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Behringer ECM8000 Microphone  

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Overview

  • Extremely linear frequency response from 15Hz to 20kHz
  • Electret condenser technology
  • Well-balanced, true omnidirectional characteristic
Description & Specs
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    $119.99
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    - $60.00
  • Your Price:
    $5999

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Small-diaphragm omni with ultra-flat response!

The Behringer ECM8000 is a microphone with linear frequency response and and omnidirectional polar pattern that allow you to carry out measurement and alignment tasks with minimum hassle and maximum precision. The ECM8000 mic is a perfect complement for any realtime analyzer. It operates on 15-48V phantom power and its rugged construction ensures years of trouble-free use.

Professional Tip: The Behringer ECM8000 also makes an amazingly good acoustic guitar and vocal microphone!

Features

  • Extremely linear frequency response from 15Hz to 20kHz
  • Electret condenser technology
  • Well-balanced, true omnidirectional characteristic
  • Optimally suited for acoustic measurement applications
  • Especially effective on acoustic guitars and vocals
  • Harmonizes perfectly realtime analyzers
  • Phantom powered, +15V to +48V

A price this low for a mic this versatile? It's a steal! Pick up a couple TODAY!

 

ECM8000 Microphone Specifications:

  • Type: omni electret condenser
  • Impedance: 600 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -60dB
  • Frequency response: 15Hz-20kHz
  • Connector: gold-plated XLR
  • Phantom power: 15-48V
  • Weight: 4 oz.
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BehringerECM8000 Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Useful Mike

This is not my first choice of mikes, but I often use it at close range where is is absolutely flat and exhibits no proximity effect. I own three, which I purchased on...Read complete review

This is not my first choice of mikes, but I often use it at close range where is is absolutely flat and exhibits no proximity effect. I own three, which I purchased on sale here. I also use one with Behringer's Ultra-curve to tune a room. Drummers, especially, should consider this mike for close-up work since the frequency response approaches a very ample 32kHz!!! Very good at getting the pluck of a harpsichord string. I used it to record the 32' pedal tones of a monster pipe organ, and the 16Hz was audible as well as visible on the software display. This works for close in, low-gain use. Behringer seems to be creating some useful gizmos for those of us on a budget....

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Good Value/Omni

This is a decent omni when you consider the price. This is not the mic to use for recording choral or chamber/orchestral groups from a distance as the self-noise is a little high,...Read complete review

This is a decent omni when you consider the price. This is not the mic to use for recording choral or chamber/orchestral groups from a distance as the self-noise is a little high, but close up where you would need less gain, it works fine. I own 4.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for room correction

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      I used this mic for room correction with MathAudio Auto EQ plug-in. The sound became very nice and neutral.
      If you need a measurement mic to correct your room, it's awesome.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      Just bought an ECM8000 and compared it with an Earthworks. Even did some measurements and it's surprisingly accuarte. Clear recommendation.

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      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Don't Buy

      By wado1942

      from idaho

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      They're noisy enough to be useless for anything other than high SPL frequency response measurements. That is if the specs they published online weren't different than what's in the documentation. The online docs show a ruler flat response from 1KHz down to 20Hz. In actuality, they're flat only down to about 200Hz and the response drops like a rock below that. They also show only a +2dB rise above 2KHz but in actuality, it's closer to +6dB.This makes the mics worthless even for measurement purposes. Behringer lied like a dog on this one. I didn't expect anything great, but these are a total waste of money.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great measurement mic, Good lectern mic.

      By Too Much EDU.

      from Kansas and Missouri

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      This was originally purchased as a measurement microphone which it does an amazing job of (it ought to this is not a hard task) but I was pleasantly surprised when the AKG C747 that we usually use at our lectern broke and I went ahead and stuck this little guy on the lectern to limp by. If it was not for the silver finish, I would leave it there. Voices sound much more natural through this microphone than they do through the 747. This makes sense given the razor flat response curve, i.e. there is no coloration. It is prabably too noisy for most studio apps but I have not tried it with a descent preamp.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SUPER VALUE

      By GP

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      This mic actually compares very favorably (and in some cases sounds even better) on acoustic guitars than other much more expensive cardiods I have - a giant surprise considering I had bought it to make room measurements! After hearing it I actually re-tracked some nylon string parts and compared them to the previously recorded ones done with a much more expensive European mic and I ended up keeping the ones done with this mic. I used it with both a Millennia STT-1 and a TL-Audio VP-1 pres and it just sounded surprisingly good. GO figure...!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Useful Mike

      By eenedenaar

      from Montana

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      This is not my first choice of mikes, but I often use it at close range where is is absolutely flat and exhibits no proximity effect. I own three, which I purchased on sale here. I also use one with Behringer's Ultra-curve to tune a room. Drummers, especially, should consider this mike for close-up work since the frequency response approaches a very ample 32kHz!!! Very good at getting the pluck of a harpsichord string. I used it to record the 32' pedal tones of a monster pipe organ, and the 16Hz was audible as well as visible on the software display. This works for close in, low-gain use. Behringer seems to be creating some useful gizmos for those of us on a budget....

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for the price, noisy on an absolute scale

      By Twangification

      from Kansas City

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      It is a cheap mic, and it's meant for tuning rooms, etc using test tones - and for that it does well. It has a very flat response. However, as with all things audio, electronic, and bottom-rung cheap, it is noisy. Not intolerably noisy, just lots of self-noise that raises the floor quite a bit with dynamic program material. I can't see myself using this for music recording - and I think I'm done in general wasting time with mics in this price range; but it is a perfect tool for understanding the frequency response of rooms, amps, and devices. Don't hesitate to get one if that's what you want.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What You Hear Is What You Get

      By DannyGuitar

      from Huntsville, AL

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      This is a measurement microphone. Not really meant for recording. With that said, I have 2 of them that I use for recording acoustic guitar. If you have a good sounding guitar, and a decent room to record in, then you'll love the sound you get. If you have a crappy guitar and/or crappy recording situation, then you won't. It's frequency response is almost ruler flat (because it's a measurement mic). There is no coloration to the sound whatsoever. And if you want to tune your room for acoustic reasons, this should do the job. I received 2 as gifts and couldn't be more happy. I'll have to think before putting down Behringer again. :)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Come full circle.

      By blevans

      from Belle Vernon, PA

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      I've been playing since 1970 and now the kid took over and I've been on a Behringer up grade ever since, and this reference mic does exceed all expectations, Good overhead, vocal and acoustic mic, I even us it to record the kids band in live situations after setting up the Pa's sound. GOOD JOB BEHRINGER!!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This microphone will enhance any recrding project

      By Chris A-KUhwH

      from Richmond, VA

      Comments about Behringer ECM8000 Microphone:

      I did not expect much when I purchased this microphone because of price.I just thought that I would take a chance and it definately paid off.Absolutely one of the best mics that I have used.The Quality of the product including packaging is top notch.This microphone is accessible to any musician regardless of budget.

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