Blue Microphones Icicle XLR to USB Converter

  • Overview

    Integrating a studio quality microphone preamp, 48V phantom power, fully balanced low-noise front end, analog gain control, and driverless operation, the Icicle makes your microphone setup a snap.

    Simplify the recording process

    The Icicle works with both dynamic and condenser microphones, providing high-quality and hassle-free connectivity to a Mac or PC. Whether you’re using a microphone for digital recording, podcasting, voice messaging, or voice recognition applications, the makes connections quick and easy.

    Highlights

    Plug and record - no special drivers required

    Built-in studio-quality USB microphone preamp

    Supplies 48V phantom power for condenser mics

    Fully balanced low-noise analog front end

    Analog level control

    Phantom power active light

    USB cable

    Did you notice?

    You can quickly bridge between XLR and USB cables to connect a mic directly to the USB port of your Mac

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    What’s in the Box?

    Blue Microphones Icicle XLR to USB Converter

    USB cable (6.0 ft./1.83 m)

    Tech Specs

    Cable Length: 6.0 ft./1.83 m

    Connections: USB, XLR

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista or later

    RAM: 64 MB RAM

    Connection: USB

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 4919-ICIC

    UPC or EAN No.: 836213001356

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Three-year limited (For details, please visit www.bluemic.com/support/warranty.)

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works as advertised

      I bought a Blue Blue Bird Mic and this thing to use on my Mac. I was surprised at how well it worked after I adjusted the output level on the device. It's as li I bought a Blue Blue Bird Mic and this thing to use on my Mac. I was surprised at how well it worked after I adjusted the output level on the device. It's as lightweight as an empty cigar tube (almost like there's nothing inside of it) and feels a little cheezy, and the USB connection seems a little loose, but it works great. Simple plug and play. The sound quality is great.

      • Written by George J from Tampa

      77 of 89 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works as advertised

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Totally Worth It

      I bought the Icicle with Blue Microphones' Spark. It works really well: I plug in an XLR cable, and I plug in the USB output cable, and my iMac recognizes it, I bought the Icicle with Blue Microphones' Spark. It works really well: I plug in an XLR cable, and I plug in the USB output cable, and my iMac recognizes it, and everything works well! I'm really glad I bought it!

      • Written by Anthony G from Mansfield

      21 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Totally Worth It

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Fell apart within a week

      I thought it sounded "OK" but it fell apart within a week. End popped off and then the soldering on the back of the xlr connector broke. _ab

      • Written by Adam B from ANNAPOLIS

      17 of 22 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fell apart within a week

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Fell apart within a week

      I thought it sounded "OK" but it fell apart within a week. End popped off and then the soldering on the back of the xlr connector broke. _ab

      • Written by Adam B from ANNAPOLIS

      17 of 22 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fell apart within a week

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Totally Worth It

      I bought the Icicle with Blue Microphones' Spark. It works really well: I plug in an XLR cable, and I plug in the USB output cable, and my iMac recognizes it, I bought the Icicle with Blue Microphones' Spark. It works really well: I plug in an XLR cable, and I plug in the USB output cable, and my iMac recognizes it, and everything works well! I'm really glad I bought it!

      • Written by Anthony G from Mansfield

      21 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Totally Worth It

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Noisy

      This product feels cheap in the hand, and is incredibly noisy. The gain knob works well enough, but when using either a microphone or a DI box connected to a g This product feels cheap in the hand, and is incredibly noisy. The gain knob works well enough, but when using either a microphone or a DI box connected to a guitar, the noise/gain ratio is absolutely terrible. In order to reduce the noise to acceptable levels, the volume in applications is far too low. I have been very disappointed with this purchase. Not going to buy another interface without hands on testing beforehand, because this has been a nightmare.

      • Written by Jeffery H from Dallas

      11 of 19 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Noisy

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