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JZ Microphones JZ Vintage line

large-JZ_VintageJZ Microphones announced their new microphone line.

It is called JZ Vintage and it will be a microphone line with a unique and smart design with the well known vintage sound.

The new microphone series mics have a flask shape with built in shockmount and unique capsule. JZ will have three different models V-67, V-47 and V-12. Each mic will have the best vintage sound in honour of U67, U47 or C-12. Capsules will be improved by patented JZ Golden drops capsule sputtering technology.

“We all know how important for recording industry are certain vintage mics and how people use to prefer them as standards for comparisons and evaluation with other mics,” says Juris Zarins, microphone designer. “In a fact that vintage mics in a high quality are not easily available we decided to launch this microphone line to satisfy demand of our customers and complete also our microphone range. I believe that JZ Vintage microphones are going to shake all microphone industry!”

JZ Microphones was established in Latvia in 2007. The company develops innovative modern recording equipment and world-renowned studio microphones.

More information about the new microphones can be found here: JZ Microphones

Neumann TLM 102 microphone

TLM102_ZNeumann is introducing its TLM 102 large diaphragm condenser microphone.

The TLM 102 offers a reduced overall size and unites all of the typical design components of a Neumann microphone.┬áThe TLM 102‘s interior is a newly developed large-diaphragm cardioid capsule with a stated maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB for recording percussion, drums, amps and other loud sound sources. A slight boost above 6 kHz provides for excellent presence of the voice in the overall mix.

Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Marketing/Sales at Neumann Berlin explains: Due to its flexible field of application and price, the microphone will certainly be at home in ambitious home recording and project studios, as well as in the broadcasting area, particularly if priority is given to clear lines of sight to the speakers. We have recently received an increasing number of requests for this type of capability.

TLM 102 is available in black and nickel; a stand mount is included. An elastic spider suspension mount will be available shortly.

Technical data:

Acoustical operating principle – Pressure gradient transducer

Directional pattern – Cardioid

Frequency range – 20 Hz … 20 kHz

Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm – 11 mV/Pa

Rated impedance – 50 ohms

Rated load impedance – 1 kohms

Equivalent noise level, CCIR1) – 21 dB

Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1) – 12 dB-A

Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL) – 73 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL) – 82 dB

Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2) – 144 dB

Maximum output voltage – 13 dBu

Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938) – 48 V ┬▒ 4 V

Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938) – 3.5 mA

Matching connector – XLR3F

Weight approx. – 260 g

Diameter – 52 mm

Length – 116 mm

More information: Neumann

New enCORE microphones from Blue Microphones

enCORE_200_FrontBlue Microphones have launched enCORE – their new series of microphones.

The enCORE 100, 200, and 300 models are designed and priced for any live application from the rehearsal space to the auditorium and stadium.

The new enCORE series microphones are the result of years of research designed to bring Blue's legendary studio sound to the stage, starting with their exclusive Aria Capsule. Every element of the Aria Capsule is precisely matched and tuned to achieve a detailed and clear sound. To protect the capsule, the enCORE Series feature the thickest steel grills on the market along with an oversized reinforcement ring. Further adding to their ruggedness are heavy, precision-machined cast-zinc bodies, which have been tested to perform uniformly after dropping, throwing, and even being run over by a 7-ton truck.

The enCORE 100 is a studio-grade dynamic microphone featuring Blue's custom-tuned Aria dynamic capsule. This is a mic that offers vocalists and musicians great versatility and value.

The enCORE 200 adds Blue's Active Dynamic circuitry and output transformer, coupling the ruggedness and high SPL handling of a dynamic mic with the consistency and low noise of a phantom powered mic. This best of both worlds approach builds upon a proven Blue technology first made popular by the company's Ball Series microphones.

The enCore 300 is the flagship of the series and offers vocalists uncompromised performance featuring a hand-selected Blue ARIA condenser capsule with a matched pre-amp and phantom power circuit, a tuned enclosure, and Blue's proprietary reinforced chassis, which controls airflow around the capsule for unparalleled vocal control and a natural, open sound, no matter how the artist holds the microphone.

Two of the new products will be available at authorized music retailers in October 2009. The enCORE 300 will be available in late 2009.


enCORE 100 – $99.99

enCORE 200 – $149.99

enCORE 300 – $199.99

More information at Blue Microphones.