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B3 OMNIDIRECTIONAL LAVALIER

A lavalier microphone with exceptional audio quality, low handling noise, extreme water-resistance, and unreasonable durability.

 

Features

 

Virtually Invisible

Looks great when you want to see it, virtually disappears when you don’t. The B3 is easily hidden on the body or on set, with five colors to match clothing, hair, and skin tones. Use a felt tip marker to color the white caps for near-perfect concealability. Never suffer the hassle and degraded sound quality of under-clothing miking again.

 

The Ultimate Plant Mic

How many B3 Lavaliers can you find in this image? The tiny B3 Lavalier can get close to the action for exceptional sound.

 

Goes Anywhere

Teatro Zinzanni Aerialist Kari Podgorski discretely wears a Countryman B3 in her costume during her high-flying routines. The aramid-reinforced cable and incredible water-resistance of the B3 makes it ideal for use as a body mic.

Versatile

Swappable protective caps let you shape the frequency response for different situations or to match other microphones. Detachable connectors allow you to interface to hundreds of wireless transmitters, recorders, and other equipment. Versions available for different speaking or singing styles, with up to 150 dB SPL capability.

Exceptional Sound Quality

The highest-quality audio available in a lavalier mic. Low distortion at SPL up to 140 dB on 48 V Phantom Power. The aramid cable and ultra-thin diaphragm combine to set a new standard for low handling noise. The
tiny size and natural sound pickup make the B6 easy to position for ambient noise and feedback rejection.

Rugged and Reliable

The B3 is exceptionally resistant to makeup, sweat, and moisture when used with the supplied protective caps, and works well in hair or on the body. The protective caps are easily removed for cleaning or replacement, and the Aramid-reinforced cable gives it world-class survivability.

 

FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

 

“These mics have been submersed in water—pools, hot tubs, showers and bath tubs—and have never failed. Once contestants enter the house, we as operators have no connection with the mics for the entire time they are used in the house. They just have to work and the Countryman mics have never let us down.”

– Kent Ford, Audio Designer – Big Brother Canada

Shure ULX1

Shure ULX1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Shure UC1

Shure UC1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Sennheiser SK 100 G1

Sennheiser SK 100 G1

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Sennheiser SK 100 G2

Sennheiser SK 100 G2

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

AKG PT61

AKG PT61

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Sony UTX-B2

Sony UTX-B2

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SN

Audio Limited TX2040

Audio Limited TX2040

Connector: Lemo 6-pin
Code: AL

Lectrosonics SSM

Lectrosonics SSM

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: S3

Shure AD1LEMO3

Shure AD1LEMO3

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: S3

Shure AXT100

Shure AXT100

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Sennheiser BF1083

Sennheiser BF1083

Connector: Lemo 1-pin
Code: S1

AKG PT81

AKG PT81

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Shure PGX1

Shure PGX1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Lectrosonics SMDa

Lectrosonics SMDa

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Sennheiser SKP 3000

Sennheiser SKP 3000

Connector: XLR3 Male
Code: Hardwired

Sennheiser SKP 2000

Sennheiser SKP 2000

Connector: XLR3 Male
Code: Hardwired

Lectrosonics LMb

Lectrosonics LMb

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Sony UTX-B03

Sony UTX-B03

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SN

Audio Technica ATW-T1801

Audio Technica ATW-T1801

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AT

Shure UR1M

Shure UR1M

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Sennheiser SK 50

Sennheiser SK 50

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Sennheiser SK D1

Sennheiser SK D1

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Audio Technica ATW-T51

Audio Technica ATW-T51

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AT

AKG PT300

AKG PT300

Connector: B-LOC
Code: AG

AKG PT4500

AKG PT4500

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Anchor Audio WB-8000

Anchor Audio WB-8000

Connector: TA4F
Code: AA

AKG PT 470

AKG PT 470

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Lectrosonics SMB

Lectrosonics SMB

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Shure AD1

Shure AD1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Zaxcom ZMT3-HM

Zaxcom ZMT3-HM

Connector: XLR3 Male
Code: Hardwired

Senal AWS-2000T

Senal AWS-2000T

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: S4

Audio Technica ATW-T310b

Audio Technica ATW-T310b

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AT

Audio Technica ATW-T31

Audio Technica ATW-T31

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AT

Lectrosonics LM

Lectrosonics LM

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Lectrosonics HMa

Lectrosonics HMa

Connector: XLR3 Male
Code: Hardwired

Shure ULXD1LEMO3

Shure ULXD1LEMO3

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: S3

AKG DPT700 V2

AKG DPT700 V2

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Audio Technica ATW-T1001

Audio Technica ATW-T1001

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AN

Sennheiser SK 500 G3

Sennheiser SK 500 G3

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Sennheiser SK 300 G3

Sennheiser SK 300 G3

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Shure GLXD1

Shure GLXD1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Shure FP1

Shure FP1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Shure BLX1

Shure BLX1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Lectrosonics SM

Lectrosonics SM

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

AKG PT60

AKG PT60

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Shure UR1

Shure UR1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

MIPRO TA-80

MIPRO TA-80

Connector: XLR3 Male
Code: Hardwired

Sennheiser SK 100 G3

Sennheiser SK 100 G3

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Audio 2000’s AWX6030M

Audio 2000’s AWX6030M

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Lectrosonics SMQa

Lectrosonics SMQa

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Anchor Audio WB-9000

Anchor Audio WB-9000

Connector: TA4F
Code: AA

Sennheiser SK 250

Sennheiser SK 250

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: S3

Shure SLX1

Shure SLX1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Audio Technica T310

Audio Technica T310

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AT

AKG PT4000

AKG PT4000

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

AKG PT450

AKG PT450

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Anchor Audio WB-6000

Anchor Audio WB-6000

Connector: TA4F
Code: AA

Lectrosonics LT

Lectrosonics LT

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Audio technica ATW-T27

Audio technica ATW-T27

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AT

AKG PT51

AKG PT51

Connector: B-LOC
Code: AG

Lectrosonics SMDB

Lectrosonics SMDB

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Zaxcom ZMT3

Zaxcom ZMT3

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: ZX

Shure PGXD1

Shure PGXD1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Sennheiser SK 20

Sennheiser SK 20

Connector: 3.5mm stereo locking
Code: SR

Shure QLXD1

Shure QLXD1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Lectrosonics UM110

Lectrosonics UM110

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

AKG PT80

AKG PT80

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Lectrosonics LMa

Lectrosonics LMa

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

AKG PT400

AKG PT400

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Shure UR1MLEMO

Shure UR1MLEMO

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: S3

Audio Technica ATW-T210a

Audio Technica ATW-T210a

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AT

Audio Technica T1000a

Audio Technica T1000a

Connector: Hirose 4-pin HR10A-7P-4S
Code: AN

AKG PT2000

AKG PT2000

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Sennheiser SKP 300

Sennheiser SKP 300

Connector: XLR3 Male
Code: Hardwired

AKG DPT800

AKG DPT800

Connector: TA3F
Code: AK

Shure PG1

Shure PG1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Anchor Audio WB-6400

Anchor Audio WB-6400

Connector: TA4F
Code: AA

Lectrosonics IM

Lectrosonics IM

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Shure ULXD1

Shure ULXD1

Connector: TA4F
Code: SL

Zaxcom TRXLA3

Zaxcom TRXLA3

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: ZX

Zaxcom TRX743

Zaxcom TRX743

Connector: XLR3 Male
Code: Hardwired

Zaxcom TRXFB3

Zaxcom TRXFB3

Connector: Lemo 3-pin
Code: ZX

Lectrosonics UM100

Lectrosonics UM100

Connector: TA5F
Code: SM

Options:

Brand/Model
  • Brand is the manufacturer of the wireless transmitter or digital recorder which will be used with the microphone.

  • Model is the model number of the transmitter pack or digital recorder. Choose “Hardwired” for a phantom powered XLR3 connection.
Color

Countryman products come in a variety of colors to blend in with their surroundings:

  • White is a versatile choice for light-colored fabrics. Use a felt-tip permanent marker to dye white caps for a custom color match to clothing.
  • Light beige works well for light and pink skin tones.
  • Tan works very well for Caucasian skin tones as well as olive complexions.
  • Cocoa is the ideal choice for very light brown to chocolate skin tones.
  • Choose Black is the most popular choice for hiding against clothes. Use it for deep brown skin, or on other skin tones when you want the mic to be visible.

When in doubt about a skin tone match, choose the darker option. That’s because a mic that’s too light can resemble a scar or blemish, while a mic that’s slightly darker than the background resembles a shadow and draws less attention.

Sensitivity

Making a microphone more sensitive to catch soft sounds means it will overload sooner for loud sounds. Because sound pressure levels vary between individuals and applications, we provide three sensitivities for the E6:

  • The highest gain (W4, no colored band) is appropriate for positioning on the chest or lapel and is a good choice for most lavalier uses.
  • The less sensitive version (W5, red band) is ideal for instruments or as a hair mic in theater.

Description

Our B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is essential to any well-stocked pro audio toolkit: it captures the highest-quality audio available in a lavalier mic, with field-selectable high-frequency response caps and extremely low handling noise. Whether you need a tie-clip lavalier for an interview, a hair-hidden mic for drama, a water-resistant mic for water sports or hurricane reporting, or simply a small mic to hide in a prop flower vase, you’ll never run out of applications for Countryman’s B3 lavalier.

What’s Included?

 

  • B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier microphone
  • Black and White Single Tie Cable Clips
  • Protective Caps(+0, +4, and +8 dB)
  • Windscreen
  • Carrying Case

 

Tech Specs

Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Requirements:

Wireless: 3V to 12V at 200 uA

Phantom: 9V to 48V (4mA at 48V)

Weight: 0.012 oz (0.34 g)
Dimensions: 0.23" x 0.18" (5.8mm x 4.6mm)
Sensitivity:

W4 (no band): 12.0 mV/Pascal (-38 dB re 1V/Pa)

W5 (red band): 4.0 mV/Pascal (-48 dB re 1V/Pa)

Equivalent Acoustic Noise:

24 dBA

Overload Sound Level:

Wireless: 140 dBA SPL (5V, red band)

Phantom: 150 dBA SPL (48V, red band)

Cable Length:

5 Feet

 

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Repair

Repair Tips How do I return a product for repair or exchange? Please download and complete the Product Repair/Return Form and then return it to us along with the product and purchase receipt. Note: Countryman evaluates individual repairs at no cost. For shipments of 3...

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Usage Tips

Usage Tips How do I custom-fit the E6 or E6i to my ear? It's very easy to custom-fit an earset to any ear or face. First, locate the 90-degree bend in the tubing immediately above the earset's cable connection. That 90-degree bend is designed to tuck perfectly in the...

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Repair

Repair Tips How do I return a product for repair or exchange? Please download and complete the Product Repair/Return Form and then return it to us along with the product and purchase receipt. Note: Countryman evaluates individual repairs at no cost. For shipments of 3...

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Usage Tips

Usage Tips How do I custom-fit the E6 or E6i to my ear? It's very easy to custom-fit an earset to any ear or face. First, locate the 90-degree bend in the tubing immediately above the earset's cable connection. That 90-degree bend is designed to tuck perfectly in the...

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