocals, acoustic instruments, pianos, and drums will take on a life of their own when touched by the kiwi's modern tone and sparkling top end!. Class A electronics ensure an output stage with virtually no coloration, and the precision B6 capsule borrowed from supercharged versatility!

    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BLUE KIWI one of the best

    By Ur Favorite

    from Baltimore,md

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    pretty impressive mic,i found it to be alot better than the blue blueberry,i sold the blueberry once i found this mic,You cant lose with this one,you can use it for i wanna say 9 different patterns,from directional to omni directional,one of those 9 settings will work for you lol, Since i bought this mic i only use 2 plugins where as i use to have to use about 4 or 5. Honestly i use to record on a $40 radioshack mic and through plugins i can pretty much make a mic sound like any mic thats out here but i prefer not to have to go through all the work it takes,its time consuming and also it hogs alot of cpu,make mixing easier for yourself and buy one of these lol

    (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding Mic

    By aj

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    I am a Blue fan of sorts, I was partial to Blue's Mouse for commercial/TV voiceover until I got this one. A nice full big clear sound...I still love my Mouse for heavily processed radio voiceover, but the Kiwi is my mic of choice for high quality TV and production voiceover every time!

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best of the best

    By Twister

    from California

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    BLUE microphones are hand made right here in the US. That says something to me. I have two KIWI's and two baby bottles and I find am finding that 99% of my recordings are mic'd with these four mics. There is a reason Windham Hill artists use these to record accoustic guitars. The KIWI is an amazing mic for vocals too, the high end is beautiful, the sybillance is smooth and it captures the low end accurately and smooth. I dunno- don't just take my word for it. 9 polar patterns to boot. That is like the clincher. Just starting out and want one mic that will do just about everything and do it exceptional? This is the mic. You will not be disappointed. Buy it over the Neumann

    (26 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great mic with a sweet sound

    By reclude

    from Columbus, OH

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    I use the Blue Kiwi everyday in my recording studio for voice, 2nd kick mic, amp micing (with 20db pad to get it closer), acoustic guitar, and even room or overhead uses for drums. I have actually used this when recording vocals for NAS, Bizzy Bone, and Bow Wow, and it has become a staple to the success of our studio. The sound was professional and all the clients were pleased how the mic would pick up gentle nuances of the high end without being harsh at all. I am in the process of buying another and I will use them both for stereo overheads and many other applications.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable!

    By cONScIENcE

    from Cleveland, OH

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    Best in class!9 polar patterns are very useful in achieving very specific sonic goals.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great All Around mic

    By David Ali

    from Houston,TX

    Comments about Blue Kiwi Microphone:

    I think this mic has it all where it needs is for the value paid. I also have a baby bottle I use for my pre and post production. My KIWI is used with all my vocalist

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