WNAMM07: Keep Your Pecker Up

Blue announces Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone      18/01/07

WNAMM07: Keep Your Pecker Up


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Blue Microphones has announced its newest addition to the Blue family microphones, the Woodpecker, an active ribbon microphone which they say is made the old-fashioned way - without compromise.
Here’s the rest of what they have to say in their own words:
A stunning exotic wood finish and unique active circuitry make the Woodpecker one of the most interesting and beautiful ribbon microphones you’ll ever lay eyes or ears on. Beneath the luxurious exterior, the Woodpecker is a precision-crafted recording tool, combining the low noise and superb detail of Blue’s renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics with the bold sound of a handmade aluminum ribbon pressure-gradient transducer. The Woodpecker was designed to provide the smooth, intimate sound associated with the most sought-after (and expensive) vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused mid-range, and outstanding bass response, the Woodpecker captures the essence of any recorded sound. It also excels at ambient recording, capturing room tone with the most intimate detail – whether for rock drums, guitars or vocals – any application where some natural space in the recording is desired. The Woodpecker package includes a custom made, solid brass shockmount and wood storage box.
Woodpecker specifications:
  • Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure Gradient
  • Directional Pattern: figure 8, bidirectional
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity (1kHz into 2.5k ohm): 26mV/Pa
  • Rated Impedance: 50 ohm
  • Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohm
  • Noise Level A-weighted (IEC 651): Not more than 22dB
  • Max Output (1% THD into 2.5k ohm): 10dBU = 2.5V
  • Max SPL (0.5% THD into 2.5k ohm): 136dB
  • Dynamic Range (2.5k ohm load): 114dB
  • Supply Voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V min.)
  • Current Draw (typical ai +48V): 2.4mA
  • Weight: 1.6lbs Pricing and Availability:
    Price: $1299
    Availability: Q1, 2007
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