Blue Kiwi Condenser Microphone

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Blue Kiwi Condenser Microphone (Blue-KIWI)

Blue Kiwi Condenser Microphone

MULTI-PATTERN FET STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE - FLAGSHIP SOUND

Kiwi is our flagship multi-pattern FET microphone, and defines the pinnacle of modern vocal and instrument recording. Born from our legacy of inimitable design and innovation, Kiwi delivers a world-class vocal sound to inspire once-in-a-lifetime performances. Nine selectable polar patterns provide unlimited creative freedom for any recording session. And the sound—shimmery, elegant top end with articulate midrange and full-bodied low end—has Kiwi winning out against the most revered vintage mics when it comes to capturing world-class vocal tracks.

“It was never less than sublime.” - Sound on Sound

“I could definitely find space in my mic locker for a Kiwi or two! ” - Digital Pro Sound

FULL-SPECTRUM PERFORMANCE - Precision engineered, hand-built, and beautifully crafted, Kiwi delivers unmatched results for every recording session. It combines the low noise and superb transient response of our proprietary FET circuitry with smooth midrange, and crisp, airy high end that flatters vocals, guitars, piano and other lead instruments. The result is full and articulate sound that sits forward in the mix, but is silky rather than aggressive. Kiwi even captures the difficult resonance of female vocals in vibrant detail.

9 POLAR PATTERNS - With nine distinct polar patterns to choose from, Kiwi’s tone can be adapted to any recording environment and application. Capture the ultimate “big” vocal performance. Record multiple vocalists at once. Experiment with unconventional vocal treatments, or capture a present vocal and room sound simultaneously. Each pattern allows you to fine-tune the timbre and directionality of the Kiwi for endless creative options. Just toggle between Cardioid, Omni, Figure of 8, and everything in between to find which pattern best suits your application. CARDIOID - For achieving the ultimate “big” vocal sound and capturing instrument tracks that sit forward in the mix with airy highs and smooth midrange. SUB-CARDIOID - Between Cardioid and Omni-directional are three sub-cardioid patterns that allow you to fine-tune the timbre of the microphone to match the unique character of the voice or instrument. These patterns can also be used to soften the edge of close-mic brass instruments or “spiky” vocalists. SUPER-CARDIOID - Between Cardioid and Figure 8 are three gradations super-cardioid, ideal for capturing ultra-intimate performances, emphasizing high-end detail and providing cutting power and warmth. OMNIDIRECTIONAL - Perfect for ensemble vocals, room miking, or ambient percussion. BIDIRECTIONAL - Great for recording two voices at once, an instrument and vocal duet, dual instruments in close proximity, or mid-side miking applications.

HANDPICKED COMPONENTS - Kiwi is designed and hand-built in the USA for a lifetime of use. Our acclaimed B6 Bottle Cap capsule and twin acoustically matched single backplate large diaphragm capsules deliver unmatched sonic character and frequency response across all polar patterns. The transformer-less operation and discrete circuitry guarantees that nothing can compromise the fidelity of the signal path, so you get the purest sound possible during every recording session. GREEN ON THE OUSIDE. BLUE ON THE INSIDE - For two decades, Blue microphones have powered the world’s greatest artists and studios. Kiwi’s state-of-the-art FET technology and multi-pattern versatility make it truly one of a kind. And it’s superior performance and reliability has helped top artists to capture their unique voice and personality.

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS - In studio for capturing modern, pristine tone for lead and ambient recordings. Nine unique polar patterns provide adaptable tone and performance.

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES - Protective wooden Box,  S3 Shock

FULL FEATURES

  • Multi-pattern B6 Bottle Cap for capturing once-in-a-lifetime performances
  • Acoustically matched, custom-mounted 26.3mm large dual-diaphragm capsule
  • 9 unique polar patterns for ultimate recording versatility
  • Proprietary transformerless, Class A FET circuitry for pure signal path
  • Legendary Blue Heritage 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Transducer Type: Transducer Type: Condenser, pressure gradient
Polar Pattern: 9 polar patterns including cardioid, omni-directional, figure of 8, 3 sub-cardioid patterns, and 3 super-cardioid patterns
Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20KHz
Sensitivity: 19.0mV/Pa at 1kHz (1Pa = 94dB SPL)
Output Impedance: 50Ω
Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1kΩ
Maximum SPL: 138dB SPL (2.5kΩ, 0.5% THD)
Maximum output voltage: 90V
S/N Ratio: 85.5dB-A (IEC 651)
Noise Level: 8.5dB-A (IEC 651)
Dynamic Range: 129.5dB (@2.5kΩ)
Power Requirement: +48V DC Phantom Power (IEC 268-15)
Weight: 880g
Dimensions: 220mm x 60mm