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Stage One Microphone Sets

OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalBlue Microphones Stage One

Detachable-Capsule Condenser Microphone

The Blue Bottle Rocket Stage One is a transformerless FET head amplifier built in the bottle-mic style. It provides a low-noise, neutral amplifier for many interchangeable capsules — from Blue’s “Bottle Caps,” the B0-B8 capsules formerly known as the Red R0-R8, as well as compatible bayonet-mount capsules from Violet, Flea, and Neumann.

The mic was developed by Blue and marketed by Red, aka Vintage Microphones, as the Red Mic Type B, but reintroduced by Blue (and rebadged as the Stage One) following the closure of the Red product line in 2008.

See many reviews and additional information on the Type B profile.

Tape Op

The Type B [aka Stage One] seemed to have a fuller range, with an extended bottom that the Type A [aka Stage Two] didn’t exhibit, while the midrange and top end were very similar… [I]t was interesting to note how good the least-expensive solid-state body from Red [i.e., the Stage One] sounded…

Electronic Musician, 2009

I was a little shocked to find out how affordable these mics are. I assumed that both Bottle Rocket kits would be about double their prices. The Stage One set costs about as much as buying a B8 capsule and shockmount separately, making the microphone body basically free.

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The mic was released in 2008.

Specifications

Compatible Capsules
Blue Microphones B0 Large Diaphragm BottlecapCardioid Blue Microphones B0 Large Diaphragm Bottlecap
24mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20-20,000 Hz
MSRP: $649 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B1 Small Diaphragm BottlecapCardioid Blue Microphones B1 Small Diaphragm Bottlecap
18mm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 35 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $649 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B2 Figure-of-8 Lg Diaphragm BottlecapBidirectional Blue Microphones B2 Figure-of-8 Lg Diaphragm Bottlecap
24mm large diaphragm Bidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 35 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $649.95 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B3 Cardioid Mid-Size Diaphragm BottlecapCardioid Blue Microphones B3 Cardioid Mid-Size Diaphragm Bottlecap
22mm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $649 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B4 Perspex Sphere Pressure Omni Small Diaphragm BottlecapOmnidirectional Blue Microphones B4 Perspex Sphere Pressure Omni Small Diaphragm Bottlecap
18mm Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $849 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B5 Pressure Omni Large Diaphragm BottlecapOmnidirectional Blue Microphones B5 Pressure Omni Large Diaphragm Bottlecap
25mm large diaphragm Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 35 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $649 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B6 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Dual Backplate BottlecapCardioid Blue Microphones B6 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Dual Backplate Bottlecap
24mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 18,000 Hz
MSRP: $649.95 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B7 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Single Backplate BottlecapCardioid Blue Microphones B7 Cardioid Large Diaphragm Single Backplate Bottlecap
24mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $649.95 | Still In Production
Blue Microphones B8 Edge-Terminated Large-diaphragmCardioid Blue Microphones B8 Edge-Terminated Large-diaphragm
25mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $595 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN12Cardioid Violet Design Ltd. VIN12
26mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $1027 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN26Cardioid Violet Design Ltd. VIN26
26mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $1027 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN27Cardioid Violet Design Ltd. VIN27
27mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 22 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $1027 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN44Bidirectional Violet Design Ltd. VIN44
26mm large diaphragm Bidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 28 - 10,000 Hz
MSRP: $1027 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN47Cardioid Violet Design Ltd. VIN47
26mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $1068 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN55Omnidirectional Violet Design Ltd. VIN55
26mm large diaphragm Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 24 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $1027 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN67Cardioid Violet Design Ltd. VIN67
26mm large diaphragm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $1068 | Still In Production
Violet Design Ltd. VIN89Cardioid Violet Design Ltd. VIN89
22mm Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: 20 - 20,000 Hz
MSRP: $1068 | Still In Production
Pads & Filters Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 138 dB
Self-noise: 7.5 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
472g (16.65oz) 200mm (7.87'') 45mm (1.77'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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