Blue Debuts Woodpecker Ribbon Mic
Blue Microphones has premiered the Woodpecker, an active ribbon microphone with a stunning exotic wood finish. Beneath the luxurious exterior, the Woodpecker is a precision-crafted recording tool, combining the low noise and superb detail of Blueâ€™s renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics with the bold sound of a handmade aluminum ribbon pressure-gradient transducer.
The Woodpecker was designed to provide the smooth, intimate sound associated with the most spendy and sought-after vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused mid-range, and outstanding bass response, the Woodpecker captures the essence of any recorded sound. It also excels at ambient recording, capturing room tone with the most intimate detail â€“ whether for rock drums, guitars or vocals â€“ any application where some natural space in the recording is desired. The Woodpecker package includes a custom made, solid brass shockmount and wood storage box.
â€¢ Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure Gradient
â€¢ Directional Pattern: figure 8, bidirectional
â€¢ Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
â€¢ Sensitivity (1kHz into 2.5k ohm): 26mV/Pa
â€¢ Rated Impedance: 50 ohm
â€¢ Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohm
â€¢ Noise Level A-weighted (IEC 651): Not more than 22dB
â€¢ Max Output (1% THD into 2.5k ohm): 10dBU = 2.5V
â€¢ Max SPL (0.5% THD into 2.5k ohm): 136dB
â€¢ Dynamic Range (2.5k ohm load): 114dB
â€¢ Supply Voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V min.)
â€¢ Current Draw (typical ai +48V): 2.4mA
â€¢ Weight: 1.6lbs
The Blue Woodpecker will be available this Spring for a mere $1299. Blue Microphones also announced that they are dropped the price of all the Ball Series microphones: the Snowball, the 8-Ball, the Kickball, and the original Ball microphone to just $99 bucks. More information on the Blue Microphones Woodpecker.