Ribbon Microphones

Apex 210B Large Element Ribbon

Generally considered to be the ideal microphone for vocals, solo instruments and any broadcast application, the classic ribbon microphone design boasts the most natural sounding audio capture available.

The active element of the Apex 210B is a very thin corrugated aluminum ribbon mounted under low tension between the poles of a strong magnet. The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room with incredibly fast and accurate transient response and stunning realism. The Apex210 ribbon microphone is ideal for todays direct to digital recordings.

Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the Apex 210B can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 165dB range. The low-tension 2-inch long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon design offers audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response. The Apex210B comes in an all new black and smoked chrome finish, and is shipped with a custom designed aluminum carrying case.

Includes

  • Large Element Classic Ribbon Microphone Apex210B
  • Aluminum Carry Case

Applications

  • Vocals
  • Solo Instruments
  • Broadcast

Features

  • Large Element Classic Ribbon Microphone Design
  • Updated Neutral Sounding Low Interference Windscreen
  • Fast Accurate Transient Response
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • Integrated Yoke Standmount

Specifications

  • Operating Principle:.........................Large Element Ribbon
  • Ribbon Type................Pure Aluminum (2 Microns x 50mm x 5mm)
  • Polar Pattern:..................................Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • S/N..............................................................................70dB
  • Max SPL...................................................................165dB
  • Output Connection:..............................................3-Pin XLR
  • Frequency Response:.....................................30Hz - 18kHz
  • Phantom Power Requirements:......................................None
  • Impedance:.........................................................< 200 ohm
  • Dimensions:............................................................7" x 2.7"
  • Weight:........................................................................31 oz
  • Sensitivity:...........................................-55dB (0dB = 1V/Pa)
$129.99

Apex 787 Active Ribbon Microphone

The Apex787 delivers natural tone and the stunning realism of classic vintage ribbon microphones, with the advantages of an increased overall output and more consistent frequency response when used with various mixers and microphone preamps.

The integrated active electronics of the Apex787 deliver higher output than a classic ribbon design, rivalling the levels of any side address studio condenser microphone. Unlike a dynamic ribbon mic design, the Apex787's overall tone is less affected by the variable impedance of the input channel or preamp.

This innovative design makes the Apex787 the ideal solution for any critical recording where the tone of a ribbon microphone is preferred, but the reliability, output and performance of a condenser microphone is required.

The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.

The microphone's chassis is precision-tooled aluminum alloy with a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen. The included shock-mount virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.

The Apex787 includes a vintage yoke-style microphone standmount and ships in aluminum carry case.

Includes

  • Apex787 Active Ribbon Microphone
  • Attached Vintage Yoke-Style Standmount
  • Aluminum Carry Case

Features

  • Active Ribbon Microphone
  • Classic Ribbon Tone with Increased Output and Added Impedance Stability
  • Dual ribbon Construction for Increased Sensitivity
  • Wide Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • Integrated Yoke Style Stand Mount
  • Requires Phantom Power to Operate

Specifications

  • Operating Priciple:..........Active Ribbon
  • Polar Pattern:...............Figure-8
  • Output Connection:...........3-pin XLR-M
  • Frequency Response:..........20Hz -18kHz
  • Pantom Power Requirements:...48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
  • Impedance:...................100 Ω
  • Max SPL:............150dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.
  • Dimensions:..................3.9 x 8.6 in
  • Weight:......................
  • Sensitivity:.................-39dB (7.9 mv) dB re 1V at 1 Pa
  • Finish:......................Black Powdercoat w/ Black Chrome Accents
$229.00

Apex 205 Single Element Ribbon

The active element of a ribbon microphone is a very thin corrugated aluminum ribbon mounted under low tension between the poles of a strong magnet. The low-tension 2-inch long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon used in the Apex205 offers audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response, yet handles extremely fast transients accurately.

Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the Apex205 can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 165dB range.

The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.

Includes

  • Apex205
  • Padded Deluxe Carry Bag

Applications

  • Vocals
  • Instruments
  • Voice-over

Features

  • Ribbon Microphone Design
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • Fast Accurate Transient Response
  • No power supply required

Specifications

  • Operating Priciple:.............................Large Element Ribbon
  • Polar Pattern:.....................................Asymmetrical Figure-8
  • Output Connection:...........................................3-Pin XLR-M
  • Frequency Response:.......................................40Hz - 18kHz
  • Pantom Power Requirements:.......................................None
  • Impedance:...........................................................<200 Ω
  • Dimensions:..............................................................6.5 x 2 in
  • Weight:............................................................................19 oz
  • Sensitivity:..............................................-55dB (0dB = 1V/Pa)
  • Equivalent Noise....................(IEC 268 - 4 - A weighted) 18dB
  • S/N..................................................................................70dB
  • Max SPL.........................................................................160dB
  • Switch:.................................................................................NA
$119.99
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MXL R77 Ribbon Microphone

MXL's R77 is a classic ribbon microphone that delivers unbelievably natural sound and stunning realism to vocal and instrument recordings. Powerful and versatile, the R77 incorporates a Figure 8 polar pattern for extended sweet spots as well as a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon for smooth lows and natural highs. Manufactured with premium materials, the R77 performs beautifully on vocals, acoustic instruments, strings, horns and can handle the most demanding broadcast applications.

Includes

  • R77 Ribbon Microphone, sturdy wooden case, desktop stand, 25 ft. Mogami® XLR cable, manual, application guide & cleaning cloth
  • USM-001-G Gold Plated Shockmount

Applications

  • Vocals
  • Acoustic instruments
  • Strings
  • Horns
  • And can handle the most demanding broadcast applications

Features

  • Smooth transient response and stunning realism
  • High SPL handles electric guitar, horns and percussion
  • Classic body design with gold and chrome metal finish
  • Figure 8 polar pattern for outstanding side rejection and precise directivity

Specifications

  • Operating Principle:..........Ribbon Velocity Microphone
  • Polar Pattern:……….Figure 8
  • Output Connection:………..Standard 3-pin XLR
  • Frequency Response:..........20Hz -18kHz
  • Phantom Power Requirements:…None
  • Impedance:...................270 ohms
  • Dimensions:..................2.56" x 7.09" (65 x 180mm)
  • Weight:......................1.9 lbs (860 g)
  • Sensitivity:.................-55 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)/li>
  • Switch:………………….None
$299.99 $599.95
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Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone

Cloud 44-A
Active Ribbon Microphone With switchable response curves for voice and music.
Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ USA Made in the U.S.A

Modern technology elevates a classic sound
From direct RCATM lineage, the Cloud 44-A microphone reawakens the spirit of the classic RCA Type 44 ribbon mic for today?s applications. Internally within the Cloud 44-A, the ribbon itself remains unchanged, handcrafted to specifications first prescribed in the 1930s by RCA's Harry F. Olson. Everything else has been engineered anew, however, using 21st century improvements transcending the capabilities of Olson's time. Utilizing Cloud?s award-winning, patented Cloudlifter circuitry with its unique features and ultra-clean characteristics, the 44-A is an active ribbon mic with personality from the past plus all the strength and clarity required for today?s most demanding tasks.

$1,899.00 $2,099.00
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MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone

Incorporating a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.

       

Includes

  • MXL R144 Microphone
  • Black Shockmount
  • MXL Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Applications

  • Perfect for a musician who needs a workhorse ribbon mic
  • High SPL capability—ideal for horns and electric guitars
  • Compact design that makes mic placement easy

Features

  • Mellow sound with a rich midrange and rolled-off top end
  • Figure-8 polar pattern that captures instruments and room sound
  • Compact design that makes mic placement easy

Specifications

  • Operating Principle:….....................….Ribbon Velocity Microphone
  • Polar Pattern:……….....................................................……Figure-8
  • Output Connection:….......................................................……..XLR
  • Frequency Response:…........................................…….20Hz-17kHz
  • Phantom Power Requirements:.............................................…None
  • Max SPL for 0.1% THD:……….......................……….130dB @ 1kHz
  • Dimensions:………………....…….47mm x 171mm / 1.85 in x 6.75 in
  • Sensitivity:……………...........................................................…-56dB

$99.95 $159.95

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