8 Best Countryman microphones

Countryman – is the company known for innovation in the field of high-quality miniature microphones, which can be used in the film industry, theaters, stage and any other applications requiring high-quality sound with the visual absence of any microphones.

For more than 30 years Countryman specializes in the design and manufacture of microphones, with high sensitivity and sound quality, using for this purpose the most modern and high-quality materials, as well as the most effective windbreaks. The result of these efforts is a clean, soft, transparent sound produced when using Countryman microphones, and almost ideal linear characteristic of the microphones is almost completely eliminates the need for any sound correction.

Countryman ISOMAX 2 All-Purpose 

Countryman ISOMAX 2 is a classic multi-purpose condenser microphone. The microphone has a circular, cardioid and hyper cardioid directivity. It features very low distortion at high loads. The mic is lightweight, easy to install and is secured without the bulky hardware. It can be used both outside and inside the instruments. Also, it can be used as a surface microphone.
ISOMAX 2 is omnidirectional, it has a flat quartermaster with the lowest noise level and is less susceptible to the effects of pop-noise and vibration. Being omnidirectional, the microphone is mainly used with guitar, saxophone, and piano. With cardioid, it is most effective when is used with vocals. The microphone, in this case, cuts noise occurring behind the microphone (noise of the hall, music). The microphone with hyper cardioid pattern can also be used as a vocal.
Countryman ISOMAX 2 can be used as an instrumental and vocal microphone. Perfect for strings, keyboards, wind and percussion instruments. For mono sound on pianos ISOMAX 2 with omnidirectional directivity is mounted on the rear cover. For stereo sound, use two cardioid microphones ISOMAX 2. On the piano ISOMAX 2 is installed on the inside of the cover. On saxophone omnidirectional ISOMAX 2 is secured with a special holder, and the microphone is mounted on an adjustable wire.

As a vocal microphone, Countryman ISOMAX 2 is used for the sound of the choir. As for a choir, the microphone is used exclusively to produce sound solely on the chorus without any hint of other sounds such as nearby instruments, noise and electrical noise of the hall.

The microphone is equipped with a 9-foot cable with XLR connector. The package includes a holder, a windscreen, and a storage case.
Specifications:

  1. Maximum sound pressure: 150 dB SPL @ 1% THD.
  2. Impedance: 600 ohms + / – 2%.
  3. The maximum noise level: 25 dB SPL – 29 dB SPL.
  4. Power: 6 to 50 volts.
  5. Dimensions: (8 mm) x (16 mm) x (mm 4).
  6. Sensitivity: -57 dB.
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Countryman B6 OMNIDIRECTIONAL LAVALIER

Countryman B6 OMNIDIRECTIONAL LAVALIER – this is an omnidirectional lavalier microphone. It is the smallest clip-on microphone in the world with a leading sound quality among larger microphones. Replacement corrective filters of high frequency which protect the microphone from cosmetics, sweat, and moisture (IP67). Two variants of execution Countryman B6 microphone with built-in cable connectors or removable connectors. The microphone works with common wireless transmitters (at the cable end there is a connector for the selected pocket-transmitter of a user) and with wired lines with phantom power (the XLR adapter can be installed on the cable).

Features

  1. Countryman B6 is smaller (with a protective filter diameter of 2.5 mm) than the thickness of a cable of conventional lavalier microphones. The microphone is easy to fix in the hair, on the clothing, or on the user’s face. Available in five color options to match the color of clothing, hair or skin tone. For more matching of the color, you can paint a protective filter marker
  2. Countryman B6 microphone can work directly on the hair or body because it is resistant to makeup, sweat, and moisture. Protective filters can be easily removed and cleaned. Thin cable is reinforced by Kevlar fiber.
  3. Two variants of execution of Countryman B6 microphone with built-in cable connectors or removable connectors for virtually any transmitter or other devices with XLR microphone inputs.
  4. Replacement filters: the correction of a microphone high frequency by replacing the plastic filters. The choice of 0 dB, 4 dB, 8 dB.
  5. Three sensitivity options: lower sensitivity of the microphone allows you to convert a greater sound pressure without distortion. W4 (gray marker) for standard operation when worn on the chest, W5 (red marker) worn on the head and W6 (blue marker) worn on the head for powerful vocals (Opera, etc.).

Characteristics:

  1. Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
  2. Operating current: 500 mA.
  3. Operating voltage from 1 V to 2 V.
  4. The diameter of the microphone: 2mm.
  5. Power:
    +3 V at a load of 2.7 ohms;
    +5 V at a load of 6.8 ohms;
    +9 V with a load of 15 ohms;
  6. Weight: 2 g.
  7. Sensitivity:
    W4 (gray handle): 7,0 mV / Pa;
    W5 (red marker): 2.0 mV / Pa;
    W6 (blue marker): 0.7 mV / Pa;
  8. Equivalent noise level:
    W4: 24 dB (A-weighted);
    W5: 29 dB (A-weighted);
    W6: 39 dB (A-weighted);
  9. The maximum level of sound pressure:
    W4: 120 dB (A-weighted);
    W5: 130 dB (A-weighted);
    W6: 140 dB (A-weighted);
  10. Cable length: 1.5 m.

The package of Countryman B6 inckludes:

  • a cover;
  • clips for a cable: black + white
  • A windshield;
  • nozzles on the mic.
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Countryman H6 HEADSET

COUNTRYMAN H6 Headset – is the smallest “head” microphone in the world. Professional sound quality, moisture resistance, easy and secure attachment of the headband. It is suitable for theater, television, film and radio, “live” performances. The mic has subtle and discreet but strong replaceable cables which suit virtually any transmitter. The sealed connector for attaching the cable to the microphone. The microphone is available in two versions: omnidirectional (Omnidirectional) and cardioid (Directional). It has three sensitivity options.

Features of Countryman H6 Directional Microphone:

  1. The microphone diameter of only 2.5 mm. It is almost invisible in use.
  2. The connector for the cable to the microphone, as the microphone itself, is protected against water moisture, makeup, and sweat.
  3. Thin 1.2 mm, flexible cable is resistant to stretching. The construction with the use of aramid fiber has increased the power of cable break tension to more than 20 kg.
  4. The headband is easily adjusted to the size and shape of the head.

Replacement filters

For omnidirectional: you can correct high-frequency of the microphone by replacing plastic filters. The choice of 0 dB, +4 dB and +8 dB. The most commonly used filter is +4 dB.

For cardioid directivity: a hyper cardioid filter is used for maximum suppression of ambient noise, and cardioid allows to position the microphone near your mouth with more freedom.

Three sensitivity options

W5 (untagged) for speech;

W6 (blue marker) for hands-free speech and vocals;

The W7 (purple marker) for powerful vocals (Opera, etc.).

Directional microphones additionally marked with a green marker.

Interchangeable cables

With the other microphone where a cable is damaged or you need to change the transmitter – this means that you have to buy a new microphone. With H6 a cable replacement takes place within seconds. Replacement cables are available in four colors and virtually for any wireless transmitter, a digital recorder or other devices with XLR microphone inputs with phantom power from 3 V to 48 V.

Possible colors

You can choose from 4 different colors. To comply with the skin color from light beige to chocolate and black, if necessary, the microphone can be seen.

Characteristics:

  1. Frequency range:
    Omnidirectional (Omnidirectional): 20 Hz – 20 kHz;
    Directed (Directional): 30 Hz – 15 kHz;
  2. Operating current: 500 mA.
  3. Operating voltage from 1 V to 2 V.
  4. The diameter of the microphone: 2.5 mm.
  5. Power:
    +3 V at a load of 2.7 ohms;
    +5 V at a load of 6.8 ohms;
    +9 V with a load of 15 ohms;
  6. Weight: 2 g.
  7. Sensitivity:
    Omnidirectional (Omnidirectional) W5 (untagged): 7.0 mV / Pa;
    Omnidirectional (Omnidirectional) W6 (blue marker): 2.0 mV / Pa;
    Omnidirectional (Omnidirectional) W7 (purple marker): 0.7 mV / Pa;
    Directed (Directional) W5 (untagged): 6.0 mV / Pa;
    Directed (Directional) W6 (blue and green markers): 1.9 mV / Pa;
    Directed (Directional) W7 (purple and green markers): 0.6 mV / Pa;
  8. Equivalent noise level:
    W5: 24 dB (A-weighted);
    W6: 29 dB (A-weighted);
    W7: 39 dB (A-weighted);
  9. The maximum sound pressure level:
    Omnidirectional (Omnidirectional) W5: 120 dB (A-weighted);
    Omnidirectional (Omnidirectional) W6: 130 dB (A-weighted);
    Omnidirectional (Omnidirectional) W7: 140 dB (A-weighted);
    Directed (Directional) W5: 125 dB (A-weighted);
    Directed (Directional) W6: 135 dB (A-weighted);
    Directed (Directional) W7: 145 dB (A-weighted);
  10. Cable length: 1.5 m.

The package of COUNTRYMAN H6 Headset includes:

  • a replacement cable;
  • a cover;
  • clips for a cable: black + white;
  • a windshield;
  • a socket set.
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Countryman E6 EARSET

Countryman E6 EARSET – is the most popular and discreet headset microphone of the company. It provides high-quality voice, suppressing ambient noise and feedback. A tiny microphone is mounted on a robust, flexible, and incredibly lightweight wire holder on the base. The microphone weighs just 2 grams and is almost imperceptible artist and the audience.

Three microphone modifications with different sensitivity allow you to choose the microphone to gain from a quiet whisper to opera singing. There are two variants of orientation. Omnidirectional microphone allows maximum natural to convey the artist’s voice. In addition, it is almost not susceptible to wind and breath. Directed (Directional) option provides maximum gain of the voice and eliminates feedback when it is used close to monitors and other “loud” sound sources.
Features
Earset E6 is one of the lightest and smallest head microphones. A tiny microphone on a crane thin is almost invisible.
Earset E6 omnidirectional microphone suppresses feedback is better than lavalier microphones, where they would not have been secured. The directional microphones Earset E6 give even greater isolation from the noise and are ideal for outdoor activities. Replacement cables, which are used in the design of aramid fibers are very flexible and resistant to stretching. The choice of two versions of the cable can be offered: a simple diameter of 1 mm or 2 mm reinforced.
Earset E6 has the same technical characteristics as the microphones Countryman H6 HEADSET.

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Countryman ISOMAX HEADSET

ISOMAX Headset – is a directional condenser head microphone with a comfortable, lightweight and durable headband securely fixing the microphone, even during the dance numbers.

The microphone is resistant to moisture, perspiration and makeup. Its resistance to outside noise and to the effect of “field monitor” – feedback – even superior to those of the majority of the quality of hand-held microphones.
The stability of the microphone to overload (Overload SPL) of versions with external phantom power reaches 150dB SPL.

The microphone works with common wireless transmitters (at the cable end the connector is installed for the selected pocket-transmitter of a user) and with wired lines with phantom power (the XLR cable can be installed).

Specifications:

  1. Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
  2. Sensitivity: 1.4 mV / Pa.
  3. The maximum sound pressure: 150 dB (model with 48V phantom power).
  4. Output impedance: 600 Ohm (model with 48V phantom power).
  5. Cable length: 1.5 m.
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Countryman E2 EARSET

Countryman E2 Earset – is almost invisible, easy to use directional headset microphone with a sound like a full-sized microphone. The construction and mounting of the microphone E2 are similar to the E6, but with a shorter crane. Its hyper-cardioid orientation provides a similar with E6 Omni noise reduction, but compared to him E2 is significantly less noticeable. The frequency response of the microphone is almost identical to the E6 Omni, the same rich bass and precise top. Attaching directly to the ear cuts unwanted breath sounds and makes the installation of the microphone fast and easy.

Characteristics:

  1. Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
  2. Operating current: 500 mA.
  3. Operating voltage: from 1 V to 2 V.
  4. Weight: 2 g.
  5. Sensitivity:
    W5 (green marker): 3.0 mV / Pa;
    W6 (blue and green markers): 1.0 mV / Pa;
  6. Equivalent noise level:
    W5: 34 dB (A-weighted);
    W6: 39 dB (A-weighted);
  7. The maximum sound pressure level:
    W5: 130 dB (A-weighted);
    W6: 140 dB (A-weighted);
  8. Cable length: 1.5 m.
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Countryman B2D Lavalier

 

This directional lavalier microphone is more than twice slimmer the usual lavalier microphones. In conjunction with exceptional sound quality, this tiny microphone opens many new options which have not been previously available. Thick hyper-cardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain without feedback and ambient of noise suppression.
Positioning
With its moisture resistance, small size, stealth and multiple options of sensitivity, Countryman B2D – is the first directional lavalier microphone which is suitable for mounting directly on the head at the hairline. It can also be easily hiden behind clothes buttons, which makes it a truly invisible and indispensable to work in film, theater, live performances, concerts and other applications where the stealth and unacceptable reduction of sound quality are important.

TV broadcasting
The natural vocal reproduction, excellent clarity and smooth radiation pattern make B2D the ideal choice for broadcast. With its exceptional durability and reliability, you can be sure that it will work every day in difficult circumstances, solving critical problems.
Isolation clips
All clips allow rotating the microphone 360 ° for easy mounting and minimizing noise and vibration. The choice: simple, double or magnetic clip.
Removable connectors
At the end of the cable of B2D there are removable connectors for most wireless transmitters or XLR connector. This provides greater flexibility.
Frequency characteristic
B2D is configured so that the sound was natural and understandable to a wide range of distances from the sound source: worn on the chest (8-10 inches from the mouth), forehead (5-6 inches), cheek (3-4 inches).
Three sensitivity option
Less sensitive microphone allows you to convert a greater sound pressure without distortion. W4 (gray marker) for a standard operation when worn on the chest, W5 (red marker) worn on the head and W6 (blue marker) worn on the head for powerful vocals (Opera, etc.).
Backup microphones
To reserve a double clip is used with two B2D or one B2D with the omnidirectional microphones B6 or B3.
Different colors
You can choose from 5 color options. To comply with the skin color from light beige to chocolate, black and white colors are more suitable for clothing.
Characteristics:

  1. Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
  2. Operating current: 500 mA.
  3. Weight: 2 g.
  4. Sensitivity:
    W4 (gray handle): 6,0 mV / Pa;
    W5 (red marker): 2.0 mV / Pa;
    W6 (blue marker): 0.6 mV / Pa;
  5. Equivalent noise level:
    W4: 34 dB (A-weighted);
    W5: 39 dB (A-weighted);
    W6: 44 dB (A-weighted);
  6. The maximum sound pressure level:
    W4: 120 dB (A-weighted);
    W5: 130 dB (A-weighted);
    W6: 140 dB (A-weighted);
  7. Cable length: 1.5 m.
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Countryman lSOMAX 2-H Audience and Choir

Countryman lSOMAX 2-H Audience and Choir – is a hanging microphone to voice choirs, orchestras, sounds on the stage and in the auditorium. It comes with a cable on a compact reel (15 meters) and a phantom adapter (XLR connector 3-pin).

Characteristics:

  1. Frequency range: 40 Hz – 18 kHz.
  2. Power from 9 V (1 mA) to 55 (8 mA).
  3. The maximum sound pressure level: 130 dB.
  4. The output impedance: 350 ohms.
  5. Equivalent noise level: 29 dB (A-weighted).
  6. The sensitivity: 10 mV / Pa.
  7. Cable length: 15.2 m.

The package of lSOMAX 2-H Audience and Choir includes:

  • 15.2 m cable reel;
  • a windshield;
  • phantom adapter (XLR connector 3-pin).

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