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    Behringer

    A professional large-diaphragm condenser microphone with unsurpassed audio quality for both live and studio applications.

    The ultra-affordable Behringer C-1 microphone is a large-diaphragm condenser mic with a cardioid polar pattern providing the performance you'd expect from a studio microphone costing hundreds more. The recording mic delivers an exceptionally flat frequency response, ultra low-noise transformerless field-effect transistor (FET) input circuitry, and incredible audio transparency.

    With its high-quality transducer and gold-plated XLR output, the condenser mic is very neutral-sounding and truly delivers on the promise of noise-free transmission. It also offers a phantom power LED indicator and a swivel stand mount. Whether miking acoustic or electric instruments or using it for vocals or drums, the Behringer C-1 is an excellent choice for both live and studio applications.

    Features
    • Exceptionally flat frequency response and ultra-high sound resolution
    • Cardioid pickup pattern for outstanding sound source separation and feedback rejection
    • Ultra low-noise transformerless FET input circuitry
    • LED indicates phantom power operation
    • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector for perfect signal transmission

    Perfect for stage or studio, this affordable microphone delivers smooth, natural sound. Order today!

     

    C-1 Condenser Mic Specifications:

    • Transducer type: condenser, 0.63"
    • Polar pattern: cardioid
    • Connection: gold-plated balanced XLR connector
    • Open circuit sensitivity: -33 ± 2 dBV (0 dBV = 1 V/Pa)
    • Frequency response: 40Hz - 20kHz
    • Max. SPL (1% THD @ 1kHz): 136dB
    • Nominal impedance: 100Ohms
    • Load impedance: ≥1 kOhms
    • Supply voltage: +36 - 52 V
    • Supply current: 2.5mA
    • Dimensions: shaft diameter: 2.13", length: 6.65"
    • Weight: approx. 0.99lb.
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    BehringerC-1 Condenser Mic
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (8)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (5)
      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Professional recording (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      C-1 rox the box

      I bought this over two years ago and could not be happier. Use it for home recording and even use it live. If you buy one you may want to reduce the treble in...Read complete review

      I bought this over two years ago and could not be happier. Use it for home recording and even use it live. If you buy one you may want to reduce the treble in your eq because if you don't the feedback is killer. Use it without eq like the user guide says and you should be fine. It is unidirectional but if you face a wall and turn the mic capsule around so it faces the wall and away from you you can get a very nice reflected sound, like a very short delay or room reverb. At this price you can get one for everybody in the band. I would say check out some music I recorded with it on myspace but that would probably violate the product review guidelines ;-)

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good but not ultra quiet!

      I bought this mic five years ago, thinking to use it in home recording. At first I was impressed with the crisp sound and increased output over the Shure SM58. However, when gains...Read complete review

      I bought this mic five years ago, thinking to use it in home recording. At first I was impressed with the crisp sound and increased output over the Shure SM58. However, when gains were adjusted to be equal, there was more hiss in the C1 than I judged acceptable for recording. I bought an MXL V63 and found substantial improvement over the white noise of the Behringer C1. Still, the Behringer was a good value as an introduction to condenser mics. I have seen it used on instruments in live performances, and I think that is where it works best. I recently sold the C1, which means it did not cost very much to try.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Mic

      By Greg

      from Marion Ill.

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

        Great mic for the price....

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        3.0

        Good but not ultra quiet!

        By Athens Ron

        from Athens, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

          I bought this mic five years ago, thinking to use it in home recording. At first I was impressed with the crisp sound and increased output over the Shure SM58. However, when gains were adjusted to be equal, there was more hiss in the C1 than I judged acceptable for recording. I bought an MXL V63 and found substantial improvement over the white noise of the Behringer C1. Still, the Behringer was a good value as an introduction to condenser mics. I have seen it used on instruments in live performances, and I think that is where it works best. I recently sold the C1, which means it did not cost very much to try.

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          5.0

          Awesome mike

          By David G

          from Jupiter, Florida

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

            For Vocals this out-performs top microphones that cost three times as much. I use the Art Tube MP pre-amp without the 20 mb gain. I use my AT2035 for the guitar amp. You would think that it would be the other way around. They have since come out with the C-3. But the cardioid sound is enough for me. I wanted to upgrade and bought several other microphones which I returned because this was the best. I heard the NT-1A has similar characteristics but at three times the price I'm not even going to try. This one does it for me.

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            4.0

            works well

            By wayne pass

            from florida

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

              i've used the mic for a month now to record vocals and guitar solos in my home studio. it's easy to use seems to work well especially for vocals. my only small complaint is it seems to be picky about which cables it likes, but that is minor.
              i like it so far, and you can't beat the price.

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              5.0

              Rivals Way More Expensive Mics!

              By Proaudiosoft

              from Saint Louis

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Mic Rivals Mics

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

              • Vocals

              Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

              This Mic Sounds Better than the MXL4000 that cost me 4 times as much!!!! Buy it, use it with Nectar 2. Love it!!!!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Mic for Great Price

              By Simonbeck

              from Simi Valley, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

                This mic sounds very nice for its price. I have used it for vocals and used it as a single drum overhead and had better results than expected.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Surprising!

                By colakeith

                from Columbia,SC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

                  I was looking for a large diaphragm for my home studio & hoping to find something affordable. The C-1 fit the bill. Granted it is NOT Neuman, but the clarity was unbelievable. It came in the sturdy black case for transport. I like! I have used it in rehearsal with my sound system and it sounded awesome!. I then recorded one on my new tunes, first recording acoustic guitar, then vocals. To say the least, I was extremely pleased. I will soon replace the plastic holder for a real shock mount. I would really recommend that. I also use EV PL84 mics mainly for live now. The C-1? As soon as I can, I am getting another one!

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Value

                  By tommisalami

                  from Kalispell, MT

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

                      I didn't realize when I bought it that it has to be powered, you cannot simply plug it into anything. It requires "phantom power" which must be built into the device you're plugging into, or you must buy a phantom power supply.(I bought one for cheap). The mic is durable, BIG, and records nicely for my home studio. Good price for what you get.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Pretty Darn Good

                      By w3st0n21

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

                      I got this mic about a year ago and havnt really given it much use until the past few weeks..I never knew how amazing it sounded! I used it on a violin, an acoustic guitar, and a drum overhead and it sounds spectacular in all situations. very impressed. will probably get more in the future. I gave it a 4 in quality because my clip just randomly broke today :/ but thats easily fixable! BUY IT!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This mic RULES

                      By D. Knight

                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                      Comments about Behringer C-1 Condenser Mic:

                      I purchased two of these mics some time back to use with my home studio. I've always appreciated Behringer's prices and have usually been happy with their quality, but this mic surprised me. For such an inexpensive condenser, the quality is astounding. Crisp, clear sound, durable, attractive. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, simple condenser mic. I might buy 2 more, what the heck.

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