The t.bone: Affordable Excellence in Audio Innovation
Excellence in sound doesn't have to come at a premium price.
In the vast landscape of audio equipment, where premium performance often comes with a hefty price tag, one brand stands out for redefining the concept of affordability without compromising on quality – the t.bone.
Renowned for its commitment to delivering exceptional audio solutions within budget constraints, the t.bone has become a go-to choice for musicians, podcasters, and recording enthusiasts seeking outstanding gear without breaking the bank.
In this article, we explore innovative, budget-friendly audio gear that proves that excellence in sound doesn't have to come at a premium price.
This is a powerhouse of small diaphragm condenser microphones. With its cardioid directional characteristic and a frequency response spanning 20Hz to 20,000Hz, this microphone is your gateway to crystal-clear sound and dynamic recordings.
The flexible gooseneck, measuring 130mm, ensures effortless instrument setup, while its compatibility with t.bone and AKG wireless systems adds versatility. Easy to install and adaptable to various instrument clips, the Ovid System CC 100 comes complete with a 2m cable, XLR phantom power adapter, and a foam windshield for an all-in-one audio solution.
This USB studio microphone set offers seamless computer operation with no additional drivers needed. Boasting a cardioid directivity, a frequency range of 30 - 18,000 kHz, and a sensitivity of 25 mV/Pa, it ensures precise and professional-grade sound capture.
With a maximum SPL of 140dB and 16 Bit / 48 KHz resolution, this set provides a comprehensive solution for studio recording. Included are essential accessories such as a PVC case, shock mount, USB cable, foam windscreen, Popkiller, tabletop tripod, and valuable bonus software featuring Cubase LE with 23 VST audio effects, HALion Sonic SE 3, Groove Agent SE 5, along with over 5 GB of sounds and loops. Elevate your recording experience with this all-in-one microphone set.
The HD 200 headphones are a pinnacle in audio immersion. These circumaural, closed-back headphones feature rotatable earcups, providing a customizable listening experience. With a powerful 57 mm driver, the HD 200 delivers a dynamic frequency range of 20 - 20,000 Hz, ensuring clarity across the audio spectrum.
Boasting a sensitivity of 110 dB, an impedance of 32 Ohm, and a max input level of 100 mW, these headphones are designed for both precision and power. The 3 m cable, equipped with a 3.5 mm jack plug and a 6.3 mm adapter, offers versatility for various audio setups. Weighing only 244 g without the cable, the t.bone HD 200 strikes the perfect balance between comfort and exceptional audio performance.
The SC 450 USB Podcast Bundle, is a comprehensive package designed for podcasters seeking professional-grade audio quality. This bundle includes:
the t.bone SC 450 USB: A high-performance USB studio microphone offering direct connectivity to your computer. Features a cardioid pickup pattern for focused sound capture. Ideal for podcasting, voiceovers, and studio recordings.
Roadworx Mic Stand + Popkiller Pack: A sturdy and adjustable mic stand for versatile positioning. Popkiller included to minimize plosive sounds for clear voice recordings.
pro snake USB 2.0 Extension Cable (3m): Ensures flexible placement of your microphone by extending the USB connection.
Magix Samplitude Pro X Silver: Award-winning audio software providing a suite of essential tools for podcast editing and production. This podcast bundle offers a seamless and professional podcasting experience, combining a quality USB microphone, essential accessories for optimal recording, and powerful software for post-production.
The SC 440 USB Podcast Bundle, is a complete podcasting solution that includes:
- the t.bone SC 440 USB: USB Studio Condenser Microphone with Supercardioid characteristic. Compatible with Windows, Mac OSX, Garage Band, and Logic. Includes Cubase LE, HALion Sonic SE 3, Groove Agent SE 5, and over 5 GB of sounds.
- Millenium MS 2003: Microphone Stand with Boom Arm. Height adjustable from 105 - 170 cm, with a 75 cm adjustable arm.
- Wizoo Publishing Das Recording-Studio: Recording Reference Book by Karsten Dubsch. Thomann Special Edition, newly revised 2014 edition.
- the t.bone MS 180: Mounting Popkiller with elastic arm. Arm length: 20 cm, Edge-Ring: Ø 15.5 cm, Nylon-Cover: Ø 14 cm.
- pro snake USB 2.0 Extension Cable (3m): USB 2.0 Extension Cable with a length of 3 m.
- Magix Samplitude Pro X Silver: Audio-MIDI-Sequencer (DAW) with multi-track recording capability, object-based workflow, and a variety of effects.
The SC 1100, is a large-diaphragm studio microphone that stands as a pinnacle in professional audio recording. This microphone boasts a switchable polar pattern, offering versatility with options like omni-directional, figure-eight, and cardioid, catering to various recording scenarios. Its low-cut switch allows for further sound customization, while the broad frequency response spanning 20Hz to 20,000Hz ensures the capture of a wide spectrum of audio frequencies.
With a robust sound pressure limit of 123 dB, the SC 1100 excels in handling dynamic and high-volume recording situations. Its sensitivity of 39.4 mV/Pa guarantees precise and detailed sound capture, complemented by an output impedance of 200 Ohms for a balanced signal.
The microphone's low distortion of less than 0.5% at 125 dB SPL ensures pristine audio quality even in demanding conditions. With low equivalent noise levels (dB(A)) and powered by phantom power 48 V (±4 V), the t.bone SC 1100 is a professional-grade solution for those seeking top-notch studio recording.
The package includes an aluminum case for secure transportation and a new shock mount for optimal microphone positioning and isolation, making it an essential tool for the discerning audio professional.
The SC 140 Stereo Set, is a dynamic duo for stereo recording. This matched pair of condenser microphones with 18 mm capsules and cardioid pattern, is perfect for capturing drum sets (overhead, hi-hat), acoustic guitar, or piano.
Featuring a frequency range of 20 - 20,000 Hz, low cut, and pad switch, they demand 48V phantom power. With a sensitivity of -38 dBV, max SPL of 130 dB, and included accessories like shock mounts and windshields, this set is delivered in a sleek aluminum case, ensuring excellence in stereo recording.
The DC 1500 Drum Microphone Set is an all-encompassing solution designed to capture the full spectrum of your drum kit. This set includes:
- 1 BD 300 Bass Drum Microphone (dynamic)
- 4 CD65 Snare/Tom Microphones (dynamic) with special rim clamps
- 2 EM500 Overhead Condenser Microphones
Delivered in a transport/storage case, the t.bone DC 1500 ensures a professional and convenient setup for achieving optimal drum sound reproduction.
The HD 990D Headphones are an ideal choice for drummers seeking immersive sound. These circumaural, dynamic headphones feature impressive ambient noise attenuation of about 22 dBA, ensuring focus on your music.
With an impedance of 35 ohms, SPL of 105dB, and a frequency response of 10 - 20,000 Hz, the HD 990D delivers a dynamic and clear audio experience. The 1-4 m spiral cable with a 3.5mm stereo angled jack provides flexibility, and the set includes a 6.3mm adapter.
Weighing 358 g with the cable and 258 g without, these headphones offer comfort and performance for drummers in any musical setting.
The GM 55, is a dynamic microphone renowned as the "Elvis model." Embodying the legendary super-cardioid polar pattern, this microphone is tailored for optimal sound capture.
With a frequency range spanning 40 - 17,000 Hz, a sensitivity of 2.4 mV/Pa, and an impressive peak SPL of 155 dB, the GM 55 ensures clarity even in high-volume situations.
Featuring a sturdy metal housing, an On/Off switch, and a 5/8" tripod connector, this microphone is both robust and versatile. Weighing 527g (microphone) and 395g (table stand), the GM 55 comes complete with a plastic case and a metal table tripod for added convenience in storage and setup.
The MB85 Beta is a dynamic microphone designed to excel in drums, vocals, and guitar amp recordings. With its super-cardioid polar pattern, this microphone ensures precise sound capture, delivering a rich, round tone.
The wide frequency range of 20 - 17,000 Hz and a max SPL of 155 dB guarantee clarity and versatility across various audio sources. Weighing 256 g and without an on/off switch, the MB85 Beta offers a lightweight and straightforward solution for your recording needs.
The package includes a microphone clamp and a plastic box for convenient storage.
The MB 45 II, is a dynamic microphone designed for optimal performance in drums, vocals, and guitar recordings. With its super-cardioid polar pattern, this microphone ensures focused and precise sound capture.
The inclusion of a switch adds versatility to your recording setup. The package comes complete with a 3 m XLR/jack cable, a plastic microphone holder, and a threaded adapter, offering a comprehensive solution for your recording needs.
The EM 700 Stereo Set, is a dynamic duo for stereo recording. This set features two matched condenser microphones with 16 mm capsules, offering a super-cardioid characteristic for precise sound capture. With a wide frequency range of 50 - 20,000 Hz, low-cut switch, and pad switch options (-3 dB @ 75 Hz or 150 Hz, -10 dB or -20 dB), the EM 700 ensures versatility in various recording scenarios.
Boasting a sensitivity of -42 dB (7.9 mV/Pa) and a maximum SPL of 135 dB, this stereo set includes shock mounts, windscreens, and a (3/8") stereo rail for an all-in-one solution to enhance your stereo recording experience.
The HD 880 headphones are tailored for optimal performance with PCs, interfaces, digital pianos, and keyboards. These closed-back, circumaural headphones feature neodymium magnets, providing immersive sound isolation.
With an impedance of 64 ohms, SPL of 104 dB, and a rated power of 1000 mW, the HD 880 delivers a dynamic audio experience. The frequency range spans from 20 to 20,000 Hz, ensuring clarity across the spectrum.
The 3 m cable offers flexibility, and with a weight of 245 g (with cable) or 196 g (without cable), these headphones prioritize comfort. The package includes an adapter from 3.5 to 6.3 mm for versatile connectivity.
The HD 880 headphones are meticulously crafted for optimal performance with PCs, interfaces, digital pianos, and keyboards. These closed-back, circumaural headphones feature a neodymium magnet, ensuring immersive sound quality.
Boasting an impedance of 64 ohms, SPL of 104 dB, and a rated power of 1000 mW, the HD 880 delivers a dynamic and clear audio experience. With a broad frequency range spanning from 20 to 20,000 Hz, a 3 m cable for flexible connectivity, and a weight of 245 g (with cable) or 196 g (without cable), these headphones prioritize both versatility and comfort.
The package includes an adapter from 3.5 to 6.3 mm, offering seamless connectivity for a variety of devices.
The SC 400 is a Studio Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone engineered for professional audio excellence. With a 1" gold membrane and a super-cardioid polar pattern, this microphone ensures precision in sound capture.
The expansive frequency range from 20 to 20,000 kHz, coupled with a sensitivity of 23.3 mV/Pa, delivers detailed and clear recordings. Operating with a 48V phantom power, the SC 400 features an internal low-cut switch at 100 Hz with 6 dB to tailor your audio. With a weight of 351 g, a black finish, and included shock mount and bag, this microphone is both versatile and stylish, making it an ideal choice for studio recording.
The CD 55, is a dynamic drum microphone crafted for toms and snare drums, complete with a specialized rim clamp. With a cardioid polar pattern, this microphone precisely captures the nuanced sound of your drums. The frequency range spans from 50 Hz to 12 kHz, ensuring a well-balanced response.
Featuring robust housing and weighing only 110 g, the CD 55 offers both durability and portability for your drum setup. The package includes a bracket for convenient mounting, providing a user-friendly solution for capturing the dynamic energy of your drum performance.
The t.bone TWS One A Vocal is a UHF Wireless System designed for seamless vocal performances. Operating in the ISM Band with non-diversity, this system supports up to 2 devices from the TWS One Series to operate in parallel with different frequencies (A, B, C, or D).
The handheld transmitter features a dynamic capsule with a cardioid pattern, powered by 2x AA batteries for a maximum operation duration of 8 hours. The fixed frequency band A (863.100 MHz) ensures reliable wireless connectivity.
The compact receiver and transmitter provide convenient portability. The delivery includes a jack-jack connection cable and a transport case, making it an ideal choice for hassle-free wireless vocal performances.
The TWS 16 PT 863 MHz, is a powerful 16-channel UHF wireless system for professional audio applications. It features a 9.5" diversity receiver and a versatile bodypack with a switchable line/mic option and a 3-pin mini XLR connection (AKG compatible).
With 14 frequencies spanning 863.125 MHz to 864.875 MHz, this system operates registration and license-free, allowing for interference-free usage. You can use three sets simultaneously, and the adjustable squelch ensures optimal signal quality.
Offering XLR and jack outputs, the system includes a 9.5" rack mount, a 1m jack output cable, and a 1m guitar cable for a complete and convenient wireless audio solution.
The t.bone Micscreen LE is your solution for mobile absorption and diffusion. This versatile absorber and diffuser reduce undesirable noises like room reflections and echoes, making it ideal for both studio and live applications.
Easily set up on standard microphone stands with an adjustable height feature, the Micscreen LE is designed for convenience.
With a thread mount of 5/8", approximate weight of 3 kg, and dimensions of 460 mm (diameter/width) by 265 mm (depth) by 300 mm (height) with a wall thickness of 55 mm, it offers effective noise control in a compact form.
The t.bone delivers a diverse range of music gear designed to elevate your audio experience. From dynamic microphones tailored for drums, vocals, and guitar recordings to versatile wireless systems, headphones, and innovative accessories, the t.bone combines quality craftsmanship with practical features. The t.bone's commitment to performance and affordability makes it a compelling choice for musicians seeking reliable and high-quality audio equipment.
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