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Ribbon Microphone

  • Characteristics: Figure-8
  • Frequency range: 30 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -54 dB
  • SPL max. : 148 dB
  • Impedance: = / <600 Ohm
  • Incl. shock mount (elastic holder)
  • Dimensions: D: 37 mm, L: 175 mm
  • Weight: 496 g
  • WARNING: Switch off phantom power!
Condenser Microphone No
Clip-On Microphone No
Incl. Clamp Yes
Stereo Pair No
Polar Pattern Figure Eight
available since February 2007
Item number 107913
£66
Including VAT; Excluding £8 shipping
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66€...Amazing!
ARSLuke 16.12.2019
Hi!

I am a FOH engineer, bought this mic because I wanted a ribbon mic for a guitar amp, but didn`t want to spend fortune. It turned out, I didnt`t have to. This mic is amazing. I understand that a "real" Royer would be much better, but for 66€ that I spent, it does a great job.
I use the mic on a guitar amp, it dilivers a smooth warm sound I was looking for. Used on a fender 5e3 tweed and Orange tiny terror, the crisp mids we wanted to cut out became soft and warm, lots of low end and smooth highs.

Definitely buying another one, to have a set for two guitar amps.

I also tried it on bass amp, great natural overdrive, but you have to be carefull, not to put it to close to the speaker...about 10cm from the grillcloth was ok.

Again, in my oppinion, great mic, especially for the price.
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Not for home recording
Audiofile 12.04.2021
I had high hopes for this microphone and when it arrived it looked and felt the part. Unfortunately when testing it out on my guitar amp I could hardly get any signal through with my UA 710 open all the way, just a lot of noise. Even with a Klark Teknik CM-1 booster the signal noise ratio was horrible. In a live situation on loud guitar amps you could probably get a better signal, but for home recording it is useless.
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Fine mic for the price
PoeKey 19.02.2021
This mic works well for me. I had few expectations, considering the price, but I wanted to 'get into' ribbons.
Overall, the sound is on the dark/mellow side, but it was an advantage with a guitar combo, that ended up sounding wonderful and grungy. When close-micing a quiet male voice it also performed surprisingly well, sibliance and breath was well under control - and the mic responds very well to EQ. It's figure 8, of course, so placement needs to be be carefully considered, and some form of damping of the rear may be helpful.
This mic requires good pre-amps, because the output is quite low and the gain needs to be raised accordingly.
The RB 100 may not be the most open, crisp mic in the world, but to my mind it - and other ribbons, I suppose - brings a welcome alternative to the super crisp large diaphragm condensers.
Build quality is absolutely ok, the shock mount works well (just too bad that it doesn't fit in the box). I like the retro styling, and that it is not overdone.
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HowieCapowie 23.04.2019
a bit on the dark sound, even for ribbons mics. but i did a good recording of a Gretch Jim Dandy with this and it sounded not bad at all. used on the right sources it can be good. I still have to try it out on drums and electric guitars. But for this kind of money it is a fun lithle thing to have in your arsenal. Costs less than a few rounds with beer, and it will probably make you have more fun in the long run.
It needs a good preamp though, since it is very low output. if you dont have a in line gain booster or have a good preamp already that can handle very low output mics, you should probably look elsewhere for a ribbon mic. (the T.bone lollipop ribbons, are easier do use than this one in that regard).
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