Blue Announces Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone

Blue Microphone Woodpecker2007 Winter NAMM Show: Blue Microphones announced its newest addition to the Blue family of award winning microphones, the Woodpecker.

With the Woodpecker, Blue continues its style of introducing attractive vintage-styled microphones that look as good as they sound.

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

Price: $1299
Availability: Q1, 2007

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