Designed, say Blue, for speed and transparency, the Stage Two uses a single hand-selected ECC88 vacuum tube and transformerless, Class A discrete tube amplifier circuit to deliver low noise and superior transient response. The Bottle Rocket Stage Two is part of Blue's Interchangeable Capsule Series, which also includes the flagship Bottle mic and the Bottle Rocket Stage one, solid state microphone.
This series integrates the best of Blue's discrete Class A circuitry with Blue stand-alone system of interchangeable capsules, providing any engineer a wide range of sonic characteristics in a single microphone setup. Like the Bottle, the Stage Two has the ability to swap up to nine different capsules for the ultimate recording experience. Blue's system of interchangeable capsules--The Bottle Caps-- each offer the recordist a different tonal characteristic and pickup pattern.
A Blue mics PR person told us, "From airy highs to larger-than-life lows, the Bottle Caps capture anything from vocals to bass, wind instruments to horns and everything in between."
Pricing and Availability:
Effective November 7, the new Bottle Rocket Stage Two bundle, MSRP €2,249, will be available at all authorized Blue dealers.