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the t.bone RM 700

the t.bone RM 700
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the t.bone RM 700 Ribbon microphone - sensitivity: 2mV/Pa (-55dB), figure-8 pattern, Nennimpedance: 600 Ohms, max. SPL: 148dB 1% THD, frequency response: 20 - 10.000 Hz, S/N ratio: 70dB, Equivalent noise level: 18dB (A-weighted). Weight: 794g, dimensions: 76x165mm. Includes shockmount, woodbox and aluminum case

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T Bone RM700 Ribbon mic - relatively average budget mic with one special trick up it's sleeve!

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This is an interesting mic. My understanding is that they're made in China and branded with the T-Bone name for sale in the EU, and also sold in America under a different brand name.

It's a budget ribbon mic, most likely aimed at people who might have a low end condenser, a couple of '57s, and are curious about the "third kind of mic". It's very well built; despite its lollipop construction it's all metal, feels sturdy and comes with a good shock mount, wooden carry case AND a padded aluminium flight case!

As with most Ribbons, the RM700 has a figure of 8 pickup pattern which makes application and placement quite critical - it hears equally well in both directions, so the room sound is as important as the direct sound. Ribbons tend to exhibit strong proximity effect - a low end build up as you move it closer to the sound source - so care must be taken to utilise this effect well. While most ribbons have low output, the RM700 seems relatively powerful thanks to its onboard transformer, however this is at the expense of some sound quality - while most Ribbons are quite dark sounding, the RM700 is even more mellow than most, and it lacks some of the snappy low and midrange detail that more expensive Ribbons such as the Coles 4038 and Royer 121 possess. HOWEVER - given the price points, it would be churlish to compare them too much.

Ribbons tend to be very sensitive to wind blasts from vocals, kick drum holes, bass ports etc. The RM700 seems to be more rugged than most though, and is rated to withstand high SPL levels. I found that the treble can be improved by opening the mic up and removing some extra pop shields that are taped in place. However as this makes the ribbon less protected and voids the warranty I'd not recommend it unless you're feeling particularly brave!

The mic has one strength that I think makes it very worth the money: The low-mid range. While on its own it can be quite dull, I absolutely love it when paired with another mic on guitar cabs. Alongside an SM57 on a guitar speaker, the RM700 brings out a really thick but rich lower midrange that adds depth and power to clean and distorted tones. It's my go to setup for recording my Vox AC30, and has also worked wonders on higher gained rigs too.

For that reason alone I think this mic justifies its existence in my collection, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a second mic for guitar amp duty.

soft sound ribbon mic, with nice real hardwood cace and low cost

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Well, there is ribbon microphones and there is royer. This is t.bone, witch give you budget cost, warm soft sound to your instrument. And mic can handle quite big mount of sound pressure, without broke sound. But hey, It's ribbon microphone.

Great first ribbon mic

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I bought this to experiment with until I can afford a pair of coles 4038s, but I'm pretty happy with it and I would consider getting another one.

With a good preamp the noise isn't a problem, the transformer gives a higher output than I was expecting.

The sound is warm but natural, and in my first test recording (guitar cab) the track sat well in the mix without any eq. I'm interested to see how it fares with drums and vocals.

I tried a mid/side of the guitar and that sounded great too, I've heard a few reviewers say that because the back of the mic is brighter, it isn't good at m/s... But I'd file that advice in the same place as "don't buy two mics, buy a matched pair"... In the bin.

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