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.