Behringer C-1U
USB Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone


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Recording and Podcasting Never Had It So Good
The C-1U is a digital home recording or podcasting enthusiast's dream come true. This professional quality condenser microphone is identical to the acclaimed Behringer C-1 mic with one difference: it has a built-in USB interface so you can be ready to record faster than ever, and with minimal preparation and equipment. Just plug it into your computer and start recording.

What is a USB Condenser Microphone
The primary type of microphone used in recording studios and radio stations, condenser microphones are the ideal choice for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments. Unlike a dynamic microphone, a condenser microphone collects sound from throughout an environment such as a room, rather than only pickup up what's happening directly in front of it. It is capable of capturing much more detail with wider flatter frequency resopnse.

Trouble is, conventional condenser microphones aren't made to interface with a computer - you have to provide a microphone preamplifier and an analog-to-USB interface.

But the C-1U has a built-in USB interface that derives the needed power directly from your computer's USB input and requires no special drivers. Just plug in and start recording.

Does Awesome Sound Come Any Easier
The short answer is no. Unlike most other USB microphones, you won't need to download any additional drivers to begin using the C-1U right out of the box - it even works with Vista.

You also get an extensive software package with Audacity for recording, Kristal Audio Engine for editing and multitracking, Podifier uploading software and PodNova downloading software. It works like this: Connect the mic to your PC or Mac. Load Audacity and save your recording onto your hard drive. Now load the included Kristal software and you can edit your recording or add tracks. Now you're ready to upload your work onto the Web via Podifier.

Sound That Astounds
Getting started with the C-1U may seem like child's play, but this pro-caliber microphone is anything but a toy. It has an exceptionally flat frequency response and pristine sonic resolution that ensures content-rich audio that is as natural sounding as the original source. The cardioid pickup pattern provides unparalleled sound source separation and feedback rejection. The C-1U's ultra low-noise transformerless FET input circuitry can handle extreme dynamics, from 40Hz to 20kHz, and has a maximum sound pressure level of 136dB.

Behringer C-1U Features:

  • Professional large-diaphragm condenser microphone with built-in 48 kHz US Binterface for unsurpassed audio quality
  • Gets phantom power directly from PC USB output
  • Comes with Audacity audio editor, Kristal audio engine, Podifier uploading software, and Juice and Podnova downloading software
  • Maximum SPL (sound pressure level) of 136 dB
  • Ideal as main and support microphone for studio and live applications
  • Exceptionally flat frequency response and ultra-high sound resolution
  • Cardioid pickup pattern for outstanding sound source separation and feedback rejection
  • Ultra low-noise transformerless FET input circuitry
  • LED indicates phantom power operation
  • Ultra-rugged construction with die-cast body
  • USB connector and swivel stand mount included

Behringer C-1U Specifications:

  • Transducer Type: Condenser, 16mm (0.63")
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz
  • Max. SPL (1% THD @ 1kHz): 136dB
  • Connector: USB connector type B
  • Power Supply: 5V max. 50mA (via USB)
  • Dimensions:
    • Shaft Diameter: 2.1"
    • Length: 6.7"
  • Weight (net): approx. 1 lb

PC System Requirements

  • Intel or AMD CPU, 1GHz or higher
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Windows XP/Vista

Mac System Requirements

  • G4/G5, 800 MHz or higher
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) or higher
Why is my Behringer PCB a different color than the original?
Answer: The current production run of Behringer PCB's may be a different color than the original. This is perfectly fine and the PCB will function and fit just like the original.

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