Hohner Harp Blaster HB52
Vintage Microphone for Harmonic
The Harp Blaster HB52 was designed with input from professional harp players to ensure that it’s comfortable to hold, cup, and
use for long periods of time. The mic features a volume control utilizing a Bourns® potentiometer and a knurled chrome knob,
making it slip-proof and reliable. If you’d prefer not to have a volume control, it can be disabled internally.
We opted to use an XLR jack, as opposed to an attached cable or a 1/4” jack, to avoid a common Achilles’ heel among
harmonica microphones. An attached cable can easily suffer a broken solder joint, transforming the mic into a paperweight until
it can be repaired. An XLR jack provides better connectivity, that won’t become noisy or fussy over time like a 1/4” jack, and its internal locking mechanism adds extra signal security – in case the cable gets tugged, snagged, or stepped on. However, the
locking mechanism of the HB52’s XLR jack is also easily disabled, if that’s your preference.
As mentioned earlier, this microphone is not delicate. In the throes of performing, you can drop it, kick it, and/or drive nails with
it. It is built to be a roadworthy tool. Just do us a favor and don’t submerge it in boiling water, or anything similarly ridiculous.
Barring that, it should last a lifetime!
- Dynamic capsule inspired by legendary vintage microphones
- Perfectly sized for easy "cupping"
- Gold-plated XLR connector
- Bourns high quality potentiometer
- Robust metal body
- Synthetic leather case
- Label with Honer / sE logos
- Microfiber suede
- User manual and warranty certificate
Ernesto M. published the 23/03/2020 following an order made on 07/03/2020
Il microfono è si presenta molto bene e da subito un'impressione di solidità. È piccolo ma per me questo è un vantaggio in quanto su riesce a fare il "cupping" molto bene...anche con la cromatica. Veniamo al suono che alla fine è quello che interessa di più. Non ha niente da invidiare ai microfoni vintage con capsule shure bianche o nere o quelle a cristalli degli Astatic. Ottimo acquisto.