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CardioidBlue Microphones enCORE 200

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Blue’s en•CORE 200 is an active dynamic stage vocal microphone — a moving-coil dynamic mic in a traditional handheld form factor, with an onboard amplifier circuit that requires 48V phantom power.

The mic’s sensitivity is 2.25 mV/Pa, 3–4 dB hotter than the en•CORE 100 and Shure SM58.

The 200’s frequency and polar response graphs are nearly identical to the enCORE 100’s, suggesting that the primary difference between the mics is the onboard amplifier circuitry. (According to Pro Audio Review, the mics’ capsules are identical.) Both mics have -3dB points around 65Hz and 12kHz, and a polar response that tends toward omni below 125Hz and toward hypercardioid above 4kHz.

The output impedance of the enCORE 200 is 25Ω, among the lowest we’ve seen, making this microphone a great pick when long cable runs are required. (The enCORE 100’s output impedance is 250Ω.)

L2P Quarterly

The 200 had a nice, deep, warm sound on the low end, and a clear high end, almost like a condenser. These mics do not have a particularly tight pattern, so a performer does not have to be right on top of the mic…

ProAudioReview, 2010-02

This microphone offered amazing range for vocals; I was immediately enamored of this mic. I compared it to various other vocal mics, even condensers, and found it be among the smoothest I have heard.

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The mic was released in 2009.

Specifications

Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (2.25 mV/Pa; 65 - 12,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 25 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 147 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
400g (14.11oz) 185mm (7.28'') n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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