sage Kicks Off Spherical Microphone Line – SE BB1

Posted by Harmony Central News on Feb 4, 2005 1:00:00 AM

New from sage ELECTRONICS is the SE-BB1 electret condenser microphone, the first in a series of studio recording mics fondly known as bova balls.

Designed by sage ELECTRONICS founder / record producer Phillip Victor Bova and hand-crafted on a one-off basis for home, project and commercial studios as well as touring producers and engineers, the SE-BB1 bova ball features:

  • a spherically-mounted high-intensity small diaphragm electret condenser capsule
  • all discrete class A transformer-less electronics
  • active balanced outputs
  • robust vintage-style solid brass hardware for versatile and stable positioning
  • precision Manfrotto ball and socket mechanism for versatile positioning
  • phantom powered electronics

According to the company, the SE-BB1 is an open-sounding microphone and effective as a drum overhead, hi-hat or percussion mic, or on anything requiring extreme transient detail at high SPL.

The SE-BB1 bova ball carries a manufacturer’s suggested list price of CDN $579. (US $469.) and is available directly from the manufacturer.

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