Exciting times for all you audio lovers out there, as the award winning team, Neat, is back again with yet another exciting microphone, this time for the long awaited successor to the King Bee. You read right, the King Bee II is finally happening and it’s coming to a store near you this Summer!
Purchased by Turtle Beach back in January, Neat, the inventors of the first high-performance USB microphone are proud to announce the King Bee II, the successor to the original King Bee. While certainly a success amongst musicians, the King Bee II promises to deliver on outstanding sound quality for those perfect recording sessions. For gamers, especially for streamers, this may just be the ultimate performing microphone your looking for.
“We are so excited to finally talk about the new generation of high-quality Neat Microphones launching this year, beginning with our superstar product, the King Bee II,” said Skipper Wise, Founder of Neat Microphones and Vice President at Turtle Beach. “As a musician and recording artist myself, I can tell you first-hand that the King Bee II is unsurpassed in the sheer quality and performance of its recordings for the price. Our team – the same group that founded Blue Microphones and has been a pioneering force in microphone development for over 30 years – has been laser focused on ensuring our 2021 products improve on those that came before them, and that we are once again redefining the level of quality and performance in microphones at multiple price points.”
Of course to go along with this exciting news, we have also been given our first look at what the King Bee II looks like. For fans of the original, you may take notice that it doesn’t feature it’s iconic bubble bee color scheme, though it certainly is still one beautiful microphone.
And of course the specs for all those interested.
The King Bee II Specs:
Transducer Type: 34 mm center-terminated condenser capsule, with external polarization
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 16 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 26.0 mV/Pa at 1 kHz (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
Output Impedance: 50 ohms
Rated Load Impedance: >1k ohms
Maximum SPL: 140 dB SPL (2.5k ohms, 0.5% THD)
XLR output; includes custom Beekeeper shockmount and Honeycomb pop filter for control of ‘plosives’
If for whatever reason this isn’t the microphone that you were hoping to see from Neat, fret not at the company has stated that the King Bee II is just the first of five all-new analog and digital USB microphone products launching this year. Oh yeah, more exciting offerings will be coming from Neat later this year!
The King Bee II by Neat will retail for a MSRP of $169.99 with a target Summer 2021 release. We will have more details on a actual release date once it gets announced. For now, if you are interested in learning more be sure to visit official page set up by Neat.
It’s now mid-September, and there’s still no sign of this microphone in stores or on websites anywhere. What’s going on? Summer’s going to be over by next week.