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CardioidBlue Microphones Spark Digital

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Blue Spark Digital is a USB/iPad condenser mic based on the Spark FET condenser.

It uses an edge-terminated true condenser capsule with a 23mm diaphragm (25mm capsule). The mic features the “Focus” switch introduced on the original Spark; it incorporates a high-pass filter and subtle frequency-response changes by modifying the capsule’s polarization voltage. (See the Spark profile for more information.)

Spark DigitalThe Spark Digital connects to PC or Mac via USB2, or to iPad via Apple 30-pin cable. According to Blue, it is the first microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity.

A subsequent version of the mic, the “Spark Digital Lightning,” includes an Apple Lightning cable, for direct connectivity to modern iPhones and iPads.

An onboard headphone jack provides zero-latency monitoring of the recorded signal. Headphone volume, mic gain, and mute are all controllable from the microphone.

The ADC (Analog-Digital converter) runs at 16 bits, with a maximum resolution of 44.1 kHz.

The Blue Microphones Spark Digital is also known as: Spark Digital Lightn.

The mic was released in 2012.

Specifications

Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (28 mV/Pa; 26 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: Focus (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 23mm
Capsule diameter: 25mm
n/a Max SPL: 128 dB
Self-noise: 10.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 197mm (7.76'') 45mm (1.77'')
  • USB (1)
  • Apple Lightning (iPhone 5) (1)
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