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In order to improve the series of Black Hole microphones and provide a wider selection for customers, Latvia-based JZ tell us that they have decided to launch the third version of Black Hole that includes a pad with -5db and -10db options.
The new microphone, under the name Black Hole PE (BH-3)
has a fixed cardioid polar pattern but after numerous requests from engineers JZ have added a pad with options of -5db and -10db for recording loud guitar amplifiers and kick drums. JZ say that as the capsule of the Black Hole could handle 135db SPL this mic can manage also an operatic soprano at close range. Visually it looks similar to previous two versions (BH-1 â€“ multi pattern, BH-2 â€“ fixed cardiod mic) but is finished in a dark green colour.
Together with the new BH-3, JZ Microphones has also launched a new shock mount and pop filter system for the Black Hole. The new shock mount is designed in a vintage style with elastic rubber bands. JZ say that it is devised for use on crazy applications where the included stand holder is not enough to handle all thunderclaps. They tell us that the package includes also revolutionary pop filter with a curved cone shape that reduces blasts and blows more than any other pop filter in the market.
Juris Zarins, designer of the microphones, told us, â€œWe are always looking forward to satisfy our customers, therefore we are ready to hear out every suggestion and every new idea. As this time we have been receiving a couple of good suggestions from different users we decided to include some of them in this product and so were born our new mic with new equipment!â€�
Pricing and Availability:
The Black Hole PE has also five year warranty and the retail price of it is $1995.00 USD / (EUR 1395, 00).
The shock mount together with pop filter costs $360.00 USD / (EUR 240,00).