Blue Cactus Tube Condenser Microphone

£2,735.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 13820

  • Nine-Pattern Condenser - Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure-8
  • Vintage Class A Discrete Tube Amplifier Circuit
  • Blue's B7 Hand-Built Capsule Tuned for Multipatterns
  • Integrated Capsule Shockmounting
  • Includes Power Supply, Mic Cable, ATA Flight Case, and Shockmount

Blue Cactus Tube Condenser Microphone

The Blue Cactus Tube Condenser Microphone delivers a commanding, intimate presence and larger-than-life detail. The amplifier design is a transformer-balanced single vacuum tube sub-miniature pentode in a triode mode, along with the highest quality hand-selected electronic components to insure low noise and minimal distortion. At a distance, The Cactus delivers every nuance in the room, with finely focused resolution and clear, musical frequency response to the extremes of the audible spectrum. Up close, with its detailed highs and smooth midrange, the nine-pattern Cactus excels at delivering a vocal or solo track right to the front of the mix where it belongs.

Product Ref: 13820

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Capture The Most Subtle Sounds

The Blue Cactus Tube Condenser Microphone is a professional multipattern condenser microphone featuring polar patterns including Cardioid, Omni, and Figure-8, to allow you to achieve the best quality for your specific recording scenario. The famous, hand built large diaphragm capsule allows the Cactus to pick up even the most subtle sounds, which are often absent from recordings using similar microphones on the market.

Versatile, Powerful Performance

With an included tube power supply, Champagne tube mic cable, and ATA style storage case, the Blue Cactus Tube Condenser Microphone comes with all of the essential accessories you need to start recording precise, crisp audio. The Cactus excels in vocal recordings in particular, offering clearer, more upfront sound which fit right into your mixes, however the Cactus also performs strongly with a wide range of other recording applications. The Blue Cactus Tube Mic utilises a single vacuum tube style amplifier for a signal path of the highest quality.


  • Nine-pattern condenser - cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-8 with variable settings in between
  • Vintage Class A discrete tube amplifier circuit
  • Blue's B7 hand-built capsule tuned for multipatterns
  • Vintage sound, detailed midrange for the classic tube mic recording with nine different remote selectable patterns
  • Integrated capsule shockmounting; mic hand-tuned and tested
  • Includes the premium quality PowerStream Tube Power Supply, Champagne tube mic cable, ATA flight case, and Series 2 integrated shockmount


  • Transducer Type: Vacuum Tube Condenser, Pressure Gradient: Vacuum Tube Condenser, Pressure Gradient
  • Polar Pattern: Multipattern
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20Khz
  • Sensitivity: 18.0mV/Pa at 1kHz (1 Pa = 9 4dB SPL)
  • Output Impedance: 50 ohm
  • Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohm
  • Maximum SPL: 134 dB SPL (2.5k ohm, 0.5 THD)
  • S/N Ratio: 84 dB-A (IEC 651)
  • Noise Level: 10 dB-A (IEC 651)
  • Dynamic Range: 124 dB (@ 2.5k ohm)
  • Power Requirement: Cactus Power Supply Unit 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Weight: 800g
  • Dimensions (mm): 235mm x 50mm x 30mm