Neat King Bee

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These Neat King Bee microphone recordings were recorded in a typical home studio environment with minimal acoustic room treatments using a common USB interface with integrated microphone preamplifiers. These audio samples were created to allow you to hear what the Neat King Bee sounds like in a typical recording environment, and not what is achieved in a state of the art recording studio under perfect conditions.

Technical Specifications

Transducer Type:

34mm center terminated condenser capsule, with external polarization

Polar Pattern:


Frequency Response:

16Hz - 20kHz


26.0mV/Pa at 1kHz (1 Pa=94dB SPL)

Output Impedance:

150 ohms

Rated Load Impedance:

>1k ohms

Maximum SPL:

140 dB SPL (2.5k ohms, 0.5% THD)

S/N Ratio:

89 dB-A (IEC 651)

Noise Level:

6.5 dB-A (IEC 651)

Dynamic Range:

134 dB (@ 2.5k ohms)

Transformer Output Balanced Power Req:

+48V DC Phantom Power (IEC 268-15)


785g (27.7 oz)


216mm x 76mm (8.5" x 2.9")

“The Neat King Bee delivers a big, smooth sound with plenty of detail but no harshness.”

— Sound On Sound