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Excellent Microphone, Excellent Value,
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This review is from: Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone (Electronics)For the price, this is a brilliant microphone. For anyone looking to build a home studio or do any kind of recording I highly recommend this product. Just a few warnings:
- The mic does not come with any cables; the (connector on the bottom of the mic is a male XLR).
- This mic requires phantom power - you can't just plug it directly into your PC (unless you have an expensive soundcard designed for the purpose). I bought a seperate phantom power supply unit, the Behringer MicroPower PS400, which provides the necessary juice for the mic to operate. For use with a PC I have the following setup: Mic -> male-female xlr cable -> phantom power unit -> female xlr-mini jack cable -> pc. I don't use a preamp, the levels are sufficient for my recording purposes (although your results may vary!) Note that there IS a usb version of the mic, the Behringer C-1U, but personally I'd avoid it; you never know when you might want to use the mic WITHOUT a pc...
Hope this was a help to any prospective buyers! Again, this is highly a recommended mic.
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Initial post: 30 Sep 2011 00:33:58 BDT
Dirk McQuickly says:
Thank you - a really helpful review.
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 18:43:09 GMT
Instead of plugging it into a pc, does this set up work to plug it into a stereo system, so that it can be used for a Karaoke???
Posted on 8 Nov 2011 22:29:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Nov 2011 22:29:36 GMT
Would it work equally if you replaced the micropower PS400 with a usb audio interface?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 03:02:19 BDT
A. W. Goss says:
A condenser mic is probably overkill for karaoke- you can get some cheap USB thing. This would probably be too complex to use for karaoke; might not withstand much rough-and-tumble, either.
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