Broadcast/Podcast Microphone

BCM 705

The dynamic broadcast/podcast microphone for that classic “American” announcer voice

  • Specially designed for speech applications
  • Dynamic capsule, works without phantom power
  • Integrated pop screen and elastic suspension
BCM 705
BCM 705

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Suited for:

Max. SPL
150 dB
S/N Ratio
76 dB
Sensitivity
1.7 mV/Pa

The Right Tool for the Job

The BCM 705 is a cost effective microphone for broadcast and podcast applications. Its entire construction is functionally optimized to convey emotion with technical perfection. Its dynamic capsule is voiced for a smooth yet clear sound with excellent speech intelligibility. The hypercardioid pattern along with the internal shock mount and pop filter minimize extraneous noises.

Dealer Description

Emotion with Perfection

Broadcast and streaming are much more immediate ways to reach your audience than studio recording. That’s why we decided to develop a line of microphones that specifically addresses the needs and working conditions of radio DJs, podcast and talk show hosts, announcers, newscasters, and all those who guide us through the day with their stories, good vibes, and the latest information.

The BCM 705 is designed to convey emotion with perfection. Its characteristic shape is functionally optimized for use with industry standard microphone boom arms. Thanks to its elastic microphone mount and a newly designed internal capsule suspension, the BCM 705 is doubly protected against rumble. An internal foam screen protects the capsule from “pops” as well as dirt, moisture and nicotine. For increased hygiene, the headgrille twists off easily for quick cleaning.

Dynamic

While its sibling, the red badged BCM 104, is a condenser microphone, the BCM 705 is a dynamic microphone with a moving coil capsule, indicated by a green Neumann logo. Dynamic capsules are quite sturdy, and while they sound less natural than condenser transducers, carefully designed specimens – such as this – exhibit a distinctive appeal which has become associated with “the sound of FM”, especially in the United States with its long standing tradition of private radio.

The BCM 705 is particularly well suited for local radio stations and small studios as well as demanding streaming and podcast applications. Its hypercardioid pattern and close-speech optimized capsule help to keep extraneous noises off the air, even if the sound-proofing is less than perfect. The BCM 705’s frequency response is specifically tailored for the human voice. A gentle presence boost above 2 kHz enhances speech intelligibility, while a soft bass roll-off compensates for the proximity effect, creating a low-end which is full but never boomy. The BCM 705 does not require phantom power and is extremely easy to setup: Simply connect it to a microphone input, and you’re ready go on air!

Although the BCM 705 is primarily designed for speech applications in broadcast and podcast environments, it wouldn’t be a Neumann microphone, if it couldn’t be used in the recording studio, too. Being a dynamic microphone, the BCM 705 can handle high SPLs with ease, which makes it an excellent choice for screaming vocalists, bright brass instruments, and loud guitar cabinets.

  • Functionally optimized design
  • Specially designed dynamic capsule
  • Optimized for close speech
  • Hypercardioid pattern
  • Integrated pop screen and shock mount
  • Headgrille twists off easily for quick cleaning

The Neumann BCM series also includes a variant with a condenser capsule: the BCM 104

Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer
Directional Pattern Hypercardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 1.7 mV/Pa = –55.4 dB ± 1 dB
Rated Impedance 200 ohms
Rated load impedance 10 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR¹⁾ 32 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted¹⁾ 18 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 62 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 76 dB
Weight 500 g
Diameter 64 mm
Length 85 mm
Height 110 mm (without suspension)

1) according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS

Diagrams

Hypercardioid BCM 705

Hypercardioid BCM 705 Hypercardioid BCM 705
TLM 49 Set

PS 15

Popscreen

PS 15
TLM 49 Set

PS 20 a

Popscreen

PS 20 a
TLM 49 Set

WS 47

Windscreen

WS 47
TLM 49 Set

SG 5

Swivel Joint

SG 5
TLM 49 Set

IC 3 mt

Microphone Cable

IC 3 mt

BCM 705

Color nickel

CAT. NO. 008507

BCM 705
  • BCM 705 microphone

Suited for:

Max. SPL
150 dB
S/N Ratio
76 dB
Sensitivity
1.7 mV/Pa

Reviews

"Probably no other manufacturer has so thoroughly considered the details of microphones for radio announcers. The result is a mic which is very convenient to use, with ingenious maintenance and servicing features ... Altogether, these details will enhance the pleasure of working `on air´."
Production Partner, April 2005

"This impressive sound lends the voice a certain authority: the voice always seems clear and comprehensible ... It remains the case that the Neumann name is an indication of quality."
Cut, March 2005



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