the t.bone Ovid System CC 100

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Condenser Clip Microphone for Ovid System

  • Directional characteristic: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Flexible gooseneck for an easy instrument setup
  • 3-Pin Mini XLR connector for operation with t.bone wireless systems (also suitable for AKG wireless systems)
  • Gooseneck length: 130 mm
  • Cable length: 2 m
  • Easy to install and can be used with different instrument clips (not included, must be ordered separately)
  • Includes an XLR phantom power adapter (phantom power required) and a foam windshield
Available since April 2012
Item number 270447
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Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic cardoid
Condenser Microphone 1
Clip-On Microphone 1
Polar Pattern Cardioid
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A clip mic that won't get in the way

The Ovid System CC 100 from the t.bone is a condenser clip microphone for recording musical instruments. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures that the sound of the respective instrument is picked up directly, and as it is designed for the t.bone's Ovid system and features a three-pole mini-XLR connection as its signal output, it is suitable for use with wireless systems from both the t.bone and AKG. As a condenser microphone, the CC 100 of course requires phantom power, so the scope of delivery includes an XLR phantom adapter that can also be used to connect the mic to a mixing desk, and the integrated 2m cable additionally allows a high degree of freedom. Altogether, this range of features makes the t.bone Ovid System CC 100 an affordable microphone for recording instruments with a direct, high-quality sound.

the t.bone Ovid System CC 100 clip microphone

Optimum signal transmission

The t.bone Ovid System CC 100 covers a frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz with a maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 110dB. The mic's sensitivity is 8.7mV/Pa, which means that slightly more amplification is required for an optimum signal transmission than in the case of a microphone with a high sensitivity level. Thanks to its signal-to-noise ratio of just 73.7dB, the proportion of noise in the signal is also minimised. It should be noted, however, that this microphone must be handled with the utmost case, as even dropping it can result in severe damage. For this reason, the microphone should always be stored in an optionally available microphone pouch or hardshell case when not in use, and it should only be cleaned using a moist cloth.

the t.bone Ovid System CC 100 condenser microphone

Direct recording for instruments

This extremely compact clip microphone, which weighs just 88 grams, is ideal for miking up instruments during live performances, where users will certainly appreciate both its small design envelope and wide frequency response, while its cardioid polar pattern will keep the signal virtually free from unwanted sound from sources in the background. A range of instrument clips can also be ordered separately to allow the CC 100 to be attached directly to various acoustic (e.g. brass) instruments. By adding a wireless transmitter to the setup, musicians can then move around freely on stage without having to pay attention to how far their instrument is from the microphone. What is more, the scope of delivery additionally includes a foam windshield to prevent the occurrence of unwanted noise when the microphone is moved around.

the t.bone Ovid System CC 100 with accessories

About the t.bone

Since 1994, the t.bone has been one of Thomann’s in-house brands, and its name can be found on devices such as headphones, wireless systems, in-ear equipment, and various microphones and matching accessories. “the t.bone” products are made exclusively by renowned companies who also manufacture products for other well-known brands. This provides a clear advantage: Brand-quality products at very reasonable prices. And word gets around: One in seven Thomann customers has already bought at least one product from the t.bone.

Flexible connectivity

The bottom of the t.bone Ovid System CC 100's gooseneck tapers off into a removable 2m cable, which features a three-pin mini-XLR plug that can be connected to the t.bone CC 100 EW phantom adapter and is lightweight enough to be pleasantly inconspicuous. The adapter in turn allows the microphone to be connected to a mixing desk, a multi-track recorder, or an audio interface, while the t.bone's optionally available Ovid System HD Cable EW lets the user connect it to Sennheiser's EW-series wireless systems. Last but not least, the gooseneck itself, which is 13cm in length, makes it possible to precisely align the t.bone Ovid System CC 100 microphone to its sound source.

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Excellent for the price
Mickey Mack 12.06.2018
I purchased the t.bone Ovid CC 100 mic for my nylon string guitar. I play as part of an acoustic duo and I wanted to use the CC 100 mic to supplement the sound from the under-saddle pick-up fitted to my guitar. I use the CC 100 mic with a tube amp DI box for phantom power and a warmer sound.

Overall I am very pleased with the sound from the mic. I can get a more natural tone from my guitar by blending the sound from the CC 100 mic with sound from the under saddle pick-up.

Pros:
(1) The mic is excellent value and costs 10% of the price of a top-of-the-range, high-end mic for similar purposes.
(2) The 13cm goose-neck fitted to the CC 100 mic makes it relatively easy to adjust the position of the mic, close to my guitar's 'sweet spot' (behind the saddle).
(3) The 2 meter cable is long enough to reach my DI box (on the floor) whilst allowing me plenty of room to play comfortably.
(4) The mini-XLR feels well made.
(5) Surprisingly, the box the item ships with contains a custom cut foam insert, which I found useful. I added the foam insert to a hard-case that I use for transporting my gear which protects the CC 100.

Cons:
(1) The mic is a little 'boom-ey' unless I add extra support to better secure the mic into the holder.
(2) The cable is very thin and doesn't feel strong. it could be better built; if you take care while handling the mic system, it should be okay.

I think the CC 100 is an excellent (affordable) choice for those who want to blend a mic sound with the sound from a pick-up or for those who wish to mic an acoustic instrument that currently has no pick-up. It's not as good as a top-of-the-range mic, but it's excellent quality for the price. In fact, I liked it on my nylon string so much, I bought a second one for my steel string acoustic!

I'd fully recommend the product to anyone on a tight budget.
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Thomas E. 235 06.09.2013
I've been amazed at the versatility of this mic. I've tried it on guitar, violin, viola, cello, accordion (right hand), concertina, hammer dulcimer, and even as drum overheads. I have seen them being used to great effect on highland pipes with Peatbog Faeries at Sidmouth Folk Festival. I believe it to be a fantastic all round mic for close micing live or in the studio. It has good rear rejection and it doesn't feed back unexpectedly.

On violins and violas, so many other pickups and mics overdo the treble response, leaving the violin sounding harsh and cheap. This one has a much warmer tone and reproduces the violin's natural sound very well if the mic is placed directly above the bridge. I have found the best location for the clip is the lower left corner of the body. The best position for guitar was also as close to the bridge as possible.

The violin clip and guitar clip are able to be attached to practically anything they will fit around and, with a good squeeze, don't fall off even when playing vigorously. The rubber holder that supports the mic means that knocks on the bodywork are not picked up directly. This makes it ideal for micing the underside of a dulcimer.

Overall, I am very pleased with these mics, to the extent that I will be purchasing a third one soon!
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Nylon string guitar and Ovid CC100
Anonymous 23.02.2017
I would definitely recommend it and would buy another if I lost it.

The mic sounds really great at low volumes and far better than high quality undersaddle piezos or soundboard transducers (no surprises there, even though I am talking about acoustic guitar pickups that are in their own way great and cost many tens to hundreds of pounds). The mic is just much better sound quality at low volume. This is through a blending preamp and acoustic amp. For low volume jazz gigs or rehearsals with acoustic double bass I use the mic alone as above. The sound is like the acoustic guitar which is of course what we want, only a little louder.

For slightly louder duo jazz gigs (pub with 10-20 people chatting) I blend it with a soundboard transducer using a preamp (50/50 mic to transducer). I get no feed back problems as long as I reduce the highest eq slider and don't point the mic at the speaker. The blend is far better than the sound board transducer on its own.

For louder gigs don't bother with the mic. Just use the pick-up in the guitar. I have not been able to get the volume high enough on the mic to be worth using. No matter. This is to be expected and will happen even with much more expensive mics.

The mic, thin cable and ovid guitar clip are easily robust enough if you take care of them. Don't worry about that. It has survived about 50 pub gigs with me so far with no problems.

So for the price it is a bargain, and it makes my low volume playing much more enjoyable and fun for me.
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mockname 04.09.2019
It has some resonant-ish colour in the (low) mids, but I guess it's due to the rubber holding sleeve. That sleeve has been recently changed by default design, allowing finally noiseless handling, when until a couple of years ago, it was a flimsy plasticky sleeve, which resonated on the highs, vibrated, had bad handling noises and looked quite fragile. This new version seems more reliable, but still don't expect super-high performances. Its preamp is still quite noisy, and the coloured output could not suit every task.
great for live use, specially for loud instruments.
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