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Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair   

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A matched pair of small diaphragm condenser mics ideal for stereo recording

Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphones are for studio recording and live applications. All their features are packed in an extremely compact mic tube. Behrinber C-2 mics are sold in matched pairs”perfect for stereophonic recording”for a price you might think only bought you a single microphone.

Behringer C-2 microphones use a low-mass diaphragm for ultra-wide frequency response and ultimate sound reproduction. The mics' inconspicuous size makes them perfect for acoustic instruments, overhead applications, pianos and similar instruents.

The Behringer C-2 microphone's cardioid pickup pattern effectively eliminates feedback, plus they offer switchable low-frequency roll-off and -10 dB input attenuation. Ultra low-noise transformerless FET input eliminates low-frequency distortion, while a gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector assures the highest signal integrity. Behringer includes microphone stand adapters, windscreens, stereo-bar and a transport case. These Behringer condenser microphones are ready for action straight out of the box! If super-compact size is paramount and you don't want to compromise on performance, then a pair of Behringer C-2 microphones is the answer.

FEATURES
  • 2 professional true condenser microphones for studio recording and live applications
  • Sold as matched pair”perfect for stereophonic recording
  • Low-mass diaphragm for ultra-wide frequency response and ultimate sound reproduction
  • Perfect for acoustic instruments, overhead, piano, etc.
  • Cardioid pickup pattern for effective feedback elimination
  • Switchable low-frequency roll-off and -10 dB input attenuation
  • Custom microphone stand adapters, windscreens, stereo-bar and transport case included
  • Ultra low-noise transformerless FET input eliminates low-frequency distortion
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector for highest signal integrity
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
SPECIFICATIONS

C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair

  • Transducer Type: True Condenser, 16 mm (0.63") Single Diaphram
    Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Connection: Gold-Plated Balanced XLR Connecter
    Open Circuit Sensitivity (at 1kHz): 99 db
    Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Attenuation Level: -10 dB
    Low-Cut Filter: 6 dB/Oct at 120 Hz Switchable
    Maximum SPL (1 % THD @ 1 kHz): 140 dB (0 dB); 150 dB (-10 dB)
    Signal to Noise Ratio: 75 dB
    Nominal Impedance: 75 Ohms
    Supply Voltage: +48 V
    Dimensions:

  • Shaft: 13/16" (20 mm)

  • Length: 3-11/16" (94 mm)


  • Weight: .21 lb. (900 g) without cable and connector
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BehringerC-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AWESOME

I used to do lighting for plays and the sound guy hung these above the stage to help pick up actors with no MICS.. I went to my local music store and asked about...Read complete review

I used to do lighting for plays and the sound guy hung these above the stage to help pick up actors with no MICS.. I went to my local music store and asked about them and they only had positive things to say, I picked up a pair and I was blown away, I would suggest these for overheads on drums, truely a great mic, the price is unbelievable it does not make any sence. Buy this product it comes in packs of two, who could ask for more?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not recommended for live gigs.

I use these mics as overheads for my conga/bongo kit on live club gigs. When operable, they served their purpose. And for the record, I baby ALL of my equipment, even...Read complete review

I use these mics as overheads for my conga/bongo kit on live club gigs. When operable, they served their purpose. And for the record, I baby ALL of my equipment, even to the point of actually being teased about it, so rough handling was NOT the cause of my problem. I enjoyed them for about 6 or so gigs, then I started to get a lot of snap, crackle and pop from one of them every time I would try to adjust its position. I thought it was a short in a cable jack at first, but replaced cables twice, only to determine it is some kind of short within the mic itself. I bought a warranty, so I'll be shipping them back for replacement. My recommendation is to only utilize these mics for light-duty applications; home studio, permanent placement for a choir, etc., as some other reviewers here are doing. I also recommend purchasing a warranty, regardless of your application.
!!! I REMAIN A HUGE FAN OF MUSICAN'S FRIEND !!!

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4.0

Very good for the money

By rAUSTINm

from Georgia

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

A steal for the cost! These mics are worth more than double what they are charged for.
BUT BEWARE! The clips they come with are VERY VERY tight! This makes for difficulty when removing the mics from the stands. USE CAUTION! I had to return mine because one broke after being jerked out of the very pressurized clips. Sure wish those were adjustable!
Other than that, these mics are great. Perfect for Field Recording!!!

 
4.0

Great Value

By Dan

from Cape Cod

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

    Great pricing on this package .

     
    5.0

    Great Product!

    By Pcariasound

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

      I use these mics in a small home studio. Excellent product, mimicking the higher end mics at a fraction of the cost.

       
      4.0

      Nice price option for stereo mic setup on acoustic guitar

      By David C.

      from Fort Myers

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Dual mic mount included

      Cons

      • No isolation mount

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

      I got these to serve as a stereo pair for close micing acoustic guitar. I do the standard setup of pointing one toward the sound hole and the other at the neck. The included stereo mic mount works perfectly for this application. The mics get good sound and great detail for this application. With careful tweaking with an outboard preamp, I get great audio, with extremely minimal self noise (virtually none) and a detailed, hot signal. Great for solo finger style acoustic guitar recording. I'm using the behringer tube ultra gain mic200 as my mic pre with these. So, very, very affordable setup for a pro level sound.
      The only drawback is that there is no isolation mount for these mics. So, they are susceptible to picking up 'rumble' from the floor.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great price, great amplification!

      By krisras

      from upstate NY

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

        Bought to be used for a musical on a high school stage. Picked up the ensemble voices beautifully.

         
        5.0

        Delighted!

        By allthumbs

        from Northwest

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

          I am replacing a set of good quality dynamic mics with this pair. I use them primarily for recording at home. The dynamics were quite crisp, but were more at home for voice and instruments always sounded trebly and harsh, even after trying different EQ settings. The C-2's give a very clear, authentic, and balanced sound by comparison.
          I also have a Behringer Eurorack UB802, and with these C-2 mics, it's a great little package that delivers excellent sound and mixing capabilities for not much money. As far as durability goes, these items do not travel (yet), so the word is not complete on that subject.

           
          5.0

          Fantastic value

          By Battman540

          from Harvest, AL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

            I now own four sets of these. Need I say more?

             
            5.0

            Nice microphone set!

            By Battman540

            from Harvest, AL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

              I purchased a set of these to see if they were any good and was amazed at what you get for the money. These are not high end microphones but a great set of backup mics and for general use. After playing around with them for a couple of weeks I ordered two more sets.

               
              3.0

              Not recommended for live gigs.

              By Timbo

              from North Carolina

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily
              • Substandard Quality
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

              I use these mics as overheads for my conga/bongo kit on live club gigs. When operable, they served their purpose. And for the record, I baby ALL of my equipment, even to the point of actually being teased about it, so rough handling was NOT the cause of my problem. I enjoyed them for about 6 or so gigs, then I started to get a lot of snap, crackle and pop from one of them every time I would try to adjust its position. I thought it was a short in a cable jack at first, but replaced cables twice, only to determine it is some kind of short within the mic itself. I bought a warranty, so I'll be shipping them back for replacement. My recommendation is to only utilize these mics for light-duty applications; home studio, permanent placement for a choir, etc., as some other reviewers here are doing. I also recommend purchasing a warranty, regardless of your application.
              !!! I REMAIN A HUGE FAN OF MUSICAN'S FRIEND !!!

              (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              phantom

              By Ed Loera

              from Hoffman Estates,IL

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer C-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Pair:

              For Ed Bustamante it didn't work like the other. Now the recent "AKG," I know its phantom source isn't need but it works.

              thanks

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