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This is a characterful ribbon microphone with a nod to the classic sound of the golden era of recording; these are warm and detailed microphones suited to many studio applications and instruments. Ribbon microphones respond far better to EQ than others - they are much more resistant to phase change - as such you can take a characterful somewhat vintage sounding microphone and make it sound very modern and crisp using EQ. This makes this microphone a Swiss Army Knife.
STUDIO: studio microphone with 1,8u foil - see the technical specifications in detail below.
LIVE: a more rugged version of this microphone with thicker 4u foil, and a higher output Cinemag CM9887 transformer. This will have slightly less resolution, and will be a little darker sounding, but will be more suited to use as a horn soloist, for example.
- Ribbon microphone: fig 8 pickup pattern
- 1,8u 99.9% Aluminium foil ribbon element with LIFETIME warranty/replacement
- Neodymium motor assembly
- Cinemag's RCA 44 output transformer (CM9888, 1:28)
- Proprietary 2 layer (coarse stainless steel outer, woven stainless silk inner) designed for acoustic transparency