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FAQ: UA BOCK 251

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What is UA Bock 251?

UA Bock 251 microphone is a multi-pattern tube design of the highest quality. Offering Omni, Cardioid, and Figure-8 polar patterns, extended low-frequency response, and high sound pressure level tolerance, we trust this microphone will become an indispensable part of your recording studio. 

Engineered by David Bock and inspired by the iconic 251, the UA Bock 251 is ideal for capturing vocals and musical instruments.

 

How do I mount the microphone in the mic shockmount?

Thread the included shockmount onto a 5/8"-27 thread microphone stand. Loosen the clasps on the shockmount, insert the microphone, and re-engage the clasps to secure the microphone in place.

 

What is the switch on the microphone?

UA Bock 251 has a polar pattern selection switch with cardioid, figure-8, and omni options.

 

Which direction should the Bock 251 point?

The UA badge indicates the front of the microphone. Since the UA Bock 251 is a side address microphone, the UA badge should be facing the sound source. 

Likewise, the black portion of the headgrill indicates the back of the microphone, and should be facing opposite the sound source.

 

Which cable should I use for my Bock 251?

UA Bock 251 should only be used with the included proprietary six-pin Tuchel cable.

 

What are the available polar patterns?

UA Bock 251 has switchable Cardioid, Omnidirectional, and Figure-8 polar patterns.

 

Where can I purchase a replacement cable for my Bock 251?

To contact UA customer support for a replacement, go here.

 

Where can I purchase a replacement power supply for my Bock 251?

To contact UA customer support for a replacement, go here.

 

Where can I purchase a replacement shockmount for my Bock 251?

To contact UA customer support for a replacement, go here.

 

Does UA Bock 251 come with any plug-ins or software?

Yes. We designed custom Apollo Channel Strip Presets for Apollo and UA Bock 251 to give you great sounding results right out of the box. 

To get your presets follow the steps below.

  1. Open UA Connect.
  2. Click Microphones in the left column and select your mic.
  3. Click INSTALL under Additional Downloads.

To load your Apollo Channel Strip Presets, click INSERTS in Console.

 

General info

 

Does the Bock 251 need phantom power?

No, the UA Bock 251 uses its own dedicated external power supply. NOTE: Phantom power will not damage the power supply or affect performance.

 

What is the difference between Soundelux 251, Bock Audio 251, and UA Bock 251?

The UA Bock 251 is the latest revision of the Bock Audio 251. It is RoHS/REACH compliant for global distribution.

 

Documentation

UA Microphone Manuals

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