Dynamic high-Z microphones

Silver Bullet | High-Z Dynamic harmonica microphones

Dynamic High-Z impedance
Silver Bullet | Dynamic high-Z provide a more powerful microphone with a strong, rich and full sound across the dynamic range but with headroom for crunch-distortion effects. Headroom slightly lower, and sensitivity slightly higher than medium-z

High-Z Range/Features:
Dynamic 40,000Ω (40KΩ): Key features: high-Z | high-Z | wide dynamic range | high sensitivity and 20 dB higher output that 400Ω | lower head room to distortion | match to high impedance amplifier | gain control to avoid clipping distortion for clean sound | turn up gain for overload distortion
Dynamic switchable 400Ω and 40,000Ω (40KΩ) – Key features: low-Z/high-Z | wide dynamic range | high sensitivity, switch from 400Ω to 40KΩ for 20 dB increase in sensitivity and power| switch to 400Ω for vocal high fidelity | lower head room to distortion | match to high impedance amplifier | gain control to avoid clipping distortion for clean sound | turn up gain for overload distortion

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There are two high-Z dynamic microphones to chose from:

Silver Bullet | Dynamic High-Z 40KΩ

Silver Bullet | Dynamic High-Z 40KΩ The microphone is has a really “hot” signal that is packed with full harmonic content and great bass with perfect mid-sound without treble. The 40KΩ offers the highest sensitivity of Silver Bullet range with slightly lower headroom so if you like crunch distortion – turn up the gain to drive the mic’ and achieve a crunchier sound when used in conjunction with reverb – producing a classic “blues” harmonica sound. At lower gain the mic has a fairly clean sound across the harmonic range of higher fidelity. Dynamic microphones have proven reliability and are ideal for practice or gigging – blues, country or chromatic harmonica performance. This mic’ needs to be matched to a high (=/>400KΩ/0.4MΩ) impedance sockets on your amplifier.

Check out harmonica player Tim Douthit’s independent review and sound sample of the Dynamic 40K-Z Silver Bullet comparing it to the classic Green Bullet – CLICK HERE – for the video review and of the 40K-Z Dynamic Silver Bullet.

Silver Bullet | Dynamic Low-High-Z switchable 400Ω-40KΩ

Silver Bullet | Dynamic Low-High-Z 400Ω-40KΩ This is a switchable/variable impedance microphone that particularly suits mixed performance of both vocal and harmonica playing. This allows you to select between a high fidelity (sound quality) 400Ω or a high impedance output (40KΩ) for higher sensitivity and power as well as scope for driving the mic to produce crunch distortion effect for your amplified harmonica playing. With the highest sensitivity of Silver Bullet range this mic’ also has slightly lower headroom so if you like crunch distortion – turn up the gain to drive the mic’ and achieve a crunchier sound when used in conjunction with reverb – producing a classic “blues” harmonica sound. Dynamic microphones have proven reliability and are ideal for practice or gigging – blues, country or chromatic harmonica performance. This mic’ needs to be matched to a high impedance sockets on your amplifier.

Note on impedance matching: Both the 40KΩ and switchable 400Ω-40KΩ dynamic microphones perform well on most amps with high impedance sockets and when used with PA systems. These therefore represent a safe bet for a Silver Bullet if you want to avoid getting technical on your impedance matching! Sub-optimal impedance matching (ideally amp input should be 10x that of the source mic’) may be compensated for to a degree with adjustment of microphone gain and amp settings or use of a pre-amplifier.

These high impedance silver bullets are awesome little microphones with technology and craftsmanship that delivers a compact design with many of the features a harmonica player wants and needs and is very technique sensitive.

Features

  • Volume control
  • Full bodied tone with harmonic overtones and high fidelity
  • Great feedback rejection
  • Lightweight/small bullet
  • Robust construction for rigor of touring
  • Choice of gain or no gain control (on ceramic)
  • Steel mesh grille with choice of fascia
  • Two-stage mesh & foam to reduce breath noise
  • Shock-mount design reduces handling noise
  • Rubber sleeve to improve hand-seal
  • Quality electronic components and connector
  • Holster-style case
  • One year guarantee

Specifications

  • Type: durable ceramic or dynamic
  • Functionality: performance harmonica
  • Impedance: High 4KΩ or 40KΩ unbalanced
  • Polar patter: dynamic (uni-) directional
  • Connector: 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack
  • 1/4″ (6.3mm) jack-plug socket
  • Case: anodised alloy
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