NEAT King Bee Cardioid Condenser Microphone - Show Notes

NEAT King Bee Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Thursday Apr 25, 2019 (00:06:32)

Description

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Just like a beehive, the King Bee is all about reproduction. Its large-diaphragm condenser design is ideal for applications requiring low noise and high sensitivity-the King Bee excels for vocals, drums, electric guitar, piano, and most acoustic instruments, including complex sources like saxophones, flutes, and strings. Thanks to custom Class A discrete electronics, careful mechanical design, and a precision, gold-sputtered microphone capsule, what you hear at the output is what the King Bee hears at its input.

The King Bee is ideal for large-diaphragm condenser microphone applications (like vocals) and earns its royal title with discrete Class-A electronics, superior sound, and a high-quality audio output transformer. The package includes the Beekeeper shock mount and Honeycomb snap-on pop filter. With its exquisite craftsmanship and engineering savvy from some of the most experienced minds in the recording industry, the King Bee is a microphone that, simply put, rules.

The King Bee has an externally polarized pressure-gradient, large-diaphragm condenser mic element with a center-terminated, 6μ pure gold-sputtered mylar capsule membrane.

Its very low noise rating (>7.0 dB) and high output make it the perfect choice for ultra-high resolution digital recording. Instead of integrated circuits (chips), the King Bee's Class A discrete amplifier circuitry ensures the most accurate and noise-free signal possible, with minimal distortion and coloration. You can position the side-address capsule, enclosed within its unique grille, for very precise placement.

About Neat Microphones

Neat is about creating the next generation of microphones, with products that embrace cutting-edge audio technology and innovative design. Whether you record in a professional studio or your home, whether it's music, podcasts, gaming, voiceovers, business conferencing or chatting with friends and family, Neat can capture it all with exceptional audio clarity and looks that will capture your imagination.

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Scott Ertz

Host

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.

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