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Blue Microphones Kiwi Microphone - B-Stock

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Quick Overview

Featuring Blue’s world renowned B6 capsule, the Kiwi delivers the detail of its sonic signature all at once with lots of top end (without being too in your face!), along with lots of mids and bottom end, without being too forward...

 

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.

 

9 POLAR PATTERNSPATTERN SETTING SYMBOL
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-mikedbrass 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 transformerless 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 OUSTIDE.
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.

 

“The Kiwi was designed for recording vocals, but its very wide frequency response and smooth larger-than-life sound make it ideal for all manner of acoustic instruments and percussion.”

—Sound on Sound

“The Kiwi is as smooth as silk — never harsh or aggressive — yet it is precisely detailed and has a very fast, accurate transient response.”

—Sound on Sound

“this is no copycat product: Kiwi offers world-class performance yet has a distinctive character all its own.”

—Digital Pro Sound

“I found the mic worked equally well on both male and female voices, combining a beautiful warmth with a clear airy top end, and lots of clarity in diction.”

—Sound on Sound

“The Kiwi was designed for recording vocals, but its very wide frequency response and smooth larger-than-life sound make it ideal for all manner of acoustic instruments and percussion.”

—Sound on Sound

“The Kiwi is as smooth as silk — never harsh or aggressive — yet it is precisely detailed and has a very fast, accurate transient response.”

—Sound on Sound

 


 

 

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

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

 

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
 
 
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INCLUDED ACCESSORIES

Protective wooden Box
S2 Shock
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