Blue Bottle Condenser Microphone
FLAGSHIP TUBE MICROPHONE FEATURINGINTERCHANGEABLE CAPSULES FOR TOTAL VERSATILITY
THE HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MICROPHONE INNOVATION
The Bottle is Blue's flagship recording tool and its highest achievement in quality and innovation. The Bottle combines low noise and superb transient response integrated with a system of interchangeable capsules, the Bottle Caps. In an instant, the bayonet-mounted Bottle Caps can be exchanged to provide different tonal characteristics and pickup patterns while the included power supply remains on. The Class A discrete amplifier circuit of the Bottle is a thoroughly modern homage to the past, with a design utilizing a single hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode. The Bottle is the definition of craftsmanship, with hand-assembled custom components found throughout. With eight different Bottle Caps to choose from, the Bottle provides the ultimate recording experience for any application. The Bottle stands alongside the most iconic recording mics of the 20th century, adding a much-welcomed new voice to a traditional tone palette that had remained largely unchanged for decades. It’s an artisanal blend that combines the best of both modern and vintage electronics with the soul and character of legendary microphones to deliver a unique voice of its own. And with a system of nine interchangeable mic capsules that offer unique pickup patterns and tone personalities, Bottle is an unmatched studio solution for recording any sound source.
“Bottle is found all over our record.” - Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons)
“Sounds perfect.” - KC Porter
“Every component in the Bottle is the best available.” - TapeOP
AN ENTIRE MIC LOCKER IN ONE - Bottle isn’t just a microphone—it’s a complete microphone system that features nine interchangeable mic capsules. Each of these nine Bottle Caps delivers a distinct pickup pattern and tonal characteristic to suit any instrument, vocalist, ensemble, or recording style. Bottle’s simple bayonet-mount lets you swap between capsules effortlessly—without turning off the power supply—so you can experiment with new sounds or layer tracks for lush sonic textures, instantly. No warm-up. No downtime. Just pure, uninterrupted performance so you can stay in the creative flow of your session. PREMIUM COMPONENTS - With its impressive size and nostalgic resemblance to the earliest European tube microphones, Bottle radiates a gravitas that inspires once-in-a-lifetime performances. Like the mics of yesteryear, the Bottle body isn’t just for looks, but also holds a small fortune in precision electronics. Bottle’s internal circuitry is thoroughly modern, with a fully discrete Class A tube circuit powered by a hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode for distinctive warmth and saturation. The hand-wound transformer—made of silver wire around nickel plates—delivers precision and accuracy due to the high conductivity that silver offers. Bottle utilizes electronic components of tthe highest quality (such as expensive metal-film resistors), with absolutely zero pad or low-cut filter switches in the microphone circuit. In short, this is a signal path of the highest possible quality, allowing you to get the maximum benefit out of the unprecedented capsule selection we’ve created. AND TO CAP IT OFF… - Every Bottle microphone comes with our signature B6 large-diaphragm dual-backplate cardioid capsule. B6 holds the honored title of the “Blue Standard” and delivers larger than life sound with enhanced lows and extended high frequency response. It’s the ideal capsule for recording lead and background vocals, percussion, and guitars—all with detailed sonic dimension and character. And when you want to modify the tone and sonic signature of your Bottle, just swap the B6 for one of the interchangeable Bottle Caps to achieve any sound imaginable. POWER STREAM POWER SUPPLY - The Power Stream is more than a precision-engineered power supply that delivers clean, extremely consistent power to the Bottle. It’s also an innovative and creative tool for fine-tuning the Bottle’s sound. Both the heater and the plate voltages are ultra-stable and non-dependent on AC changes of fluctuations. For AC rectification, the Power Stream uses only high-frequency diodes to obtain the purest DC possible. And most importantly, the plate voltage supply is of low impedance, which improves sonics and clarity. All the potentiometer switches on the Power Stream are discrete military grade with enclosed contacts. POWER STREAM SENSITIVITY KNOB - FINE-TUNE YOUR CAPSULE PERFORMANCE - The Power Stream offers a nine-step sensitivity knob that allows you to determine precisely the right polarization voltage to achieve your desired sound. Rotate the switch counter-clockwise to tame an edgy sound source. Or rotate clockwise to increase the sensitivity and drive the capsule harder to add vibrancy and richness to quieter performers. Each of the Bottle Caps respond differently to the various sensitivity settings, so when combined, the Bottle takes on a nearly infinite sonic palette. With a range of minus 6dB to plus 4dB of sensitivity, the 9 positions offer an opportunity to dial in the sweet spot and customize the sound of the Bottle to perfectly capture the unique sonics and character of your vocalist or instrument. THE LEGACY STARTS HERE - The Bottle’s release announced a new standard for pro-audio design innovation and performance—the Blue standard. Now the world’s most elite studios and top artists rely on Blue microphones to craft and memorialize their iconic sounds. Bottle is designed and hand-built in the USA, and delivers our heritage for superior studio-grade audio and inspiring design. Define your sound with the mic that changed everything — The Bottle.
SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS: In studio for recording any sound source in the highest possible quality. Interchangeable Bottle Caps deliver distinct pickup patterns, limitless sonic character, and unique tonal variation.
Polar Patterns: Various (Capsule-dependent)
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity: 20.0 mV/Pa at 1kHz (1Pa = 94dB SPL) w/B6 Capsule
Output Impedance: 200Ω
Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1kΩ
Maximum SPL: 134 dB SPL (2.5kΩ, 0.5% THD) w/B6 Capsule
S/N Ratio: 56.5 dB-A (IEC 651) w/B6 Capsule
Noise Level: 7.5 dB-A (IEC 651) w/B6 Capsule
Dynamic Range: 126.5dB (@2.5kΩ) w/B6 Capsule
Power Requirement: Bottle Power Supple Unit 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions: 390mm x 90mm