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CardioidJZ Microphones BH-2

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The BH-2 was designed to be a less-expensive version of the BH-1. It retains the unique body style of the BH-1 (albeit with a second-generation shockmount/damper design), omits one of the two capsules in the BH-1, and has a fixed cardioid pickup pattern in place of the BH-1’s 3-way, two-diaphragm design.

variable-sputtered diaphragm on JZ BH-1 microphoneThe capsule in the BH-2 (and BH-3) is JZ’s GDC1, a large-diaphragm design with a single 27mm diaphragm. The polyester film membrane is sputtered with the company’s proprietary “golden drop” variable sputtering technique, in which irregularly-sized drops of JZ’s proprietary gold alloy are applied to the film substrate.

The hole in the microphone body is designed to reduce unwanted reverberation off of the face of the microphone.

JZ Black Hole microphone packagingAll the Black Hole mics are packaged identically: with the original BH-1 spring shockmount, in a padded hardwood box that seals shut magnetically.

The JZ Microphones BH-2 is also known as: Black Hole SE, BH2.

The mic was released in 2008.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (21 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 27mm
50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 134 dB
Self-noise: 6.5 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
270g (9.52oz) 203mm (7.99'') 51mm (2.01'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48 ± 4v

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