iSK BM-700 Uni-directional Studio Condenser Microphone
The iSK BM-700 Condenser Microphone is perfect recording microphone for studio's and home recording set-ups. Great for recording both vocals and instruments and delivers an accurate and true sound never heard before on a mic of this price.
Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic
The large 34mm diaphragm on the BM-700 is ideal for recording full range sounds such as vocals, acoustic instruments and electric guitar amps. The pick up range on this mic is also very strong and will pick up sounds from a wide distance with amazing authenticity. Ideal for use in studios and recording rooms that the luxury of a silent recording space.
Cardioid (Uni-Directional) Pick Up
The uni-directional pick up pattern means the BM-700 can be used effectively in live scenario's where there are other sounds on stage. Also great for studio use, especially for recording vocals.
With a gold-plate diaphragm capsule, exacting FET, low self-noise, high output and authentic reproduction of sound, the BM-700 is built to professional standards and is perfect for many recording/performance situations.
- 1x microphone
- 1x shock mount
- 1x wind shield
- 1x carry case
- Uni-Directional Pick Up Pattern
- Large pick up range
- Type: Large Diaphragm Condenser
- Element: φ34 Pressure Gradient Transducer
- Frequency Response: 20hz - 20khz
- Polar Pattern: uni-directional (cardioid)
- Sensitivity: -34dB/±2dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1khz)
- Output Impedance: 150Ω/±30% (at 1kHz)
- Load Impedance: ≥1000Ω
- Self Noise: 16dB A
- Max Input SPL: 132dB (at 1kHz≤1% T.H.D)
- S/N Ratio: 78dB
- Electrical Current: 3mA
- Net Weight: 346g
- Body Dimension: 46x150mm
- Power Requirement: 48v DC Phantom power (through balanced XLR cable)
After a week, I sold my NT1-ABy: Donald MacGregor on 13 October 2017I got this mic on an eBay punt from Swamp at the same time as some iSK headphones which I'll review elsewhere. At the time of purchase I also owned and was recording with a Rode NT-1a. After a few sessions with the iSK BM-700, I sold the Rode for more than double what I paid for the iSK mic and headphones combined. Reasons? The iSK sounded richer without seeming sloppy or mushy and didn't have that top-end screech that the Rode could exhibit when pushed. It also didn't sound nasal. The iSK has heaps more gain than the Rode too and a pad on the mic would have been helpful but (I hate this phrase) 'for the money' I wasn't about to complain. If I had the cash, I'd probably buy every mic in the iSK line-up just to see if the rest of them represent the outstanding quality and value that this BM-700 represents. I don't know how long it's likely to last and could fall over next week but the build seems solid. If it does show reliability issues, I'll update this review later. Five stars because, yes, I'm happy, yes I'd buy it again and yes, yes, yes, it's excellent quality sound makes the BM-700 a steal.
Good, Better, Best!By: Prof. G.Y. on 3 December 201665 years in the recording and broadcasting industry makes you rather knowledgeable in regards to technology. I am crazy about good microphones as they are the first step into all recordings. I love Neumann, Sennheiser, and the legendary (genuine and original) Telefunken M47 microphones. Nobody can afford such microphones and there is no need for it either. Tom from Swamp Industries offers this excellent microphone that maybe one day a classic, and for a fraction of the price of the before named brands. The service and product knowledge at Swamp Industries is second to none. I am a customer longer then a decade and believe you me, I am not an easy customer. However, I prefer to go back to Tom and his crew as they have proven to be great. Thank you, Swamp Industries. Greetings G.Y. Land, AIAA, radioandmedia.net
By: McNab on 6 January 2016I was a bit sceptical about buying this with the cheap price tag and lack of knowledge of the brand name but this is a great mic. Clear warm sound that's great for vocals and better than my last mic that was 3 times the price.
By: Prof. G.Y. Land on 19 July 2013Thank you for the excellent service and the great product iSK BM-700 Condenser Microphone. I was a little worried as to the low price. Now, since I have tried it I am positively surprised. This microphone can compete with microphones costing ten times as much. I am a satisfied customer and will come back to you for more reasonable priced products. Well done, beat the 'big ones' in the business.
By: Shane Norman on 9 June 2013Capable microphone. Good performance for the price range. Easy to set up, excellent case.