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Bock Audio iFET Condenser Microphone  From Bock

Two “modes” of the Bock iFet offer two distinctly different sounds in one mic: the ideal FET mic for kick drums and a classic FET vocal mic for a wide variety of voices.

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$2,150.00

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LDC Vocal Mic Shootout: Neumann U87Ai, Neumann U47 FET, Bock Audio iFET & Soyuz SU-019 LDC FET

In this video we present an LDC vocal microphone shootout using the Neumann U87Ai, the Neumann U47 FET, the Bock iFET and the Soyuz SU-019. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in hearing the results and/or getting ahold of the audio files from this shootout, give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you!

Manufacturer's Description from Bock

WHAT IS IT?

The iFet is a phantom powered FET condenser mic designed to capture the high SPL handling and sound of the classic fet47. The unique sonic signature of this mic is not easily replaced by modern microphone alternatives. To increase the value and versatility of the iFet, Bock added a second set of FET electronics for a second “sound”, accessed via a switch.
 

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?

The iFet has two different sets of electronics (mic amplifiers) sharing a K47 type capsule and large core specially designed Bock output transformer. These two “modes” of the Bock iFet offer two distinctly different sounds in one mic: the ideal FET mic for kick drums and a classic FET vocal mic for a wide variety of voices.
 
The “I” mode employs a classic high SPL Class A discrete electronic package (one FET and four transistors) with improved HF and LF extension. The goal of the Bock iFet is to deliver the essential dynamic characteristics of the classic high SPL FET mic but offer a better top end and deeper bass than was possible in vintage days.
 
The "V" vocal mode is a Class A adaption of a km84 circuit offering a simpler single path (one FET) and a warmer more intimate vocal sound. This amp has 4dB more sensitivity for lower SPL sources such as vocals. This is a beautiful sounding vocal mic!
 

HOW DO I USE IT?

Always mute the mic when switching between V or I modes to avoid hearing a loud POP. Switching the mode means you are simultaneously switching the input and output of the mic’s dual set of electronics!
 
For vocals or lower SPL sources, start with the "V" mode and use the proximity effect to taste. Bock’s V mode offers a classic vocal mic sound that’s "warmer" and not overly bright.
 
For kick drums and other high SPL sources, try the "I" mode. This classic FET sound may be used close up on a kick drum, snare drum, toms, bass amp, or super-loud vocalist.
 
System Includes wood box, stand mount, and shipping system.
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About Manufacturer

Inside every Bock microphone is a collection of very high end and unique-to-Bock parts influenced by experience rather than textbooks.  The direct knowledge of the studio of what made two great vintage mics sound different from each other proved invaluable to David in designing Bock Microphones.  All brass hand built hand tensioned capsules with the more robust 6 micron diaphragms, offer transparency without artificial brightness.   Multisectioned Bock design transformers offer a deeper and smoother low end than found in any other production microphone.  Inductor based old school power supplies offer dynamic range for our discrete audio amplifier and longevity for our tubes that is only found in vintage models.  The sum of Bock’s unique parts and David’s design make a big difference in inspiring and capturing a great performance.

Bock manufacturing employs all hand construction techniques with mics all built 5 or 10 at a time using techniques that are impossible to execute in high quantity.    Bock mics are easy to repair and service.  This is why higher volume production microphones that are designed to be manufactured but not repaired cannot compare to Bock hand built mics.  We are very proud of our business model in a world of “more is better” and “one size fits all” mass production.  

Bock Microphones offer the highest level of performance, equal or better to the classics, proving it IS possible to “build it like they used to”.  With Bock Microphones, you own a microphone destined for a lifetime of extraordinary studio use.

Specifications

Microphone Type - Condenser

Polar Pattern - Cardioid

Diaphragm Size - 1" (25.4mm)

Low Cut Filter - No Filter

Pads - No Pad

Color - Silver

Connector - XLR

Included Accessories - Stand mount, Wood box

Manufacturer Part Number - iFet

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iFet User Manual