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BLUE Kiwi Microphone

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Product Price $1,999.0
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The Kiwi, Blue's top-of-the-line Class A Discrete microphone model, features 9 selectable polar patterns including cardioid, figure-8, omni, and sele...Click To Read More About This Product

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Multi-pattern condenser mic.

The Kiwi, Blue's top-of-the-line Class A Discrete microphone model, features 9 selectable polar patterns including cardioid, figure-8, omni, and selections in between. This is achieved in a careful, unique manner using Blue's double-backplate capsule. This unique capsule is measured in an anechoic chamber to ensure optimum performance. The capsule assembly is mounted to the Kiwi Microphone's body with a mold-injected rubber stem to help isolate unwanted rumble. The Kiwi is a microphone that provides enough options to satisfy the needs of even the most critical recordist!
Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
9 selectable patterns
Rugged, handbuilt construction
Unique, Blue-family sound

Your recordings demand the best quality. BLUE satisfies that demand! Don't delay, BUY IT TODAY!

SPECIFICATIONS
Acoustical operating principle: pressure gradient
Directional pattern: selectable multipattern
Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: not less than 1kohm
Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 19mV/Pa
S/N ratio CCIR468-3: 76dB
S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 87dB-A
Noise level DIN/IEC 651: 8dB-A
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 133dB
Dynamic range of mic amplifier: 75dB
Supply voltage: 48V phantom power
Weight: 2 lbs.
Dimensions: 8-7/8"H x 2-3/8"D
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BLUEKiwi Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best of the best

By Twister

from California

Comments about BLUE Kiwi Microphone:

BLUE microphones are hand made right here in the US. That says something to me. I have two KIWI's and two baby bottles and I find am finding that 99% of my recordings are mic'd with these four mics. There is a reason Windham Hill artists use these to record accoustic guitars. The KIWI is an amazing mic for vocals too, the high end is beautiful, the sybillance is smooth and it captures the low end accurately and smooth. I dunno- don't just take my word for it. 9 polar patterns to boot. That is like the clincher. Just starting out and want one mic that will do just about everything and do it exceptional? This is the mic. You will not be disappointed. Buy it over the Neumann

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great All Around mic

By David Ali

from Houston,TX

Comments about BLUE Kiwi Microphone:

I think this mic has it all where it needs is for the value paid. I also have a baby bottle I use for my pre and post production. My KIWI is used with all my vocalist

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice!

By Earl Wilt

from Wilmington, DE

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BLUE Kiwi Microphone:

    I use this microphone as the main vocal mic in my professional recording studio. The mic is very clean and versatile. I would say its pretty neutral sounding but smooth. I believe it's versatile for any micing situation. The polar pattern dial could be better designed, maybe raised a bit more to make it easier to turn and up higher on the capsule away from the shockmount. Speaking of the shockmount, I own two other Blue mics (Bluebird, Baby Bottle) with the same shockmount and I don't like them. They don't stay put. They should have designed them with teeth so that when you set the mic angle you can have confidence it won't slip. As it is if you bump into the mic stand they'll slip. If you have it set and plug/unplug a cable or use the pattern selector they'll slip. The Kiwi is a big mic and it's heavy. Blue needs to address this. However, their mics are all very good to excellent and they look cool too. You can't dismiss that if you have a pro studio. Clients dig them.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable!

    By cONScIENcE

    from Cleveland, OH

    Comments about BLUE Kiwi Microphone:

    Best in class!9 polar patterns are very useful in achieving very specific sonic goals.

     
    5.0

    Great sound for all vocal ranges!!

    By Soul songstress

    from Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about BLUE Kiwi Microphone:

    Best investment made this year!!

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