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Blue Microphones Spark Blackout SL

Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 34.9 mV / Pa at 1 kHz (1 pa = 94 dB SPL)
  • Output impedance: 50 ohms
  • Max. sound pressure level: 136 dB SPL (1k THD 0.5%)
  • S / N ratio: 73 dB-A
  • Dynamic range: 119.6 dB
  • Requires 48 V phantom power
  • HPF: 100 Hz, 12 db per octave
  • PAD: -20 dB
  • Dimensions: 221 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 336 g
  • Includes wooden case and microphone suspension

Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Great looks, nice hot output, but was poorly assembled when I got it.
J. Berg., 28.12.2020
I absolutely adore Blue Microphones and their designs. The Spark SL Blackout Edition was definitely a must have for me, and the bonus is that it sounds very nice for a mic in this price range; It has a rather hot output, but it surely has it's place with vocal recordings if you're in to a very detailed sound, with a somewhat aggressive sibilance - which is something I actually enjoy working with. Having good preamps definitely helps in getting the most out of this microphone, and I use it mostly for recording vocals for music.

Now, the build quality is actually pretty good; the individual parts are made from tough materials, so why only three stars for quality? Well, the microphone was not properly assembled in it's box, in spite of the quality control certificate that came with it. The base of the mic, where the xlr is, was actually not screwed in properly, and came loose when I first tried to hook it up with the included shock mount. I had to tighten the bottom casing a bit while holding the top casing in place. The whole mic almost came completely apart. It wasn't nice, but I managed, and it works now. And sounds great. Just a reminder to check the mic before using it - and tighten it a bit if need be.

I comes in a sweet wooden box for storage, a shock mount is included, but isn't exactly too stable - but stable enough. All in all, for the price, I really like doing work on this mic.

So, would I buy it again? I would. For the price, I think it fits my needs, and it absolutely looks amazing.

Pros: Has a nice sibilance, has a high pass switch and a -20dB switch and looks stunning + comes with a storage box and a shock mount.

Cons: It had loose parts out of the box, which meant I had to tighten the base myself, and it actually came completely loose. Shock mount has to be tightened a LOT in order for it to hold the mic - and yet it still dosn't do a good job of holding the mic in place.
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Sehr cooles Mikro
GitMen, 28.12.2020
Das Mikro ist wirklich top. Sehr natürlicher warmer Sound. Ich verwende das Mikro zum Aufnehmen meiner Akustik Gitarre. Aber auch Sprach und Gesangsaufnahmen sind super. Für den Preis eine prima Alternative zu den sonst recht teuren Studio Mikros. Aus meiner Sicht volle Punktzahl.
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Un bon micro de studio
Studio Vaillant, 07.02.2021
Bon micro de studio qui me donne entière satisfaction. Je possédais un Stagg datant d'une vingtaine d'années mais ce micro Blue rend ma voix beaucoup plus claire et chaleureuse. Je ne me sers pas des deux commutateurs sur le micro qui n'ont pas d'utilité pour mon utilisation.
Un très joli look de surcroit.
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