The Blue Spark SL large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone instills your recordings with superb detail and rich harmonic content no matter what you put it in front of, by virtue of its premium capsule and proprietary custom preamp. This versatile mic features a highpass filter to curtail mud and rumble and a -20dB pad to deal with loud sources — perfect for drums and guitar cabs. On top of that, the lollipop-style Spark SL sports the instantly recognizable aesthetics that Blue microphones are known for. The Spark SL large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone belongs in every home studio's mic locker.
If you're not already familiar with the Blue Microphones lineup, then the incredible quality of the Spark SL may come as quite a shock to you (pardon the pun). This amazing sound is made possible by the quality components included in the Spark SL, many of which Blue developed when designing their flagship models. For instance, the gold-sputtered 0.9" capsule and phantom-powered preamp are direct results of creating studio-standard mics such as the Blue Bottle series. The result is an affordable mic that offers you uncommonly low distortion across the frequency spectrum.
Air conditioner rumble, low-frequency vibrations, and wind noise are detrimental to your recordings. The Blue Spark SL's highpass filter takes care of these issues, resulting in clean-sounding tracks. And if you're recording a loud source like a drum or guitar cabinet, switch on the -20dB pad and enjoy a clear, distortion-free recording. The Spark SL is versatile enough to capture virtually any sound source.
Spark SL brings legendary Blue studio sound and versatility to your recording space. Produce stunning recordings for vocals, guitars, drums, pianos and more with Spark SL’s detailed, transparent sound and versatile high-pass filter and -20dB pad. Whether starting a new studio or expanding your mic locker, Spark SL is ready to ignite your creativity.
Based on the original Spark, the world’s best-selling studio condenser microphone, Spark SL excels at delivering detailed and transparent sound to your recordings with a new level of versatility and sound quality. Featuring a new streamlined build, refined sonics and versatile switches, Spark SL will transform your creative space into a professional studio.
At the heart of Spark SL’s sound is Blue’s custom JFET design, which ensures the capsule’s backplate is evenly charged, delivering consistent, transparent sound at all times. Spark SL also features discreet Class-A circuitry to maintain a pure signal. All you have to do is add music—Spark SL will make sure every detail comes through with precision and finesse.
Spark SL features a new 100Hz high-pass filter and -20dB pad to bring professional versatility to your recording sessions. Tracking a strong, dynamic singer or blisteringly loud amp? No problem. Want to capture the nuanced frequencies of strings, drum overheads or horns? Done. Spark SL’s incredible flexibility makes it easy to capture the detail of any voice or instrument.
|Max SPL||136 dB SPL (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)|
|Output Impedance||50 ohms|
|Sensitivity||34.9 mV/Pa at 1 kHz (1 pa = 94 dB SPL)|
|Self Noise||16.4 dB|
|Low Cut Filter||100Hz|
|Power Source||48V phantom power|
|Dimensions||220.5mm x 45mm|
|Included Accessories||Shockmount, Wooden Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||SPARKSL|