Behringer C-2 Stereoset

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone StereosetThese professional condenser microphones for the studio and live use have a comprehensive range of compact dimensions. They are available as a balanced pair and are thus ideally suited for stereo recording. The C-2 microphones are characterised by a light diaphragm for a wide frequency response and sound quality and are suitable due to their handy format for acoustic instruments or as overhead microphones.

Cardioid characteristics reduce feedback problems. Other useful features include a switchable high-pass filter and an optional level reduction (-10 dB). A transformerless FET input circuit reduces distortion in the bass area and a gold-plated XLR connector ensures good signal transmission. Complete scope of supply with suitable microphone clamps, windscreen, stereoscreen and a transport case.

  • 2 Professional condenser microphones.
  • Cardioid
  • In pairs
  • Switchable high-pass filter and optional level reduction (-10 dB)
  • Transmitterless FET input circuit
  • Gold-plated XLR connectors
  • Operation with 48 Volt phantom power
  • Including micro-clips, windscreen, stereoscreen and transport case
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06.02.2015
I bought these mikes specifically for use as drum overheads. I have used them in an XY, and AB spaced position, as well as using the Recorderman technique - see the end of this review for a brief explanation.

The mics are well made, and feel solid. They provide a three-position switch for flat, low-pass or -10dB pad response. The -10dB pad is particularly useful for miking loud percussive instruments such as a drum kit. The cardiod response is good for minimising off-axis response, which is useful if your recording space is less than stellar or too boxy.

They have proven solid and reliable performers. Their response time is good which makes them very well suited for percussive instruments. Frequency wise, they have a good response which is not over-hyped at the high-end like some other cheap mikes. Noise hasn't been an issue. Stereo wise, they provide a solid,coherent image which I find particularly appealing.

My favoured setup is Recorderman overhead drum mic technique. Basically one of the mikes is placed directly above the centre of the snare drum about two drum sticks in height. The other one is placed roughly above the drummer's shoulder, on the floor tome side, also pointing towards the centre of the snare, at an equal distance. This provides a balanced sound for the entire kit, without too much room sound. You can vary the position of the second mike to get more/less volume from the bass drum.

Excellent value, and a bargain at the price. I would certainly buy them again.
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ajoliveira, 07.05.2019
First pair bought for ORTF recording purposes, excellent results, reasonably flat response favouring mid-high and low noise for the price tag . Dont count on a very flat low-end, it softly rolls-off from about 80Hz down. Second pair had to be returned because of severe popcorn noise on one of the units. Waiting for the second pair to be re-shipped. This last pair was returned together with a defective C-1. I suspect something is wrong with quality control at the moment being. Never had problems with any Behringer products before, and I own a lot of those. Be aware that Thomann return handling takes an huge amount of time, at least in Portugal. My evaluation is therefore for the first pair, not bought to Thomann, by the way...
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