Behringer C-1 User Manual
STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE
Studio Condenser Microphone
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After each use, wipe the microphone down with a soft cloth and place it back into its protective
casing (included with the microphone). The small bag containing the
in the casing to help keep your microphone dry.
Terminals marked with this symbol carry electrical current of sufficient magnitude to constitute
risk of electric shock. Use only
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage
inside the enclosure - voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in
the accompanying literature. Please read the manual.
Condenser microphones are extremely
close proximity to water (e.g. bath tubs, wash basins, sinks, washing machines, pools, etc.).
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.
Never dismount the screen holding the capsule, as this can damage
the microphone! Never try to modify the printed circuit board inside your
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1. Power Supply
Your condenser mic
3. Microphone Installation
There is an adapter on your microphone that lets you mount it on mic stands with either metric (Europe) or
Basically, the microphone in the stand mount adapter should stand upright and face the sound source at a right angle. The angle of the microphone to the sound source influences the sound of the recording; therefore, experiment with different positions until you achieve the desired sound. To this end, you can rotate the mic in the stand mount adapter by loosening the screw somewhat and tightening it again.
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If necessary, you can bend the microphone out of its vertical position by using the hinge on the microphone stand.
◊Please make sure to handle the microphone shaft with attention and care to avoid damaging the screw thread. In no situation should you ever apply excessive force.
Of course, you can detach the
4. Audio Connection
Use a balanced XLR microphone cable with the following pin assignment: pin 1 = shielding; pin 2 = +; pin 3 =
contact points throughout, we recommend that you use only microphone cables with
5. 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
Due to the extremely linear frequency response and the high sonic resolution of your
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dB 20.0 10.0 0.0
10k 20k Hz
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condenser, 16 mm
Open circuit sensitivity
40 Hz - 20 kHz
Max. SPL (1% THD @ 1 kHz)
Mains Voltage / Fuse
+36 - 52 V
Ø shaft: 54 mm
length: 169 mm
approx. 0.45 kg