|WHAT IS IT?:
The vintage 251 is THE vocal sound people ask for, but the original (vintage) versions are 50+ years old and sound very different from one another. Repairing, rebuilding and nursing original 251’s along has been David Bock’s work spanning over 30 years. The risk for a modern studio or end user to depend on a vintage mic on a daily basis is increasingly problematic.
The BOCK 251 is David Bock’s answer to the vintage mic dilemma of getting that sound without the headaches. It is a premier lead microphone for premier voices. It is built to last and provide the studio and user with many years of daily, high end performance.
WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?
HOW DO I USE IT?
At distance, the BOCK 251 delivers a level of definition that is amazing. The high end does not fade with distance like so many other condensers and the power and depth of the low end response is a joy to hear. The omni and Figure 8 patterns prove useful in these non-voice applications.
Patterns: Cardioid, omni, Figure of 8 Switchable from mic
Technical advantages the 251:
1) True transformer balanced output using hybrid lamination four section transformer*. Our transformer is ten times the size of the original so you get no rolloff in the low end until 8Hz (with no loss of high frequencies), making our mic more full bandwidth than the original.
*(four section transformers cost much more than the common unsectioned or two sectioned device but have a greater ability to resolve complex program material)