Universal AudioBock 167 Tube Condenser Microphone


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Universal Audio Bock 167

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Universal Audio added David Bock to their team and with that comes his outstanding microphones, such as the Bock 167 large-diaphragm tube microphone. Manufactured in Santa Cruz, each microphone is calibrated by David Bock to ensure high quality. Known in the industry for his highly prized microphones, David Bock brings his designs to Universal Audio to use their state-of-the-art facilities. Each microphone is designed and manufactured as they always have been: in small batches by hand. Tube mics have been a specialty of David Bock and so the Bock 167 is truly something special. Using the highest quality components is important because tube mics have a deceptively simple design that means you can hear every slight imperfection. The Bock 167 uses a brass 6 micron capsule for incredible sensitivity and hand wired components, but also features several handy features. A continuously variable polar pattern moves from omni to cardioid to figure 8 that's adjustable on the power supply. Three switches also give you the option to add a 10dB attenuator, switch between 4 high frequency boost/cut options, as well as engage the unique Fat setting that instantly opens up the low-end for a huge sound. If you missed out on the original Bock Audio tube microphones, you won't want to sleep on the Universal Audio Bock 167.

Bock 167 Features

  • David Bock designed tube condenser microphone
  • Continuously variable polar pattern: omnidirectional through Cardioid & Figure-8
  • Handmade in Santa Cruz, Ca
  • 4 Position high frequency switch: flat, cut 5kHz, cut 10kHz, boost 10kHz
  • -20dB Pad switch
  • Proprietary Fat switch for boosting low end
  • Includes shockmount
  • Type: Tube Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Continuously variable Omnidirectional through Cardioid & Figure-8
  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -29 dB (33 mV) ref 1V at 1 Pa, 1 kHz
  • Self-Noise: 19 dBA
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: > 2K Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 118 dB SPL, 1% THD
  • Dynamic Range: 99 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 75 dB
  • Capsule: 1" diameter dual symmetrical backplate (Dual diaphragm K67 type)
  • Tube: New Old Stock EF732
  • Power Supply: UA Bock 167 PS true linear, 115V (default) or 230V operation
  • Adjustable Controls: PAD (-20 dB): off/on, MODE: fat/norm, Hi FREQ: Cut 5 kHz, Cut/Boost 10 kHz, Flat
  • Connectors: 6-Pin XLR (Mic), 3-Pin XLRM (PSU)
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