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Memphis Blue Classic Dynamic Microphone
Look and sound like a King using the Memphis Blue Classic Dynamic Microphone! This microphone combines modern performance characteristics and a look straight out of the 40s and 50s. It features a high-quality moving coil pick-up, a high sensitivity, wide frequency range, and a supercardioid polar pattern. Designed for voice use, it has a transparent sound and a slight presence peak, which enhances voice reproduction. It is perfect for both the studio and stage.
Classic Styling: Look like a King with the classic styling of performance microphones from the 40s & 50s. Sound like a King with the modern dynamic microphone technology with a supercardioid polar pattern.
Shock Mounted: The internal microphone element is shock-mounted to prevent handling and stage noise from interfering with your performance or recording. Janky stage setups and grabby audience paws won't interfere with your performance.
Die-Cast Housing: The die-cast zinc metal housing is nearly indestructible and will last longer than most bands.
Supercardioid Polar Pattern
Take command of your sound with the supercardioid polar pattern, which rejects feedback from nearby monitors and loud PA systems.
- High-quality zinc die-cast housing
- High output dynamic cartridge for big, powerful sound
- Supercardioid polar pattern for reduced feedback during live performances
- Pop-free locking on/off switch
- Protective case included
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|Frequency Response||50 Hz ~ 18 kHz|
|Sensitivity||52dB ±2dB (0dB=1V/Pa 1000Hz)|
|Output Impedance||< 300 ohms|
|Equivalent Noise Level||≤ 18dB|
Questions and Answers
I tested this against a few other mics I own including a nice studio condenser mic from that same well-known microphone manufacturer. I sang bits and pieces of several songs/styles for some friends using a broad range of styles from buttery smooth to raspy to breathy to gravelly/growling to falsetto, and this mic captured and reproduced everything like a really good studio condenser mic. My friends unanimously preferred the sound of this mic over all my others, with comments such as "more detailed", "fuller, richer sounding", "more soulful", and "makes the other mics sound dull and lifeless". Pretty great, right?
But there's a significant problem - this mic is horrible with plosives and wind/breath noise. With a pop filter in place, it's fantastic, but I didn't buy this to use it in the studio, and I'm not crazy about using a pop filter in a live performance (although it is a consideration). I experimented with different techniques and found that if I sang at a right angle to the mic, that took care of plosives and wind noise - but let's face it, anyone who buys this mic is buying it as much for the cool look as for the sound quality, and holding the mic at a right angle while singing (or using a pop filter) just doesn't look as cool.
I want to love this mic, and I do - for the cool retro look and the rich, detailed sound but I don't think I can get used to a right angle address in live performances so that leaves me with using a pop filter on stage which, to me, looks a little odd. Still, in the end, it has to be about the sound, right? And with a pop filter, this mic sounds awesome.
Monoprice makes it hard for me to rate this properly - 4/5 seems too high, 3/5 is definitely too low - really more of a 7/10.
PROS: Terrific sound - full/rich, bright, natural and detailed very cool looking heavy/solid, good build quality feels good in the hand on/off switch comes in a nice case good price
CONS: Highly susceptible to handling noise requires a pop filter or right angle address to deal with plosives and wind noise
PROS: Solid build,clear sound, Retro look.
CONS: The only thing I would say and this is not a real big negative is you really have to turn up the volume and gain quite a bit to push this baby.
Since I hate on-off switches on mics anyway, and were in too big a hurry to send the unit back under warranty, we deleted the switch, repaired the shorted ground wires, and the mic now handles and functions fine.
The heavy cast metal body will tire out your wrist if you hand-hold it for long. I also would use a straight mic floor stand and not a boom for this mic, as the weight could make it tipsy. Arrived in an impressive padded hard case that should protect it well in transit.
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