enCORE 200 Microphone from Blue

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The Blue enCORE 200 on-boom at Studio1A.

In Studio1A, we’ve been having a lot of fun lately with Blue microphones. The latest offering from Blue is the enCORE series, featuring 4 models. The most intriguing to me is the 200, which hits a nice balance between performance and price.

What sets the 200 apart from other stage microphones (Blue does list Broadcasting as an application as well)?

This is a dynamic mic that cleverly uses 48VDC phantom power. The 200 has a transformer as well as active electronics needed to boost amplification. This unique design allows for a very low impedance of 25 ohms. A feature of the enCORE 200 is that it tolerates long cable runs better in this configuration. I wasn’t able to test this, since our longest in-studio run is about 75 feet.

The 200 sounds a bit like a hybrid, having punchy mids and plenty of gain (almost condenser-like) while using the Blue aria dynamic element. I think the real beauty of this mic is it’s proximity effect; not allowing things to get boomy, but ultra-smooth.

Physically, the body of the mic extra tough, with a small LED that lets you know 48 volts has arrived. The laser engraved capsule area and large grille ring add to the unique look.

The enCORE 200 is supplied with a carry pouch and mounting clip. As we recorded this show, street prices were about $150USD. Have a listen to the Blue enCORE 200 and let me know what you think?

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As promised in the Tube MP audio cast, here is a video showing the device in use.

This time, I utilized a condenser (Blue Mouse). As expected, the 20db pad (and phantom power) came in handy. The audio-only program was recorded with our Electro-Voice RE-27ND dynamic.

Hope you enjoy a look. There’s a lot of value in this sub-$100 box.

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