the t.bone SC 450

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Studio large diaphragm microphone

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 18.000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 18 mV/Pa -36 +/-2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa 1000 Hz)
  • Equivalent sound pressure level: 18 dB (A weighted)
  • Max. SPL for 0.5 % THD @1000 Hz: 126 dB
  • External low cut and -10db pad switch
  • Balanced transformer
  • Requires 48V phantom power
  • Connection: 3-pin XLR
  • Dimensions (max. diameter x length): 50.5 x 190 mm
  • Incl. Shock mount and PVC case
Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
available since March 2002
Item number 152310
sales unit 1 piece(s)
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Exellent Value for Money LDC.
MR Deano 19.12.2021
I got this mic as a lead vocal mic for singing, broadcast, voice over and live recording.
The low-cut and pad are good features especially if recording amplifiers. Sounds good on electric guitar amps as I like to place about 1 meter away from a small amp. Hits a tube pre-amp really well to give it some warmth and shape. Compared to my Rode NT1 pretty well, I've given A/B samples to clients and producers who can't hear the difference.

As someone who has worked with high-end studio mics from Neumann, AKG, etc. this is an entry level home project studio or for professional studio and broadcast recording this is a very good mic that compares to mics 10 times the price. Also good for live vocals with the pad. Great sounds for Acoustic Guitar, Cello, Drum Overheads where the Pad comes in handy.

At this price considering it ships with a solid lockable Thomann hard case, shock mount, pop-filter and XLR cable, I wish I'd got a pair as they would be very useful for stereo applications.

Conclusion: excellent quality product, nice weight to it, a head and shoulders above other sub $100 microphones, don't be put off by chinese manufacturing ! these guys know their engineering and quality control.
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Long term (8yrs) Review
BenEgg 09.11.2020
The "Trusty T-Bone", as it's become affectionately know, is built like a tank and has delivered for me in all kinds of scenarios. Yes, it's great for vocals but, over the years I've also had really nice results with acoustic guitars.
It's been used as an overhead/room drum mic and I even did a session where we tracked it behind open backed guitar cabs for the low end (placed aprox 20inches back). It's great, it's still going strong nearly a decade later and you should definitely buy one!
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Great microphone
borhes_ 17.01.2022
I bought this mic for my home studio. I have nothing more to wish for. It is just perfect for every situation. I strongly recommend it.
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Worth considering for first mic but get yourself a strong stand!
midinotes 04.06.2014
This has been my first proper home studio microphone and an impressive one too for the price. Supplied in a nice durable mini flightcase the SC450 is a weighty affair. It comes complete with a suspension mount, spare elastic mount cable and stand adaptor. The mic casing is very solid and has a low cut filter and attenuator switch on one side. The sound is extremely good, warm and has a noticeable lift in the upper mid range region. Clean sound and very sensitive, it's certainly comparable to leading manufacture models that cost over double the price. The only downside though for me was the weight, it requires a very strong stand if you intend to run it from a boom. I purchased a basic millenium stand and after a short while I found the threads on the stand where the mic cage mounts were stripping off. So make sure you get yourself a strong support if you intend to hang it from a boom. Otherwise it sits tightly in its cage support (which is very good quality) and looks the part. The mic casing will scratch though after some time, mainly due to the cage being metal (that's not a bad thing though) but it's served me well. A great mic though expect to play around with EQ to get a smooth sound on thin vocals.
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