Behringer C-2 User Manual
2 Matched Studio Condenser Microphones
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Condenser microphones are extremely
proximity to water (e.g. bath tubs, wash basins, sinks, washing machines, pools, etc.). When doing voice recordings, always use the enclosed windscreen to safely protect the capsule
Always use the power supply specified in the operating instructions.
Take care not to drop
your microphone as this can lead to severe damage.
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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). Then, lay the small bag containing the
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Congratulations! By purchasing the BEHRINGER C 2, you have obtained 2 condenser microphones that offer the highest quality standards and the best audio characteristics.
Both microphones have been matched to one another (matched pair), and are therefore particularly
Their outstanding characteristics make these microphones a valuable tool in the studio and on the stage.
2. Power Supply
Phantom power (+48 V) is required to operate your microphone. We assume no liability for damage caused to your C 2 through deffective phantom power. Before activating phantom power, mute your playback system and connect the C 2 to the microphone input of your mixing console. After activating phantom power, the C 2 requires several seconds to stabilize itself.
3. Pickup Patterns
Both microphones feature a capsule with a cardioid pickup pattern. Microphones with this polar pattern are most sensitive to sound coming from in front of the microphone, and also to a lesser extent from the sides. Sound coming from behind the microphone will be greatly attenuated. This makes the caqrdioid polar pattern most suitable for recording individual instruments or vocals within a group.
this effect. By cleverly selecting the position and the angle of your microphone, you can effectively manipulate the proximity effect and thus affect how your recording sounds. Experiment with various positions in order to gain more experience.
4. Possible Applications
Both microphones have been matched to one another (matched pair). Therefore, they are particularly
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Of course, you can use your microphones individually as well. A cardioid pattern capsule 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 C 2 studio microphones feature a switchable
A switchable level attenuation is provided on your C 2s for applications in which the microphones are exposed to extremely high sound pressures. When the switch is in its “−10 dB” position, the level attenuation is activated.
When the switch is in its
6. Microphone Installation
To attach the microphones to the microphone stands, two clamps are included with the delivery. First screw a clamp onto the stand before attacting the microphone itself.
7. Audio Connection
Use a balanced XLR microphone cable with the following pin assignment: pin 1 = shielding; pin 2 = +; pin 3 =
we recommend that you use only microphone cables with
8. 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
Adjusting the angle at which walls face the sound source can also be helpful. Only when the desired basic sound has been achieved, should you start to use equalizers and signal processors, if any at all. Remember: less is often more!
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condenser, 16 mm (0.63'')
Open circuit sensitivity (@ 1 kHz)
−41 dBV (0 dBV = 1 V/Pa)
20 Hz to 20 kHz
−10 dB, switchable
6 dB/oct. @ 120 Hz (switchable)
Max. SPL (≤ 1% THD @ 1 kHz)
140 dB (0 dB), 150 dB (−10 dB)
Equivalent noise level (IEC 651)
> 1 kΩ
0 shaft: 0.8" / 20 mm
length: 3.7" / length: 94 mm
approx. 0.2 lbs / 0.09 kg
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