Blue Microphones in Westlake Village, Calif., announces the Bottle Mic Locker ($5,999 MSRP) tube mic system. It combines Blue’s flagship Bottle microphone with a variable sensitivity power supply and four of Blue’s interchangeable classic capsules. The Bottle Mic Locker is designed to accommodate any vocal or instrument type and comes housed in a custom laser cut SKB hard shell case for portability and protection.
The foundation of the Bottle Mic Locker is Blue’s Bottle, a fully discrete Class-A tube circuit powered by a hand-selected EF86 pentode vacuum tube in triode mode for distinctive warmth, saturation and headroom. The hand-wound transformer—made of silver wire around nickel plates—promises precision and accuracy due to the high conductivity that silver offers. The Bottle uses high-quality electronic components with no pad or low-cut filter switches in the microphone circuit.
Bottle Mic Locker includes the B0, B6, B7 and B8 Bottle Caps. Each of the four capsules are hot swappable.
The Bottle Mic Locker ships with the Power Stream power supply, which allows the user to vary the polarization voltage, and a custom hard shell case.
The Bottle Mic Locker is available as of June 2016 from Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend, Vintage Friend, Full Compass, Front End Audio, Atlas Pro Audio, Pro Audio Toys, Pixel Pro Audio, Casio Interstate Music, Summit Consultation and Custom Sales, and other authorized retailers.
For more information, visit www.bluemic.com/products/bottle-mic-locker.