The Stage One is our most accessible Class A discrete solid state mic with a foundation for interchangeable capsules. Precision-designed and hand-assembled, the Stage One is crafted for a lifetime of use. Compared to similar microphones, the Stage One has a very low self noise specification (< 7.5 dB) and a very high output level (+12dBV), making it the perfect choice for today’s high sample rate/deep word length digital platforms. Instead of integrated circuits (chips), the Stage One employs a transformless Class A discrete amplifier circuit to ensure the most accurate and noise-free signal possible, with minimal distortion and coloration. The Stage One is an ideal microphone for recording virtually any sound source. In addition to the microphone, the Stage One also includes custom spider shockmount.
- Wood box
- S3 Shock
- B8 capsule
Great for recording a variety of sources
With the BLUE Bottle Rocket Stage 1 in your mic closet, you can rest assured - you've got an incredibly versatile mic, ready to tackle nearly any source. On vocals, you can get a "big" vocal sound, without worrying about overloading the mic, an incredible clean guitar sound on your electric amp, and a well-suited shimmering high-end on acoustics! With its natural highs and soft midrange characteristics, your Type B can handle nearly any member of the bowed string family, and its extended high end delivers a modern tonality when miking saxophones and other wind instruments!
Compatible with BLUE Bottle Caps
Expanding the possibilities of your BLUE Bottle Rocket Stage 1, this mic is fully compatible with BLUE's acclaimed Bottle Caps, letting you interchange your capsules. Enjoy a new tonal range as you try out larger or smaller diaphragm capsules with varying pickups patterns on different sources.
The Bottle Rocket Stage 1 has a very low self noise specification - less than 7.5dB - and a very high output level at +12dBV, making it a great choice for the high sample rate/deep word length digital platforms of today. Instead of using integrated circuits or chips, the Stage 1 uses a transformerless Class A discrete amplifier circuit, giving it the most accurate, nose-free signal possible.
BLUE Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Features:
- Large diaphragm microphone
- Cardioid, omnidirectional, or figure-8 or pure pressure patterns, depending on capsule
- Requires 48v phantom power
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 1kHz into 2.5k1/2: 50mV/Pa (+- 10mV depending on capsule)
- Max output: +12dBV
- Max SPL: 138dB
- Dynamic Range: 130dB
- Current draw: 1.8mA
- Compatible with BLUE Bottle Caps
- Excellent on a variety of sources, including vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, strings, drums, and woodwinds