Blue Microphones Bottle Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

Multi-pattern Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone System with Interchangeable Capsule
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Blue Microphones Bottle Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
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Blue's Premium-quality Condenser Microphone

The amount of care that goes into constructing a Blue microphone is legendary. As their flagship microphone, the Bottle encapsulates all Blue 's attention to detail and careful construction. It looks beautiful, and boasts a sound that's so warm, natural, and "alive," it'll leave no doubt that you're hearing one of the world's elite mics. Engineers we know can't say enough good things about the incredible Blue Bottle mic.

Blue Bottle Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
  • Extremely versatile tube condenser mic
  • Power supply helps preserve tube life
  • Eight available capsules

Extremely versatile tube condenser mic
The Blue Bottle not only sounds like a dream, but it's extremely versatile. The Bottle features eight different interchangeable capsules, so you can change capsules to deliver different tonality, patterns and uses while the microphone is still turned on, thus eliminating the need for many types of mics. The amplifier design is based on a single vacuum tube pentode EF86 in a triode mode. Blue hand selects the tube for low noise performance.

Power supply helps preserve tube life
The Blue Bottle microphone is packaged with one B6 Lollipop capsule and the 9610 Tube Microphone Power supply. Blue has developed the 9610 with the new SOFT START feature to assure the longevity of the vacuum tube, and the stability of the microphone circuitry. No other commercially available tube microphone power supply offers this unique feature. Champagne tube microphone cable is standard inclusion and all the above is all housed in a Blue velvet lined ATA approved flight case.

Eight available capsules
The Bottle Mic can employ seven additional hand-built capsules crafted by Blue at their factory.

Blue Bottle Available Pattern selections:
  • B7: Cardioid large diaphragm single backplate. The Classic Vocal Sound.
  • B6: Cardioid large diaphragm dual backplate. The Blue Standard, included with the Bottle - The Modern Presence Vocal Sound
  • B5: Pressure omni large diaphragm. The Presence Omni
  • B4: Perspex sphere pressure omni small diaphragm. The Big Omni
  • B3: Cardioid mid sized diaphragm. The Neutral Capsule
  • B2: Figure of eight large diaphragm. The Vintage Capsule
  • B1: Cardioid small diaphragm. The Accuracy Plus Capsule
  • B0: Cardioid (large capsule/Bright)

Discover why the sound of the Blue Bottle has engineers and audio pros everywhere raving!

Blue Bottle Condenser Microphone Features:
  • Ultimate in hand-built craftsmanship
  • High-end tube and Class A discrete circuitry
  • Mic system - allows for various capsules to be swapped "on the fly" for extreme versatility
  • Integrated capsule shockmounting
  • Hand tuned and tested
  • Custom wound mic transformer
  • Includes B6 capsule, Blue's renowned 9610 tube power supply, Champagne tube mic cable, and ATA style storage case
For no-compromise tube condenser sound, get the Blue Bottle!

Additional Media

Bottle User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide
Nathan Nockels Interviewed by Sweetwater
Blue Fall Double Feature
Buy Blue, Get Some Green!
A Decade of Blue

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Tube Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 0.94" (24mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 134dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 86.5dB
Self Noise 7.5dB
Color Blue
Connector XLR
Weight 3.75 lbs.
Included Accessories Power Supply, Cable, Flight Case
Manufacturer Part Number BOTTLE

Customer Reviews

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I owned this microphone for about a week. I must tell you that it sounds wonderful and full. I was debating about this bottle mic and bottle rocket stage two. I am so glad I chose the flagship bottle. It is everything that I wanted to hear in my vocal recording. I use it with Antelope Audio Orion Studio. When I record vocals I add a little of the McDSP Revolver reverb and sing like a mocking bird. This is my first tube microphone and I love it so much that I will be adding more top of the line tube microphones to my collection. I presently own solid state microphone such as the blue microphones Kiwi and Neumann Tlm 67. I hope to add a Neumann M147 tube microphone next. The warmth that you get with this microphone is breathe taking. This is definitely a microphone that is meant for long term use and it is worth every penny.
Music background: 8705409642

Great Mic

Recently did a big mic shootout. Amongst the mics were a Bock 251, a Josephson C716, a Josephson C715, AEA 44C, Lauten Oceanus, Lauten Eden, Manley Ref C, Flea 47, and a Flea 12. The Blue Bottle with the standard B6 capsule took the cake, for both vocalists!
Music background: Recording Artist

Studio Classic

Before owning this mic, i had Neumann TLM103 for around 20 years and it was doing the job perfectly. Then i bought a pair of Mojave Audio MA200s for multiple use, i used also on vocals, it was a bit less than the TLM103. Then i got this mic, used one. This mic honestly is a studio classic, it has so much warmth and clarity, very well balanced between the low and mid and high frequencies (B2 capsule) and i dont think i will ever need any other vocal mic in my studio. i am more than satisfied with this mic and i wont need a U87 or any other industry standard mic because this mic is another standard and a classic mic. for me its the best mic.
Music background: Music producer

An amazing Microphone!!!

I just got this Microphone a week ago and I ran some guitar amp micing tests and did some vocals tests with it...I am amazed by the quality of this Microphone. I have compared these tests to ones Ive done with my U87 and C414 's and although those mics sound very good, there is a significant audible difference with the bottle. And I have only tried the B6 capsule!!! I am lucky enough to have 7 more to experiment with!!! I am extremely impressed, this microphone has exceeded all of my expectations!!! What an awesome Microphone!!! I can not wait to try the Bottle on other instruments,vocalists, and choirs and hear the results!!! If you are able to afford this , buy it!! You will not regret your purchase!!
Music background: Recording Engineer/Musician

Just simply amazing!!!

My first mic was a Bluebird. I have been using it ever since. I ordered some cables and Paul asked if there was anything I had been looking at. I told him that the Bottle has been on my wish list forever. He made me an offer I could;t refuse. I also got the Robbie pre. I like the simplicity of it. I tested a few of the capsules and settled on the B6 for my vocals. My producer in Nashville told me not to unplug that mic. Sounded great. Well, it should. I recorded a friend of mine on his acoustic guitar. The B5 was the choice there. The descriptions of the capsules that comes with it are very accurate. I have some upcoming projects that I'm looking forward to. The hot swappable capability is definitely a plus. So far this has surpassed any expectations I had. Love Blue mics!!
Music background: Recording engineer in training

Sweetwater Advice

Ryan Sloan

Blue's The Bottle is the secret weapon of countless studios. In fact, when A-List talent comes into our studio to record, more often than not they tend to gravitate towards the Bottle. It's more expensive than your typical microphone, but its modular nature makes it more versatile. It's the Swiss Army Knife of high-end studio microphones. It's essentially 8 of the best microphones you've ever heard in one package.
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