Neat Microphones, Turtle Beach Corp.‘s latest acquisition, has announced a brand new analog XLR microphone, the King Bee II. Find out what the successor to the award-winning King Bee microphone includes, along with our takeaways from a preview event hosted by Turtle Beach.
Back in January, Turtle Beach Corp. purchased Neat Microphones, a microphone company built by the founders of Blue microphones. After 6 months, it appears that the sale is finally starting to pay off.
Today, Neat Microphones has announced a new analog XLR microphone set to hit the market this Summer. It’s called the King Bee II and while it may be the second in the award-winning King Bee series, it is the first microphone to be released under the Turtle Beach umbrella.
The King Bee II features Neat Microphone’s proprietary 34mm large diaphragm gold-sputtered true condenser capsule, a cardioid polar pattern, and new modern styled design. All of this combined makes for an XLR microphone podcasters, musicians, streamers, and anyone else with a need for an analog microphone of this ilk excited.
“Neat is already very well known amongst musicians and recording artists, so the debut of the King Bee II – the anticipated follow-up to their original, coveted King Bee mic – and its $169.99 MSRP should have fans very, very excited,” said Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “We’re entering a $2.3 billion global microphone market with the absolute best team in microphones creating all-new high-quality products that will redefine what consumers should expect to pay. Neat’s King Bee II is the first of five all-new analog and digital USB microphone products launching this year.”
Turtle Beach invited us to check out the King Bee II ahead of this announcement. In the preview, the King Bee II’s was shown off by Sr. Director, Public Relations & Brand Communications Maclean Marshall who explained everything this new Neat Microphones had in store. My big takeaway from the meeting was that this new analog XLR microphone could easily become a creator’s best friend with its high quality, commanding performance capabilities. As someone who actually has a background in radio, I left quite impressed with the King Bee II.
The King Bee II is set to release this summer at the retail price of $169.99.