The large-diaphragm condenser capsule used in the BCM 104 has a cardioid pattern with internally switchable proximity effect compensation. A second switch allows the sensitivity to be reduced by 14dB. The BCM 104 features an exceptionally low self-noise of 7 dB(A) and an overload capability extending to 138dB SPL and a dynamic range of 131dB (DIN/IEC 651). Smooth, full response is ideal for vocals. The grille twists off easily for quick cleaning. Optional, color-coded head grilles. Built-in popscreen. The elastic mount handles structure-borne noise and is compatible with standard broadcast-segment microphone arms. Requires phantom power.