Behringer B-5 User Manual
SINGLE DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MICROPHONE
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Condenser microphones are extremely
close proximity to water (e.g. bath tubs, wash basins, sinks, washing machines, pools, etc.). When doing voice recordings, always use
the enclosed windscreen to protect the capsule from moisture.
Always use the power supply specified in the operating instructions.
Take care not to drop
your microphone as this can lead to severe damage.
BEHRINGER assumes no liability for any damage caused by the user.
After each use, remove the microphone from its mount and wipe it down with a soft cloth and
place it back into its protective casing (included with the microphone). Then, lay the small bag containing the
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1. Power Supply
Phantom power (+48 V) is required to operate your microphone. We assume no liability for damage caused to your
2. Pickup Patterns
If you use the cardioid pattern capsule, the pickup pattern is such that the sound produced by sources located in front of the mic is strongly picked up, while sound sources to the side are picked up less pronouncedly. Therefore, the cardioid pattern capsule is ideal for directional pickup of acoustic instruments. It is
often used in recording situations in which several sound sources are present. Since this capsule selectively tones down the pickup of sounds located to the side of the microphone, this way you can achieve good separation of sound sources, thus easily avoiding feedback.
The proximity effect does not occur with the capsule featuring the omnidirectional pickup pattern; its strength is its
and is therefore particularly well suited for atmospherical,
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For situations in which the microphone is exposed to extremely high sound pressure levels, the
When the switch is in its
4. Microphone Installation
To properly attach your microphone to a microphone stand, a clamp is included. First screw this clamp onto your stand before attaching the microphone itself.
5. Changing Microphone Capsules
◊When installing a capsule, please make sure to handle both the capsule and the microphone shaft with attention and care to avoid damaging the screw thread. In no situation should you ever apply excessive force.
6. Audio Connection
To connect the
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7. Level Setting/Adjusting the Basic Sound
Adjust the gain control in the microphone channel of your mixing console so that the peak LED lights up only occasionally or never at all. The EQ controls in the microphone channel should be set to
Polar pattern (cardioid)
10k 15k 20k Hz
Frequency response (cardioid)
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Polar pattern (omnidirectional)
10k 15k 20k Hz
Frequency response (omnidirectional)
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18 mm (0.71") single diaphragm
1 x cardioid
1 x omnidirectional, exchangeable
Open Circuit Sensitivity (at 1 kHz)
20 Hz - 20 kHz
6 dB/oct. at 150 Hz (switchable)
Max. SPL (1% THD @ 1 kHz)
140 dB (0 dB), 150 dB
Equivalent SPL (IEC 651)
Ø shaft: 20 mm / Length: 120 mm
approx. 0.52 lbs / 0.24 kg
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