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Overview

  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 27mV/Pa
  • 138dB max. SPL
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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 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

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Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone 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
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Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Mic

My wife purchased this mic for me Christmas of 09. After nearly 4 years of use I'm still impressed with this mic and its price point. I have a lot of budget and mid-level...Read complete review

My wife purchased this mic for me Christmas of 09. After nearly 4 years of use I'm still impressed with this mic and its price point. I have a lot of budget and mid-level mics in my locker, but the Bluebird continues to be one of my favorites.

As mentioned in other reviews, the Bluebird's frequency range is a little scooped in the mids. This actually makes for a very neutral sounding and versatile microphone, and it also provides a great alternative to the often strident sounding K67 type capsules that are inherent in most Chinese LDCs.

This really is a great utility condenser, but it also happens to shine on my vocals too. This would be a great first LDC for someone who's just getting into recording, and it would most likely be one that any home recording enthusiast would keep as his/her mic locker grows. This mic is definitely recommended and Chris approved!

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Good mic, but be wary...

I had this mic for two months and used it for my band's demo with great results; on vocals, snare, and miking guitar cabs. However, one day the top part just fell...Read complete review

I had this mic for two months and used it for my band's demo with great results; on vocals, snare, and miking guitar cabs. However, one day the top part just fell right off. Luckily, the good people at Guitar Center replaced it without much ado, but within a week, the replacement just wasn't working at all! When I took it back, the manager said that a lot of people have been having problems with its reliability. Needless to say, I exchanged it for a Groove Tubes GT66 and I am in love with this new mic. Anyways, while the Bluebird is great and you'll definitely get great results, you might want to buy it from a local music store where you can return it easily in case it starts falling apart.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic

By Chris

from Pensacola Florida

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Microphone
  • Versatile

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording
  • Recording Studio

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

My wife purchased this mic for me Christmas of 09. After nearly 4 years of use I'm still impressed with this mic and its price point. I have a lot of budget and mid-level mics in my locker, but the Bluebird continues to be one of my favorites.

As mentioned in other reviews, the Bluebird's frequency range is a little scooped in the mids. This actually makes for a very neutral sounding and versatile microphone, and it also provides a great alternative to the often strident sounding K67 type capsules that are inherent in most Chinese LDCs.

This really is a great utility condenser, but it also happens to shine on my vocals too. This would be a great first LDC for someone who's just getting into recording, and it would most likely be one that any home recording enthusiast would keep as his/her mic locker grows. This mic is definitely recommended and Chris approved!

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple, yet outstanding

By Trace-In-Tune

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

This mic is a simple mic. No crazy marketing scemes or tons of buttons. They would be unneccessary. This is a high quality studio mic. By far the best for it's price.

It sounds clear, full, and punchy on drums, and not at all thin.
It sounds sweet yet powerful on vocals.
Sounds fantastic on both distorted guitar and clean guitar.
Also my cello sounds so good, you would think you were sitting in the same room as me playing it.

I don't like writing reviews, but this I had to.

Keep it simple. Buy this mic. Simple. Smooth. Powerful. Beautiful.
Don't waste your money on anything else.

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(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blue mic

By Thomas Romero

from New York

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

SHockmount is great, pop filter is crappy but good as a secondary back up.
Dont be skeptical about this one. Shes Def a keeper. Purchased this hot young thang alone with a RME BABYFACE for the phantom power supply and she sings as lovely as a bluebird.. No joke this baby packs a punch and I'm always hesitant to buy anything. If you're thinking about buying it. Do it
Great sound quality Cant beat the price
Def bang for buck

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great addition to my mic locker!

By Joe-VGj5O

from Prior Lake, Mn.

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

This mic has its place for alot of things recorded. Like most chinese mics, this has an exagerated high end, but it is not brittle like the others. Sounds alot like an Audio Technica or higher end AKG mic. This mic is also very eq friendly, which seperates it from the rest in the 500 dollar or less catagory! It is worth its weight in gold...

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By trainisgood34

from Louisville, KY

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

I needed a mic for recording my acoustic guitar and vocals, and this thing got the job done. Simple, elegant, and easy on the eyes as well. My friends always comments how cool it is. I loved it so much on my guitar I started using it to record drums ( one mic captured the whole kit) and sax! Fantastic! Only thing is I wish it had a bass roll off but simple EQ can fix that. Sounds like a more expensive mic. than it is.

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(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound, Bad Quality

By Recordingfreak

from Houston

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

The mic is great if you have a good live room. if you dont then its hard to get a great tone out it. its not a figure 8 pattern mic but it sounds like it is from all the room it picks up. The shockmount is very delicate so be careful. its expensive to replace if you breake it. pop filter that comes with it is pretty good. a little small for my liking but it gets the job done when needed. This mic is deffinently not gonna amaze you by anymeans.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I love it more and more!

By George Griggs

from New York

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

The more I use this Blue Bluebird the more I like it (I've also improvedthe way I go about using the mic.) I had complaints about the shock-mount-(see my other review). BUT Bluebird sent me a brand new shock-mount that works beautifully. I bought a more expensive AKG C 414 BXL II (which is awesome!) but "in a blind vocal test" I could hardly tell the difference. So this Bluebird is a great buy!!!! I now use both mics and I'm thrilled with both.

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Maybe, Maybe Not

By SoniaD

from sherrill, Arkansas

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Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

I bought this mic a year ago. Truly I had great expectation for this mic even though it is an entry level model. I plan to use it on vocals and tambourine in my home studio. It turn out to be an average mic and I wasn't impressed. The sound was weak compare to my M-Audio Luna or Groove Tube GT50. If, you are on a budget and can afford I recommend getting a Neumann TLM 102.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

OK mic; Shock mount is terrible

By George Griggs

from New York

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

The Blue Bluebird Microphone is OK for the $. It has a similar quality as my Audio-technica condenser mic.However this Bluebird's SHOCK MOUNT never keeps the mic in position: you're about to do a vocal take and the mic slips out of position. Now the THUMB SCREW has broken off.I bought a 2 year extended warranty (I hope they make good on it and replace it with a new useable shock mount.)

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic

By Splash63801

from Sikeston, MO

Comments about Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

I purchased this mic to replace my AKG Perception 200. The Bluebird is a much better microphone. The frequency response is perfect for vocals. The low impedance is a plus as well. Great value, you won't be disappointed!

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