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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier
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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier

Part Number: B6O
Our Price: $295.00
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier

Only one tenth of an inch in diameter, the B6 is the smallest lavalier in the world and outperforms microphones many times its size.

The changeable protective caps provide moisture resistance and color options and let you shape the frequency response for different situations or to match other microphones.

The B6 lavalier microphone is outfitted with specified connector and supplied with a windscreen, set of three protective caps, set of two tie clips (black and white), and carrying case.

Applications:
  • All-purpose, rugged, affordable lavalier that is easy to hide
  • Easily hidden in hair/costumes or glued on performers' faces in film, theater and broadcast
  • Also suited for news anchors, interviews, lecturers, churches, schools and general lavalier applications
Performance:
  • Low distortion at SPL up to 150dB on 48V Phantom Power
  • Field-selectable HF response caps
  • Kevlar cable and ultra-thin diaphragm combine to set a new standard for low handling noise
  • Highest-quality audio available in a lavalier mic
  • Excellent rejection of surrounding noise
Style & Comfort:
  • Smaller than the cable of other lavaliers at only .1" (2.5mm) diameter
  • Comes is six colors to blend with clothing and skin tones.
  • Easily hides in plain sight by swapping colored caps to match button hole, sweater weave or skin tone. Use a felt-tip marker to color the white caps to get an exceptional match.
Durability:
  • Built to withstand perspiration and makeup, for use in hair or on the body
  • Protective cap is easily removed for cleaning or replacement when clogged with makeup
  • Kevlar-reinforced cable withstands punishment
How do I choose the right color for my skin tone?
Tan is the most popular color choice, because it works perfectly for average Caucasian skin tones, as well as olive complexions. Light beige works well in theatrical applications due to its slightly pink undertone, which is also appropriate for extremely fair skin. Cocoa is the ideal choice for African American skin tones ranging from very light to chocolate, and black is appropriate for extremely dark skin, or for situations where you want the mic to be visible.

When in doubt, choose the darker option. Thatís because a mic thatís too light can resemble a scar or blemish, while a mic thatís slightly darker than the background tends to blend much better and draws less attention.

Which cap should I use?
The B6 lavalier should always be used with a protective cap in place to keep sweat, makeup, and other foreign material out of the microphone. The three omni caps each have a different high frequency response characteristic that controls the amount of ďcrispnessĒ or ďsibilanceĒ (response at 15 kHz). To identify caps, compare size to the drawings.

The omni ships with the +4 dB protective cap fitted to the mic. This will boost the perceived amount of presence in your sound, while leaving the lower frequencies unchanged. If you experience problems with high-frequency feedback, you should switch to the 0 dB cap.

Which sensitivity should I choose?
Making a microphone more sensitive to catch soft sounds means it will overload sooner for loud sounds. Because sound pressure levels vary between individuals and applications, we provide three sensitivities with three overload or clipping characteristics.
  • The most sensitive (W4, gray band) is for general speaking, such as presentations or sermons, where the mic is positioned on the chest or lapel
  • The middle sensitivity (W5, red band) is ideal for use as a head mic in theater
  • The least sensitive mic (W6, blue band) with the highest overload sound level is a good choice for applications where the microphone will be positioned near the userís mouth.


Frequency Response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Operating Current : 500 μA
Operating Voltage : 1 to 2 Volts
Power Supply Voltage :
+3 V with 2.7 kOhm Load
+5 V with 6.8 kOhm Load
+9 V with 15 kOhm Load
Weight : .07 oz (2 grams)

The B6 lavalier is available in three sensitivities:

B6W4 - standard (gray band) for most uses
Sensitivity: 16.0 mV/Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 24 dBA SPL
Overload Sound Level: 120 dB SPL

B6W5 - low (red band, -10 dB re W4) head mic for theater
Sensitivity: 7.0 mV/Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 29 dBA SPL
Overload Sound Level: 130 dB SPL

B6W6 - very low (blue band, -20 dB re W4) mic near userís mouth
Sensitivity: 2 mV/Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 39 dBA SPL
Overload Sound Level: 140 dB SPL

Connector Type Reference Chart
Transmitter Brand
Transmitter Model
Connector Type
Code
(Hardwired)Phantom PowerXLR3 Male(no code)
(Pigtail leads)Stripped and tinnedFor 2 wire 10k ohmNC
AKGPT51, PT300, PT900B-LOC (locking male)AG
AKGPT40, PT60, PT61, PT80, PT81, PT400, PT2000, PT4000Switchcraft TA3FAK
Audio LimitedTX2000, RMS-2000-mxlLemo 6 pinAL
Audio TechnicaT35, T75, T211, T601, T1000, T1200, T4000, T5000, T7000Hirose 4 pin AN
Audio TechnicaT27, T31, T51, T200, T210, T300, T310, T1400, T2000, T3000Hirose 4 pin AT
Audio TechnicaATW-U101Switchcraft TA5FAW
AzdenWM-PRO, WLT-PRO, 32BT, WM22, 31LTNon locking 3.5 mm ZP
BeyerOpus Series TS-100, TS-300, TS-500, TS-800Screw on TA4FMI
Electrovoice300, N\DYM, NBPU, MSB, BPV, BPU, BPU2, CSB-1000, RE-1, RE-2Switchcraft TA4FET
Electrovoice2000, 2500 seriesSwitchcraft TA4FEV
LectrosonicsM170, 175Switchcraft 851L2
LectrosonicsUM Series, LM SeriesSwitchcraft TA5FL4
LectrosonicsH SeriesSwitchcraft A3MLE
LectrosonicsM Series over 185Switchcraft TA5FLS
LectrosonicsMM400Water Proof 2.5mmLW
LectrosonicsUH SeriesSwitchcraft A3MLX
LectrosonicsSM Series, UMa Series, LMa SeriesSwitchcraft TA5FSM
LightspeedBP-200Push lock type 4 pinLH
MiproACT707TS(TE), ACT801TS(TE), MT103, MT303, MT801, MT808Screw on TA4FMI
MiproACT707, MT801Screw on mini 4 pinMN
NadyUB10, UB16, WLT14, WLT153.5 mm locking plugNL
NadyUB10, UB16, WLT14, WLT153.5 mm locking plugNL
RevolabsHDSwitchcraft TA4FRV
SabineSW16T, SW30TScrew on mini 4 pinSB
SabineSW16TX, SW30TX (1600, 3000), ST50TScrew on TA4FSS
SabineSW70Switchcraft TA4FST
SamsonAirline AL-12.5mm stereoAS
SamsonCT3, VT2L, UT1L, T32Switchcraft TA3FSV
SamsonUT5, TX3 (Black), UT6Hirose 6 pinSX
SennheiserBF1083Lemo 1 pinS1
SennheiserSK2000Lemo 3 pinS2
SennheiserSK-50, SK250, SK3063, SK5012Lemo 3 pinS3
SennheiserSK2012 MicrodotSE
SennheiserEvolution Series, EW100, EW300, EW500, G2, G3, SK 10933.5 mm locking plugSR
ShureAxient AXT-100Switchcraft TA4FAX
ShureAll with Lemo 3 pinLemo 3 pinS3
ShureFP1, PG1, PGX1, PGXD1, SLX1, ULX1, ULXD1, UR1, UR1M, BLX1Switchcraft TA4FSL
SonyDWT-B01Hirose 4 pin (twist lock)DS
SonyWRT-805, 806, UTX-B1, UWP8063.5 mm locking plugSN
SonyWRT-28, 820, 860Hirose 4 pin (twist lock)SO
SonyWRT-822, WRT-420, WRT-8BHirose 4 pin (twist lock)SY
TelexWT 200, 400, 450Lemo 4 pinTL
TelexAll with TA4F connectorSwitchcraft TA4FTS
ToaWM4300Switchcraft TA4FTA
ToaWM370, WM4310Toa special 3.5 mmTO
VegaT23, T25, T37, T93, PRO-2, BP2020, ST2020Switchcraft TA4FVS
ZaxcomTRX900, TRX900AALemo 3 pinZX
ZaxcomTRX900, TRX900AALemo 3 pinZX


Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier
Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier
Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier