Blue Bottle Interchangeable Capsule Series, 1349

Regular price $3,999.00

The Bottle is Blue's flagship recording tool and its highest achievement in quality and innovation. It combines low noise and superb transient response integrated w/ the Bottle Caps interchangeable capsules. In an instant, the bayonet-mounted caps can be exchanged to provide different tonal characteristics and pickup patterns while the included power supply remains on. The amplifier circuit of the Bottle is a thoroughly modern homage to the past, w/ a design utilizing a single hand-selected EF86 pentode vaccuum tube in triode mode. w/ hand-assembled custom components found throughout, the Bottle is the definition of craftsmanship. It provides the ultimate recording experience for any application.

Designed for the most discerning recordists, the Interchangeable Capsule series contains microphones capable of providing a wide palette of tonal characteristics and pickup patterns to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. The series integrates the best of Blue's discrete Class A circuitry w/ a unique and revolutionary system of interchangeable capsules that provide the engineer a wide range of potential tonal characteristics. This series is employed in the world's most respected studios, and is recognized by industry insiders as the world's premiere microphone system.

The Bottle features an interchangeable capsule design, the B6 dual backplate cardioid capsule is included and 7 additional capsules are available as options. Optional capsules provide a wide range of frequency and sensitivity responses while providing users w/ various omnidirectional, figure of eight and cardioid polar patterns. The Bottle features a wide 30 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response w/ a signal to noise ratio of 67 dB (related to 1 PA at 1 kHz). The microphone is powered via the Blue 9610 power supply (included) which features a SOFT START to ensure the longevity of the tube. The power supply connects to the microphone via the Blue "Champagne" cable, which is optimized for the best possible signal transfer and durability.

Vacuum Tube
The Blue Bottle features a hand selected EF86 vacuum tube in triode mode. The result is a rich, warm analog saturated signal while w/ transparent detail and low noise floor.

Interchangeable Capsule Design
One of the Bottle's major attributes is its interchangeable capsule design. The Bottle comes w/ the cardioid B6 capsule, 7 optional capsules provide figure of 8, omnidirectional, and variations of cardioid while delivering various sonic character as well as pick up patterns.

Blue The Bottle Specs
Analog Performance
Transducer Condenser
Tube Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 86.5 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 7.5 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL 134 dB SPL
THD 0.5%
Impedance 200 Ohms
Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range 126.5 dB
Length 15.35" / 390 mm
Diameter 3.54" / 90 mm
Weight 3.74 lb / 1700 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 33.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.75 x 19.5 x 8.6"
This is a special order item. This item is non-cancellable and non-returnable.