Cascade Microphones 97-BL Knuckle Head Short Ribbon Microphone (w/Lundahl LL2912 Transformer)Type: Ribbon (velocity) MicrophoneRibbon type & Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 2.2 micron, 1 3/4" (L) X 3/16" (W)Polar pattern: Figure 8 Symmetrical designSensitivity: -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)Output Impedance: <=200 OhmsRecommended load impedance:>1000 OhmsMax.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 135 dBConnector: 3-Pin male XLRSize: Diameter: O.D. grill:3", O.D. ring:6", O.D. body:1", Overall length:10"Black Body/Polished Nickel GrillAssembled in the USAIncludes:KNUCKLE HEAD ribbon microphone Aluminum casePremium adjustable mounting clipMicro-fiber cleaning clothSpecifications and typical measurement report
The Knuckle Head is a passive ribbon microphone that combines the acoustic components of the successful Fat Head ribbon with a shockmounted headbasket design reminiscent of early broadcast microphones. The ribbon motor uses Neodymium magnets surrounding a 2.2-micron corrugated aluminum ribbon measuring 5mm x 45mm.
The ribbon is mounted symmetrically within the magnetic gap, the front and back of the mic produces the same vocing. The ribbon motor and headbasket are suspended within a 6-inch diameter metal hoop by eight springs. The output transformer is located within the cylindrical shaft below the shockmount hoop.
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"Cascade Ribbon technology is the best value in audio today, if you are making music you NEED these mics. Nothing surpasses the natural sound of ribbons and Cascade makes this classic sound within the reach of virtually any studio". - Aaron Levinson/ Grammy Award Winner