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Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair   

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This microphone set includes two Behringer C-4 Small-Diaphram Condenser Microphones that are built to capture the performance of a choir, piano, or a...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A pair of small condenser mics that operate in stereo to pick up precise acoustic sounds and vocal harmonies.

This microphone set includes two Behringer C-4 Small-Diaphram Condenser Microphones that are built to capture the performance of a choir, piano, or any other vocal or acoustic sound source to provide a beautiful true-to-life sound. Sold in perfectly matched pairs, these outstanding condenser mics are especially great for live applications because their non-reflective finish eliminates unwanted glare caused by stage lighting.

What is a condenser microphone?
A condenser mic is ideal for capturing vocals or acoustic instruments. Though typically used in recording settings, condenser mics can also be used live. By their very nature, condenser microphones are much more sensitive than dynamic microphones, enabling them to pick-up even the subtlest of signals. Thanks to their cardioid (heart-shaped) sound-reception pattern, C-4 microphones pickup your source signal while rejecting off-axis sounds that can ruin an otherwise perfect recording. Another difference between condenser and dynamic mics is that condenser microphones contain active circuitry that requires phantom power (+48 V DC) for operation. You can power them from most any phantom-power equipped mixer.

Once connected to your sound system, you'll notice these twin pro-caliber microphones have exceptional frequency response (an average boost of 4dB between 1kHz - 8kHz). For those of you who are new to condenser mics, this basically means you'll get a slightly brighter sound that will give the perfect shape to cymbals and overhead miking. Acoustic pianos and choirs will also benefit greatly from this frequency response.

The cardioid pickup pattern provides unparalleled sound source separation and feedback rejection. C-4 mics contain ultra-low-noise transformerless field-effect transistor (FET) input circuitry that can handle extreme dynamics (from 20 Hz to 20 kHz) and has a maximum sound pressure level of 136 dB. C-4 mics also feature a switchable low-frequency rolloff to eliminate infrasonics (mic handling noise; nasty sounds created by creaky stages), as well as a switchable -10 dB input attenuation to accommodate for hot signals, such as a really loud vocalist or an enthusiastic cellist.

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
  • Ultra-low-noise transformerless FET input eliminates low-frequency distortion
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector for highest signal integrity
SPECIFICATIONS

C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair

  • Transducer type: condenser, 0.63''
    Polar pattern: cardioid
    Connector: gold-plated balanced XLR connector
    Open circuit sensitivity: (@ 1 kHz) -38 dBV (0 dBV = 1 V/Pa)
    Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Level attenuation: -10 dB, switchable
    Low-cut filter: 6 dB/octave @ 120 Hz (switchable)
    Max. SPL (‰¤ 1 % THD @ 1 kHz): 136 dB
    Nominal impedance: 75 Ohms
    Load impedance: > 1 kOhms
    Supply voltage: +48 V
    Supply current: 3 mA
    Dimensions: shaft diameter: 0.9", length: 3.7"
    Weight: approx. 0.1 lb.
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BehringerC-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair
 
2.9

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1.0

Would not buy again

By Richmix

from Los Angeles CA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

    The worst problem I found was that the XLR connectors are out of spec. I get to a gig with them, and they would not accept the Nuetrik connectors on my mic cables. Big unpleasant surprise! Using switchcraft connectors, I was barely able to get them in but they worked. SHAME ON BEHRINGER! how dare you not check this before shipping!

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    5.0

    Great little mics

    By dkw

    from SoVt

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      Purchased these as an experiment to solve a loud room micing problem for a local jam session. Bright room, large acoustic circle, lots of "noise", feedback issues, problem solved, great little mics.

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      1.0

      Cheap price, cheap mic!

      By Indie Rock Studios

      from RI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Price Cheap

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      I would stay away from these mics. I bought these because I needed a pair of small condensors for overheads and as a 2nd mic on acoustics guitars. The price was very appealing. During a recording recently on acoustic guitar I was getting a random clicking noise from them (not the cable) which ruined the track. Fortuneately I had my Rhode NT1000 on the guitar as well which I was able to use to save the recording. this is not the first mic from Behringer that produced random noises. I also have a pair of ECM8000 and both these mic also radomly produce a low hum which have ruined somed recordings. I now have a total of 4 condensor mics from Behringer which will never be used again. You get what you pay for.

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      1.0

      Cheap but still not worth it.

      By Zep-Man

      from Portland, OR

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      I bought these mics thinking that i could use them for a while until I got something better but they are TERRIBLE. I have to put a massive corrective EQ on them just to get an OK sound; they boost like 18dB at 630Hz. The mic clips don't even fit onto a normal mic stand and XLR cables are hard to even get on. Do NOT try to buy these, they're not even worth if they were free, let alone what they're asking.

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      2.0

      Not as good as C-2's!!

      By bassgrant1

      from Stoke, England

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      I love behringer mics. I swear by the B-1's and the C-2's for their value and awesome sound/money ratio. However, the C-4's are not good mics. They are so full around 500-800Hz to the extent that they are quite unusable. Someone else said about taking these frequencies out which does work a little but you shouldn't need to at the end of the day. May be okay for perc or guitars but for a neutral sound, these aren't the mics for you. My advice, BUY THE C-2s'!!!!!!!!!!!

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      4.0

      Not Bad

      By Blue Boy

      from Texas

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      I haven't had these very long, so I have not tried them with some things. So far I have used them to record percussion such as shakers, rainsticks, and wood blocks with pretty good results. I love all the features of these mics and all the little extras that's included with them such as stereo bar and foam windscreens. I got them for recording acoustic guitar, but I didn't really like the results for that. I need to do some more testing to find the best uses for these guys, but I think they will find their place in my work. All in all I'm happy I bought them.

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      5.0

      It rocks...............

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      I brought these little mics....it works so great with my Alesis mixer for live concert &recording ....It is made of good quality and with very cheap price...its very small mics but it rocks......i m planning to buy another pair.best buy item....

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      2.0

      Behringer C4

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      I bought the C4's to use as overheads, I haven't miced them on drums yet. I did a comparable test with the Sure 57-Rode NT1-A-MXL V67- old Sure PE50SP-Sennheiser E 865 and the Sure Beta 58 on Sonar. I listen close to all my recordings and had to compare mics regardless of what type of mics they are, the C4's can possibly do the job as overheads AFTER you pull out some of the requencies from 400Hz to 1kHz then it starts sounding more reasonable.

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      5.0

      C-4 Explosive? Yes it is!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Behringer C-4 Small Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair:

      I didn't know what to expect when I ordered these. But I will tell you this, I won't gig with out them. These shine the best when placed on guitar amps, congas, bongos, toms, or snare drums. There's a -20db cut that allows you to take advantage of your toms and snare. Because you cut the signal which gives the c-4 it extremely short range. I haven't had any spill over from other drum kit pieces either. The cut works great on all drums and guitar amps.They sound decent on most all acoustic instruments as well. I've done live sound for solo, and folksy artist. The sound is very clear with the -20db cut off. Be careful not to turn the gain (trim) up on the sound board these mics are extremely hot. My only complaint is that they do need phantom power. But honestly that's minor. C-4 ... Yep! Definitely explosive. Buy couple sets and light it up.

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