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Electro-Voice CO4 Cobalt Dynamic Mic   

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Rugged and versatile, it yields outstanding performance in all applications requiring miking of electric and acoustic instruments. Serves well for vo...Read More

Available 02-15-2017

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Rugged and versatile, it yields outstanding performance in all applications requiring miking of electric and acoustic instruments. Serves well for vocal performance, too. Excellent for stage or studio use, the rugged Co4's versatility makes it a "must have" in any microphone mix.

FEATURES
  • Element: Dynamic, Neodymium magnet structure
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz to 18kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Impedance: Low-Z balanced (600 Ohms)
  • Sensitivity: Open Circuit Voltage 2.8 mV/Pa (-51dBV) re 1 Pa*
  • Microphone Connector: 3-pin, XLR-type
  • Polarity: Pin 2 positive, referenced to pin 3, with positive pressure on diaphragm
  • Finish: Durable polyurethane paint
  • Materials: Die cast zinc housing
  • Dimensions: Length: 5.8" (148 mm), Diameter: .92" (23 mm), Shank: .46" (12 mm)
  • Weight: Net 12 oz. (340 grams)
  • Accessories included: Stand adaptor (black), Carrying Pouch
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Electro-VoiceEV Cobalt 4 Mic
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Replacement for the Sm57

I needed to replace my out dated mics used for instruments bluegrass group after much research and testing I finally decided on the Cobalt 4, so much better and with less problems than the...Read complete review

I needed to replace my out dated mics used for instruments bluegrass group after much research and testing I finally decided on the Cobalt 4, so much better and with less problems than the 57s and the detail of the instruments coming out sold me, more gain and less feed back problems. Better sound all around.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a good replacement for a 57

I was hoping this would be a good, low-cost alternative to the classic SM57 for recording drums.
I was impressed by the quality feel of this mic, which seems solid, and would...Read complete review

I was hoping this would be a good, low-cost alternative to the classic SM57 for recording drums.
I was impressed by the quality feel of this mic, which seems solid, and would probably handle some abuse. Unfortunately, the sound DOES NOT compete wth a 57. The Cobalt 4 sounds tinny in comparison, and not in a pleasant way. Could be good for other things, but it is not a mic I would use for close-micing drums.

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5.0

With Just a little ingenuity...

By Chef

from philadelphia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

Okay, these are cheap mics. VERY cheap mics. And i bought them for that reason, because, why not. The way they're described on here in the reviews is pretty acurate. They are bright, and seem to color source material a pretty lot. *Most source material. I tried them on pretty much everything and was not impressed. Anything i tried these mics on a 57 would destroy them, and im not even much of a 57 guy personally. BUT- there is a hidden use for these mics that stands out imho. TOMS. I couldent get a tom sound i was impressed with one day with the mics i ususlly use(what they are does not matter, but you can assume the standard). so i tried these bad boys out. Great. AWESOME. Its like they're pre eq'ed for the job. If you're looking for another option to have for toms, try these out. They may just come in handy. Ev dynamics seem to like toms for some reason lol. And it looks like there might be an output transformer in these bad boys, could be a good or bad thing but kinda cool for the scratch regaurdless.

 
5.0

Fantastic sound for the money (pro tip: buy them on sale!!!)

By Mammoth Tusk

from Fargo ND

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

Picked this up on sale and was a little skeptical. I have a sm57 already so I thought this might be an adequate backup for that mic. I do mainly home studio and demo recording. I was struck right away with the weight of the mic which feels very solid and durable. This is a pro and a con as I think these are built to last but can be challenging to get to stay in position due to the weight. I tested this vs my Shure sm57 and I noticed the Co4 is brighter. This isn't necessarily a bad thing just something to be aware of. I was recording my laney cub cab both close mic'd to the speaker cone and rear mic'D since it is open backed. The Co4 performed well especially in rear mic'D position. I did notice more mic stand noise was transmitted to the Co4 when moving the stand around so logically the same would happen in a live setting. All in all this is a good mic and a fantastic value if you can catch it on sale. Buy two

 
5.0

works really well

By Pilgrum

from San Diego

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

    I use it for harmonica and it works great. I also use it for voice but I am not a singer.

     
    4.0

    Good Quality instrument mic, unbeatable price

    By Jake

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

      I had one of these before and they went on sale at an unbelievably low price so I bought 2 more for less than the cost of the first one. They are a good replacement for SM57, best for instruments, percussion. Note that they have a significantly higher sensitivity than SM57 - probably 10dB more. So, you need to trim gain for them back if substituting. The build quality is nice - good solid metal mic with weight to it. Used in a show last weekend on horns and no complaints.

       
      5.0

      Great Small Instrument Mic

      By LiquidMetal

      from Naples, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

        I use this for snare and/or kick drum when recording. Works great.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Replacement for the Sm57

        By Mick

        from Schenectady, NY

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • banjo yes vocals too
        • guitar mandolin fiddle
        • The best replacement for:
        • the SM57 for blue grass

        Cons

        • mic holder not that tight

        Best Uses

        • less feed back and clear
        • live sound, more gain

        Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

        I needed to replace my out dated mics used for instruments bluegrass group after much research and testing I finally decided on the Cobalt 4, so much better and with less problems than the 57s and the detail of the instruments coming out sold me, more gain and less feed back problems. Better sound all around.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOTS OF APPLICATION

        By bentcloud

        from pineville la.

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

          vocals are clean isolated pretty good in a small room

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not a good replacement for a 57

          By Nate A. Fredrick

          from Bay Area

          Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

          I was hoping this would be a good, low-cost alternative to the classic SM57 for recording drums.
          I was impressed by the quality feel of this mic, which seems solid, and would probably handle some abuse. Unfortunately, the sound DOES NOT compete wth a 57. The Cobalt 4 sounds tinny in comparison, and not in a pleasant way. Could be good for other things, but it is not a mic I would use for close-micing drums.

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice sound, Durable

          By Marcus R.

          from Lansford, PA

          Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

          I got these mics so I didn't have to use PHANTOM power(for overheads) they really worked very nicely. They are a little heavy, they slipped out a couple of times. So watch your heads!! Great for instrument miking also. Picks up everything for guitar(acoustic) I haven't use them for amp miking yet. So far, every purpose that I used them for, they have never let me down!! That's going on four years now.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Not too shabby

          By OqH2LdNPf

          from Arlington, VA

          Comments about Electro-Voice EV Cobalt 4 Mic:

          The buy one get one deal with these was the main thing that sold me on this. I was too cheap to get a 57, and I needed two mics for miking both mine and my other guitarist's cab. They're nice and durable, but they color my tone a bit too much for my taste, more treble than I'd prefer. If you're looking for just recording your ideas, it's perfect. If you're looking for pristine, accurate sound reproduction, I'd go with something more high-end. However for the price, they can't be beat.

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