WHAT IS IT?:
The higher end BOCK AUDIO 251 is treasured by users for its extraordinary up close cardioid performance on premier voices and its distance performance on piano, ensembles and orchestras. Many of our customers have asked for a vocal mic only version at reduced cost and this drove development of the BOCK 241. The 241 is a microphone designed to sound as close as possible to the flagship BOCK 251 up close but cost 30% less.
WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?:
The BOCK 241 Microphone uses a proprietary BOCK
hand made German capsule, a proprietary BOCK hand wound vintage
style audio transformer,
a NOS tube in the mic amplifier and a BOCK hand built custom
outboard power supply. The BOCK 241 adds a unique "brite/normal" switch
which delivers two sounds in one mic. “Bright” allows
unfiltered extended high frequency response that defines a modern
high end condenser; “normal” offers a less bright,
more vintage style high frequency response more forgiving to
sibilant singers and or voices that need a darker treatment.
HOW DO I USE IT?:
The BOCK 241 primary use will undoubtedly be female and male vocals. Use a pop filter and get up close for that intimate “big vocal” sound. A few inches away, the proximity effect recedes and the mic gets flatter in response. At distance, the BOCK 241 is amazing on instruments and ensembles. In front of a drum set it sounds like you are standing there; on stringed instruments it captures the transients and complex harmonic structure that spell the difference between good and great.
• Brite/ Normal switch for amazing versatility
• Works well for all vocal or instrumental use
• Tuned to work in a variety of studio situations
• Transformer balanced output
• Handpicked, individually tested capsule
• Select “New Old Stock” EF814k tube is readily available
• Low noise, low distortion