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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 24 reviews )
 13 reviews54 %
 6 reviews25 %
 3 reviews13 %
 1 user review4 %
Value For Money : Excellent

stompboxjon's review"For Vocals or Acoustic Guitar"

The T.bone SC1100
The T.Bone SC1100 is a large diaphragm microphone with switch able omni, figure eight and cardioid patterns. I have used several similar microphones from this line like the Rode NT 1 and Studio Projects C1. The T.Bone SC 1100 didn’t really stick out to me that much when I was first looking at the specs of it. But after getting the chance to use it, I could hear why everyone else was loving this microphone. The T.Bone SC 1100 never gave me a bad recording at all, it wasn’t the price that I wanted it to be, but I still fished out the money and got my hands on it and still own it to this day. I do not use it as much though. It will work and sound great when using it with vocals or recording that acoustic guitar melody you just wrote!


I use the T. Bone SC 1100 with my M Audio 8TR interface and record into Pro tools. I am on my Mac Book Pro most of the time I am recording with this microphone. The SC1100 seems to be pretty well built and has held up well over the last few years. If you are looking into purchasing this microphone, I suggest saving up a little more money and going to a little better microphone. Because when you put the money out for the T.Bone SC1100 there is a small price gap between the next level of microphones up. So 100 more dollars could get you a big jump in recording quality if you can just hold off and save up a little more. But there is no doubt that this microphone is great for your home set up and it comes in a great design and well built. It is a win either way you go with this mic!

slayd1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good value for money ..."

The T.bone SC1100
T-Bone SC 11000 I use only for singing ...

Directivity: cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure 8
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity:-40dB + /-2dB, 16mV/Pa
Impedance: <200 Ohm
Distortion: <0.5% at Thomann 125 dB SPL
Self Noise: 6.8 dB (A)
Requires 48V phantom power
Suspension and aluminum case included


I use since March 2007. I tested the Rode NT1 is equivalent but the T-Bone came with suspension and carrying case.

Excellent value for money.
Yes I would buy this.
Linn Sondek05/01/2013

Linn Sondek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

The T.bone SC1100
Static large diaphragm microphone.
3 directional settings: cardioid, omni, and figure 8.
Requires 48V phantom power.


When unpacking, I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful aluminum box and the reassuring weight of the microphone.
It will mention the economic feet (eg Millenium) because they will be unable to maintain the SC1100 without their perch does slumps.
Directional settings are welcome and easy to use as easily accessible. The suspension has the same build quality as the microphone and it's all good.
Alas, I am a little disappointed with the "dark" side of the return of the microphone including recordings of acoustic guitars: farewell shimmering highs and defined my Ovation Custom Legend ... This model finally is very very close to the SC400 while costing twice as much. The solution should be doubled taken with a good dynamic mic. The alliance with the SC140 of the same brand proves excellent, I must say that it is an incredible deal and a must have without even considering its surprisingly low price. In transplanted guitar amp, the SC1100 does not depart from his character a bit dull but it goes much better and, again, it add a good dynamic proves that interesting as essential for the final rendering.
In summary, the SC1100 provides only little compared to most economic models of the brand if it is a choice between three types of directional. The excellent workmanship, this a real carrying case are undeniable advantages, but it is clear that it is very comfortable or for recording acoustic guitars or, to a lesser extent, for transplanting amplifiers. Have not tried the voice, so I will say nothing more.

rudyvix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great for the Home Studio"

The T.bone SC1100
Microphone for voice and acoustic instruments


I use it for a few years and am satisfied.
For that I use it is perfect, I would do the same choice if the model just above, if I wanted a record I would really Pro Studio Pro.

BlissWill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" To get your feet wet"

The T.bone SC1100
Condenser microphone for singing, also works well with acoustic guitars and other instruments. Requires 48V phantom power. On the mic, 3 possible directivity: Omni, Cardioid and 8, which is quite handy.


I have been using about 8 ½ months, with a M audio fast track. I waited a moment to have a more critical eye on the thing, otherwise I would put "great ouahh the top!" as usually when you make a good buy.

This mic is really very good. I had never before dared static afraid to invest a little in the record, I sang in very low-end mic karaoke kind of large area, then SM58 and other mics of this type of dynamic. Then I also have also purchased a Sennheiser E835 is an excellent microphone. In short, I was dynamic. It was a shock when I plugged in all the gear, I said Wow! Its amazing it looks like a pro. This is the first impression you get if you've never really had a condenser microphone.

What I like is the sound of the guitar in particular that really stands out well for a microwave of this range. The sound of the voice is true, thereby making recordings nice and can work its tone and another.

Then of course, if you can afford, nothing beats a little more to invest in a SC2000 perhaps or look in another micro more upscale, but in any case is not to say: the quality / price ratio is at top of top.

For a first hand is the ideal!

With experience I will ever be so choice. It is a very good microphone and have first-hand in his park to start is a good thing.
At my stage, it is a little tired of the sound (at least for me) to the microphone, but it is also the pre-amp and I think that the microphone has not said its last word, and I am very happy at the present time and I know he will serve me much longer my comrade.

Hoping you have lit.

MustangP51D's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent for a beginner!"

The T.bone SC1100
Micro Static Chinese T. BONE (the same as the SE Z3300 A) capacitor 2 membranes.


I received it today, I knew that dynamic microphones (SM58, Beta 85 and T.bone) and I have a Static Neumann KMS 105 (geared more "scene" that home studio, and there ... it's for my home studio).
I compared this with the KMS 105 microphone Chinese testing them both in an ISA ONE preamp Focurite, well, it's incomparable. The SC1100 is much better, much more air and that's what I was looking for. When I compare it to the KMS 105, I find it almost "deaf"!
The level seems caught twice as hard for the SC1100, I am much obliged to lower the gain of the preamp. The best results in the ear are also in position impedance "Med" ONE of the ISA (which corresponds to 200 Kohm).
As I begin, there will be details that escape me, but in accuracy and to make my voice ... there is no picture, that's it I needed.
I'll start with that, then in a while I see if my level of demand pushes me towards something more expensive.
Attention to the fact that I am not a "pro", my opinion is only worth what my ears hear! But for the price, I find this very serious micro, comes with its efficient support (favor one foot "right"! As specified in a notice below, the microphone is a bit heavy).
I do not serve as the position Cardio and not the filter for now.
If I had to redo this choice, I'd do it again without hesitation!

ecce48's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad for sound pickup without exigeance"

The T.bone SC1100
microphone singing (bof) miking (FRO) and mixed (re-bof) has capacitor (not bad)


This will soon be 2 years that I use for making room in his mainly of repetition. It is in fact a record our rehearsals so that we listened and then we correct or change the regulation of our sounds. So to do this, we do not need top quality microphone, this low-end and is very suitable for even very eficaces what is asked. In a second step, it is also used for live sound to the battery is not great but it works very well. However, we use a preamp tube (12AX7 mes-boogie) which gives it a "color" nicer and offers the possibility to make better adjustment with the Graphic EQ. for what in fact it is quite sufficient. However, for real and sound recording studio or on stage is not terrible at all but in this price range there, there's nothing better. To know that a good mic for this type is about 1000 € in the mid range and a neumann U87 worth around 3,000 €.
For the utility it has, I will ever be the same choice. In making its real recording studio, you'd better put a little more expensive. Entry level, however, it is clearly superior to its competitor branded him as Germany and manufactured in China.

acromontagne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

The T.bone SC1100
see previous review


I use it since 2006. I recorded 4 mini CD with 4 tracks. It does

The price / quality ratio is excellent. When I received the package I hallucinated. The kit, suspension, mouth to the microphone, waouuuh, it does. I thought I was in a real studio in my living room <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" />

Now his side, you have plenty for the price. Certainly it is far from a Neumann U87, but it is 10 times cheaper ... An excellent microphone for making pre-production at home

I tested my Shure Beta87 compared static scene. Incomparable. The Tbone is far above.

Yes I would do this choice.

Perikococo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

The T.bone SC1100
Micro transistor. Use for home studio beginner.
Used in folk guitars, percussion, clarinet, harmonica, acoustic bass.


I have this mic for over a year. At the very beginning I was really pleased with the results that could offer this microphone. Normally, before I had at my disposal a SM58, then the difference between a static and a dynamic was obvious. When I received it was the revolution in my more modest home studio!

But then, gradually we become more demanding and it perceives shortcomings of this microphone, bass and low mids are very rough, the highs seem to be extinct. In short, I do not at all the results on my folk guitar (I do not even speak the clarinet). Since I bought an Oktava MK012, bein there's no picture! On the acoustic guitar completely outclasses Oktava Tbone! There's only harmonica I think the Tbone does not too bad.

Of the songs, you really tamper with the EQ to get a correct result. But in the end it still lacks terribly hot and precision.

I agree that given the price of one microphone can not ask for the moon. I think this is an excellent compromise for money for those starting out in a home studio so I put him just average. But if you ever have the means, it is better to save a little more ch'tit for something more appropriate (Oktava, Audio Technica, AKG214 ,...), without either having to enter and ruin the top range.

I do not do it again this election.

Ceddie1974's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

The T.bone SC1100
- What kind of microphone? (Song, sound, mixed ..)

I use it for a feminist voice and a voice man, transplanted more acoustic instruments (mostly guitars).

- What technology? (Electret, condenser ...)



- How long have you use it?

In recent days, resulting in a flat on my mind that I deserve the updater comes in a few weeks.

- What is so special that you like most and least?

Aspect: it is solid, well made ... we do not feel like the Camelott in his hands. Moreover, attention to weight large enough to grant him a walk worthy of the name;)

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

Ooh there ... is an understatement ... Apex Studio Projetcs etc ... I stepped up testing for weeks in a more or less good (in mag) ... parraisaient all very correct ... but I followed my instint and knowing that the SC1100 is really a SE Z3300 débadgé worth 2.5 times the price ... I followed my intuition.

- How would you rate the quality / price?

For me, he is unbeatable because it has all the necessary options to make it versatile, including directional!

In addition, it is easy to implement investments, and tolerates approximate (attention anyway).

It has a headroom enough to satisfy me of my good preamp on my 828 MKII.

During the first taken, I was absolutely delighted with the results!

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes, it's typically the kind of microphone that will please a connoisseur in his home studio, which means the stuff of great quality at an unbeatable value for money;)

I do it again this election ... Moreover, I love buying and feel immediate avoid disappointment and for purchasing equipment that exactly meets my specifications;)

So I do not say that the experienced technician did not find a few flaws ... but the amateur who wants to equip itself in a very correct and that is that his ears are merely ... is the happiness bar at that price;) (do not be swayed by marketing;) )

Update 15/01/2008: Well I come back as promised with a little more perspective on this microphone. Its design is nickel. I confirm that weight requires a walk worthy of the name.

I told a deputy anti-pop that is useful in view of the sensitivity of the microphone. It has a large enough gain ... and anti-pop makes a natural frame for the singer.

The directional characteristics are useful. One regret, however, it lacks a bypass when you want to change the directivity. Let me explain, the condo should not be super great, because every change, I take "click"! This forces any decline, to cut everything to make a change ... not very comfortable when you are looking for the best settings;)

Chef's tip to avoid these "CALACS" which can damage the preamp abd co, install an AB box acting as "bypass" "on / off";)

Otherwise, a microphone of this quality at this price ... it does not spit on it. The disgruntled (as usual) will tell you it's nice of the "m. .." blah blah blah ... if you are an amateur, a beginner wanting to equip themselves properly ... if your facility is not "professional" ... please;) I confirm my notes ... for now;)